Your location isn’t all it knows.
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Uber's IPO will value the company at more than $80 billion, yet the data it collects on its users may be worth even more – and creates the potential for dangerous manipulation.
Nearly all medical product recalls are voluntarily issued by firms, instead of mandated by the FDA.
Every year, thousands of medical devices and drugs are recalled in the US. But the decision to recall a flawed product is often left up to the manufacturer.
Reversing lactose intolerance might make it possible for adults to enjoy a milkshake again.
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You may think that your milk-drinking, ice cream-licking days are behind you as you battle the discomfort of lactose intolerance. But there maybe be a way to reverse the situation.
Companies and governments have massive amounts of data about many people.
Consumers want better protection for their data, and businesses want clear national laws. Yet there is virtually no consensus about what a broad privacy law should entail.
Larger than life even 500 years ago, Leonardo’s legend has grown over the centuries.
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Dead five centuries, Leonardo retains a rock star's fame, well known around the world by just one name. Here, some facts about the man and his legacy.
A ‘hard Brexit’ appears increasingly likely.
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American companies still face enormous uncertainty about how they'll be doing business in the UK and EU in the coming years, particularly as the April 12 Brexit deadline draws closer.
Scientific evidence is clear: Vaccination is good for people and society. Online discussions are increasingly reflecting that reality.
Social media activity suggests that pro-vaccine evidence may be starting to outweigh anti-vaxxer disinformation.
Electronic medical records can be costly and time-consuming.
Electronic medical records were supposed to improve health care. Are they doing that? Two doctors describe the problems.
From bake sales to office Olympics, fundraising for Red Nose Day can boost staff morale and lets employees support a good cause.
Purdue faces about 2,000 lawsuits related to the opioid crisis.
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OxyContin maker Purdue has reportedly been mulling a bankruptcy filling, just as the first of around 2,000 lawsuits against it prepares to go to trial.
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler before attending a conference in Munich, Germany.
It was 100 years ago this month that Benito Mussolini created the fascist party in Italy. Today, his life offers cautionary lessons for contemporary politics.
John G Lake’s legacy lives on among evangelists who adopted his emotional worship ceremonies.
Although American preacher John G Lake left South Africa in 1913, many shiny-suited pastors are keeping his religious tactics alive today.
Open data offers great promise, but also some risk.
A new act requires that all nonsensitive government data be made available publicly by January 2020. But the plan could open up new privacy issues.
When U.S. troops go home, ethnic militias will likely gain strength.
The US has been at war in Afghanistan since a few weeks after 9/11. Now we are negotiating a peace with the Taliban, the same insurgents who sheltered Osama bin Laden.
A 16th-century Aztec drawing of smallpox victims.
Hernán Cortés owed his conquest of the Aztecs to his expedition's unknown, unseen secret weapon: the smallpox virus. Disease epidemics can set the course of human history.
Who’s really on the other side?
Despite the uncertainties – and dangers – of retaliating against suspected cyberattackers, a surprising number of companies and countries are exploring doing just that.
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Tom Stewart fought to bring the sexual abuse that he endured as a Boy Scout to light.
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These reorganizations may provide roadmaps for other nonprofits to follow if they face abuse allegations in the #MeToo era.
ZCC members at Moria City.
A new biography sheds light on Engenas Lekganyane, founder of the Zion Christian Church.
Press here – to do what, exactly?
Buttons don't always make things easier – and using them can be fraught with peril and troubling power dynamics.