Africa Is Being Split In Two – But What Does That Mean?

Reports are cropping up online that appear to show deep chasms, exacerbated by rainfall, in Kenya’s Narok County. One tear in the earth is reportedly 15 meters (50 feet) deep and 20 meters (66 feet) wide. Speaking to the Daily Nation, a geologist has suggested that this odd phenomenon is…

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People Are Downloading Their Facebook Data And Are Horrified By What They’re Finding

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them. One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a…

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Don’t believe that fake viral photo of Emma Gonzlez ripping up the Constitution

Emma Gonzalez attends March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC.Image: Noam Galai/WireImage Emma González’s arresting speech at the March for Our Lives is one we won’t forget for years to come.  But, as González and millions of people marched to demand legislation to prevent gun violence,…

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“Penis Facials” Are Hollywood’s Favorite New Beauty Trend, Yes Really

The weird beauty practices of the Hollywood elite have become so bizarre they sound like parodies of themselves. Think bird poo and placenta facials, snake venom eye cream, and being stung by bees. Yet, the latest trend manages to take things one step further. Cate Blanchett credits her youthful glow…

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Facebook starts fact checking photos/videos, blocks millions of fake accounts per day

Facebook has begun letting partners fact check photos and videos beyond news articles, and proactively review stories before Facebook asks them. Facebook is also now preemptively blocking the creation of millions of fake accounts per day. Facebook revealed this news on a conference call with journalists [Update: and later a…

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Pay rise agreed for 1.3 million NHS staff

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Nurses will be among more than one million staff to benefit from the three-year pay increase More than one million NHS staff, including nurses, porters and paramedics, are being offered increases of at least 6.5% over three years – with some getting as…

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Firefox Rolls Out New Extension To Block Facebook From Leaking Personal Data

In light of the uproar over online privacy that was kicked into high gear by this month’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, Internet browser company Mozilla has released a new Firefox extension that limits the extent to which Facebook can track your web activity.   Given the name “Facebook Container”, this browser add-on…

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Want to understand the Trump effect? Go see ‘The Death of Stalin’

Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, John McCain, and General John Kelly … or rather, their 1953 Russian variants.Image: IFC Someday in the not-too-distant future, you’ll be sitting in the dark of a multiplex as a trailer plays for the first big-budget movie rendering of the Donald Trump administration.…

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New Sabrina Casts Disney Channel Star As The New Harvey Kinkle!

Remember how big a crush you had on Harvey Kinkle? The hunky boy next door/straight guy crush material from Sabrina the Teenage Witch? Well, get ready for a brand new broom to sweep you clean off your feet, little witches, because Netflix has just cast Austin And Ally star Ross…

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France wants to become an artificial intelligence hub

Emmanuel Macron and his government are launching a big initiative around artificial intelligence today. They want to turn France into one of the leading countries when it comes to artificial intelligence. “[Artificial intelligence] is a technological, economical, social and obviously ethical revolution,” Macron said in a speech. “This revolution won’t…

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Russian Hackers Attacking U.S. Power Grid and Aviation, FBI Warns

U.S. officials warn of attacks, including on nuclear plants Cyber-attacks underway since at least March 2016, U.S. says reported in July that Russian hackers had breached more than a dozen power plants in seven states, an aggressive campaign that has since expanded to dozens of states, according to a person…

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Trump says ‘our country is being stolen’ due to illegal immigration

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Monday that “our country is being stolen” due to an influx of illegal immigration, blaming Democrats for weak border protection policies. The President’s comments on Monday come a day after he tweeted “NO MORE DACA DEAL,” indicating that he wouldn’t move forward on negotiations with…

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Sperm Whale Beached In Spain Died After Ingesting 29 Kilograms Of Plastic Waste

A young, male sperm whale washed ashore on the Murcian coast in southern Spain at the end of February. Now, an autopsy has revealed the unlucky animal died from gastric shock after swallowing 29 kilograms (64 pounds) of plastic debris. Human junk including pieces of ropes, nets, plastic bags, raffia sacks,…

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