American kids are ditching Facebook in record numbers

For the first time in Facebook's history, the number of daily active users in the U.S. dropped—by about 700,000.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: MONEY SHARMA/GETTY

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Culture & Religion

This week in comments: February 4th—February 12th, 2018

We've got the biggest comments. The best comments. You're going to have such good comments that you're going to be sick of how good these comments are. Believe me. 

 

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Your Facebook news feed is about to undergo a massive change

The social media behemoth wants you to use their platform less, not more, than before. 

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Personal Growth

Stephen Hawking Believes We Will Abandon Earth via Light-Based Transportation

The iconic physicist warns that we’d better find another planet in the next 100 years, or humanity is screwed. 

 

Hawking spoke at the Starmus Festival of arts and sciences in Norway. Getty Images.

Stephen Hawking is fed up. He thinks the world is doomed and that we should start preparing our exit strategy now. Easier said than done. Hawking recently spoke out at the Starmus Festival of arts and sciences in Norway. In his speech, the world famous physicist slammed President Donald Trump for taking “the most serious, and wrong, decision on climate change this world has seen.” When asked to comment further the famous cosmologist groaned: "The Earth is under threat from so many areas that it is difficult for me to be positive.”

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