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Fake Facts Are Flying About Coronavirus. Now There's A Plan To Debunk Them

Rumors and untruths are spreading online — from conspiracy theories about the origin of the virus to outlandish treatments.

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Inside Sajaegi, K-Pop's Open Secret

In the digital era, accusations of surreptitious chart manipulation are common throughout the world — in South Korea, it's called sajaegi.

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Restrictions And Rewards: How China Is Locking Down Half A Billion Citizens

No one can say whether the tough measures will help defeat coronavirus, But they've definitely changed daily life — and raised concerns.

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Restrictions And Rewards: How China Is Locking Down Half A Million Citizens

No one can say if the tough measures will help defeat coronavirus, But they've definitely changed daily life — and raised concerns.

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Iranians Vote In Parliamentary Election, After 1 Week Of Campaigning

More than 15,000 people had sought to run for one of the 290 seats in Iran's parliament, but the government disqualified thousands — many of them reformist or moderate candidates — last month.

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Susan Fowler and the End of the ‘High Performer’ Defense

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 09:00
Plus: Remembering Larry Tesler, the qualities of a successful founder, and the business of houseplant styling.
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The Best Snow Gear (2020): Ski Jackets, Goggles, and More

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 09:00
From snowboard bindings to the best balaclava we've ever tested, here is our favorite ski and snowboard equipment.
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Connie Moore and Sheva Moore: Keepers of NASA's Imagery

NASA Image of the Day - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 08:23
Connie Moore (left) and Sheva Moore are not related but they share a passion for helping the public find just the right image or film clip for projects.
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Best MacBooks (2020): Which Model Should You Buy?

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 08:00
MacBook Pro or MacBook Air? Do you need a Touch Bar? Let us help you navigate Apple's laptops.
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‘Environmental DNA’ Lets Scientists Probe Underwater Life

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 08:00
With the help of a new kind of drone, marine biologists can sequence DNA found in the ocean to reveal what's living in an ecosystem—and what's missing.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Inside Textio’s Anti-Bias Bot

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 08:00
Textio CEO Kieran Snyder talks to WIRED about training computers to make human language more inclusive.
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U.S., Afghanistan And Taliban Announce 7-Day 'Reduction In Violence'

The quasi cease-fire was hammered out during protracted negotiations in Qatar that began in 2018 and could ultimately lead to a significant reduction in U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

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Want to Look Inside a Brain? With Transparent Organs, You Can

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 07:00
Using clever chemical wizardry, researchers have made human organs see-through. The dazzling 3D maps could one day lead to organs made in the lab.
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Defeated Chess Champ Garry Kasparov Has Made Peace With AI

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 07:00
Twenty-three years after he lost to Deep Blue, Kasparov says people need to work with machines. You have to “nudge the flock of intelligent algorithms.”
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Companies Are Stealing Influencers' Faces

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 07:00
Fast fashion sellers are using social media stars' images without permission—and there's not much they can do about it.
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A Studio At Your Fingertips: 5 Apps Teachers Are Using To Make Student Podcasts

We checked in with educators to see what tools their students are using to create entries for NPR's Student Podcast Challenge.

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The Lessons To Be Learned From Forcing Plants To Play Music

It's not as mean as it might sound (though it does involve a little electrocution) and the results can be both beautiful and, well, eye-opening.

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Enjoy The Extra Day Off! More Bosses Give 4-Day Workweek A Try

The notion of a shorter workweek might sound crazy to overworked Americans, but around the world, companies and even governments are starting to embrace it. The key is fewer meetings and distractions.

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California Gov. Newsom Lays Out Framework To Address Homelessness

Gavin Newsom focused his recent State of the State speech on homelessness. He has worked on the issue for 20 years, from San Francisco City Hall to the Capitol in Sacramento.

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Some In Rural Florida Want Officials To Change Direction On Toll Roads

To prepare for more development, lawmakers in Florida are commissioning new toll roads through rural areas. But some communities are pushing back. "We don't need this toll road," one resident says.

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