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Hungry Animals Can Change How Badly a Landscape Burns

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2020 - 11:00
From tiny insects to big ungulates, animals and their choice of chow can make ecosystems less or more prone to go up in flames.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Drops Out Of The 2020 Presidential Race

Warren's decision came after disappointing finishes in the primary. She hadn't won or come in second in any states, and finished third in her home state of Massachusetts.

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Russia Is Learning How to Bypass Facebook's Disinfo Defenses

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2020 - 09:00
Social media platforms have stepped up the fight against Russia's Internet Research Agency—but the IRA is evolving too.
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New TCL Foldable Phone Concepts Are Weird but Exciting

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2020 - 09:00
The zany designs might not make it to market, but the company is determined to launch an affordable foldable soon.
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The Right to Repair Will Help Us Endure Outbreaks

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2020 - 09:00
As the coronavirus disrupts the global supply chain, the ability to fix our stuff is key to our resilience.
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Coronavirus: Cruise Ship In Limbo Off California After Former Passenger Died

Officials believe a passenger was exposed to the novel coronavirus during a trip from San Francisco to Mexico in the middle of February. The ship just returned from Hawaii.

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'Black Mesa', a 'Half-Life' Fan Fantasy, Finally Comes to Life

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2020 - 08:00
The Source game engine for 'Half-Life 2' launched a vast community of modders. Now, some of them have rebuilt the original game in it—and it only took 14 years.
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California Municipalities Want Clarity On Plan To Address Homeless Crisis

Gov. Gavin Newsom says the growing homeless crisis is his No. 1 priority. But many city and county leaders, as well as activists, want more details, better coordination and dedicated funding.

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Rave: Screw Kleenex. You Should Be Carrying a Handkerchief

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2020 - 07:00
Disposable tissues aren't sustainable, comfortable, or as versatile as their handkerchief counterparts.
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James Bond Flick 'No Time to Die' Delayed Over Coronavirus

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2020 - 07:00
Earlier this week an open letter from fans asked studios to postpone the movie's release. Now it won’t hit theaters until November.
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Hackers Can Clone Millions of Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia Keys

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2020 - 07:00
Encryption flaws in a common anti-theft feature expose vehicles from major manufacturers .
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Face Masks: Not Enough Are Made In America To Deal With Coronavirus

A global shortage of face masks is prompting concern for the safety of health care workers. Now, the U.S. government is trying to bring back an industry that largely left the country years ago.

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A Push To Get More Women On Corporate Boards Gains Momentum

At the largest U.S. companies, only about one in five board members are women. In California, more companies are adding them after the state passed a law mandating gender diversity in boardrooms.

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What To Know About The Election Security Situation After Super Tuesday

The biggest day of voting so far in 2020 wasn't faultless, but it also might have gone much worse. Moves and counter-moves are afoot to influence Americans and protect the vote.

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Humorous Highway Signs Aim To Steer Drivers Safely Down The Old Town Road

Puns and funny references have become staples on highway message boards across the country. What's behind these roadside bits, and are they making drivers behave any differently?

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Sabrina Ionescu's Decision To Play Another Season For Oregon Could Net A Championship

When the women's tournament begins in two weeks, the University of Oregon's hard-driving star guard could lead them to an NCAA title.

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Trump Administration Announces New Scrutiny Of Nursing Homes

Health inspectors are to be "hyperfocused on infection control right now" officials say, as they suss out what allowed COVID-19 to spread in a Kirkland, Wash., nursing home.

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10 Census Facts That Bust Common Myths About The 2020 U.S. Head Count

It happens only once a decade, so it can be hard to make sense of the census. NPR's census reporter has rounded up facts that debunk some of the most common misconceptions about the national count.

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Supreme Court Weighs Abortion Case; Schumer Remarks Draw Rebuke From Roberts

Lawyers for the Center for Reproductive Rights and Louisiana faced a hot bench Wednesday in a case critical to abortion rights in the U.S. But the Chief Justice - a key vote - did not tip his hand.

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Tavis Smiley Ordered To Pay PBS $1.5 Million For Violating Network's 'Morality' Clause

Smiley, who was fired in 2017 amid sexual misconduct allegations, had sued the public broadcaster contending that he was dropped as a talk-show host because of racial bias.

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