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Facebook Launches Transparency Tool Before Irish Referendum

Study: Diamond from the Sky May Have Come from 'Lost Planet'

Facebook is launching a pilot program in Ireland ahead of a referendum on abortion which it hopes will ensure greater transparency in political advertising.

At Tribeca, Virtual Reality Tackles Harsh Real-World Issues

At Tribeca, Virtual Reality Tackles Harsh Real-World Issues

By Jake Coyle | Apr 26
"The things that you read in the paper, that you hear in the news, you have the ability to click away from. This is the first time that you're actually experiencing it full on. It will change the way that you see these tragedies play out."

Science Says: Amount of Straws, Plastic Pollution is Huge

Science Says: Amount of Straws, Plastic Pollution is Huge

By Seth Borenstein | Apr 26
Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world's plastic pollution problem. The problem is so large, though, that scientists say that's not nearly enough.

Genetic Sleuthing Helps Food Poisoning Searches

Genetic Sleuthing Helps Food Poisoning Searches

Apr 26
A new technique that relies on genetics is revolutionizing food poisoning investigation and identifying common causes in scattered and seemingly unrelated illnesses.

MSNBC's Reid Says Homophobic Posts Were Result of Hack

MSNBC's Reid Says Homophobic Posts Were Result of Hack

By David Bauder | Apr 26
MSNBC's Joy Reid insists that homophobic language in one of her old blog posts is the work of a computer hacker and her security expert said Wednesday they have a strong suspicion of who did it, although he would not name the suspect.

Researcher in Facebook Data Scandal Apologizes

Researcher in Facebook Data Scandal Apologizes

By Mae Anderson | Apr 25
The academic at the center of the Facebook data-misuse scandal apologized for his actions, but said he thought he did nothing wrong at the time.