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Facebook’s New Privacy Feature Comes With a Loophole
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:56:51 +0000 - "Off-Facebook Activity" will give users more control over their data, but Facebook needs up to 48 hours to aggregate your information into a format it can share with advertisers.
The Dangers of Vaping, a Texas Ransomware Attack, and More News
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:26:23 +0000 - Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
Disney+ Brandishes Its Weapon: An Infinity Gauntlet of Brands
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:18:33 +0000 - While everyone else was yelling about chicken sandwiches, Disney assembled its forces to fire the first shot in the Streaming Wars.
A Huge Ransomware Attack Messes With Texas
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:00:00 +0000 - A coordinated strike against 23 local governments is called the largest such hack from a single source.
Vaping May Harm Your Blood Flow—Even Without Nicotine
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:00:00 +0000 - Inhaling e-cigarette vapor alone had an immediate, negative impact on the vascular systems of first-time vapers.
Think Video on Your Phone Is Slow? It’s Not Your Imagination
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:44:22 +0000 - A study by Northeastern University researchers found that major wireless carriers sometimes limit video to DVD-quality, even on some “unlimited” plans.
Mass Shootings May Be Contagious. Can We Contain Them?
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000 - Mounting evidence suggests mass shootings could spread like a virus, and the media is a vector. Changing how news outlets report on these tragedies could help.
10 Best Wireless Earbuds for Working Out (2019)
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000 - Looking for a pair of sturdy, sweatproof, buds to help you rock your inner jock? We have you covered.
Finally, a Lightning YubiKey to Kill Password Clutter on Your iPhone
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000 - First promised back in January, the first YubiKey for iOS will help cut down on painful password clutter starting ... now.
The Cosmic, Psychedelic, Glow-in-the-Dark Art of Alex Aliume
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0000 - The 25-year-old painter says his works are a message from the cosmos that we need to get our act together.
WIRED Book of the Month: *The Memory Police* by Yoko Ogawa
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0000 - Published 25 years ago in Japan, Yoko Ogawa's spare, affecting novel was just released in English—and speaks uncannily to the age of the internet.
The Sega Genesis Mini Offers a Touch of 16-Bit Nostalgia
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0000 - The new retro console is a thrilling opportunity to experience Sega's fascinating, eclectic library of games.
Top 3 Computers for Introducing Your Kids to Comp Sci
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:00:00 +0000 - With these clever kits, elementary schoolers can get in-depth, hands-on experience with the tech they'll someday use to "make the world a better place."
Building Virtual Worlds Is a New Form of Self-Expression
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:00:00 +0000 - As the tools for producing 3D virtual worlds go mainstream, more and more people are using them as an outlet for creativity and communication.
Altruism Still Fuels the Web. Businesses Love to Exploit It
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:00:00 +0000 - How open source projects reveal technology's free rider problem.
The Elusive Price—and Prize—of Fame on the Internet
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:00:00 +0000 - Ultimately the famous things is the record itself, not the specters that pass through it.
NASA's Next Martian Rover Is Almost Ready to Rock
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:00:00 +0000 - The all-terrain bot will use its 7-foot-long, turret-tipped arm to drill core samples from the red planet's surface, searching for signs of life.
VR Could Be the Most Powerful Teaching Tool Since the PC
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:00:00 +0000 - With new self-contained headsets on the market like the Oculus Rift S, it's easier than ever to integrate them into a classroom environment.
Google Lens, Augmented Reality, and the Future of Learning
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:00:00 +0000 - Why take a boring selfie in front of the Mona Lisa when you can use AR to dive deep into it?
Digital Note-Takers Let You Store and Share Your Scrawlings
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:00:00 +0000 - Taking notes on reMarkable's tablet or Moleskine's journal is almost like writing, but better.
Essential Gear for Surviving Freshman Year
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:00:00 +0000 - Dorm living is a riot, but the close quarters can be stifling. Carve out some extra "me space" with these goods.
Angry Nerd: Let's Crush Facebook's Secret Crush
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:00:00 +0000 - Adam didn't need social media to make googly eyes at Eve. And I don't need it to tell me who to bang.
Bananas in Crisis, Aggressive Social Spiders, and More News
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 23:14:28 +0000 - Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
China Attacks Hong Kong Protesters With Fake Social Posts
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 22:48:46 +0000 - Twitter and Facebook say they’ve taken down misinformation campaigns from China that cast pro-democracy activists as ISIS members and cockroaches.
You Can Jailbreak Your iPhone Again (But Maybe You Shouldn’t)
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:53:49 +0000 - Apple reintroduced a previously fixed bug in iOS 12.4, which has led to a jailbreak revival.
Melting Glaciers Are Helping Capture Carbon
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:00:00 +0000 - Glaciers melting under the weight of global warming can help sequester carbon, making such watersheds a previously unrecognized CO~2~ sink.
Want to Burn $9 Million to Go 236 MPH? Try the New Bugatti
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:00:12 +0000 - The Bugatti Centodieci pays homage to the EB110, and packs 1,600 horsepower into a W16 engine (basically two V8s).
Beware the Epiphany-Industrial Complex
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:33:37 +0000 - The 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment may have been thoroughly debunked, but its influence lives on in facile TED talks and interpretations of science that purport to deliver insights into the human condition.
Reddit Now Lets You Livestream. What Could Go Wrong?
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:00:00 +0000 - The platform is running a weeklong experiment called RPAN to see how Redditors use new livestreaming capabilities.
Colonies of Aggressive, Social Spiders Boom After a Hurricane
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0000 - Add skittering groups of extra-bold spiders to the list of post-storm delights. As if flooded homes and downed trees aren't enough.

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Trump postponed his Denmark visit after the Prime Minister called his interest in buying Greenland 'absurd'
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:43:37 GMT - Less than two weeks before his scheduled trip to Denmark, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he has postponed his visit to Copenhagen after the Danish Prime Minister disputed his interest in buying Greenland as "absurd."
Here's what it could cost for America to buy Greenland
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:38:14 GMT - Greenland insists it's not for sale, despite President Donald Trump musing about buying it. But just how much could the world's largest island be worth to America?
Opinion: Trump, the divider, unites Denmark
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:38:44 GMT - President Donald Trump has often been accused of conquering the American electorate by dividing it along racial and economic lines. Yet, when it was rumored that Trump was considering an American purchase of Greenland off Denmark, he somehow managed to create the exact opposite effect.
Lemon and Cuomo break down Trump's habit of picking fights
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:35:25 GMT - Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon discuss President Trump's habit of picking fights instead of caring about the issues that matter.
Opinion: Greenland has long been a bargaining chip between the US and Denmark
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 05:29:25 GMT - President Donald Trump made his name in real estate on the world's glitziest island with the help of tax breaks and loopholes. As President, it seems Trump wants to take his real estate experience to a new level.
At the bottom of a glacier in Greenland, climate scientists find troubling signs
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 05:12:21 GMT - On one of the hottest days this summer, locals in the tiny village of Kulusuk, Greenland, heard what sounded like an explosion. It turned out to be a soccer field's worth of ice breaking off a glacier more than five miles away.
Scientists find huge meteor crater under Greenland's ice
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:35:01 GMT - The crater is about 300 meters deep and 31 kilometers wide, and is the first to be found under any of our planet's ice sheets, according to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
China says it has detained a UK consulate employee
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:44:32 GMT - An employee of the British consulate who has been missing for almost two weeks has been detained in mainland China, the country's ministry of foreign affairs confirmed Wednesday.
Opinion: Trump's reelection nightmare
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 20:34:36 GMT - If the economy falls apart, it's hard to see how President Trump wins reelection.
Analysis: Economy scares and ISIS resurgence cloud Trump's 2020 pitch
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:24:48 GMT - A sudden cascade of events is challenging President Donald Trump's boasts of an unprecedented American winning streak that is a critical component of his reelection salesmanship.
Jewish leaders outraged by Trump saying Jews disloyal if they vote for Democrats
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:41:07 GMT - President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats, saying "it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."
CNN host shuts down panelist over background checks
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:20:41 GMT - CNN's Kate Bolduan gets into a heated exchange with political commentator Robert Astorino over a report that states President Donald Trump told the NRA that 'background checks are off' after publicly supporting the idea in the aftermath of several shootings.
Trump's head-spinning flip stuns Anderson Cooper
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:37:39 GMT - President Trump has cooled on new legislation for stricter firearm background checks, sources tell CNN. Anderson Cooper reacts to Trump's dramatic flip.
USDA shrinks buyout packages for employees who won't relocate to Kansas City
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:47:59 GMT - The US Department of Agriculture is shrinking payments offered to employees who applied for buyouts rather than relocate to the greater Kansas City area, according to a document obtained by CNN.
Kamala Harris plummets in new CNN poll
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:38:21 GMT - Joe Biden has expanded his edge over the Democratic field in a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, with 29% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters saying they back the former vice president.
Elizabeth Warren meets her doppelgänger
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 01:00:26 GMT - Democratic Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren found herself taking selfies with her doppelganger during a rally in Minnesota. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
Florida officials are investigating why panthers are stumbling and falling down
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 02:31:44 GMT - There have been two confirmed cases of neurological damage in a panther and bobcat in Florida as of this month, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
A federal program says you should keep your home above 78 degrees
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 01:16:45 GMT - A federal program recommends people keep their homes between 78 and 85 degrees, and the internet is freaking out.
Property owners in Denver neighborhood vote to keep its controversial name
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:30:05 GMT - Property owners in the well-known Denver neighborhood of Stapleton were asked to vote this summer on whether to change the name of their community named for a onetime member the Ku Klux Klan..
Texas parents sue school officials they say used Sharpie to cover son's new haircut
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:17:07 GMT - The parents of a middle school student are suing a Houston-area school district and school officials in federal court for allegedly coloring in his hair design earlier this year with a black permanent marker.
Angry diner kills waiter over slow service
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:20:58 GMT - Witnesses said a waiter at a Paris area restaurant was shot and killed by a man who was angry about the length of time he had to wait for his sandwich.
Planned implosion goes horribly wrong
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:41:03 GMT - A planned demolition of a power plant's unused cooling towers at the Didcot power station in the UK briefly disrupted power at 40,000 homes.
Former Ohio judge and politician pleads guilty to killing ex-wife
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:58:51 GMT - A former Ohio trial court judge and politician pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder in the 2018 death of his ex-wife.
Pit bulls maul and kill a 9-year-old girl in Detroit
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:49:50 GMT - A 9-year-old girl was mauled to death by dogs on Monday while playing in a Detroit neighborhood, police said.
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will again reenter 'The Matrix'
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:33:48 GMT - Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will again reenter "The Matrix," starring in a third sequel to the 1999 science fiction film that's expected to begin production next year.
'The Matrix' turns 20: A look back
A kinkajou ran into a home and attacked a man
Soap opera star dies at 41
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:12:38 GMT - New South Wales police said they found Unwin's body on August 14, after responding to a concern for welfare.
Lawyer: American accused of killing Caribbean worker gets threats of violence
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:45:01 GMT - An American tourist accused of killing a resort worker on the Caribbean island of Anguilla said he and his family have been "living a nightmare" for the past few months.
Airborne mattresses cause chaos in Colorado
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:47:14 GMT - High winds in Stapleton, Colorado sent dozens of air mattresses rolling through a field like tumbleweeds.
Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against conviction for child sex abuse
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:45:54 GMT - Former Vatican treasurer George Pell will remain in prison after an Australian appeals court rejected the disgraced cardinal's appeal against his conviction for sexually assaulting two 13-year-old choirboys in the mid-1990s.
Man's close call with lightning will freak you out
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:18:58 GMT - Video captured the moment lightning nearly struck Romulus McNeill's umbrella as he was walking down a sidewalk.
Brands are beefing about who has the best chicken sandwich, and it's a mess
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:20:04 GMT - Welcome to 2019, when everything is made up and brands fight on Twitter about which has the best chicken sandwich.
Authorities: Ransomware attacks 22 Texas government towns
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:10:41 GMT - At least 22 cities and local governments in Texas are working to recover from a seemingly coordinated ransomware attack on their computer networks.
Heidi Klum slammed for topless honeymoon picture
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:19:15 GMT - Former "Project Runway" host and model Heidi Klum is catching some heat for a topless photo she posted.
Opinion: Ashley Graham's pregnancy photo tells important truth
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:07:31 GMT - With her nude Instagram reveal of her pregnant body, stretch marks and all, the model calls out pregnancy for what it is for so many—that is, large and layered and pretty uncomfortable--and helps give women permission to not always be perfect, writes Peggy Drexler. As Graham captioned her photo: "Same same but a little different."
Opinion: Whitney Cummings did a brave thing
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 22:01:39 GMT - On Monday, comedian Whitney Cummings tweeted a photo of herself with her nipple exposed. "Y'all can have my nipple, but not my time or money anymore," she wrote.
Dakota Johnson has lost her gap tooth -- and sparked debate on social media
Tue, 06 Aug 2019 15:39:01 GMT - Dakota Johnson has made an orthodontic alteration -- and it's prompted a huge debate on social media.
Bam Margera issues emotional plea for help
Tue, 06 Aug 2019 19:30:24 GMT - "Jackass" star and professional skateboarder Bam Margera reached out to Dr. Phil for help in an emotional video post on Instagram.
Meet the actor who helped make a baby sea cow an internet star
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 08:34:25 GMT - Marium, an orphaned baby dugong, is internet famous in Thailand.
Life may have existed on warm, rainy, ancient Mars before winter came
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:08:13 GMT - Although Mars seems cold and inhospitable today, it was a different story 3 billion to 4 billion years ago. A new study suggests that the Red Planet was once warm enough to host pouring rainstorms and flowing water, which would have created an environment that could support simple life.
Elon Musk tweeted about an asteroid hitting Earth. NASA says not to worry
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:58:44 GMT - Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, tweeted that a "big rock" is going to hit Earth, and that we "currently have no defense."
Black hole swallows neutron star, causing ripples in space and time
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:11:30 GMT - In the same decade when gravitational waves and a neutron star merger have been observed, astronomers have now observed what they believe to be the first detection of a black hole swallowing a neutron star.
Samuel L. Jackson's lightsaber and Jack Nicholson's 'The Shining' axe on offer at movie prop auction
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:24:49 GMT - Here's Johnny! Jack Nicholson's axe from "The Shining," Russell Crowe's armor from "Gladiator" and a lightsaber used by Samuel L. Jackson in "Star Wars" are among 900 items going under the hammer next month in a massive auction of movie props.
Rhino charges after tourists on safari
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:58:35 GMT - Video shows a group of tourists being chased for over a minute by a white rhinoceros at a gaming reserve in South Africa.
CMA's replace host Brad Paisley
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:49:06 GMT - The CMA awards are switching things up this year, replacing host Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.
Why looking at buildings can actually give people headaches
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 03:52:33 GMT - It's three o'clock. You're at work, struggling to focus during the afternoon lull. You gaze out of your office window, hoping for some relief, but instead you feel a headache coming on.
Instagram hooked us on ❤️. What happens when they're gone?
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:58:51 GMT - Did you like my Instagram photo? Is now a good time to post? Should I delete my picture that only got 20 likes?
$17 million or $70 million? 1930s Porsche fails to sell after auction snafu
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:06:18 GMT - A bulbous race car from the 1930s was expected to be the most expensive car with the Porsche name ever sold at auction. But the sale was marred by a confusing mix-up on the auction stage.
Asian markets drift lower as all eyes turn to the Fed
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:46:47 GMT - Markets are entering a holding pattern.
Trump's use of Israel to score points could backfire
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 21:38:51 GMT -
Hong Kong protests send message US can hear
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 21:28:26 GMT -
LA Mayor: Inheritance I want to leave my daughter
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:15:35 GMT -
The problem with Priyanka Chopra
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:31:00 GMT - The actress Priyanka Chopra, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, came under fire this week for scoffing at a Pakistani-American woman's challenging question to her at the BeautyCon summit in Los Angeles. Chopra had posted a tweet on February 26 that appeared to support an announcement from India that it had launched airstrikes in Pakistani territory.
The real meaning of the Scaramucci-Trump feud
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:21:48 GMT - Some politicians are great one-on-one but cannot project warmth to a crowd. "If he/she could just meet every voter, they'd get 100% of the vote," their staffers say to anyone who'll listen.
Epstein's death reveals the outrageous state of federal prisons
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:50:28 GMT - The apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein has put a spotlight on issues inside the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) that our union, the American Federation of Government Employee's Council of Prison Locals, has been raising for years.
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Alibaba to delay second listing in Hong Kong
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:39:03 GMT - Alibaba has delayed plans to list its stock in Hong Kong, according to Reuters.
Hijacker shot dead after taking 37 hostage
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:56:12 GMT - A man who took a bus and its 37 passengers hostage on a bridge in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro was shot dead on Tuesday by a police sniper, according to authorities.
Another massive ocean garbage patch found
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:01:50 GMT - Within the Atlantic Ocean is the world's only sea without shores, its borders defined by the currents of the North Atlantic gyre. The Sargasso Sea takes its name from sargassum, a free-floating golden brown seaweed that is a haven for hatchling sea turtles and hundreds of other marine species who use it to feed, grow and hide from predators. But the sargassum is now home to objects wholly unnatural too.
Phoenix police must now document each time they point their gun at someone
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:43:40 GMT - Phoenix police officers must now document every instance in which they point a gun at a person -- a decision that the city long considered but now has been made after recent public outcry about aggressive police tactics in Arizona's capital.
A bear broke into a house and raided the fridge as terrified teens hid in the next room
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:03:45 GMT - As two teens watched TV at home late one night, little did they know that the person in the other room opening the refrigerator for a midnight snack wasn't a person at all.
A tiny kinkajou sneaked into a Florida home and attacked a man
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:14:10 GMT - A feisty, fruit-loving kinkajou fought its way into a Florida home, leaving scores of leg bites in its wake.
The forbidden images of the Chinese internet
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 16:28:44 GMT -
How the 1% are preparing for the apocalypse
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 13:09:47 GMT - Say "doomsday bunker" and most people would imagine a concrete room filled with cots and canned goods.
The world's tallest unoccupied building
Sat, 10 Aug 2019 03:15:17 GMT - In 1987, ground was broken on a grand new hotel in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. The pyramid-shaped, supertall skyscraper was to exceed 1,000 feet in height, and was designed to house at least 3,000 rooms, as well as five revolving restaurants with panoramic views.
Norway's $40 billion 'floating tunnel'
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 08:00:20 GMT - With majestic glaciers, fjords and mountains, Norway is famous for its dramatic natural landscape.