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How to Take a Slick, Professional Headshot With Your Phone

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 07:00
Snapping that perfect self-portrait on your phone is a skill. Here’s how to do it, according to the experts.
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This Is Your Brain Under Anesthesia

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 07:00
For the first time, researchers were able to observe, in extra-fine detail, how neurons behave as consciousness shuts down.
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The Cicadas Are Coming. Let’s Eat Them!

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 07:00
Why not embrace Brood X as the free-range, sustainable source of protein that it truly is?
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Get Your Hands on Some of Our Favorite Sex Toys

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 07:00
May is National Masturbation Month, and sales from two of our favorite brands will help you perfect your self-love.
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The Secret Origins of Amazon's Alexa

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 07:00
In 2011, Jeff Bezos dreamt up a talking device. But making the virtual assistant sound intelligent proved far more difficult than anyone could have imagined.
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Why Soaring Stocks Could Be Bad News For The Economy

A new book argues that the growing profitability of big business is bad news for workers.

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Government Housing Vouchers Are Hard To Get, And Hard To Use

The federal government plans to release another $5 billion to help those at risk of homelessness. But even without that assistance, low-income tenants struggle to use housing vouchers.

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Why Support For Refugees Is Higher Than You Might Think In Parts Of 'Trump Country'

Some conservative, rural states have resettled refugees at the highest per capita rates. In Idaho, employers applaud President Biden lifting a Trump-era cap on refugee numbers.

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Louisiana's Governor Wants The Oil And Gas State To Go Carbon Neutral

In a major shift, Louisiana officials are making a plan to ramp up clean energy. Governor John Bel Edwards says the state must reduce the emissions fueling increasingly destructive extreme weather.

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How One Man's Fight Against An AOL Troll Sealed The Tech Industry's Power

A fight between a Seattle man and AOL in the mid-1990s led to what has been called "the most important Internet law ruling ever." Decades later, the decision still governs how the web functions.

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Families, Communities Divided Over COVID Vaccination In Rural Montana

In sprawling Flathead County, only 25% of adults are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Public health experts worry about reservoirs of potential outbreaks as neighbors still debate the virus' danger.

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Forgetting And Forgotten: Older Prisoners Seek Release But Fall Through The Cracks

Prisoners like Kent Clark who broke the law before 1987 should have a chance at parole, unlike more recent inmates. But there are dozens of men in their 60s and older who have little hope of release.

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Reaching Back To The New Deal, Biden Proposes A Civilian Climate Corps

To bolster the country's preparedness for a warming world and create jobs, President Biden wants to retool and relaunch one of the most celebrated U.S. government programs, first established by FDR.

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Et Tu, Elise? Cheney Set To Lose Leadership Job To Rep. Who Nominated Her For It

Elise Stefanik, a four-term congresswoman, is working to remove Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., from her leadership post over her ongoing criticism of former President Donald Trump.

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Brazilian President Allocates More Than $1 Billion To Produce COVID-19 Vaccines

The announcement from President Jair Bolsonaro comes amid an investigation into his handling of the pandemic.

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Brazilian President Allocates More Than $1 Billion To Produce COVID-19 Vaccines

The announcement from President Jair Bolsonaro comes amid an investigation into his handling of the pandemic.

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China's Birthrate Drops, As Census Data Warn Of Aging Population

Leaders in Beijing will need to determine how to continue China's streak of economic growth while caring for a growing, nonworking part of the population.

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Virginia GOP Chooses Political Newcomer Youngkin As Nominee For Governor

Virginia Republicans have chosen businessman Glenn Youngkin to be their nominee for governor. The GOP hasn't won a statewide election in Virginia since 2009.

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FAQ: What You Need To Know About Pfizer's COVID Vaccine And Adolescents

Adolescents age 12 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the FDA says. Buy when and where, and what about younger kids? You have questions. We have answers.

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DarkSide Hit Colonial Pipeline—and Created an Unholy Mess

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 05/10/2021 - 20:15
As the White House gets involved in the response, the group behind the malware is scrambling.
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