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Dropbox, iCloud and Snapchat have all denied being “hacked”, but all three services have seen either passwords, pictures or videos leaked from their services in the last few months.

Do you use "cloud" storage to backup your files? Do you use "cloud" storage to backup your files?

Dropbox, iCloud and Snapchat have all denied being “hacked”, but all three services have seen either passwords, pictures or videos leaked from their services in the last few months.

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That's more of a political question than a scientific one, but the signs are promising. Seventy-six Nobel laureates in science endorsed Barack Obama on the basis of some of his campaign promises....

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No. They’re more fertile than some and less than others. The fertility rate per individual is how many offspring they have. Giant panda cubs weigh only three to five ounces (85-140g) when...

Without a flash, there's definitely no harm you can do, unless you inadvertently knock a priceless vase over with your camera. As for flash photography, some galleries claim that the cumulative...

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