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Teaching creationism makes kids less intelligent, says Bill Nye

The Science Guy worries that forcing children to believe the world is only 6,000 years old prevents them from thinking critically.

By December 13, 2014

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That $119 'Frozen' playset sells for $250 on Amazon. Let it go?

The art of retail arbitrage -- buying products from brick-and mortar stores and selling them online for a higher price -- is alive and well.

By December 14, 2014

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Life on Mars: Down but not out says Mars Society founder

Despite the disappointing lack of methane findings reported Thursday from NASA's Curiosity rover, Robert Zubrin of the Mars Society says that hope is not lost for finding life on the red planet.

By September 22, 2013

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Fight or flight: Amazon gets tough with the FAA

Amazon says if the US agency won't play, its drone operations will end up overseas. We'll see whether that threat gets off the ground.

By December 10, 2014

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Zuckerberg muses on 'dislike' button, the emotion study and pizza

In another Q&A session with users, the Facebook CEO says the social network is trying to figure out a way to help express a broader array of emotions.

By December 11, 2014

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Gran of steel: Meet Superman's family in 'Krypton' TV show

SyFy is reported to be going back even further than "Smallville" to meet Kal-El's grandfather on the planet Krypton.

By December 9, 2014

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Web founder: Europe's 'right to be forgotten' rule is dangerous

Tim Berners-Lee thinks scrubbing false information off the Web is fine, but the truth should be preserved for reasons of free speech and history. Also: the robots are already here.

By December 10, 2014

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Sony and the rise of state-sponsored hacking

North Korea has been blamed for one of the most destructive cyberattacks on a company in US history. It's just the latest in a string of hacks sanctioned and funded by governments.

By December 20, 2014

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Sony to release 'The Interview' after all?

Two days after saying it wouldn't release the controversial film, the movie maker now says it wants to offer customers a way to see it "on a different platform."

By December 19, 2014

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FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack

The FBI releases the findings of its four-week investigation into one of the most destructive cyberattacks of a company on US soil. Meanwhile, Sony now says it wants to find a 'different platform' for showing "The Interview" after theaters pulled out.

By December 19, 2014