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Mac OS X Yosemite sends location, search data to Apple [Updated]

Apple reportedly collects location and search data via Mac's Spotlight feature.<p>Two steps toward privacy, one step back.<p>While privacy advocates lauded …

Five countries moving ahead of the pack on circular economy legislation

Denmark has banned the construction of incineration plants, Scotland is charging for plastic bags and Sweden is aiming to increase its metal recycling<p>Last month, the European Commission adopted a zero-waste programme, establishing a legal framework for an EU-wide circular economy. According to the …

How Sneeze Particles Travel Inside An Airplane

Simulation technology shows why you should sit very far behind a sick passenger.<p>At first, the video displays the virtual insides of a crowded passenger airplane. Then all of a sudden, one of the passengers seated in the middle "sneezes." Hundreds of multicolored particles are jettisoned into the …

Tiny human stomachs have been created from stem cells

They look 'more like a mini-organ than anything else that’s ever come before'<p>Three-dimensional "mini-stomachs" have been created from human stem cells. The tiny organs measure about 3 millimeters in diameter and can be used as models for the infections that are often precursors to peptic ulcers and …

Chromebase: LG's all-in-one desktop that runs Chrome OS

The electronics giant announces a full HD 21.5-inch screen desktop computer that easily runs Google products, like Gmail, Drive, Play, and Google+ Hangouts.<p>LG Electronics has officially jumped into the Chrome OS market. The electronics giant announced Tuesday that it would be unveiling its …

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Hackers Are Attacking Millions Of Computers And Demanding Ransom In Bitcoins

The National Crime Agency in the U.K. issued an alert last month saying that hackers have targeted "tens of millions" of computers.<p>CryptoLocker is a form of a virus called "ransomware," meaning hackers do something bad to your computer and then demand money to reverse what they've done. In this …

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The real New Atheism: Rejecting religion for a just world

Hitchens didn’t think rejecting religion would solve everything. But he knew only reason would give us justice<p>The ever-polemical atheist author Christopher Hitchens died two years ago this month, yet his incisive, erudite diatribes against religion continue to rile the faithful and spark debate. …

Off Siberia’s Arctic coast, the seafloor belches methane

And it's belching more than we had thought it was.<p>If you can’t find the hole in a leaky bike tire, one thing you can do is stick it under water. The …

Billions Lay Unclaimed in Moscow Airport