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How to Keep Your Personal Info Off This Creepy Genealogy Website

Here's how to opt out of FamilyTreeNow.com.<p>You've probably never heard of FamilyTreeNow.com — but it likely has a shocking amount of your personal information posted for everyone on the Internet to see. The genealogy website is free to use and all you have to do is type in a person's name and up …

Security

"The Telomere Effect" Teaches Lessons On Anti-Aging

The Quest to Understand Aging<p>Within the past few decades, we have seen an exponential growth of technological advances in modern medicine. With more …

Longevity

Oil prices will be much more volatile in 2017: IEA

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Global oil prices will witness "much more volatility" in 2017 even though markets may rebalance in the first half of the year if output cuts pledged by producers are implemented, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Sunday.<p>The Organization of the Petroleum …

Oil

That Sushi May Contain a Tract-Invading Parasitic Tapeworm

In health updates that absolutely no one wants to hear, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning that a tapeworm that was …

Health

For the First Time in 17 Years, People’s Trust Declined in Every Kind of Institution We Asked About

We are living in an era of backlash against authority. So far, government and the media have borne the brunt of populist anger, while businesses have remained above the fray. Past protest movements such as Occupy Wall Street notwithstanding, mass outrage has yet to be directed squarely at the …

Harvard Business Review

Levels of e-waste soar in Asia as gadgets become affordable, UN says

Amount of electronic waste up 63% in five years, with China’s more than doubling, United Nations University report finds<p>Levels of electronic waste are rising sharply across Asia as higher incomes mean hundreds of millions of people can afford smartphones and other gadgets, according to a UN …

Environment

Why more and more countries are taking an interest in geothermal energy

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>At 2:46 p.m. local time on Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by the largest earthquake ever to strike its shores. The 9.1 magnitude quake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people. It also took out the back-up emergency generators that …

Energy

What Happens When Trump’s Tirade War With China Becomes a Trade War?

The big risk—that a trade war would lead to a shooting war—probably is overrated. But that’s because China has so many economic weapons at its disposal.<p>HONG KONG—No matter how some pundits frame current US-China relations, Beijing wants no part in armed conflict with America. Open war—whether …

China

This Hell Worm Dragging Prey Into Its Underground Lair Is Giving Us Anxiety

RIP, everything.<p>We all know the ocean is a terrifying place, harbouring ink-black predators with razor-sharp fangs, grotesque 'alien' lifeforms, and …

Nature

How mice use their brain to hunt

The part of the brain that governs emotions such as fear and anxiety also helps mice hunt. That structure, the amygdala, orchestrates a mouse’s …

Biology

Koalas are at the centre of a perfect storm. The species is slipping away

Australia is one of the worst performing countries in terms of protecting its ecoregions. Koalas are a litmus test for conservation of a habitat in crisis<p>In 2016 koalas were sighted for the first time in decades at Mount Kembla, Wollongong, and in Kosciuszko National Park in NSW. Although these …

Australia

Navy facing heaviest Russian activity since Cold War says First Sea Lord

The Royal Navy is facing its greatest challenge from Russian submarines and warships for more than 25 years, the First Sea Lord has told his sailors.<p>Adml Sir Philip Jones said the Navy was dealing with the highest level of activity from Vladimir Putin’s fleet since the end of the Cold War, even as …

Cold War

World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%

A new report by Oxfam warns of growing and dangerous concentration of wealth<p>The world’s eight richest billionaires control the same wealth between them as the poorest half of the globe’s population, according to a charity warning of an ever-increasing and dangerous concentration of wealth.<p>In a …

Wealth

Jeremy Bowen: A walk through Aleppo

The BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen shares his images - and thoughts - from a journey through ruins of Syria's Aleppo.

Harvard Release Entire Photography Course Online - with Retouching Lessons Too!

You may remember back in September 2016, a professor from Stanford released the contents of his University-level Digital Photography course on to the …

New ‘smart’ fibers curb fires in lithium-ion batteries

Hoverboards and certain cell phones powered by lithium-ion batteries occasionally go up in flames. Scientists now have a new plan for squelching …

Batteries

Beijing sets 2017 air pollution goal at more than double WHO's acceptable standard

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing's air quality target for 2017 is more than double the acceptable standard set by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the mayor announced on Saturday in the wake of weeks of hazardous air pollution in the Chinese capital.<p>"We will work hard to keep PM2.5 at an annual …

Environment

These award-winning photos show planet Earth in ways you've never seen it

It's easy to get caught up in worrying about how crazy the world is. But sometimes it's important to stop and remember that it's also beautiful.<p>There are ice caves that shimmer sapphire blue, glowing swirls in the sky as particles carried by solar wind collide with Earth's atmosphere, and serene …

Photography

Africans prepare an intervention for democracy

<i>Jeffrey Smith is the founding director of Vanguard Africa, a nonprofit group that supports pro-reform leaders in Africa. Follow him on Twitter at</i> @<i>Smith_JeffreyT</i>.<p>African nations are on the verge of taking an extraordinary step to rescue democracy in a country where its fate is hanging in the …

Africa

Don’t treat Donald Trump as if he’s a normal president. He’s not

From the US Congress to Theresa May, everyone needs to understand that when the next president takes office the usual rules will no longer apply<p>There is one week to go and all is confusion. Next Friday Donald Trump will take the oath of office and be sworn in as president of the United States. But …

World News

Trump's vaccine conspiracy theories are a threat to your children

Vaccines have been shown safe and effective. When he hints otherwise, the president-elect is gambling with young lives<p>This week, vaccine skeptic Robert F Kennedy Jr announced that he’d been nominated by President Elect Donald Trump to chair a commission on vaccine safety. A few hours later, the …

Viruses

'It's soulful … and the friendliest city in India': Fiona Caulfield's Kolkata

‘Strangers will invite you for a chai just to talk and exchange ideas.’ The guidebook writer says the West Bengal capital is very different from its City of Joy image<p><b>Old India hands know Kolkata as the most soulful city in India</b>. Contrary to the picture painted in Dominique Lapierre’s novel City of …

Travel

Mystery Hackers Blow Up Secret NSA Hacking Tools in ‘Final F--k You’

A gang of elite hackers, believed by many to be Russian, say they’re quitting—just as Donald Trump gets ready to enter the Oval Office.<p>A mysterious hacking group has been bedeviling the U.S. intelligence community for months, releasing a tranche of secret National Security Agency hacking tools to …

Cybersecurity

US tanks, troops move into Poland as Kremlin cries foul

The US military move comes in response to past Russian aggression, particularly the annexation of the Crimea in 2014. But the Kremlin has also unnerved capitals across eastern Europe.<p>Thousands of US soldiers began streaming into Poland on Thursday in a show of solidarity with NATO allies bordering …

NATO

Morocco 'bans sale and production' of the burka

Morocco has reportedly banned the sale and production of the burka in what appears to be the latest stage of the kingdom's crackdown on Islamic extremism.<p>Letters announcing the ban were sent out to market vendors earlier this week, with businessmen given just 48 hours to get rid of their stock.<p>It …

Islamophobia

Why Trump's Meeting With RFK Jr. Has Scientists Worried

Of all Donald Trump’s conspiratorial obsessions, perhaps one of the most dangerous has been his long promotion of the much-debunked theory that vaccines cause autism.<p>For years, his distrust of vaccines had been an occasional curiosity of his Twitter feed, nestled between bromides against Rosie …

Public Health

Opinion: China's Africa policy deserves applause

The presence of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Africa appears to contradict China's policy of non-interference in the continent. But DW's Abu-Bakarr Jalloh thinks China merits some praise.<p>Last weekend I had a transit flight through Abu Dhabi. During my 10-hour stopover in the capital of the …

Africa

China Sends Aircraft Carrier Into Taiwan Strait

HONG KONG — China sent its sole aircraft carrier into the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday morning, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said, a provocative move that signals China’s growing naval strength and comes after Taiwan’s president spoke last month to President-elect Donald J. Trump, raising tensions …

Taiwan

Why It’s So Hard to Train Someone to Make an Ethical Decision

One of the conundrums of ethical decision making is that many moral decisions that are quite straightforward — even easy — to resolve in a classroom or during training exercises seem far more difficult to successfully resolve when confronted during actual day-to-day decision making.<p>Take the …

Harvard Business Review

India’s Solar Prices Set to Drop Amid Competition, Lower Costs - Bloomberg

The price paid for solar power in India at auction is set to fall below last year’s record lows for the South Asia nation, driven by plummeting panel …

Energy