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Samsung’s SmartTV Privacy Policy Raises Accusations of Digital Spying

It all started with a small, tucked away sentence in Samsung's SmartTV security policy. The head-scratching string of words was pointed out by a Redditor on Thursday and has since sent websites and experts in debate over smart TV privacy, with opinions ranging from "so what" to quoted text from 1984. Read more...

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Our Ancestors Developed a Love For Alcohol Millions of Years Ago

Obviously, alcohol's been a part of human society for a very long time. We started making it at roughly the same time we figured out agriculture, 9,000 years ago

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Half the DNA on the NYC Subway Matches No Known Organism 

The results of a massive new DNA sequencing project on the New York City subway have just been published .

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New Iron-Aluminum Alloy Is Strong and Light as Titanium, 10% of the Cost

The best materials are, by and large, the most expensive: carbon fiber, diamond and scandium all have properties to lust for, but an eye-watering price tag to match.

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The Site Where Doctors Share X-Rays of Weird Things in People’s Butts

You and me, we have Wikipedia. Radiologists, they have Radiopaedia . If you can get past the clinical language, you can see it for what it really is: An amazing cache of images that show the human body at its extreme limits

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Ancient Microbes May Have Created the World’s Largest Gold Mines

Nearly half the gold ever mined comes from the Witwatersrand Basin, a layer of gold-flecked rock that spreads out under South Africa. The mines there are famously deep and prolific. Why is there so much gold concentrated in this one small part of the Earth's crust

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Snapchat’s ‘Literally Can’t Even’ panned by users, critics

Yesterday saw the debut of Snapchat's first original web series, Literally Can't Even, and users of the ephemeral messaging app are widely giving it a big thumbs-down.

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Planet Earth In Infrared, At 4k Resolution

Here's something you don't see every day: An ultra-HD time-lapse of Earth, as seen in infrared. Read more...

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The Theft and Half-Century Journey of Einstein’s Brain

On April 17, 1955, the greatest scientist of his generation checked himself into Princeton Hospital due to chest pains. By early the next morning, Albert Einstein had died from an abdominal aortic aneurysm – the rupture of the aorta, the heart vessel that's the body's main supplier of blood

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Anonymized Credit Card Data Really Isn’t Very Anonymous

Credit card companies often strip your details from their records and then share it with third parties, claiming that it's anonymized.

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