Samantha Cole

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Space

The Moon Might Be Quaking from Stress, Scientists Find

New research analyzes how the moon's surface moves, from a cooled interior to gravitational pulls.
Samantha Cole
5.13.19
Facebook

Researchers Say Facebook’s Dead Users Could Outnumber the Living Within 50 Years

This study suggests we start thinking seriously about how we handle digital remains.
Samantha Cole
4.30.19
Culture

The Complicated Appeal of 'Gamer Girl' Porn

We take a harder look at how female gamers are portrayed in porn.
Samantha Cole
4.29.19
chimps

That Viral Video of a Chimp Scrolling Instagram Is Bad, Actually

The video of the chimpanzee scrolling through social media isn't good for wildlife conservation, experts say.
Samantha Cole
Sarah Emerson
4.25.19
YouTube

YouTube’s Bad Anti-Conspiracy Algorithm Links Notre Dame Fire to 9/11 Attacks

The "information panel" feature, which is supposed to defend against fake news spread, promoted a link to terror attacks.
Samantha Cole
4.16.19
skype

I Tried Skype’s New 50-Person Video Calling Feature, My Personal Hell

Skype's conferencing feature now allows double the participants, so I tested it out.
Samantha Cole
4.10.19
SEX

Dolphins Have Clitorises 'Remarkably Similar' to Humans

For the first time, scientists studied the dolphin clit up close—and found something familiar
Samantha Cole
4.8.19
apps

This Fake Boyfriend App Bails You Out of Awkward Moments

Microsoft developer advocate Chloe Condon created an app to fake a call, to get her off the hook in unwanted social situations.
Samantha Cole
4.1.19
nukes

Start April With Some Newly Declassified Nuclear Test Footage

Decades-old films show the sheer power of nuclear warheads.
Samantha Cole
3.31.19
data privacy

Health Apps Can Share Your Data Everywhere, New Study Shows

A study tested two dozen medicine apps to find out how and where they're sharing your personal data.
Samantha Cole
3.21.19
Instagram

Instagram Finally Admits It's a Bra Shopping App

With "Checkout for Instagram," the photo-sharing platform becomes what it was always meant for: shilling.
Samantha Cole
3.20.19
Facebook

Facebook Is Launching a New Machine Learning Algorithm to Combat Revenge Porn

Facebook told Motherboard that this tool is trained on "previously confirmed non-consensual intimate images."
Samantha Cole
3.18.19
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