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Yes, the FDA is allowing Elon Musk’s Neuralink to begin human trials
Neuralink is recruiting patients for its first human clinical trial. We VERIFY the steps that companies have to take in order to do this.
Yes, a nationwide emergency alert test will happen on Oct. 4, 2023
The test will be sent to radios, televisions and cell phones in order to confirm the systems used by the government can effectively inform people of an emergency.
Yes, scammers call people and ask ‘Can you hear me?’
We VERIFY what you need to know about this common robocall.
If you hate cilantro, the answer could be in your genes
Genetic studies show that taste receptor variants can cause cilantro dislike, but there may be other factors too.
Yes, the giveaway website Freecycle recently had a data breach
The nonprofit that helps people give away items recommends that users change their passwords and watch out for potential phishing emails.
No, Congress is not considering a law that would ban credit card rewards
The Credit Card Competition Act, which some are calling the “Big Box” law, does not ban rewards. But some banks are warning that rewards could be at risk.
Yes, the Facebook user data privacy class-action settlement is real
Many Facebook users received a notification about a class-action settlement. It’s real. Here’s how to know if you qualify for a cash payment.
Vegas Sphere not rain-damaged by Tropical Storm Hilary
Viral videos of the Sphere at the Venetian show ordinary test protocols.
No, viral images don’t show evidence of ‘directed energy weapons’ starting fires in Maui
At least three viral images that appear to show laser beams have spread across social media as purported evidence of the origins of the Maui fires.
Yes, a viral video of Curiosity rover footage from Mars is real
A viewer asked us whether a viral video actually shows scenes from Mars. We can VERIFY that NASA originally shared the footage in 2018.
Yes, driving with cruise control can help you save gas.
Driving at inconsistent speeds burn more gas, which cruise control helps prevent. We VERIFY what you need to know about cruise control and fuel.
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