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3 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Michaels Stores Data Breach

Many of the more than 1,000 Michaels locations were compromised, including multiple Long Island stores.

NASA's LADEE Spacecraft Crashes into the Moon

After completing its mission and surviving a Lunar eclipse, the LADEE spacecraft has impacted the far side of the moon.

April Showers? Lyrid Meteor Shower & Blood Moon to Wow Stargazers This Week

Over the course of two weeks our night sky will be treat us to a universal show.

Heartbleed Exploit Could Compromise Millions of Web Users; How Can You Stay Safe?

A recently discovered vulnerability has been found in many of the web’s most popular sites, potentially putting millions of users at risk.

Lab-Grown Body Parts Possible with Tissue-Engineering

A group of researchers have successfully recreated vaginas in the laboratory to function properly with women absent of the part or who have underdeveloped vaginas due to a rare condition.

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows XP – Can Your Aging PC Stay Safe?

The last security patch for Windows XP has been released, and Microsoft will no longer be supporting the 12-year-old operating system.

Stunning Footage of April 2nd Solar Flare Released by NASA

NASA has released images and video of a coronal mass ejection that occurred on the morning of April 2, 2014.

Tobacco Could Hold Key to Fighting Cancer, New Study Says

Scientists in Australia have found an antimicrobial peptide capable of targeting and destroying cancer cells.

Cereal Boxes: There’s More to the Box than You Think, Study Finds

Do you or the kids have the urge to buy each time you walk down the cereal aisle? There's something to the eye gaze of the characters on cereal boxes, according to a study.

Feds Require Automakers to Put Back-Up Cameras in New Cars

New regulations will require that safety cameras be installed in almost every vehicle manufactured on or after May 1, 2018.

The New HTC One (M8) – Should it be Your Next Phone?

A sturdy build, pleasing aesthetic, and impressive performance make the One a tempting choice for smartphone buyers.

HTC Launches Its New Android Flagship, the One (M8)

The new iteration of HTC’s critically acclaimed smartphone is already available in store at Verizon and comes with a few improvements over its predecessor.

LIRR Seeks Monitoring Equipment for Trains

The LIRR and Metro North are looking to install safety monitoring equipment on freight trains that use their railways.

Toyota Charged with Misleading U.S. Consumers about Safety Issues

Toyota will pay a $1.2 billion financial penalty for defrauding U.S. consumers about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

Birdlike Dinosaur Unveiled from 66 Million Years Ago, Dubbed ‘Chicken from Hell’

Meet one of the latest dinosaur discoveries from 66 million years ago, dubbed 'Chicken from Hell.'

IBM Watson to Help New York Genome Center Treat Cancer

IBM’s artificially intelligent supercomputer will help tailor unique treatments to individual cancer patients.

Asteroid Set to Cover One of the Brightest Stars in the Night Sky Thursday Morning

On March 20th the night sky will be the scene of a rare astronomical event.

Honda Recalls Nearly 900,000 Odyssey Minivans for Fire Hazard

A defective fuel pump strainer has put the vehicles at an increased risk of fire.

Change to Facebook Users’ News Feed, Premium Video Ads

Just when you thought there weren't any more changes to Facebook, another change comes along -- premium video ads to the News Feed.

Amazon Raises Cost of Prime Membership for First Time

The popular membership program for the web’s biggest retailer will soon see a 25% jump in price.
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