Facebook Slapped With $123 Million Lawsuit Over 'Revenge Porn' Page
A woman has filed at $123 million lawsuit against Facebook and a former friend for what has become known as revenge porn, according to legal documents obtained by TheWrap.
After the former friend created a pornographic site using altered pictures of the woman, the suit...
Mars Rover Sets Off-Earth Total Driving Record
The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, working on Mars since January 2004, has set a new record, passing 25 miles of total driving, National Aeronautic and Space Administration officials announced Monday.
Report: More Acidic Seawater Poses Risks in Alaska
A new report says the release of carbon dioxide into the air from factory smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska.Ocean water becomes more acidic when it absorbs carbon dioxide released by human...
Ebola's Escape From Africa by Plane Unlikely, Not Impossible
Ebola, the killer of more than 670 people in four West African countries since February, has spread beyond Africa only once. That doesn't mean it can't happen now, infectious disease experts warn.
The symptoms appear from two days to three weeks after infection, meaning...
Study: Fist Bumps Could Cut Transmission of Germs
Ditching handshakes in favor of more informal fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a study released on Monday.The study in the American Journal of Infection Control found that fist bumps, where two people briefly press the top...
Samsung Postpones Launch of Tizen Smartphone
Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS.The South Korean company had planned to start selling the...
Why Is Demand for Tablets Slowing?
Touted as the next big thing in computing when it was introduced by Apple in 2010, the tablet computer has seen a recent decline in sales growth, CNBC reports.
The reasons are multiple, including the fact that people are able to do a lot with their smartphones that wasn't...
Caught on Radar: Beer-loving Bugs Swarm in Midwest
Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They've already been blamed for at least one car crash this week in Wisconsin.The flies hatch and then spend a year burrowed...
Solar Storm Could Cause Major Blackout on Earth
Two years ago, Earth really lucked out. The New York Post reports that a series of massive solar flares just missed Earth by a hair, packing an electromagnetic wallop that could have wiped out all electrical and electronic power on the globe.
Google to Collect Data on the Human Body
Computer search engine giant Google is the latest high-tech company to launch inroads into the health field with a new massive study designed to map a model of the perfectly functioning human body.
Researchers Practice Living on Mars - Without Leaving Earth
For the past four months, a team of researchers have been living in a mockup Mars habitat on a Hawaiian volcano practicing isolated living on the Red Planet...
German Astronaut: Image of Gaza Is 'My Saddest Photo Yet'
A picture of rockets in the skies over Gaza is "my saddest photo yet," German astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted from the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday.
Wyoming Cave With Fossil Secrets to be Excavated
For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.
FTC Commissioner Warns on Mobile Health-Data Gathering
Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill, speaking in Washington on Wednesday, expressed concern about the way apps on smartphones and mobile devices are siphoning sensitive health data, and how some of that information may then be shared with third parties.
GOP Aims to Overcome Digital Divide With Democrats
Republicans are beginning to close the digital gap with their rivals across the aisle, as the GOP House leadership takes the lead toward a more tech-savvy operation to reach voters who are increasingly plugged into a digital world, Politico reports.
Genetic Mapping Triggers New Hope on Schizophrenia
Apple Asks Suppliers to Produce up to 80 Million Large-Screen IPhones
Apple has asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million of its two upcoming large-screen iPhones by the end of the year, its largest initial production run of iPhones, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Lake Ontario 'Shark' a Hoax to Promote Discovery Program
Lake Ontario's mysterious "shark" turned out to all be a hoax concocted by a film crew to create publicity around Discovery Canada's Shark Week programs in August, according to a Discovery Channel statement.
Professor: Robots Are the Future of Elder Care
Many older people need someone who is always there to help them with their everyday tasks, to listen to their stories, and to help them live independently - in other words, a robot caregiver,writes an associate professor of geriatrics in Sunday's New York Times.
Pilots Blinded by Solar Panels in Southern California
Intense glare from California's Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in San Bernardino County could be endangering air traffic between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Breitbart reported.
A July 17 study by the Sandia National Laboratories indicated that mirrored heliostats,...
Apple Discussing Job With Ex-Obama Spokesman Jay Carney
Apple Inc. has talked with former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about a public-relations job, a friend of his said.Carney hasn't made up his mind, according to the person, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private and no agreement has been...
Snowden Seeks to Develop Anti-Surveillance Technologies
Edward Snowden, a former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of major U.S. surveillance programs, called on supporters at a hacking conference in New York City to spur development of easy-to-use technologies to subvert government surveillance programs around the...
Web Clicks Replace Stethoscopes as Internet Care Grows
Health insurers want you to see the doctor, just not in an office or hospital.
Scientists: Mount Rainier Will Erupt Again
Scientists have determined that Mount Rainier volcano will erupt again, but the question of when remains unanswered.
Company Creates Brain Truth Scan to Prevent Insider Attacks
An American company has developed a truth-detecting brain scan system that could help deal with the increasing danger from "insider threats" to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, Defense One reported.
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