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Pinterest 2017 Sales Rise 58 Percent to $473 Million

Pinterest Inc. sales jumped 58 percent to $473 million last year after marketers spent more on its digital ads, people familiar with the matter said.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Six Israeli startups that are helping save lives

Companies are among 62 featured in David Wanetick's book 'Solution Nation,' about Israeli firms having a global impact

Science & Technology | Tech News

Apple Warns iPhones Have A Serious Problem

Apple has revealed internal tests showing serious problems in some of its most popular iPhones...

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Alexa recorded a woman’s private conversation and sent it to a random contact

A woman claims that her Amazon Echo recorded her voice and sent it to a random contact without her knowledge.

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Fossil find of 33-million-year-old sea lilies in outback WA challenges major palaeontology theory - ABC News (Australian

The discovery of hundreds of perfect little star fossils in a dusty riverbed near Exmouth in north-west WA rewrites the species' history book by millions of years.

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Exclusive: Dinosaur-Era Bird Found in Burmese Amber

The 99-million-year-old animal is the most complete bird fossil yet known to science from the amber deposits of Myanmar.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Los Angeles, America’s Future Spaceport - The Atlantic

The city of stars was once a major hub for aerospace. Soon it might be again.

Science & Technology | Technology

1Password rolls out its biggest Mac update in years

AgileBits has finally released 1Password 7 for Mac, and it's the password manager's first major upgrade for the platform in years. The developer has made sure i...

Science & Technology | Social Media

How Facebook Marketing is Changing (And How to Be Prepared) - The Buffer Blog

Just a couple of weeks back, Facebook announced a significant update that could signal a new path for the platform. Here's how we feel it will change the future of Facebook marketing.

Science & Technology | Biology & Medicine

Leukaemia triggered by infections like flu and likely to be preventable, says leading cancer scientist in 'landmark' bre

Most cases of childhood leukaemia are likely to be preventable and might be brought on by common infections such as flu, one of the UK’s leading cancer scientists has suggested in a breakthrough that could revolutionise treatment of the disease. Accor

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Graphene 'stimulation' could selectively kill off cancer cells

A chance lab discovery is opening up the possibility for wide-scale improvements in drug screening, application of selective painkillers, and selectively nuking...

Science & Technology | Science

First 'immigrant' asteroid from another star spotted near Jupiter

An interstellar visitor that decided to stay could hold the key to the mysteries of space and even life.

    Science & Technology | Science

    Removing shoes when entering the house could help people stay slim, scientists claim

    Removing shoes when entering the house and swapping carpet for wooden floors could help people stay slim because it prevents environmental chemicals accumulating in the house, scientists have claimed.

    Science & Technology | Social Media

    News outlets object to how Facebook will label political ads | VentureBeat

    In the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook made sweeping changes on what information it gives to users about political ads. But the changes will have consequences for more than just political groups — and not all organizations are happ

    Science & Technology | Social Media

    Here's what to expect when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces angry EU lawmakers next week

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and another executive will be grilled by European politicians on Tuesday about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Facebook's role in election interference, and its attitude to new European privacy laws.

    Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

    Quantum drum can vibrate and stand still at the same time - UPI.com

    Scientists have built a tiny quantum drum that both vibrates and remains still when struck by a drumstick made of light.

    Science & Technology | Technology

    How to Record Calls on Your Smartphone | WIRED

    Between new apps like TapeACall and good old-fashioned hardware, there are plenty of ways to save key conversations.

    Science & Technology | Web Design

    Top 5 Web Design Strategies to Make Your Website Look Fresh & Up To Date

    Top 5 Web Design Strategies to Make Your Website Look Fresh & Up To Date on WebDesignDev.com, your #1 web design blog.

    Science & Technology | Science

    Global Warming: Media Ignore Sharp Drop In Global Temperatures Over Past Two Years

    NASA data show that global temperatures dropped sharply over the past two years, which would seem contrary to global warming predictions. Not that you'd know it, since that wasn't deemed news.

      Science & Technology | Technology

      To make Stories global, Facebook adds Archive and audio posts

      Facebook’s future rests on convincing the developing world to adopt Stories. But just because the slideshow format will soon surpass feed sharing doesn’t mean people use them the same way everywhere. So late last year, Facebook sent a team to

      Science & Technology | Social Media

      The No. 1 Way To Get Attention On LinkedIn

      Employers or business prospects are searching on LinkedIn for someone like you. Having the right keywords on your profile is the single best way to improve the odds that your profile is the one they will find, click on and message. Here's how to find the

      Science & Technology | Social Media

      Four New LinkedIn Features You Shouldn't Ignore

      Stay on top of the latest LinkedIn features so you can stand out and expand your success. Here are four features that you need to try for yourself.

      Science & Technology | Social Media

      Report: Facebook App Exposed 3 Million More Users' Data

      Researchers at the University of Cambridge, via a myPersonality app on Facebook, reportedly used data from 3 million users to power a spin-off company that

      Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

      NuScale's Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Passes Biggest Hurdle Yet

      NuScale’s small modular nuclear reactor completed the Phase 1 review of their design certification application by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. That’s a huge deal because Phase 1 is the most intensive phase of the review, taking more hours and ef

      Science & Technology | Tech News

      Uber lets you rate mid-ride before you forget feedback

      “Last year was pretty hard, I’m not gonna lie,” says Peter Deng, Uber’s head of rider experience. But as part of new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s push to rebrand Uber around safety, Deng says, “we’ve seen the company

      Science & Technology | Physics & Cosmology

      Taming the multiverse: Stephen Hawking’s final theory about the big bang | University of Cambridge

      The theory, which was submitted for publication before Hawking’s death earlier this year, is based on string theory and predicts the universe is finite and far simpler than many current theories about the big bang say. Professor Hertog, whose work has b

      Science & Technology | Science & Space

      This May Be the Best Evidence Yet of a Water Plume on Jupiter's Moon Europa

      The case for a giant plume of water vapor wafting from Jupiter's potentially life-supporting moon Europa just got a lot stronger.

      Science & Technology | Tech

      The 7 Best True Wireless Earphones of 2018

      This definitive guide to the best true wireless earphones of 2018 explores everything you need to know before buying your next pair of true wireless earphones, including what to look out for, the various options available and the ranking our favorite true

      Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

      Massive wave is largest ever recorded in southern hemisphere [Video]

      New Zealand scientists claim a monster wave detected during a storm is the largest ever recorded in the southern hemisphere.

      Science & Technology | Tech

      Boston Dynamics' Robot Dog Will Be Available Next Year | WIRED

      The secretive company has long been research-focused, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been thinking about what consumers want out of SpotMini.

      Science & Technology | Social Media

      We Can’t Stop Checking the News Either. Welcome to the New FOMO

      Who cares about my friends? I'm missing the news!

      Science & Technology | Social Media

      How Social Media Actually Boosts Efficiency in an Office Environment – Adweek

      Employees who take quick breaks can decrease stress and increase morale.

      Science & Technology | Tech

      Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

      Researchers can now send secret audio instructions undetectable to the human ear to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant.

      Science & Technology | Science

      Tourism is four times worse for the planet than previously believed | Science | AAAS

      Global tourism accounts for around one-twelfth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions

      Science & Technology | Social Media

      This was the most viewed Facebook ad bought by Russian trolls

      The post had simple language, but managed to fool more than 1 million people.

      Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

      Bioluminescent critters bathe Southern California surf in aqua glow

      A large concentration of bioluminescent plankton has formed in the water near San Diego, treating late-night beachgoers to its eerie, electric blue glow.

      Science & Technology | Tech

      Apple is removing apps that share your location data without consent

      Apple has recently started removing apps from the App Store for violating the Terms of Service — or, more specifically, the rule against sharing location data with third parties without the consent of the app users. According to 9to5Mac, several app dev

      Science & Technology | Tech

      This Social Media App Is the New Instagram for Audio (and Yes, Audio Influencers Are About to Become a Thing)

      The newest social media craze is driven by audio: Here's what you need to know about HearMeOut, and why you may want to add it to your marketing toolkit.

      Science & Technology | Paleontology

      Strange New Pterosaur Species Found in Transylvania

      Move over, Dracula: A new flying reptile fossil adds to the unusual population of large pterosaurs that once stalked Romania.

      Science & Technology | Social Media

      Twitter has an unlaunched ‘Secret’ encrypted messages feature

      Buried inside Twitter’s Android app is a “Secret conversation” option that if launched would allow users to send encrypted direct messages. The feature could make Twitter a better home for sensitive communications that often end up on en

      Science & Technology | Social Media

      How to Growth Hack the Facebook Algorithm to Reach Your Most Engaged Fans

      It's not Mark Zuckerberg's fault that you're not up to date with how social media marketing is done in 2018.

      Science & Technology | Social Media

      11 Big Changes Coming to Facebook: What You Need to Know

      Here are the most significant announcements made at Facebook's F8 Developer Conference and what they mean.

      Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

      Why Pluto is a planet and many moons are, too - The Washington Post

      Two planetary scientists say Pluto, exoplanets and even many moons are planets, or “round objects in space that are smaller than stars."

      Science & Technology | Science

      Ancient humans settled the Philippines 700,000 years ago | Science | AAAS

      Did early humans arrive there by boat?

      Science & Technology | Science

      Dark energy’s weakness may be why supernovae didn’t kill us all | Science | AAAS

      Study invokes the anthropic principle to help explain the force accelerating the universe’s expansion

      Science & Technology | Technology

      What Are Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook ‘Stories’? - The Atlantic

      The format, made popular by Snapchat and Instagram, is the native genre of glass rectangles.

      Science & Technology | Science

      There's No Such Thing as Being Right or Left-Brained, And 9 Other Brain Myths We've All Heard

      However long you've been alive, chances are you've heard a completely incorrect "fact" about the brain. The human brain is notoriously complicated, and despite many advances in modern science, much of the organ remains a mystery.

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      Frontiers | Autonomous Vehicles Require Socio-Political Acceptance—An Empirical and Philosophical Perspective on the P

      Autonomous vehicles, though having enormous potential, face a number of challenges. As a computer system interacting with society on a large scale and human beings in particular, they will encounter situations, which require moral assessment. What will co

      Science & Technology | Social Media

      Facebook Weighs Ad-Free Subscription Option - Bloomberg

      Facebook Inc. has been conducting market research in recent weeks to determine whether an ad-free version paid by subscriptions would spur more people to join the social network, according to people familiar with the matter.

      Science & Technology | Science & Space

      NASA Nuclear Reactor Could Enable 'Unprecedented Exploration' of Space

      Researchers announced Wednesday that a prototype of a nuclear reactor device just passed a lengthy experiment with flying colors. Kilopower is safe enough to work in space, and the reactor could enable "unprecedented exploration" of the moon, Ma

      Science & Technology | Science & Space

      Hawaii's Kilauea Eruption: Why Scientists Are Nervous - The Atlantic

      “There’s not a lot of words to capture a gradual, slow-developing disaster like this.”

      Science & Technology | Tech

      I Knew Buying a Newly Redesigned MacBook Pro Was Stupid And I Did It Anyway

      Do not be me. I was desperate for a new Apple laptop to replace my dying 2012 one and as soon as the 2016 Macbook Pro with Touch Bar was available to buy I ordered it. This was a major redesign for Apple, and experience with other products told me that bu

      Science & Technology | Tech

      10 Popular Jobs in Tech That Don't Require Tech Skills

      Whoever said coding is the new literacy?

      Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

      Dyson Spheres, The Ultimate Alien Megastructures, Are Missing From The Galaxy

      Humanity has mapped the Milky Way better than ever with ESA's Gaia. But 1.7 billion stars later, there are still no Dyson spheres.

      Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

      New algorithm finds phony users on social networks - Hi tech news - Jerusalem Post

      The new method is based on the assumption that fake accounts tend to establish improbable links.

      Science & Technology | Social Media

      Everything Facebook launched at F8 and Why | TechCrunch

      Day 1 of Facebook’s F8 conference was packed with announcements and updates. Here are 10 big takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote on Day 1. You can find full coverage and analysis of F8 here.  1. FaceDate Facebook is launching a dating feature wh

      Science & Technology | Social Media

      Twitter Is Pushing More News Links In The Home Timeline

      A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the new Twitter feature to BuzzFeed News. Twitter's aggressive move into news continues.

      Science & Technology | Wildlife

      Why Can Parrots Talk? | Mental Floss

      Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

      Science & Technology | Tech

      Your cable company’s worst nightmare is a little box that only costs $40 on Amazon – BGR

      It’s hard to believe that giant telecommunications company might be scared of a tiny little $40 box on Amazon, but believe us when we tell you that they’re scared to death.

      Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

      Wisdom from 70 of Israel's tech wizards | The Times of Israel

      In recent years, we keep celebrating and admiring the success of the Israeli tech entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem, and......

      Science & Technology | Science & Space

      Saturn May Be the Missing Piece in the Puzzle of Jupiter's Moons

      A new study describes how Saturn could have been critical to the formation of Jupiter's four Galilean moons.

      Science & Technology | Science & Technology

      How Lyme disease became the first epidemic of climate change | Aeon Essays

      In a warming world, ticks thrive in more places than ever before, making Lyme disease the first epidemic of climate change

      Science & Technology | Physics & Cosmology

      Black Hole Echoes Would Reveal Break With Einstein’s Theory | Quanta Magazine

      Gravitational waves have opened up new ways to test the properties of black holes — and Einstein’s theory of gravity along with them.

      Science & Technology | Science

      Neuroscientists discovered what happens to our brain when we die — then realized a 1980s 'Star Trek' episode knew it first

      Humans have been trying to answer what happens to our brain in our last dying moments for years. Turns out the answer was in a 1980s episode of "Star Trek."

        Science & Technology | Tech

        Google Rolls Out Gmail Redesign for Web Browsers, Featuring Email Snoozing, Confidential Mode, and More

        Google launched its redesigned Gmail web interface today, introducing several new features including some the company trialed in its Inbox for Gmail...

        Science & Technology | Tech

        Spotify beefs up its free tier

        Today at the Gramercy Theater in NYC, Spotify’s Chief R&D Officer Gustav Söderström announced a brand new free version of the Spotify mobile app. By leveraging their investment in machine learning, Spotify’s new free tier recommends music to

        Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

        Amateur mathematician cracks decades-old math problem

        Aubrey de Grey took on the Hadwiger-Nelson problem, which has stumped mathematicians for more than 60 years

        Science & Technology | Technology

        Welcome to the app-i-fication of friendship

        Millennials increasingly feel isolated and alone. Can the internet help solve a problem it created?

        Science & Technology | Tech News

        This year’s flagship iPhone could be even more expensive than the iPhone X, say analysts

        With all the signs pointing to the iPhone X not selling as well as Apple and its suppliers had hoped, many wondered whether the $999+ price tag was too high even for iPhone loyalists. One popular l…

        Science & Technology | Technology

        Did Facebook share my data with Cambridge Analytica? How to check

        Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from 87 million Facebook users. Here's how to tell if you were affected.

        Science & Technology | Technology

        The best note-taking apps for the iPad and Apple Pencil | Macworld

        Whether you're on the new 9.7-inch iPad or the iPad Pro, apps like Notability and GoodNotes make it easy to take notes with Apple's stylus.

        Science & Technology | Technology

        Learning to code with Swift Playgrounds as an adult

        Apple’s Everyone Can Code initiative is laudable but has a big gap to fill.

        Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

        Why Whales Got So Big

        It’s often said that the ocean releases them from the constraints of life on land. It’s actually the opposite.

        Science & Technology | Tech

        Amazon Echo has transformed the way I live in my apartment — here are my 19 favorite features

        Amazon Echo is one of the best gadgets you can buy. It transforms the way you use your living space.

        Science & Technology | Technology

        This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

        It's no joke how much data your internet service provider can collect about you. A new service from Cloudflare aims to change that.

        Science & Technology | Tech

        F-35s in Japan are still losing dogfights to F-15s sometimes — here's why

        F-35s focus on stealth, not dogfighting. "If you get into a dogfight with the F-35, somebody made a mistake. It's like having a knife fight in a phone booth."

        Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

        Can An Earthquake Happen Near You? Find Out Here

        Find Out If You're Living On A CA Fault Line - Beverly Hills, CA - Do you live on a fault line or near one? Find out with this interactive map released by the California Geological Survey.

        Science & Technology | Tech

        What Are Screens Doing to Our Eyes—And Our Ability to See? | WIRED

        Our eyes are hardening; we can barely see our phones any more. We must learn to look at the wider world.

        Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

        Pilots report close encounters with UFO over Arizona: 'Something just passed over us'

        Two pilots on different aircraft reported having close encounters with a mysterious object flying high above Arizona last month.

        Science & Technology | Science

        Siblings Can Have Surprisingly Different DNA Ancestry. Here's Why.

        When it comes to tracing your roots through your genes, biological siblings may have less in common than many people expect.