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Category: Science & Technology

Our Privacy Is Being Sold Like Cheap Goods, And Who's Involved Might Come As A Surprise

By now, a lot of us have learned that the NSA has access to a lot of information about us. But it seems the Internet privacy issue is an even larger problem than most people know. In fact, some of you might be shocked to know who else is involved. Read more: http://upworthy.com/our-privacy-is-being-sold-like-cheap-goods-and-whos-involved-might-come-as-a-surprise

Have You Heard The Message Carl Sagan Sent To Mars For Future Explorers To Find?

You haven’t? That’s because you haven’t explored Mars yet. Yes, that’s right. I said yet. WARNING: If you’re a Star Trek/sci-fi fan like myself, have tissues handy; the prospect of interplanetary travel becoming a reality might make you a little teary. Carl Sagan recorded this message a few months before he died in 1996. In…

Drink It, Eat It, Wear It, Just Don't Grow It — It's Illegal! (And It Shouldn't Be.)

OK, OK. You can’t smoke hemp — well, you can but you’ll just get a headache. But you can build a house with it, make beautiful clothes with it, and improve your health too. It’s a crazy-useful plant that’s good for the environment. George Washington farmed it, but we don’t grow it in the U.S.…

Do You Know The Silly Reason Why America Put A Man On The Moon? Do You Know Why We Stopped Going?

Neil deGrasse Tyson is more than just an excellent tour guide through the cosmos — he’s a true voice for our endangered space program. In this piece, he reminds us how our passion for space missions began and makes a compelling case that we must not abandon our quests and dreams. Let us renew our…

What Does Our Anxiousness To Check Our Phones Say About The World?

We live in a world where people often get more connected to their phones and computers than their friends and family. So as the amount of technology and information we have access to increases, how can we use it for good … instead of just falling into a state of global ADD? Read more: http://upworthy.com/what-does-our-anxiousness-to-check-our-phones-say-about-the-world