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Solve Genomics with the Blockchain? Why the Hell Not

Wired Top Stories - 15 hours 20 min ago
Start-ups are clamoring to use cryptocurrency software to get and trade genome sequences for research and profit.
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Kentucky Democrat Wins Special Election To Reclaim Seat After Lawmaker's Suicide

Linda Belcher reclaimed the seat she lost to Dan Johnson in 2016 amid a wave of pro-Trump voter sentiment in Kentucky. Johnson killed himself in December amid allegations of sexual assault.

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Kikkan Randall, The Only Mom On Team USA, Just Won A Gold Medal In Her Last Event

Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins are the first American women ever to win a medal in cross-country — and they made it gold.

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'Today In 1968' Replays A Historic Year — On Twitter

1968 was a pivotal year in civil rights history. In our new project, we'll be tweeting news, articles and moments from that year as if it were all happening today.

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Uber Launches 'Express Pool' to Conquer the Commute

Wired Top Stories - 16 hours 20 min ago
The company's bid to see more of its occasional users could threaten public transit.
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'We Will Not Give Up': Fla. School Shooting Survivors March For Tougher Gun Laws

Thousands descended on Tallahassee to demand legislative action to prevent future school shootings. "This is only the beginning of our history," one student said. "Please be on the right side of it."

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Florida School Shooting Survivors To March On State Capitol For Tougher Gun Laws

About 100 students and more than a dozen adult chaperones have arrived in the state capital, Tallahassee, ahead of a planned march to demand legislative action to prevent future school shootings.

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Kentucky Bourbon, Wisconsin Cheese Could Be Targets In Trade War

The European Union is considering ways to fight back if the Trump administration adopts tariffs or quotas on imported steel and aluminum.

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Anti-Migrant Slogans Are Overshadowing Italy's Election Race

Far-right parties are campaigning for the March 4 elections, and they're not the only ones heightening the rhetoric against foreigners.

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Doctors In China Lead Race To Treat Cancer By Editing Genes

More than a third of patients with cancer of the esophagus responded to experimental treatment in China with the gene-editing technique CRISPR. Several CRISPR studies are underway there.

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Army Awards Medal For Heroism To 3 JROTC Cadets Killed In Florida Shooting

Freshman cadets Peter Wang, Martin Duque and Alaina Petty were given the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps' highest medal for heroism. Wang, 15, was also posthumously admitted to West Point.

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Pence Planned To Meet North Koreans At Olympics, But Pyongyang Canceled

The State Department says on Feb. 10, the vice president was to have met with North Korean representatives, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister. However, "at the last minute," Pyongyang backed out.

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U.S. Men's Hockey Team Is Bounced From Olympic Tournament After Losing Shootout

American Jim Slater scored an equalizing shorthanded goal 30 minutes into the match. That helped bring on overtime — and a fateful penalty shootout.

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Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze Medal In Downhill At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

In her final event at what is probably her last Olympics, Lindsey Vonn hit speeds of nearly 70 mph as she scorched down the mountain.

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Europe Saw 4-Fold Increase In Measles Cases In 2017

In 2017, the disease affected 21,315 people, compared to 5,273 in 2016. Last year, 35 people died in Europe because of measles. The World Health Organizations says unvaccinated people are a factor.

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Watch a Human Try to Fight Off Boston Dynamics' Door-Opening Robot Dog

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:58
A human with a hockey stick does everything in his power to stop a robot from opening a door.
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12-Year-Old Crashes In Joyride In Mexico, Killing 5 Children

The boy was driving more than 90 miles an hour in a car packed with nine other children. The case has drawn criticism of the boy's parents and a law that let's him go free while awaiting trial.

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Why Artificial Intelligence Researchers Should Be More Paranoid

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:00
Report highlights risks of AI. A robot-turned-assassin?
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Head Of D.C.'s Schools Resigns After Personal Scandal And Amid District Tumult

The D.C. public school chancellor resigned amid ongoing graduation issues and under pressure after news emerged that he had improperly transferred his child from one highly desired school to another.

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Search for Buried Treasure Linked to Illinois Man's Death At Yellowstone

Jeff Murphy is the fourth man to die while searching for a treasure chest reportedly buried somewhere in the Rockies by eccentric millionaire Forrest Fenn.

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