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Newly signed law aims to limit the damage from space weather

Newly signed law aims to limit the damage from space weather Sponsored Links NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) via Getty Images Space weather like solar flares could seriously disrupt electronics and satellites, and the US government might soon mount a better defense. President Trump has signed the PROSWIFT Act (Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather…

Facebook is banning Oculus owners with multiple VR headsets

Facebook is banning Oculus owners with multiple VR headsets Sponsored Links Devindra Hardawar/Engadget Oculus’ move to require Facebook accounts is creating serious problems for some of its biggest fans. Windows Central reports that Facebook is banning Oculus users who simultaneously use more than one VR headset linked to the same social network account. This violates…

The Science of Nerdiness

The Science of Nerdiness

The Science of Nerdiness Scott Barry Kaufman Do you get excited and energized by the possibility of learning something new and complex? Do you get turned on by nuance? Do you get really stimulated by new ideas and imaginative scenarios? If so, you may have an influx of dopamine in your synapses, but…

PayPal drops domain registrar Epik over its ‘alternative’ digital currency

PayPal drops domain registrar Epik over its ‘alternative’ digital currency Sponsored Links Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images PayPal may be friendlier to digital currencies, but that doesn’t mean it’s giving everyone a free pass. Mashable reports the payments giant has terminated the account for domain registrar Epik, known for serving right-wing havens like Gab and…

Chrome OS may finally be getting a dark mode

Chrome OS may finally be getting a dark mode Kim Lyons Chrome OS may finally be getting a dark mode, but so far it’s only been spotted in its experimental Canary channel, Android Central reported. Before you go tinkering with Canary just be advised: Canary is Google’s “bleeding edge” Chrome OS path, which receives daily…

The Psychology of Fact Checking

The Psychology of Fact Checking

The Psychology of Fact Checking Stephen J. Ceci Distortions and outright lies by politicians and pundits have become so common that major news outlets like the Associated Press, CNN, BBC, Fox News, and Washington Post routinely assign journalists and fact-checkers to verify claims made during stump speeches and press briefings. The motivation to uncover falsehoods…