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Here are the most and least stolen cars

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The Highway Loss Data Institute keeps an annual list of vehicles most and least likely to be stolen.  Read more…

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Temperature records broke in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands today

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It’s back. 

After a June heat wave smashed national temperature records in France and broke historic June records across Europe, a mass of hot air has returned to the continent. 

On Wednesday, the Netherlands Meteorological Institute reported that the nation’s all-time temperature record, which stood for the last 75 years, fell as temperatures hit 101.8 degrees Fahrenheit (38.8 C).

Belgium broke its national heat record too, as temperatures reached 103.8 F (39.9 C), reported David…

This scary deepfake tool can make someone say something they never said — Future Blink

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A group of scientists from Stanford University, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Princeton University, and Adobe Research created a tool that can alter the dialogue in a video based on text in a script. Read more…

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M.I.T. cuts ties with Huawei, ZTE over U.S. investigations

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One of the United States’ top universities is cutting ties with Huawei and ZTE.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) made the decision to terminate its existing relationships, as well as suspend future ones, with the two Chinese tech giants. 

The university’s decision comes in light of current federal investigations into the companies over sanctions violations. MIT’s associate provost and vice president for…

M.I.T. cuts ties with Huawei, ZTE over U.S. investigations

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One of the United States’ top universities is cutting ties with Huawei and ZTE.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) made the decision to terminate its existing relationships, as well as suspend future ones, with the two Chinese tech giants. 

The university’s decision comes in light of current federal investigations into the companies over sanctions violations. MIT’s associate provost and vice president for…

New study shows positive results from male birth control pill

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Clinical trials completed at Los Angeles Biomed Research Institute and the University of Washington suggest that a male birth control pill tested could be safe. Read more…

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CDC reports teenage tobacco use has soared

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According to the public health institute, it increased 38% last year among kids grades 9 through 12. Read more…

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How the internet is celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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Scroll through Twitter, and you’ll see the trending hashtag #WomenInScience. February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science: a time to recognize the ladies making the world a better place through science and technology. 

Their success stories should really be celebrated every day, especially because science remains a male-dominated field. Less than 30 percent of the world’s researchers are women, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics

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Trippy space photo shows distant Earth behind the far side of the moon

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A Chinese satellite swooped behind the moon and snapped a shot of two worlds: the heavily-cratered moon, and in the distance, the cloud-covered planet Earth. 

The image, captured on February 3, shows the far side of the moon that us Earthlings never see. The moon is locked in orbit to Earth, meaning that the same side of the moon is always facing us. But as the image shows, the moon’s far side is often illuminated by the sun, exposing the impact-blasted, grey lunar desert.

Meanwhile, some…

Your guide to the best online mattress: Casper, Nectar, Leesa, and more

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Sleep can make or break your day. If you wake up feeling energized and refreshed, concentrating and functioning will be a breeze. On the other hand, if you spend most of your nights tossing and turning, the whole day can feel like a challenge. You’ll be fatigued, irritable, and reaching for the nearest caffeine source. 

According to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, sleep deprivation might lead to serious health problems, including…