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Best Backpacks for College: Jansport, Chrome, Thule, Road Runner

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 07:00
You're a grown-up now. Time to get a new backpack.
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Inside the Lab Where Spiders Put on Face Paint and Fake Eyelashes (and Termites Wear Capes)

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 07:00
Researchers are using eyeliner and fake eyelashes to tease apart the complexities of the jumping spider mating ritual. Welcome to Extreme Makeover: Arachnid Edition.
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Forget Netflix: The Future of Television Is ... More Television

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 07:00
With nimble startups like Netflix and NewTV, the death of television seems imminent. But the old-fashioned medium is powerful, lucrative, and just might be too big to fail.
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How To Make A Civics Education Stick

In the age of fake news, civics learning involves a lot more than reading the Constitution. One teacher says she encourages her students to "question everything."

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What's In Your Shopping Cart? A Battleground For Global Trade

As a trade war brews between the U.S. and its major trading partners, we looked into the carts of back-to-school shoppers to see how global trade might show up in their baskets

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What To Watch In Tuesday's Primaries: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Connecticut And Vermont

The 2018 midterms have been dominated by talk of Democratic gains, but today Republicans will pick nominees in several places they hope to flip House seats and even governors' mansions.

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Uh Oh, Germany Is Rapidly Running Out Of Beer Bottles

In Germany, beer consumption is up as temperatures remain unusually high. This is good and bad news for the beer industry.

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India Aims For The World's Biggest Health Care Overhaul

Posh private hospitals give world-class care — and serve lattes. At government facilities, cancer patients sleep on the sidewalk. But the prime minister has a plan to help the poor.

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Car Crashes Into Security Barriers At U.K. Parliament

Authorities say at least two people were injured in what London police say they are treating as a terrorist incident.

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Firefighters Make Gains Against California Fires

As more than a dozen blazes continue to decimate massive swaths of the state, firefighters took advantage of cooling temperatures to make progress before another heat wave hits the state.

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Prosecutors Conclude Arguments Against Paul Manafort In Bank And Tax Fraud Trial

The government called more than two dozen witnesses in its bid to prove Manafort had allegedly violated tax and banking laws. His defense team will have a chance to call witnesses next.

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Impact Of Facebook's False Posts Is Difficult To Measure

Facebook determined that some of the event pages organizing last weekend's counter-protests were fake and took them down. How that affected genuine organizing efforts is hard to assess.

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Despite FDA Caution, Doctors Say Lasers May Help With Vaginal Pain And Dryness

The FDA recently warned against using lasers for so-called "vaginal rejuvenation" treatments to reshape or tighten the vagina. But one kind of laser treatment might have gotten a bad rap.

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In Politics, No One Can Call You Out Like Your Family

GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte's son has publicly criticized his father in recent days. The Goodlattes join a growing list of political families airing their differences in public.

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What's The Deal With The Deepening Dispute Between U.S. And Turkey?

With the tariffs, sanctions and insults, these longtime allies are looking like anything but. As the Turkish lira falls, you may wonder what's going on here — and why it matters. We have answers.

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Programming Languages May Finally Be Reaching a Status Quo

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 17:13
In new rankings from analyst firm RedMonk, Apple’s programming language Swift and Android favorite Kotlin saw their meteoric growth slightly slow down.
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Ben Carson Moves Forward With Push To Change Fair Housing Rule

HUD Secretary Ben Carson is moving to overhaul an Obama-era rule intended strengthen the 1968 Fair Housing Act and combat housing segregation.

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An Iraq Veteran, Heroin Addict, Bank Robber And Debut Novelist

Nico Walker is currently in federal prison for bank robbery. That's given him plenty of time to write his semi-autobiographical novel Cherry, which has received glowing advance reviews.

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West Virginia House Votes To Impeach 2 State Supreme Court Justices

The votes come one week after the state House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment against the entire bench of the state Supreme Court of Appeals.

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Your Chicken’s Salmonella Problem Is Worse Than You Think

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:06
And cooking it to kingdom come won't necessarily protect you.
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