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After devastating 2017, NOAA releases new hurricane forecast

After devastating 2017, NOAA releases new hurricane forecast

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast calls for 10 to 16 named storms, with five to nine hurricanes
What is GDPR? Explaining Europe's major privacy law

What is GDPR? Explaining Europe's major privacy law

Europe's major privacy law goes in effect Friday. Here's how it affects businesses and people
Facebook announces user privacy review as Europe cracks down

Facebook announces user privacy review as Europe cracks down

Europe's General Data Protection Regulation​ makes it easier for EU residents to give and withdraw permission for companies to use personal information
Uber self-drives robo-cars out of Arizona after fatal crash

Uber self-drives robo-cars out of Arizona after fatal crash

Ride-sharing company had already suspended program in the state after crash, but new move means human jobs will be lost
NOAA studies "serious problem" with new GOES weather satellite

NOAA studies "serious problem" with new GOES weather satellite

The recently-launched GOES-17 weather satellite has run into problems with its main camera
Twitter to add labels to U.S. political candidates

Twitter to add labels to U.S. political candidates

Social media service says move is aimed at preventing bogus accounts from fooling users
Studies: Shuttering coal and oil power plants boosts fertility, babies' health

Studies: Shuttering coal and oil power plants boosts fertility, babies' health

"We believe that these papers have important implications for understanding the potential ... health benefits of climate and energy policy shifts and provide some very good news on that front"
Loch Ness Monster legend to be tested with DNA samples

Loch Ness Monster legend to be tested with DNA samples

International team of scientists will take samples of the murky waters of Scotland's Loch Ness and conduct DNA tests to determine what species live there
Panic as bat-borne virus kills 10, infects at least 13 more

Panic as bat-borne virus kills 10, infects at least 13 more

Indian officials say Nipah virus outbreak appears contained and "there is no need to panic," but it's too late for some
ACLU accuses Amazon of enabling government surveillance

ACLU accuses Amazon of enabling government surveillance

Civil liberties group claims e-commerce giant's facial-recognition service poses a threat to Americans' privacy
SpaceX Falcon 9 launches seven satellites

SpaceX Falcon 9 launches seven satellites

SpaceX is launching seven commercial and government satellites in West Coast flight
Mark Zuckerberg grilled over data scandal

Mark Zuckerberg grilled over data scandal

EU lawmakers question Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook's role in Cambridge Analytica scandal
Iconic salamander on brink of extinction, because of humans' appetite

Iconic salamander on brink of extinction, because of humans' appetite

"Unless coordinated conservation measures are put in place as a matter of urgency, the future of the world's largest amphibian is in serious jeopardy"
Facebook's Zuckerberg to face EU questions over data scandal

Facebook's Zuckerberg to face EU questions over data scandal

European officials insisted on hearing the social-media CEO in person following the Cambridge Analytica incident
This car stole the show at the royal wedding

This car stole the show at the royal wedding

Jaguar's gorgeous convertible is electrifying on the inside, too
Hawaii volcano lava oozes into ocean, creates new toxic hazard

Hawaii volcano lava oozes into ocean, creates new toxic hazard

Authorities warn the public to stay away from the toxic steam cloud, which is formed by a chemical reaction when lava touches seawater
Businesses scramble to comply with EU data law

Businesses scramble to comply with EU data law

Businesses from pizza parlors to airlines across the EU are rushing to comply with the new GDPR by May 25
Planet-hunting spacecraft "Tess" photographs distant stars

Planet-hunting spacecraft "Tess" photographs distant stars

NASA's new planet-hunting spacecraft, "Tess," launched last month. When NASA wants to zoom in and show us what distant planets and stars might look like up close and in color, they assign two artists
App for monitoring teens' phones leaked thousands of passwords

App for monitoring teens' phones leaked thousands of passwords

"We have taken action to close one of our servers to the public and begun alerting customers that could potentially be impacted," a TeenSafe spokesperson said
Rocket launches 3 tons of cargo toward space station

Rocket launches 3 tons of cargo toward space station

A Cygnus cargo ship loaded with supplies for the ISS lifted off from NASA's Wallop's Flight Facility in Virginia this morning