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The Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, explained with a simple diagram

A visual of how it all fits together.<p>There is a complicated web of relationships that explains how the Trump campaign, via the help of a political consulting firm, was able to harvest raw data from 50 million Facebook profiles to direct its messaging.<p>The consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, is …

Wharton Ties with Harvard as Best Business School | Investopedia

Move over, Harvard. University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School jumped three spots from last year to tie with Harvard Business School as the Best …

'California Will Launch Its Own Damn Satellites,' Governor Brown Tells Trump

California Gov. Jerry Brown has launched a blistering attack on President-elect Donald Trump's stance on climate change, telling a gathering of scientists that he will do everything in his power to protect laboratories and advanced research.<p>In an address Wednesday to a conference of the American …

California

This Just Became the World's Cheapest Form of Electricity Out of Nowhere

Solar power is becoming the world’s cheapest form of new electricity generation, data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggests.<p>According to …

Renewable Energy

Here's how the Fed's interest rate hike could affect your loans and credit card debt

Twelve months after raising a key benchmark rate for the first time in 10 years, the Federal Reserve finally increased the rate again on Wednesday, making consumer and business loans slightly more expensive.<p>The central bank voted to increase the federal funds rate — the rate banks charge each other …

SpaceX officially delays first crewed flight of its Dragon capsule for NASA

People are slated to fly on the vehicle in 2018<p>In the wake of its September 1st rocket explosion, SpaceX has officially delayed the first crewed flight of its Crew Dragon vehicle — the capsule that the company is building to take NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station. …

Space Travel

Following loss of Apple business, Samsung planning to spin off chip-making division

Samsung is said to be considering spinning off its chipmaking division in response to losing Apple’s A-Series chip business.<p>Apple’s A-series chip orders for iPhones and iPads used to be split between Samsung and TSMC, but Apple dropped Samsung for the A10 chip in the iPhone 7 and is reported to be …

Foundries

Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study

Landmark research says tackling mental health issues more effective than reducing poverty for increasing happiness rates<p>Most human misery can be blamed on failed relationships and physical and mental illness rather than money problems and poverty, according to a landmark study by a team of …

Mental Health

Lawmakers join Elizabeth Warren's call for US to 'step in' on illegal Airbnb hotels

Exclusive: a joint letter marks the escalation of a growing campaign for Airbnb to eliminate illegal hotels that take affordable housing off the market<p>Airbnb is facing renewed calls for a federal investigation from more than a dozen US cities, boosting senator Elizabeth Warren’s efforts to force …

San Francisco

Underpaid, alienated, addicted to video games – the young are ripe for revolution

The kids are not alright. Some of them are broke. According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, people born in the early Eighties are about half as wealthy as people born in the Seventies. The post-war dynamic of each generation getting richer than the last has not only stalled but been reversed. …

How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children

A long-running investigation of exceptional children reveals what it takes to produce the scientists who will lead the twenty-first century.<p>On a …

Uber just got the green light to build its futuristic new headquarters in San Francisco — here's what it will look like

The ride-hailing startup was issued building permits on Tuesday for its new offices in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood, according to SocketSite.<p>The spot is near the coming arena for the Golden State Warriors basketball team, in the location Salesforce was going to occupy before it decided …

Scientists now know the brain chemistry behind Pavlov’s famous dog experiment

From choosing coffee or tea to caffeinate yourself in the morning to how you plan to unwind after the day’s end, we make decisions of varying degrees of importance every day.<p>Yet for such a routine activity, scientists know little about what’s going on at a chemical level as we make these …

Neuroscience

Airport workers reveal 14 hacks that will make your next flight easier

The inconveniences of air travel can range for disastrous to mildly irritating, whether it's a canceled flight or a seemingly endless security line. Thankfully, the good people on Reddit banded together and enlisted airport workers, from rampers to flight attendants, to reveal travel hacks straight …

Waiting and wondering about all these big Bay Area transportation projects

Like waiting for Muni, waiting for the unveiling of a shiny new BART station or even just a dedicated bike lane can feel interminable.<p>Throughout the Bay Area, plenty of promises, press releases, and public meetings have been made about new projects that will ease commutes, beautify our cities and …

What Do Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Think About Science? Researchers Want to Know

Five-fifty leading groups representing 10 million scientists called Wednesday on presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to address …

Scarlett Johansson's popcorn shop - and 7 other Hollywood stars with surprising sidelines

Lots of people dream of becoming a mega-rich Hollywood star – but even top actors sometimes supplement their income by turning their talents to other, potentially more lucrative activities (bizarrely, none of them have yet tried pursuing a side career in journalism).<p>The latest superstar to try out …

Let them eat bugs: US startup sees future of sustainable food in creepy crawlies

Grubbly Farms is raising black soldier flies as a substitute for wild-caught fish in food for livestock and farmed seafood<p>The experiment started inside the laundry room of an apartment in Atlanta, Georgia, where the two college students created a nursery for 700 larvae of black soldier flies they …

Aquaculture

Heroic American Airlines pilot yells 'don’t put your hands on my flight attendant' before tackling passenger

"You don't put your hands on my flight attendant!"<p>As far as epic one-liners on airplanes go, it's not quite Harrison Ford growling "Get off my …

IRS Increases 'Marriage Penalty,' Unmarried Cohabitants To Get Twice The Mortgage Interest Deduction

There are a thousand good reasons to never get married: in-laws, divorce attorneys, and the inevitable ravages of age on one’s attractiveness come immediately to mind.<p>But there are also significant tax hits that come with getting hitched, or as they’ve collectively been coined, the “marriage …

Personal Finance

4 jobs that will never be phased out by technology

We all know that the robots are coming for our jobs. But there are still a lot of jobs out there that technology can't replace, no matter how advanced it gets. These kinds of jobs require a real human element, and are also a safe bet if you're concerned about job security going into the next few …

Science Unlocks The Secret To Why Introverts Prefer Alone Time To Socializing

There can be many causes of introversion, but if your brain is wired to be an introvert, it's safe to say that you can't help wanting to be alone!

Personality

Why I Run My Household Like a Business (and You Should Too)

It may sound complicated, but in the end it saves you money and time.<p>Before I started up my blog, I spent my free time as a dedicated volunteer for …

Drive Your Monday Blues Away with These Hilarious Taiwanese Ads Targetting Chinese Travellers

You know what makes your day? Watching people bash on others and seeing these hilarious parodies of Taiwanese Tourism Ads.<p>In general, Chinese …

Taiwan Sees 30% Decline In Tourists From China: Here's The Impact

A year ago today every second or third traveler you passed here in Taiwan’s palm-studded coastal township of Kenting spoke crisp, Beijing-style Mandarin Chinese. You might not find much space on the crowded swim beaches. Along the ever-chaotic main street it was hard to cut a path back to the hotel …

China

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal-setting, here's what the high-achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

Why Watching Porn Together Makes Couples Hotter And Hornier For Each Other

5.4K<p>SHARES<p>We know you’ve heard that watching porn is “bad” for you (no matter how much you enjoy jerking off to it), but we have good news – all of …

Relationships

Earth - The real reasons why we have sex

The birds, the bees, chimpanzees, humans – we all do it, but few people realise that sexual reproduction actually first evolved in creatures vastly different to ourselves.<p>So what were they and how did it all start? What is the real story of the birds and the bees?<p>View image of What is the real …

Biology

Brexit Backlash: Dow Plummets as Markets Reel

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 600 points on Friday as markets around the world reacted to a vote by citizens of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.<p>The Dow fell as much as 538.27 points and the S&P 500 dropped as much as 58.49 points in the first minutes of morning …

Stock Markets