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The Keystone XL Pipeline Isn’t Dead Yet
But all signs seem to suggest it might be on its last legs.
Firefox Releases New Tracker-Free Private Browser Mode
Some webpages may load faster on Firefox’s private browsing mode.
More Than Half of Americans Take Prescription Drugs
The increase in the use of medications reflects the growing rate of chronic diseases in the country.
Leaker Chelsea Manning Releases 'Bill' to Get Rid of Secretive Surveillance Court
The WikiLeaks source writes a bill aimed at bringing more transparency to government surveillance.
Bat-Killing Fungus Found in China for First Time
The fungus doesn’t appear to be spreading as rapidly there as it has in the U.S., however.
'It's Not Real Life': Teen Instagram Star Quits Social Media
Essena O'Neill earned up to $2,000 Australian dollars endorsing products on social media.
Watch MIT’s Self-Flying Drone Dodge Obstacles at 30 MPH
The drone costs only $1,700 to build and uses simple processors to do the computation.
Twitter Replaces Favoriting Star With Heart 'Likes'
Everyone’s favorite favoriting tool is getting the ax.
Uber India Driver Gets Life in Prison for Rape
Shiv Kumar Yadav was convicted of rape, kidnapping and intimidation last month.
'Warcraft' Maker Buys 'Candy Crush' Maker for $5.9 Billion
"Candy Crush," while still globally popular, has been on the decline in the past two years.
Kids Who Have Puppies or Ponies May Have Lower Asthma Risk
The findings don’t prove that puppies prevent asthma, but they suggest expectant parents may not need to give away the family pet
Growing Up With a Dog Lowers A Child’s Asthma Risk
Another study indicates the hygiene hypothesis may be true.
Britain’s Oldest Tree Experiencing Sex Change
The Fortingall yew has sprouted berries on one branch; it remains unclear if the whole tree will turn female.
Anonymous Denies List of KKK Members After Politicians Respond
The online hackers said they will publish their list on Thursday.
DroidJack: The Stalker's App Targeting Android Users
Everything you need to know about DroidJack and how to protect your devices.
Antarctica Is Gaining Ice. Here’s Why That’s Not Actually Good News
Scientists who study sea level rise have a brand new mystery on their hands.
The Plan to Save the World
What success at the Paris climate conference looks like.
Apple Watch Discounts Now Available at Limited Stores
The $50 off deal is only available in brick-and-mortar stores in San Francisco and Boston.
Researchers Discover 48 New Snail Species, Including World's Smallest
The snail was found in northeastern Borneo, a hot spot of biodiversity.
UK Mental Health Campaign Gets High-Profile Backing
More than 200 well-known figures signed an open letter calling for increased investment in mental health
Instagram Launches Video Curation Channel on Halloween
The Facebook-owned app curated the best videos from Halloween.
Study Finds No Real Difference Between Male and Female Brains
A meta-analysis debunks the myth that women tend to have a larger hippocampus than men.
'Fallout 4' Is the Most Complex Entertainment of Our Day, but Does That Make It Art?
"Fallout 4" will be one of the most artistic video games ever made. Whether that makes it art is up for debate.
Smith Island Is Sinking Into the Chesapeake Bay Thanks to Climate Change
Going down with it is a fishing and crabbing culture that’s 400 years old.
10 Siri Tricks You Never Knew About
Find your photos, text your friends and make dinner reservations without even touching your phone.
Four Ultra-Thin Laptops to Consider Buying
Take a look at how these “ultrabooks” hold up against the Apple gold standard.
Skull-Faced ‘Dead’ Comet Hurtling Past Earth on Halloween
The asteroid will pass relatively close to our planet.
How to Protect Your Privacy Online
Follow these steps to shore up your digital security.
The Law Can’t Keep Up With Technology…and That’s a Very Good Thing
New technologies spread instantly through the cloud, and take hold with almost no legal oversight.
Huge Crack Opens Up in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains
The formation is caused by “lubrication” from a nearby spring.