Reuters | Alibaba Group Holdings’ finance arm on Wednesday demonstrated a payment service that will allow virtual reality shoppers to pay for things in future just by nodding their heads.
Julie Fidler | A species of bumblebee might be next.
Daily Mail | ‘Asgardia’ will defend the Earth against deadly attacks from asteroids – and now you can sign up to be a citizen.
Truth Revolt | “I know my life would have been much happier”
Business Insider | Advances in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are going to completely change how we live and work but the UK government is totally unprepared, MPs have warned.
Space.com | The latest secretive mission of the United States Air Force’s X-37B space plane has cruised beyond 500 days in Earth orbit since its launch last year.
RT | Humans could be heading to Mars as early as the 2030s, but the astronauts may not remember much of their trip.
CBS News | What happens when Charlie Rose attempts to interview a robot named “Sophia” for his 60 Minutes report on artificial intelligence.
RT | Cholera outbreaks have contributed to the dire situation.
Reuters | Reuters on Tuesday reported that the Yahoo program was in response to a classified U.S. government request to scan emails belonging to hundreds of millions of Yahoo users.
Michael Snyder | The worst storm to hit the United States since Hurricane Katrina is expected to slam into the east coast on Friday.
Michael Krieger | “Broader public opinion” is entirely irrelevant in this case.
London Independent | Many of the world’s richest and most powerful people, including Elon Musk and Bank of America, think that we live in a simulation of the real world.
Space.com | The more scientists learn about “Tabby’s Star,” the more mysterious the bizarre object gets.
Prison Planet.com | “Sinister-looking” satellite image of deadly hurricane.
Truth Revolt | Actually, most don’t care about the topic at all.
CNS News | Nearly three-quarters of Americans don’t trust that there is a large “scientific consensus” amongst climate scientists on human behavior being the cause of climate change.
Politico | While he flies around the globe constantly on private jets.
Daily Mail | Thunderstorms on the edge of space may be causing loss of GPS signals.
Daily Mail | Wildlife authorities in the US have added bees to its list of endangered and threatened species, a first time for any bee.
AP | Vulnerable Haiti braced for flash floods and violent winds from the extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew as the powerful storm kept on a path early Monday aiming at the hemisphere’s poorest country.
Daily Mail | Was it the headphone jack?
Julie Fidler | Nestle puts profit over people yet again.
Washington Free Beacon | Chelsea Clinton opted to travel to a “clean energy” roundtable in Asheville, North Carolina on Wednesday afternoon in a private jet to campaign on behalf of her mother Hillary Clinton.
UK Express | A HUGE solar storm is heading towards Earth which could leave us without mobile phones, satellite TV and even electricity.
New Scientist | It’s a boy!
Daisy Luther | Thankfully, it landed in the ocean.
Julie Fidler | Consumers won’t know if they’re eating GMOs, thanks to current laws.
Daily Mail | Machine learning is ubiquitous in our daily lives.
Truth Revolt| “If they don’t agree with that, f— ’em”.
Daily Mail | Gary Johnson may be running for President of the US, but the Libertarian candidate is aiming for the stars.
Anna Scanlon | The ‘Erin Brockovich Chemical’.
Daily Sheeple | “The amount of people that thought this is real is worrying for the human race”.
The Hill | Russian intelligence agencies are making “a serious and concerted effort to influence the U.S. election,” the ranking members of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees said on Thursday.
The Hill | Yahoo is set to report a large scale data breach today in which hundreds of millions of accounts have been compromised, according to a report by Recode.
Daily Sheeple | It seems that a technical error in the hosting of the reclusive hermit kingdom allowed the world to have a glimpse at the never-before-seen world of the Internet — North Korea-style.
Daily Mail | The science fiction author Isaac Asimov first proposed the ‘Three Laws of Robotics’ in a short story published in 1942 as a way of ensuring the machines would not rise up to overthrow humanity.
The Hill | Changing who controls the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) so close to our presidential election will jeopardize the results of how you vote on Nov. 8 unless Congress stops this changeover.
Mac Slavo | This is the power, hurtling from space, that could wipe us out like the dinosaurs. Or so they say.
The Sun | Putin’s scientists are using communist-era gravity machines ahead of manned mission to the moon between 2025 and 2045.
London Telegraph | Plastic crockery and cutlery is to be banned in France unless it is made from biologically sourced materials.
Truth Revolt | “The sky is the limit.”
Daily Mail | Plant owners insist there’s no risk.
Daily Mail | They account for around one per cent of the population and much of their success has been put down to dedication and perseverance.
Daily Mail | Imagine a person who can play tennis like Andy Murray, think like Professor Stephen Hawking and can live to 150 – all in a body that looks and feels like it belongs to a 40-year-old.
Michael Krieger | When Bruce Schneier writes a post titled, Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet, you better listen.
Washington Examiner | In raw numbers, Live Action determined that the group’s 323,999 abortions in 2014 was an average of 1 every 97 seconds, 877 a day, and at a rate of 160 per every adoption referral.
Miami Herald | A contentious debate over aerial insecticide spraying to knock down mosquitoes carrying Zika virus raged again Wednesday morning in Miami Beach.
Anna Scanlon | Triclosan has benefits when combined with fluoride.
Heat Street | Robots dominated New York Fashion Week, but not all of them behaved themselves.