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Carina Nebula's 'Mystic Mountain'

NASA Image of the Day - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 09:44
Within the tempestuous Carina Nebula lies “Mystic Mountain.”
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Germany Expels 2 Russian Diplomats, Citing Evidence Of A Contract Murder In Berlin

German prosecutors say they've uncovered evidence that seems to link the suspected gunman to the Russian government. They also say the same man was wanted for a similar killing in Moscow.

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Trump Calls Trudeau 'Two-Faced' After NATO Leaders Caught On Video

The president was reacting to a video that appeared to show the Canadian prime minister mocking him.

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Ewoks Are the Most Tactically Advanced Fighting Force in Star Wars

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 09:00
Hate them or love them, the Ewoks have more strategic chops than any military in the Star Wars galaxy.
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The Not-Future of Meat

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 09:00
It's not beef. It's not plant protein. It's not … a good idea.
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We Need to Protect Antarctic ‘Blue Carbon’

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 09:00
As ice retreats, carbon could be trapped on the seabed for centuries, so long as certain nations can put conservation above commercialization.
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Flying Car Leaders Talk Public Perception at a Secret Summit

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 08:00
At a Texas conference hosted by Ross Perot, Jr., air taxi innovators focused on how to get the public onboard with their ideas.
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Airbnb Purges More Than Half of Its Boston Listings

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 08:00
The home sharing service is adopting a more conciliatory tone with local regulators ahead of an expected initial public offering next year.
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Teaching Self-Driving Cars to Watch for Unpredictable Humans

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 07:00
You drive differently for Sunday errands than when you're late to pick up the kids. Researchers are teaching robots how to grapple with that.
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Not Everything in Disney's Vault Is as Good as You Remember

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 07:00
Disney+ gives streaming subscribers access to nearly all of the classic back catalog, but not all of the old movies stand the test of time.
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Facebook's Head of AI Says the Field Will Soon ‘Hit the Wall’

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 07:00
Jerome Pesenti is encouraged by progress in artificial intelligence, but sees the limits of the current approach to deep learning.
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Watch the House Judiciary Committee Impeachment Hearings Right Here

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 07:00
Get ready for some legal theory.
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For HIV-Positive Babies, New Evidence Favors Starting Drug Treatment Just After Birth

Doctors used to worry that antiretroviral drugs were too powerful for HIV-positive newborns. More evidence is emerging that, in fact, early treatment can be safe and effective.

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On The Oregon Coast, Turning Pollution Into Art With A Purpose

A local artist is turning the mountains of plastic garbage that wash up on beaches into dramatic sculptures of the very marine life threatened by the deluge of plastics.

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Europe Is Burning U.S. Wood As Climate-Friendly Fuel, But Green Groups Protest

In the search for alternatives to coal and gas, some European countries have turned to a very old fuel. They're importing wood from the United States. Some environmentalists say it makes no sense.

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Brunch, Margaritas And Good Advice: How Peer Support Helps Those Living With HIV

Thrive SS, an HIV support program by and for black men, credits its popularity to its grassroots approach. But the model, which focuses on forming a social networks, misses out on federal funding.

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Judiciary Hearing To Open Final Act Of Democrats' Trump Impeachment Saga

Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and his majority are expected to take up a report completed by the Intelligence Committee. Republicans are expected to step up their ongoing defense of President Trump.

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Why Student Loan Borrowers With Disabilities Aren't Getting The Help They Deserve

Hundreds of thousands of borrowers are eligible to have their student loans erased because a disability keeps them from working. NPR found many will likely never get the debt relief they're owed.

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Hackers Find Ways Around a Years-Old Microsoft Outlook Fix

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 05:00
Microsoft patched a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook in 2017. It hasn't slowed hackers down. 
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Syrians Say U.S. Helicopter Fire Killed Civilians During The Raid On Baghdadi

A Syrian man says his arm was blown off and two friends were killed by U.S. helicopter fire during the assault on ISIS's leader. A defense official said the military will review what happened.

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