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Can U.K.'s New Prime Minister Pull Off Brexit? Here's What To Know

Britain's prime minister vows to bring the country out of the European Union at the end of October — deal or no deal. Here are some of the key challenges he faces.

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In Zimbabwe, An Economic Crisis With 175% Inflation Drives Discontent

Protests took place Friday. Power cuts can last up to 18 hours a day. About a third of Zimbabwe's population needs food aid, due to drought and the worsening economy, the U.N. says.

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Melting Glaciers Are Helping Capture Carbon

Wired Top Stories - 1 hour 20 min ago
Glaciers melting under the weight of global warming can help sequester carbon, making such watersheds a previously unrecognized CO~2~ sink.
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Planned Parenthood Out Of Title X Over Trump Rule

The organization says it is leaving the federal family planning program because of rule changes that prohibit Title X grantees from providing or referring most patients for abortion.

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New California Law Says Police Should Kill Only When 'Necessary'

The legislation is a response to police killings of unarmed black men such as Stephon Clark. But critics say it doesn't go far enough.

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In Congo, Even Ebola Can't Stop Lovers From Dancing

The city of Goma is trying to keep the Ebola outbreak at bay. But as night falls, Congolese rumba fills the air, and people dance close together.

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Want to Burn $9 Million to Go 236 MPH? Try the New Bugatti

Wired Top Stories - 2 hours 20 min ago
The Bugatti Centodieci pays homage to the EB110, and packs 1,600 horsepower into a W16 engine (basically two V8s).
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Maybe The Way To Control Locusts Is By Growing Crops They Don't Like

A lab at Arizona State University tries to find new ways to combat the global scourge of locusts. One solution may have to do with farming practices.

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Beware the Epiphany-Industrial Complex

Wired Top Stories - 2 hours 46 min ago
The 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment may have been thoroughly debunked, but its influence lives on in facile TED talks and interpretations of science that purport to deliver insights into the human condition.
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NYPD Fires Daniel Pantaleo, Who Used Banned Chokehold On Eric Garner Before His Death

The decision backs the recommendation of an NYPD administrative judge earlier this month that Pantaleo should be fired for his role in Garner's death in 2014.

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Reddit Now Lets You Livestream. What Could Go Wrong?

Wired Top Stories - 3 hours 20 min ago
The platform is running a weeklong experiment called RPAN to see how Redditors use new livestreaming capabilities.
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Cave Diver Risks All To Explore Places 'Where Nobody Has Ever Been'

"The big picture of survival is sometimes so hard to see, but we always know what we can do to make the next best step toward survival," says cave diver, photographer and memoirist Jill Heinerth.

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Trump Dismisses Recession Fears, Saying Fed Must Help The Economy

The Trump administration pushed back hard against warnings of an economic slowdown. But the president is also calling on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again to help boost growth.

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Can Maternal Fluoride Consumption During Pregnancy Lower Children's Intelligence?

A Canadian study suggests that fluoride consumed by pregnant women can affect the IQ of their children. No single study provides definitive answers, but the findings will no doubt stir debate.

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The End Is Nigh For FogCam, Billed As The Internet's Oldest Running Webcam

The webcam at San Francisco State University has been in operation since 1994. Now, its creators say they plan to sunset the Internet landmark by the end of the month.

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Spicy With A Twist: Nearly 4 Tons Of Pot Found In Jalapeno Shipment

Hundreds of bulky green packages were discovered amid the spicy chilies. The drugs seized at a San Diego cargo facility were valued at $2.3 million.

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Colonies of Aggressive, Social Spiders Boom After a Hurricane

Wired Top Stories - 5 hours 20 min ago
Add skittering groups of extra-bold spiders to the list of post-storm delights. As if flooded homes and downed trees aren't enough.
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3D Printing and the Future of Aeronautics

NASA Image of the Day - 6 hours 2 min ago
Today is National Aviation Day and progress is ongoing in the next evolution of air mobility – all thanks to emerging 3D printing technology.
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U.S. Gives Huawei Another 90-Day Reprieve Amid Concerns Of Rural Service Disruptions

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the decision was made in part to minimize disruption in parts of America that rely heavily on Huawei's equipment to serve remote areas.

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Today's Cartoon: If You Thought Robocalls Were Bad…

Wired Top Stories - 7 hours 20 min ago
The moral of the story is, don't pick up the phone.
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