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Sears, Drowning In Red Ink, Finally Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The filling could mark the end of the struggling retailer, which invented the mail-order catalog business and has been an American institution since the late 19th century.

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You’re Expecting Too Much Out of Boston Dynamics’ Robots

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 00:04
Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert doesn't know exactly how people will use robots like the SpotMini. But at least it can do the running man.
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Does Harvard Treat Asian-American Applicants Unfairly? The Case Goes To Trial

A federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in Harvard University's admissions process goes to court this week. It could have big consequences for higher education.

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Glen Weyl on Technology and Social Innovation

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 21:40
Glen Weyl, a principal researcher at Microsoft, says society is relying too much on technology to solve social problems.
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Anand Giridharadas on Saudi Money and Silicon Valley Hypocrisy

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 20:09
Author Anand Giridharadas says the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is prompting some in tech to rethink ties to the Saudi regime.
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Michael Will Cost Insurers Billions, But Won't Overwhelm Industry, Analysts Say

The storm's costs to insurers will be substantial, Fitch Ratings says, but companies should be able to absorb the losses. Still, communities will be coping with the financial fallout for a long time.

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Merkel's Allies Falter In Regional Elections, As Rivals Gain On Left And Right

The German chancellor's center-right sister party has long been a juggernaut in Bavaria, but they didn't look like it Sunday.

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Jeff Weiner on How Technology Accentuates Tribalism

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 13:21
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Talks with WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson about the future of work, and finding jobs.
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Saudis Vow To Retaliate With 'Greater Action' If Hit With Sanctions

The kingdom's state news agency dismissed suspicions of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder as "falsehoods" — and pledged Saudi Arabia's "total rejection of any threats and attempts to undermine it."

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'SNL' Spoofs Kanye West, Welcomes Back Paul Simon

The cold open revisited West's bizarre White House soliloquy, while Simon performed an emotional rendition of "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

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With Europe's Hamsters At Risk, Better Call The 'Hamster Commish'

Vienna had a problem: A key construction site threatened the habitat of dozens of hamsters — yes, common hamsters, a protected species in Austria. Here's how the developers saved the little animals.

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Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI Elevated To Sainthood

In a ceremony at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, Pope Francis declared the sainthood of the murdered Salvadoran archbishop, the former pontiff and five other people.

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Old-Growth Forests May Help Songbirds Cope With Warming Climate

Songbirds have been in decline for decades, and it's becoming clear that climate change is a factor. Scientists are finding that old-growth forests may help the birds cope with rising temperatures.

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You're About to Drown in Streaming Subscriptions

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 09:00
The streaming space is about to get a lot more crowded. But at what cost?
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Last Year, The Flu Put Him In A Coma. This Year He's Getting The Shot

When 39-year-old Charlie Hinderliter got the flu last winter, he ended up in a medically induced coma and spent 58 days hospitalized. Serious, even fatal, complications can hit patients of any age.

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This Week in the Future of Cars: Happy Birthday to Us

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 08:00
We look at the latest happenings in the auto-world, and look back at WIRED's greatest hits from a quarter century of chronicling the ever-molting world of transportation.
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A Space Mystery Tied Up in a Bow

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 07:00
CK Vupleculae was discovered by a French monk in 1670, and it's been puzzling scientists ever since.
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A Grad Student Solved a Fundamental Quantum Computing Problem

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 07:00
Urmila Mahadev became obsessed with a basic question in quantum computing: how do you know when the computer is cheating?
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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018) Review: Affordable but Underwhelming

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 07:00
Amazon's Fire HD 8 is still incredibly cheap, but it's not the bargain it once was.
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With Voters Sour On Major Parties, Group Recruits 'None Of The Above' Candidates

Nearly 70 percent of voters say Republicans and Democrats fail to adequately represent the American people. One group is trying to help elect more unaffiliated candidates.

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