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Seismic Surveys Planned Off U.S. Coast Pose Risk To Marine Life

The Trump administration could give companies permission to set off sonic explosions to explore for oil and gas deposits. Scientists say this could seriously harm marine life.

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Mechanical Keyboards: Aukey, Logitech Orion, Das Keyboard

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:00
Serious typists deserve a responsive keyboard. Here are three steps to tactile heaven.
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Apple’s Move to Bring Health Care Records to the iPhone Is Great News

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:00
Opinion: The company’s decision to include an open API in its mobile phone OS has great promise for electronic health records.
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The Ongoing Battle Between Quantum and Classical Computers

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:00
The quest for "quantum supremacy"—unambiguous proof that a quantum computer does something faster than an ordinary computer—has paradoxically led to a boom in quasi-quantum classical algorithms.
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Formal Doping Case Is Opened Against Russian Curler Who Won Medal In Pyeongchang

Aleksandr Krushelnitckii finished third in the mixed-doubles curling tournament, competing with his wife and teammate, Anastasia Bryzgalova. Now he's the subject of an investigation.

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Scientists Develop A Way To Use A Smartphone To Prevent Food Poisoning

A microscope that clips on to your phone's camera can detect bacteria, such as salmonella or E. coli, even in tiny amounts. But the technology can't yet distinguish between good and bad bacteria.

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What Wannabe Smart Cities Can Learn From Ski Resorts

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:00
Why the Winter Olympics should inspire more than your next vacation.
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ISIS' Parting Gift To Its Former Capital: Thousands of Explosive Booby Traps

Raqqa may be cleared of ISIS fighters, but hidden throughout the city are thousands of hidden bombs. U.S. special forces and Syrians are training young men to disarm them.

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Rivals Japan & South Korea Face Off At Olympics Amid Chilly Ties

The fierce rivalry between Korea and Japan is in full view at the Olympics. And showdowns on the ice are happening as the relationship between the countries is "somewhere between cold and frosty."

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Trump To Talk About 'School Safety,' But Will He Do Anything About Guns?

The president has meetings scheduled with students and teachers centered on safety after the latest mass shooting at a high school in Florida. But so far, he has avoided addressing guns.

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CHART: How Have Your Members Of Congress Voted On Gun Bills?

Search members of Congress by state to find out how they have voted on key gun legislation in recent years.

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Election Heads 'Straddle The Line Between Sounding The Alarm And Being Alarmist'

State election officers from all over the country met in Washington, D.C. this weekend, and received a classified intelligence briefing on threats from foreign adversaries.

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She Survived Breast Cancer, But Says A Treatment Side Effect 'Almost Killed' Her

When many lymph nodes are removed along with a tumor, some patients develop painful and debilitating swelling — lymphedema. More doctors should recognize and help prevent the problem, surgeons say.

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This Vaccine Can Prevent Cancer, But Many Teenagers Still Don't Get It

The HPV vaccine can prevent cervical cancer in women and some cancers in men. It's most effective when given early in adolescence. But a new analysis finds only 29 percent of teens get it by age 13.

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Oxfam: Witness Threatened In Sexual Exploitation Inquiry

In a heavily redacted report of its 2011 inquiry into the hiring of prostitutes in Haiti, Oxfam said three staff members physically threatened a witness interviewed by investigators.

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5 Killed In Church Shooting In Russia's Dagestan

The gunman opened fire at the Orthodox church as parishioners were leaving after Sunday service. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack in the restive Muslim-majority region.

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U.S. Women's Hockey Team Reaches Gold Medal Game At Winter Olympics

Gigi Marvin set the tone just minutes into the game, scoring on assists from Meghan Duggan and Amanda Pelkey. The gold-medal game is Thursday.

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Adam Rippon Declines NBC's Job Offer — So He Can Stick With U.S. Olympic Team

"I love being on Team USA and representing our country. My teammates were there for me during my events, and now I NEED to be there for them," said Adam Rippon, further endearing himself to a nation.

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Russian Curler Is Suspected Of Doping At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Aleksandr Krushelnitckii's second sample will be tested Monday. The World Curling Federation says it learned of the preliminary test result through media reports.

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'Black Panther' Breaks Records And Barriers In Debut Weekend

Steeped in cultural significance, the film opened to $192 domestically, the biggest February debut ever, said Disney. It's also already the highest-grossing film by a black director.

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