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Are religious people more depressed?

A new study finds a high correlation<p>While non-religious people tend to reject religion because they find the evidence for a supernatural deity unconvincing, a new study shows that rejecting religion can be good not just logically, but emotionally.<p>While previous studies had suggested some emotional …

How to navigate the Internet around PRISM

Google and YouTube may be under NSA surveillance, but you can still surf the web without Big Brother watching<p>Recently released National Security Agency documents indicate the U.S. government is “tapping directly into the central servers” of your favorite Internet services as part of a secret …

The Real Story Behind Facebook Moderation and Your Petty Reports

Imagine going to work every day and at the start of your day, with your first cup of coffee, you sit down to glance at beheadings, children in the …

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top …

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After plenty of squabbling, U.S. and China agree to hold talks over hacking

We’ve reached a point where the U.S. government has no problem directly accusing China of hacking into American computer systems — so it’s probably time for a sit down.<p>The United States and China have both agreed to talks over cybersecurity and espionage attempts, the New York Times reports. …

Aspartame May Be Added To Dairy Products As Hidden Additive

I'm in!<p>The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) in partnership with the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is currently requesting a …

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New light cast on dark matter

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson, perhaps the most pressing problem in particle physics is to determine the nature of dark matter. The …