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Facebook Messenger: inside Zuckerberg's app for everything

Beneath a yawning seven-metre-high Frank Gehry ceiling -- its outer shell covered by a 3.5-hectare Mark Zuckerberg-devised giant rooftop park; its …

Chatbots

Facebook Is Following You

You sacrifice privacy to use social media. Is that a fair deal?

Social Media

The Mothers of All Disasters

Massive hurricanes striking Miami or Houston. Earthquakes leveling Los Angeles or Seattle. Deadly epidemics. Meet the “maximums of maximums” that keep emergency planners up at night.<p>For years before Hurricane Katrina, storm experts warned that a big hurricane would inundate the Big Easy. Reporters …

San Francisco

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

DeSean Jackson completes Washington's banner weekend with horrible sexism

It's been a banner week for Washington. Nobody can decide if Robert Griffin III is done. A nasty tackle sparked a fight against the Baltimore Ravens and DeSean Jackson is saying vile, stupid, sexist crap on his Instagram account.<p>Washington's PR department must be on fire right now. That's the only …

New Orleans Saints

Why Break a World Record?

To make it into Guinness World Records, people have braved extreme conditions, baked any number of jumbo-sized foods, and done extraordinary things to their facial hair. What’s the appeal of being the best at an arbitrary contest?<p>Earlier this week, Stuart Sobeske, a high-school student from …

University of Michigan

What's the top CEO-to-worker pay gap? 1,951 to 1, study says

Discovery Communicationstopped a list of companies with the largest pay difference between their chief executives and median workers, according to a new study by jobs and recruiting company Glassdoor.<p>The ratio between CEO David M. Zaslav's pay and the median pay of Discovery workers is 1,951 to 1, …

LAPD Task Force Serves Search Warrant at Home of KISS Rocker Gene Simmons

Los Angeles police executed a search warrant at the home of KISS rocker Gene Simmons Thursday, but authorities said neither he nor anyone in his family is a suspect in the investigation.<p>Police would not discuss details of the investigation, which is being carried out by the LAPD’s Internet Crimes …

Crime

Ronda Rousey announces next fight, opponent: Holly Holm in January

Now 12-0 and looking as dominant as ever, Ronda Rousey will step back into the octagon in January to face Holly Holm.<p>You're going to have to wait a …

Russia’s Mysterious New Submarine

It looks like the Moscow vs. the USS Jimmy Carter. But can the Kremlin afford the ship’s new technology?<p>On August 11 at the port of Severodvinsk in …

What I Learned When I Lost My Internship at Facebook

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Social Media

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

Straight Outta Compton

The groundbreaking gangsta rap group N.W.A gets the biopic they deserve<p>This movie burns so hot that it's bound to run out of steam. It does. But not …

Rap & Hip-Hop

7 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working

Steven Macari, nutritionist and founder of the SLVRBK mat, explains why getting all of the micronutrients you need may be the key you're missing.<p>All living things need nutrition. Plants get nutrition from the soil, animals get nutrition from plants and (other animals) and most humans get nutrition …

Staving Off Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's - already afflicting well over five million Americans -- is expected to claim more than 16 million of us by 2050 if a cure isn't found. Today it is at the top of the Bad News list of potential diagnoses for almost anyone over 50. Justifiably so, since the Centers for Disease Control and …

Dementia

This Is the Worst Kind of Fat for Your Heart

As confusing as the diet message can be at times, one thing is clear. There are good fats and bad fats in the foods we eat, and some can really wreak …

Holistic Medicine

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

Howard Stern Jokes About The 'Misery' Of Jennifer Aniston And Justin Theroux's Wedding

Small chairs. No phones.<p>Those were just some of the gripes Howard Stern jokingly had about Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's wedding. The radio host talked about the secret nuptials during his Monday SiriusXM show. Apparently, he was "miserable" after being chosen to make a speech at the …

We're a year into the unofficial war against Isis with nothing to show for it

But don’t take it from me – that’s the conclusion of the US intelligence community itself. It’s a tragic waste with no clear goal and no end in sight<p>This Saturday marks one full year since the US military began its still-undeclared war against Islamic State that the government officials openly …

Middle East

Astronauts are about to eat the first food grown in space

Space: the final frontier for leafy greens.<p>The first food grown and harvested in space—a crop of red lettuce—is about to be eaten by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The lettuce was grown for 15 months with a system called Veg-01, which uses red, blue, and green LED lights to grow …

Space Exploration

Are Microbes Stealing Your Mind?

Could bacteria hold the answer to an Alzheimer’s cure? Some researchers say yes.<p><i>Time moves in one direction, memory in another. — William Gibson</i><p>One …

MIT Makes A Robot With Human Reflexes

Thanks to a remote-control human pilot<p>The world as made by humans is designed for bipedal bodies, ones capable of navigating the world while maintaining balance on two precarious legs and manipulating objects using a pair of arms. Sometimes, human-made spaces become hostile, but still need a human …

Robotics

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Income Inequality

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Streams from Flying Lotus, Disclosure, DJ Snake and more<p>There's no substitute for experiencing a skilled DJ in a killer space, mixing live. Still, …

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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Smartwatches

70 Years Since the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Japan

Aeronautics