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Aug. 12, 2017

Flat-Earth truthers think the upcoming August solar eclipse will prove the Earth is flat

To many conspiracy theorists, the Aug. 21 event is evidence the world isn't round. Here's what they told us.

Make a group photo stream on iCloud to share pics privately with your friends

Instead of pestering your friends for photos, you should do what my friends and I did.

I love this Chrome extension that suspends browser tabs and makes my laptop run faster

The solution is a Google Chrome extension called The Great Suspender.

Scientists invented edible coffee creamer capsules to stop plastic waste pollution around the world

A step forward for reducing the carbon footprint of our morning coffee.

No, you can’t watch the eclipse through your phone’s selfie camera

Don't do it for the Instagram.
June 28, 2017

Inside the dangerous operation to smuggle free information into North Korea

They use balloons, drones and networks of smugglers — who risk torture to bring flash drives into the DPRK.

Not sure if you’ll see the eclipse? Check the weather using this interactive map.

We've got you covered — but hopefully the clouds don't.

Scientists made a promising step toward eliminating peanut allergies in kids

Peanut allergies in kids are thought to have more than tripled between 1997 and 2008.

It’s not just nukes. Here’s what North Korean cyberwarfare might do.

Imagine entire power grids being shut off or subway systems rendered unusable.

Beauty standards mean nonwhite women are exposed to more toxic compounds

Racist beauty standards encourage people to turn to products with dangerous side effects.
Aug. 4, 2017

For these career eclipse chasers, Aug. 21 will truly be the event of a lifetime

"You have this feeling of zen-like oneness with the universe."

Exercising while studying can help you learn a language

Take your vocab lists to the gym.

3 incredible eclipse expeditions throughout history that shaped modern science

Hopefully your trip is free of malaria, altitude sickness and 12-day boat rides!

How to stop autoplaying videos on Facebook and save your phone’s data

This should save you some data, battery life and peace of mind.
Aug. 15, 2017

Treating your cancer with all-natural “alternative medicine” may double your risk of dying

Among at least one type of cancers, patients who chose alternative medicine increased their risk of dying more than five-fold.

The solar eclipse glasses you bought might be fake — here’s how to tell

How to keep your eyes safe, even if Amazon recalled your eclipse glasses.

Google says it will not host domain name for neo-Nazi site ‘Daily Stormer’

Without a place to host its domain name, it is unclear what will become of the 'Daily Stormer.'

Here’s why the solar eclipse doesn’t move in the direction you think it should

We'll help you make sure you're facing the right direction so you can catch the very first glimpse of the eclipse.

The strange but true history of eclipse science — from 2137 BC into the future

4000 years of watching the sky have really paid off.