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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 12:18 PM EDT

Facebook Drops News Outlet Input in 'Trending Topics' Review

Facebook Drops News Outlet Input in 'Trending Topics' Review

Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed...

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 07:12 PM EDT

New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch

New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch

A unique, thought-controlled prosthetic arm developed in part by the Hanger Clinic in Gig Harbor, Washington, uses the the body's nerve signals to control movement.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 12:56 AM EDT

Solar Impulse Lands in Wright Brothers' Ohio Hometown

Solar Impulse Lands in Wright Brothers' Ohio Hometown

A solar-powered airplane has touched down in the Ohio hometown of two of America's most well-known aviation pioneers on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 landed late...

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 04:13 PM EDT

Dr. Priscilla Chan Speaks at The Harker School

Dr. Priscilla Chan Speaks at The Harker School

Dr. Priscilla Chan gave a commencement speech at San Jose’s The Harker School on Thursday, seven years after she left teaching there and decided to go to medical school, and then to go on to marry Facebook...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 05:57 PM EDT

LinkedIn: Millions May Be Affected by New Data Leak

LinkedIn: Millions May Be Affected by New Data Leak

LinkedIn is aware of a set of over 100 million users' data that may have been released online by a hacker, the social media network said Wednesday. The password and email data that have apparently been...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 07:55 PM EDT

Space Shuttle Fuel Tank to Be Displayed at Calif. Science Center

Space Shuttle Fuel Tank to Be Displayed at Calif. Science Center

The lone remaining external fuel tank from NASA's space shuttle program arrived early Wednesday in Marina del Rey for the final leg of its journey to the California Science Center. The rust-colored tank,...

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