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Chimps and chumps.

Bonobos prefer bullies and jerks. Why don't humans?

If you saw someone helping another person, then a third person antagonizing them, who would you choose to associate with? As a human, chances are you'd prefer the helper, who appears to be a more cooperative member of society. But, according to new research out of Duke University, not all apes feel the same way.

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Chip flaw gives hackers access to your info

Critical flaws revealed to affect most Intel chips since 1995

Just hours after proof-of-concept code was tweeted, security researchers have revealed the long-awaited details of two vulnerabilities in Intel processors dating back more than two decades. Two critical vulnerabilities found in Intel chips can let an attacker steal data from the memory of running apps, such as data from password managers, browsers, emails, and photos and documents.

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19,000-Pound Space Station Falling 'Uncontrolled' Back To Earth

It's pretty common for old satellites and other "space junk" to come falling back down to Earth. While hundreds of pieces of debris come down each year, scientists are nervously watching a 19,000-pound space station's course because its out-of-control route is making it impossible to figure out where it will crash.

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Hair of the dog.

Facebook has acknowledged that social media use can be bad for users' mental health, a sign the company is feeling pressure from a growing chorus of critics raising alarms about the platform's effect on society.   Read the article on theguardian.com >

Facebook has acknowledged that social media use can be bad for users' mental health, a sign the company is feeling pressure from a growing chorus of critics raising alarms about the platform's effect on society.

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Chicks'n Alfredo

Youngstown State University student Albert Maruna was caught red-handed and arrested this week after he allegedly attempted to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, who turned out to be an undercover of...

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Fighting fire through fire.

They've helped combat the flames since World War II. But with more-and more intense-fire seasons still ahead, a series of prison reforms have cut their ranks. For a dollar an hour and credit toward early parole, more than 1,700 convicted felons fought on the front lines of the destructive wildfires that raged across Northern California this October.

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'Donut' bribe politicians.

A high-ranking Massachusetts lawmaker has been arrested and charged in a 113-count indictment that accuses him of running his State Senator office as a "criminal enterprise" that netted him $1 million in kickbacks and bribes, federal prosecutors announced today. The 102-page indictment charges him with racketeering, extortion, honest services fraud, money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the IRS and other charges.

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