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After Facebook Scrutiny, Is Google Next?
Science Says: Amount of Straws, Plastic Pollution is Huge
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Science Says: Amount of Straws, Plastic Pollution is Huge

After Facebook Scrutiny, Is Google Next?

By Seth Borenstein |
Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world's plastic pollution problem. The problem is so large, though, that scien...

At Tribeca, Virtual Reality Tackles Harsh Real-World Issues

At Tribeca, Virtual Reality Tackles Harsh Real-World Issues

By Jake Coyle | Apr 26
"The things that you read in the paper, that you hear in the news, you have the ability to click away from. This is the first time that you're actually experiencing it full on. It will change the way that you see these tragedies play out."

Genetic Sleuthing Helps Food Poisoning Searches

Genetic Sleuthing Helps Food Poisoning Searches

Apr 26
A new technique that relies on genetics is revolutionizing food poisoning investigation and identifying common causes in scattered and seemingly unrelated illnesses.

Facebook Launches Transparency Tool Before Irish Referendum

Facebook Launches Transparency Tool Before Irish Referendum

Apr 25
Facebook is launching a pilot program in Ireland ahead of a referendum on abortion which it hopes will ensure greater transparency in political advertising.

Construction Robots Weld, Bolt, Lift to Beat Worker Shortage

Construction Robots Weld, Bolt, Lift to Beat Worker Shortage

By Yuri Kageyama | Apr 25
Using robots makes sense in urban construction, where buildings are high-rise and the same work is repeated on each floor.

Financial Expert Taking Facebook to UK Court over Fake Ads

Financial Expert Taking Facebook to UK Court over Fake Ads

Apr 24
A personal finance expert launched a lawsuit against Facebook in Britain on Monday, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name.