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Earth's mantle

Mountains Bigger Than Everest May Lie Deep Inside Earth

Scientists used the second largest earthquake on record to glimpse the terrain 410 miles under our planet's surface.
Becky Ferreira
fake news

Boomers Share the Most Fake News on Facebook, Study Finds

A new study found that age was the main factor that determined whether someone would spread misinformation on Facebook.
Sarah Emerson

Earth’s Oceans Have Absorbed Far More Heat Than Experts Believed, Study Claims

A new study says we’ve vastly underestimated the amount of heat trapped by Earth’s oceans due to global warming.
Sarah Emerson

Russia Has the World's Largest Stockpile of Highly Enriched Uranium

Russia may possess more than half of the highly enriched uranium in the world and a new report says this poses “significant nuclear risks.”
Daniel Oberhaus
you're being followed

Nearly Half of the Most Popular Websites Use the Same Software to Track You Around the Internet

Third-party tracking software is increasingly controlled by only a handful of companies.
Louise Matsakis
motherboard show

Quantum Leap: Researchers Send Information Using a Single Particle of Light

This could pave the way for quantum computer circuits where electron qubits exchange information via photons.
Daniel Oberhaus

The Internet Doesn’t Route Around Surveillance

Researchers find that routing around surveillance is almost impossible on the internet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Programmers Made a Selfie Filter To Make You Look More Like You, Sorry

For anyone who’s feeling selfie-conscious.
Sarah Emerson
tipping point

Here's the Most Detailed Picture Yet of How Much the World's Oceans Are Warming

New research published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows a massive amount of warming in the deep ocean over the past two decades, which has far reaching consequences.
Michael Casey

Princeton May Drop Woodrow Wilson's Name Because He Was a Racist

The Virginia native and late president of the United States and Princeton University actively discouraged blacks from applying to the school and complimented the Ku Klux Klan as a "veritable empire of the South, to protect the Southern country."
Olivia Becker and Simon Ostrovsky

My Life as an Ivy League Sugar Baby

After graduating from Princeton, I traded sex for money. But don't we all trade love for something?
Tessla Coil