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Group Chats Will be Way Easier on Facebook Now  👤1047

2017-03-27 14:45:10

Facebook is adding two new features to Messenger that could make group chats more manageable, the company announced on Thursday. The chat app will now support the ability to leave reactions on specific messages and tag individual members of a conversation.

German Scientists Just Tested the 'World's Largest Artificial Sun'  👤2244

2017-03-26 17:03:11

(BERLIN) — Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun" and which they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuel.

Can a mountain wind really make you ill?  👤3332

2017-03-25 17:18:07

It's common to hear people say that weather affects their health. Many, for example, claim that joint pain, the increased twinge of an arthritic knee perhaps, is a sure sign that cold wet weather is on the way. But how much do weather phenomena, or changes in the weather, really affect our health? That's a question BBC World Service programme Crowd Science is investigating this week.

Twitter considers paid membership option  👤2154

2017-03-24 19:37:37

Twitter is considering adding a paid membership option for businesses and power users.

Arctic Sea Ice Has Disappointing Winter  👤1712

2017-03-23 12:13:27

The high point for Arctic sea ice levels hit a record low this winter, sea ice monitors said Wednesday.

Say hi to Samsung Bixby, the new voice assistant in the Galaxy S8  👤1367

2017-03-22 20:07:34

Samsung has a new voice. And it has world-changing ambitions.

Hacked sites increased 32% in 2016  👤1603

2017-03-21 20:30:38

Google published its State of Website Security in 2016 today, reporting that there was a 32 percent increase in the number of hacked sites in 2016 compared to 2015. Google added that it doesn't expect the trend to slow down any time soon.

British Scientists Get Approval to Create Babies Using DNA from 3 People  👤1610

2017-03-20 12:20:35

(LONDON) — Britain's Newcastle University says its scientists have received a license to create babies using DNA from three people to prevent women from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their children — the first time such approval has been granted.

See Buzz Aldrin's Plan to Colonize Mars in Virtual Reality  👤1617

2017-03-19 13:49:34

Buzz Aldrin wants to be remembered for more than just "kicking up moon dust." He wants his legacy to include laying the groundwork for permanent human settlement on Mars, and he has a plan.

This Is One of the Best Point-and-Shoot Cameras You Can Buy  👤2134

2017-03-18 15:19:55

 

As a person with a little bit of knowledge about cameras and a lot of experience spending far too much money on them, I often get asked: "Hey Alex, what's the best point-and-shoot camera I can buy?"

H-2A rocket launches with Japanese radar reconnaissance craft  👤1386

2017-03-17 16:46:57

A Japanese spy satellite launched aboard an H-2A rocket Friday, heading for a 300-mile-high (500-kilometer) orbit to track North Korean and Chinese military movements as tensions run high in the region.

Why It's So Hard to Save Coral Reefs  👤1632

2017-03-16 20:13:40

The fight to save coral reefs just got more complicated. New research found that even if humans succeed in protecting reefs from pollution and overfishing, global warming will still pose a deadly threat.

ADL Tackles Online Hate Speech With Silicon Valley Command Center  👤1056

2017-03-15 17:35:20

A leading civil rights group in the U.S. plans to build a command center in Silicon Valley where activists, educators and experts will work to combat online hate speech and harassment.

The jacket with Google woven in  👤1693

2017-03-14 15:24:45

A partnership between Levi's and Google has yielded the Jacquard, a denim jacket with technology woven into the fabric.

Google's Doodle Comes Alive in Honor of Holi, the Festival of Colors  👤1897

2017-03-13 19:12:05

On Monday, Google's homepage Doodle in much of the world loads first not in the usual combination of colors, but a faint shade of gray.

Potatoes on Red Planet  👤1680

2017-03-10 17:35:43

When Matt Damon's fictional astronaut grew potatoes to keep himself alive on Mars in The Martian, you may have been skeptical.

Review: 'Ghost Recon Wildlands' Is the Open-World Shooter You've Always Wanted  👤1747

2017-03-07 19:20:03

To play a Ubisoft game these days is to participate in a grand experiment.

Nintendo Switch Day One Update Brings Back Friend Codes  👤1233

2017-03-06 18:26:48

The Nintendo Switch day one update is here, including online and eShop functionality—plus a little something it seems a few weren't expecting: the return of friend codes. (The Switch, a hybrid TV/handheld game system that sells for $299, is out March 3.)

DNA clues to why woolly mammoth died out  👤1943

2017-03-04 11:07:29

The last woolly mammoths to walk the Earth were so wracked with genetic disease that they lost their sense of smell, shunned company, and had a strange shiny coat.

Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks in its full glory  👤1564

2017-03-03 16:03:36

Evan Blass, professional spoiler of well kept smartphone secrets, is back with another hit today, this time revealing the most-anticipated non-iPhone of 2017, Samsung's Galaxy S8.

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