Spencer Platt/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Uber hires two hackers.

After remotely hijacking a Jeep and causing the Fiat Chrysler recall of 1.4 million vehicles, hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are now working for Uber.

“Looking forward to starting Tuesday with the great team at @Uber Advanced Technology Center,” tweeted Miller. “Should be a cool challenge and a lot of fun.”

Uber’s Advanced Technology Center is where the ride-sharing company experiments with autonomous vehicles and robotics.

“Charlie and Chris are joining the team at Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center, and will also work closely with Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan and Chief Information Security Officer John Flynn to continue building out a world-class safety and security program at Uber,” said an Uber spokesperson in a statement to WIRED.

Uber is no doubt concerned about the security of its vehicles. In February, the ride-sharing company experienced a security breach that may have exposed the names and license identification numbers of potentially 50,000 Uber drivers.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s supermoon!

Remember to stop and look at the sky Saturday night to witness one of the biggest and fullest moons of the year — known as a “supermoon.”

A supermoon occurs when a full moon or new moon is closest to Earth and comes within 224,834 miles of us, which will happen six times this year, according to earthsky.org.

But if you miss the supermoon, don’t worry. The next one is just one month away, on Sept. 28.

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Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR(NEW YORK) — Jordan Spieth’s reign as the world’s number one golfer lasted just one tournament.

Spieth, the 22-year-old phenom who won this year’s Masters and U.S. Open, claimed the top spot in the world rankings on the back of those major victories and a top-10 finish at the British Open last month. The Official World Golf Rankings are based on a two-year rolling average including results in each tournament a golfer appears.

Coming into the Barclay’s Pro-Am this weekend, Spieth held a slight edge over McIlroy, but needed to finish in the top 60 to maintain that lead. Instead, Spieth shot a 177 in two rounds, missed the cut and lost his claim to the top spot.

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This photo released by University of Hawai’i’s press site on July 29, 2015 shows Kim Binsted at HI-SEAS habitat on Hawai’i Island. University of Hawai’i(NEW YORK) — Six scientists began their year-long stay in a solar-powered dome to help researchers learn what space travelers would endure while heading to Mars.

The 365-day experiment started Friday on Mauna Loa, a Hawaiian volcano, according to the University of Hawaii. It’s the fourth and longest mission run by the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS).

The experiment focuses on the crew’s cohesion and performance to help determine the best way to travel to Mars and back, which is an estimated three-year journey, the University of Hawaii said.

“The longer each mission becomes, the better we can understand the risks of space travel,” said Kim Binsted, HI-SEAS principal investigator. “We hope that this upcoming mission will build on our current understanding of the social and psychological factors involved in long duration space exploration.”

The study is funded by NASA.

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ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Erika dissipated Saturday morning as it pushed over Hispaniola and Cuba.

As the storm was moving towards Cuba, it dissipated due to higher terrain and unfavorable atmospheric conditions. The National Hurricane Center canceled all tropical storm watches and warnings related to the storm at about 9 a.m.

Before losing strength, Erika caused widespread devastation on the small Caribbean island of Dominica, killing at least 20 people and leaving more missing.

“The extent of the devastation is monumental. It is far worse than expected,” Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said in a statement Friday. “We have, in essence, to rebuild Dominica.”

The main impacts to Florida will likely be heavy rain and breezy winds during the early portion of next week.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm’s expected approach late Sunday.

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iSTock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — Erika may be losing steam.

As of Friday evening, Tropical Storm Erika was 25 miles southwest of Port au Prince and dumped rain on Haiti causing mudslides and flooding.

The storm is moving toward the west at 21 mph with maximum sustained winds at 45 mph, but it’s expected to slow, according to the National Hurricane Center.

So far, Erika has caused multiple deaths on many islands, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for the state before the storm hits.

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iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Police detained a Los Angeles man this week after he allegedly flew his drone dangerously close to an LAPD helicopter, which was on the hunt for a suspect.

After taking evasive action to avoid the hovering drone, the chopper diverted, tracking the drone operator to a Rite-Aid parking lot, where officers handcuffed him and took him into custody.

“I just got this thing!” the visibly perturbed man told police. “I don’t understand what I did wrong.”

Despite campaigns aimed at educating the public about laws governing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the Federal Aviation Administration has recorded more than 760 pilot drone sightings this year — around triple what they recorded in all of 2014.

Many UAV operators are “just going up at their leisure, and they think it’s a game — but every game has consequences,” NYPD aviation unit Lt. Richard Knoeller told ABC News’ David Kerley at a chopper ride-along earlier this month. “It’s a very dangerous, dangerous instrument.”

If a drone smacked into a helicopter’s tail rotor, “it would send us spinning out of control,” said Knoeller.

“You would have to be very foolish to think you’re not putting people and lives in danger by operating a drone thousands of feet in this congested airspace,” he told Kerley. “If it does enough to shred the blade or damage any of the parts to the tail rotor, the results could be catastrophic.”

When pilots spot UAVs in their airspace, they may be forced to take evasive action. Even at high altitudes, pilots aren’t immune: Drones have been spotted as high as 10,000 feet, according to the FAA.

Of course, operating drones near airports and airplanes is illegal. But hunting down operators flying them illegally isn’t always easy.

Spotting a drone from above is like looking for a needle in a haystack, and because drone batteries only last about 15 or 20 minutes, police generally have to work within a tight time window.

Though the FAA has vowed that violators will face “stiff fines and criminal charges, including possible jail time,” arrests are still relatively rare.

“People think it’s the cool thing to do, and it’s just not,” Knoeller said. “It’s life threatening.”

In New York, where Knoeller works, there have been only two arrests this year – and just four in all of 2014.

But NYPD aviation unit officers are using every tool at their disposal — including sensors, infrared cameras, and GPS overlays — to track the drones back to their operator. Airborne officers can then collaborate with teams on the ground to apprehend drone owners.

“It’s almost a matter of time, you know, before something drastic happens,” said Knoeller. “When all else fails, it’s going to be time to prosecute.”

As for the man piloting the drone near the LAPD chopper? He was taken into custody, but not arrested or booked.

“Didn’t have anything to arrest him under,” said LAPD public information officer Nuria Vaneges.

Meanwhile, the LAPD plans to turn over its report to the District Attorney to determine whether they have a case – and officers confiscated his drone as evidence.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WALBRZYCH, Poland) — Has the legendary Nazi gold train finally been found?

The Polish government says ground-penetrating radar images mean its “99 percent convinced” that a World War II German military train is buried near the south-western city of Walbrzych.

According to Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski, the images appeared to show a train equipped with gun turrets, calling it an “exceptional” discovery.

Officials believe the train may be booby-trapped and say information about the train came in a deathbed confession from one of those involved in concealing it.

The train was rumored to have been carrying gold from what is now the Polish city of Wroclaw as the Soviet army closed in at the end of World War Two. Local folklore said it went missing near Ksiaz castle, 2 miles from Walbrzych.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Federal Drug Administration issued an alert on Friday, warning about certain types of Type 2 Diabetes treatments causing severe and debilitating joint pain.

The FDA mentioned in the alert the medicines sitagliptin, saxagliptin, linagliptin, and alogliptin as causing the joint pain.

“Patients should not stop taking their DPP-4 inhibitor medicine, but should contact their health care professional right away if they experience severe and persistent joint pain,” said the statement. “Health care professionals should consider DPP-4 inhibitors as a possible cause of severe joint pain and discontinue the drug if appropriate.”

According to the FDA, “DPP-4 inhibitors are used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Small gains and losses, a calm end for Wall Street after five wild days of trading.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 11.76 to finish the session at 16643.01.

The Nasdaq gained 15.62, ending at 4828.32, while the S&P 500 was up 1.21 to finish the week at 1988.87.

When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates? That’s been the big question these past few weeks, but now many are wondering “if” the Fed will raise interest rates. Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Stanley Fischer said it was now too early to decide to raise rates, especially after the crazy week for the markets and China’s devaluation of its currency.

According to the University of Michigan, consumer confidence has fallen slightly from 93.1 in July to 91.2 in August. However, the change is still nearly 11.5 percent higher than a year ago. University of Michigan Survey of Consumers Chief Economist Richard Curtin says, “The data suggest that real personal consumption expenditures will expand by a still healthy 2.9 percent in 2015, with the pace of growth rising to 3.0 percent in 2016. Needless to say, consumer sentiment must be carefully monitored in the months ahead.”

World markets had their own issues this week with volatility and sell-offs, but Asia’s markets ended mostly higher with Japan’s Nikkei 225 gaining 2.9 percent and the Shanghai composite index up 4.8 percent. Europe’s were mixed with London’s FTSE 100 up 0.9 percent and Germany’s DAX down 0.2 percent.

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