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Uber partners with senior citizen group in hunt for new drivers

As part of a new charm offensive, the startup giant is hoping to attract more than 100,000 drivers from an unlikely place: AARP.

By July 30, 2015


Godzilla is Japan's newest, most imposing citizen

The fine folks of Tokyo's Shinjuku ward have welcomed a famous new resident. The fictional monster Godzilla, who lives atop a movie theater in Shinjuku, gets residency papers.

By June 3, 2015


Google search chief: Users have right to be forgotten online -- in some cases

Amit Singhal, Google's search chief, says teenagers and other people who make small, "innocent" mistakes shouldn't be chased their entire lives.

By October 8, 2015


Project Apollo Archive posts thousands of Apollo space mission photos online

Each Apollo astronaut was equipped with a specially modified Hasselblad camera, resulting in thousands of iconic space images that are now collated in one place.

By October 5, 2015


You rooted for Pizza Rat, now cheer on Milkshake Squirrel

The pizza-toting subway rat has some competition from a photogenic New York City park squirrel with a hankering for a dairy-based dessert.

By September 23, 2015


Google snubbed in France over attempt to limit right-to-be-forgotten requests

A French privacy watchdog insists that Google's takedown requests should be applied to all the company's domains around the world, otherwise the search giant could face a fine.

By September 21, 2015


Fossil Finder wants amateur archaeologists for online sleuthing

A new interactive website is enlisting citizen scientists to scour high-resolution images from fossil-rich Kenya in hopes their sightings can help reconstruct prehistoric worlds.

By September 9, 2015


US looks to allow EU citizens to sue over data privacy

Proposed legislation would open the door for those in Europe to sue in the US over the release of personal data.

By June 25, 2014


Woman who sued Uber over alleged rape in India withdraws lawsuit

Ride-hailing service condemned the attack but argued the company was not contractually related to the defendant and that California was the wrong place to file the lawsuit.

By September 1, 2015


Here's what happens if you stop eating completely

A new video from AsapScience lays out the biochemical processes involved in starving. It also comes with a call to help those for whom this issue is anything but academic.

By August 6, 2015