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Twitter's Newest Feature: Multi-Tweet Threads

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:00
You can now compose your tweetstorms all at once, and send them out into the world as one contained screed.
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Deadly Blast At An Austrian Gas Hub Prompts A State Of Emergency In Italy

At least one person was killed and many others injured when an explosion ripped through the hub. Fears of supply disruptions quickly caused energy prices to leap across Europe, especially in Italy.

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Federal Terrorism Charges Filed Against NYC Subway Bombing Suspect Akayed Ullah

Prosecutors say Akayed Ullah posted an update to his Facebook account on Monday that stated, "Trump you failed to protect your nation."

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Why It's Now A Crime To Let Cattle Graze Freely In 2 Nigerian States

Herders have let their livestock roam freely. Farmers are furious over damage to their crops. Tensions have led to thousands of deaths. Will a government ban on grazing end the violence?

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Forum: Examining Discrimination Against Native Americans

How do Native Americans experience discrimination in daily life? Experts in Native American issues discuss the results of an NPR poll showing widespread discrimination across the nation.

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Arctic's Temperature Continues To Run Hot, Latest 'Report Card' Shows

The extreme warming trend continues, and scientists fear that floating sea ice will be gone by midcentury. That will have extraordinary effects closer to home.

(Image credit: Nathan Kurtz/NASA)

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Amber-Trapped Tick Suggests Ancient Bloodsuckers Feasted On Feathered Dinosaurs

The tick was with a feather from a dinosaur that lived in the Cretaceous Period. Modern ticks love to bite mammals, and scientists have long wondered what the tiny vampires ate millions of years ago.

(Image credit: Peñalver et al/Nature Communications)

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': Building a Better Snoke

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:00
In the latest Star Wars sequel, Snoke comes to life thanks to Andy Serkis—extremely, frighteningly alive.
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The Physics of Projectile Motion With a Clicky Pen

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:00
The spring inside a clicky pen is a perfect way to learn about projectile motion.
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Russian Olympic Head Says 200 Of Russia's Athletes Might Compete Under Neutral Flag

The decision comes one week after the International Olympic Committee suspended Russia's national team over a system of doping.

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Chandra Reveals the Elementary Nature of Cassiopeia A

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:33
Due to its unique evolutionary status, Cassiopeia A (Cas A) is one of the most intensely studied of these supernova remnants.
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McLaren's Senna Supercar Delivers Wild Performance, Costs a Million Dollars

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:00
The 4.0-liter V8 engine that sits behind the two carbon fiber seats produces 789 brake horsepower.
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Are Tech Companies Trying to Derail Sex-Trafficking Bill?

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:00
Advocacy groups contend tech companies are quietly working to undo a compromise measure to curb sex trafficking.
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D-Orbit’s Self-Destruct Modules for Satellites Could Help Fix the Space Junk Problem

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:00
A plug-and-play motor could send any satellite to burn up in the atmosphere. It's a good thing, promise.
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Lack Of Genetic Diversity May Have Doomed Tasmanian Tiger, Scientists Say

Although humans are blamed for the extinction of the dog-like Australian marsupial some 80 years ago, researchers say its problems may have started more than 70,000 years ago.

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SpaceX Will Send a Reusable Rocket to the International Space Station

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 07:00
The mission also christens an improved launch pad—destroyed in a 2016 explosion—to support the next generation of launches.
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FCC Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Rules Could Hurt Students

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 07:00
Schools, colleges, and students may not be able to pay for "fast lanes" permitted if the FCC abandons net neutrality rules.
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If the FCC Kills Net Neutrality, Expect Fewer Great Startups

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 07:00
Opinion: Ajit Pai’s plan to ditch the open internet will have a serious, and negative, impact on innovation.
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San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee Dies At Age 65

Mayor Edwin Lee was not known to be ill; he died at a San Francisco hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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DOT Suspends Proposed Rule That Would Force Airlines To Show Baggage Fee At Booking

Late last week the Department of Transportation announced it would withdraw proposed measures that would require airlines to show the full cost of booking, including baggage, at ticket purchase.

(Image credit: John Amis/AP)

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