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Alleged Russian Hacker Behind $100 Million Evil Corp Indicted

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 15:20
The US is charging Maksim Yakubets over two of the biggest cybertheft campaigns of the last decade, and offers a record reward for information on the case.
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GM And LG Chem Plan $2.3 Billion Electric Battery Venture In Ohio

The two companies expect to create more than 1,100 jobs in northeast Ohio. The new plant will be built near GM's Lordstown facility that was shuttered earlier this year.

(Image credit: Alan Freed/Reuters)

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Lawmakers Call For Investigation After NPR Report On Troubled Student Loan Program

NPR found the vast majority of student loan borrowers with disabilities aren't getting the debt relief they're owed. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is asking for an investigation.

(Image credit: /Natalie Piserchio for NPR)

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*Watchmen* Is Finally Being Called a Hit

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:11
Likely thanks to a lot of online discussion, the HBO drama is amassing pretty good viewership numbers. 
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With Shovels and Drones, Volcano Hunters Probe Kilauea

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:00
New studies reveal inner workings of the massive 2018 Hawaiian flow—the “Super Bowl” of eruptions 
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No One Knows Why Rocks Are Exploding From Asteroid Bennu

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:00
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft spotted the asteroid spitting out rocks—more evidence that these alien worlds aren't so inert after all.
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Why America's 1-Percenters Are Richer Than Europe's

The share of total income of the top 1% of earners in the U.S. more than doubled over four decades. But in Europe, the gains were less dramatic. What accounts for the difference across the Atlantic?

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Ukrainian President Takes Offense At Suggestion Of Quid Pro Quo, Journalist Says

Time correspondent Simon Shuster recently spoke with Ukraine's president. After six months in office, Shuster says Volodymyr Zelensky is "quite cynical" and feels "there are no reliable allies."

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A Comet From Another Star Hints That Our Solar System Isn't One-Of-A-Kind

The comet, 2I/Borisov, looks surprisingly like comets closer to home. It's a sign that the processes that formed the sun and planets are at work elsewhere in the universe.

(Image credit: NASA, ESA and D. Jewitt (UCLA))

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Now iPhone Users Can Tap Waymo's Self-Driving Ride-Hail App

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 13:00
The Google sibling says it has 1,500 monthly riders, including some who are chauffeured without a human backup driver.
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Opera Star Vittorio Grigolo Fired By Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera

His simultaneous dismissal from two of the world's leading opera houses comes after an investigation into allegations of misconduct during a Royal Opera performance in Tokyo.

(Image credit: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)

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Best Free Streaming Services to Save You From Subscription Hell

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 11:30
You may not have heard of Tubi, Pluto TV, and Kanopy—but they're the perfect cure for subscription fatigue.
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Port Neches Residents Asked To Leave Their Homes Near Site Of Plant Explosion

Officials in the Southeast Texas city have issued a voluntary evacuation order, citing potentially unhealthy levels of a chemical detected more than a week after the blast at the local facility.

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Scientists Find Surprising Age-Related Protein Waves In Blood

They've identified hundreds of proteins in human blood that wax and wane in surprising ways as we age. The findings could provide important clues about which substances in the blood can slow aging.

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National Strike In France Shuts Down Cities Over Macron's Pension Reform Plans

Thousands of people march in the streets of Paris, Lyon, Marseille and other French cities, in a general strike that reflects anger both at Macron and his retirement plan.

(Image credit: Sebastien Salon-Gomis/AFP via Getty Images)

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Russian Hacking Group Evil Corp. Charged By Federal Prosecutors In Alleged Bank Fraud

Officials say Evil Corp. developed and distributed a type of malware that infected computers around the world and harvested banking credentials in order to steal some $100 million.

(Image credit: Alastair Pike/AFP via Getty Images)

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Luca Parmitano Works to Upgrade a Cosmic Particle Detector

NASA Image of the Day - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 09:35
European Space Agency astronaut and current International Space Station Commander Luca Parmitano and ​crewmate Andrew Morgan (out of frame) performed the third spacewalk to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.
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Data Brokers are Cruising for a Bruising

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 09:00
We blame hackers for breaches, but shadowy brokers are often just as culpable, and need to be held accountable.
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Stop Saying Driverless Cars Will Help Old People

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 09:00
And maybe start including them in research instead of just assuming we know what they want.
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'The Irishman' Gets De-Aging Right—No Tracking Dots Necessary

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 09:00
Director Martin Scorsese was not about to ask the likes of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino to walk around his set with motion-tracking markers all over their faces.
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