Extraterrestrial life could be scarcer than first thought: study

The search for extraterrestrial life has fascinated humanity for generations, with all sorts of theories about where it could exist, if it exists at all. For all those hoping to see an abundance of E.T., a new study puts a bit of a damper on its whereabouts. A study entitled “A Limited Habitable Zone for Complex Life” and published in […]

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Johnny Depp: Could He Really Go to Jail For Perjury?!

For obvious reasons, it’s pretty uncommon for A-list celebrities to be thrown in prison. The justice system tends to look pretty favorably on the wealthy and well-connected, and if worse comes to worst, you can always just hire a fall guy. Still, when there’s even a remote possibility that a major star will get tossed in the clink we like […]

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Ford’s headless robot could be delivering your pizza by 2021

Ford is working on a way to resolve what self-driving researchers refer to as "the last 50-foot problem." If a driverless car arrives at your house, who's going to carry the package, grocery bags or piping-hot pizza to your doorstep? A Domino’s driverless car trial in the US – but who will bring the pizza to your door? A robot, […]

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Expired Sunscreen Could Be The Reason You’re Getting Burned

If you can’t remember the last time your bare skin saw the light of day, think twice before applying the first bottle of SPF you find stashed in your bathroom and ask yourself the important question: Does sunscreen expire? Similar to how mascara dries out and gets clumpy, sunscreen also deteriorates over time. “The ingredients in SPF can break down, […]

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Smartphone app could help diagnose kids’ ear infections

WASHINGTON — Researchers have created a way for a smartphone to “hear” a warning sign of ear infections — fluid buildup behind the eardrum. If it pans out, parents might one day check their tots’ ears at home simply using a phone app and “stuff you have around the house — paper, tape and scissors,” said one of the lead […]

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‘Nothing a user could have done’: WhatsApp hack let spies hijack phones

Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones without any user interaction. The spyware used a bug in the WhatsApp software as an infection vehicle. Credit:Bloomberg The Financial Times identified the hacking group as Israel's NSO Group, which has been widely condemned for […]

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