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PHOTOS: Mumbai Falls In Love All Over Again With Its Forgotten Fountains

They're majestic. They're neglected. And now they're slowly being fixed up. Conservationists are preserving them — and officials hope the fountains will supply free water for the city's impoverished.

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New Vaccine Conspiracy Theories Are Going Viral in Arabic

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 04/11/2021 - 09:00
Facebook has been criticized for failing to curb misinformation in English. But little attention has been paid to the scale of the problem in Arabic.
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The 8 Best Smart Speakers With Alexa or Google Assistant

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 04/11/2021 - 09:00
Chatty assistants from Google, Amazon, and Apple are popular. But which one is right for you?
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In 'Beeswing,' Richard Thompson Revisits A Big Life Just Shy Of The Mainstream

Richard Thompson, a British musician who somehow avoided pop stardom throughout his career, has just written about his early days in a new memoir called Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice.

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What’s Making You So Gassy? This Gadget Aims to Find Out

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 04/11/2021 - 08:00
The FoodMarble measures the level of hydrogen in your breath, which can tell you which foods are causing your digestion woes.
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A ‘Last Hope’ Experiment Finds Evidence for Unknown Particles

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 04/11/2021 - 08:00
Long-awaited news from Fermilab’s Muon g-2 team may resolve a tantalizing conflict between nature and theory. But a separate calculation clouds the picture.
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'Suspicious' Blackout Strikes Iran's Natanz Nuclear Site

Iran's underground Natanz nuclear facility lost power Sunday just hours after starting up new advanced centrifuges capable of enriching uranium faster.

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This Top Biden Economist Has A Plan: Create Jobs, Address Inequality, Ignore Trolls

Janelle Jones is the first Black woman to serve as chief economist at the Labor Department. She says helping marginalized groups boosts the entire economy.

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How to Layer Clothes for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 04/11/2021 - 07:00
Whether you’re hiking, climbing, or backpacking, here’s how to build a layering system that can handle all that Mother Nature will throw at you.
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How to Log In to Your Devices Without Passwords

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 04/11/2021 - 07:00
You can use your face, fingerprint, or a wearable to get access to your gadgets. It saves you some typing—and makes you feel like a spy.
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Should Colleges Require COVID-19 Vaccines For Fall? More Campuses Are Saying Yes

More campuses are expected to add the requirement, with potential legal challenges ahead. One key point: Requiring vaccines for infectious diseases is nothing new for many residential colleges.

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Maryland Lawmakers Override Vetoes On Sweeping Police Reform

A comprehensive package of police reform measures cleared the state's General Assembly on Wednesday, including the repeal of police job protections long cited as a barricade to accountability.

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Mother Arrested After 3 Young Children Found Dead In Los Angeles Apartment

A 30-year-old woman is in custody after police found her three children dead in their Reseda home.

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Volcano On St. Vincent Could Experience Larger Eruption

The ongoing eruption at La Soufrière on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent is expected to be as big, if not bigger, than the last time it had a major eruption in 1979.

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China Fines Alibaba $2.8 Billion For Breaking Anti-Monopoly Law

The tech giant received a historically large fine Saturday from the Chinese government. Alibaba says it will comply with the fine and "ensure its compliance with determination."

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In Coney Island, The Wonder Wheel Spins Again

After a year of being shut down due to the pandemic, Coney Island's amusement parks have reopened — at a third of their normal capacity. But business owners are glad to see the parks come alive again.

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U.K. Military Gun Salutes Honor Prince Philip A Day After His Death

The United Kingdom morns the loss of Philip, who died Friday at the age of 99, with salutes in the capitals of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. A small funeral is set for April 17.

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Colorado Assault-Style Weapons Ban Doesn't Look Likely

Weeks after the mass shooting in Boulder, Colo., the push for a statewide ban on assault-style weapons is losing steam, even among prominent Democrats who say it is the wrong strategy.

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50 Years Later, The Legacy Of U.S.-China 'Pingpong Diplomacy' Faces Challenges

April 10 marks the 50th anniversary of when U.S. table tennis players first visited China in a diplomatic breakthrough. But today, the political winds have shifted — in both countries.

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Oh Look, LinkedIn Also Has a 500M User Data Leak

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 04/10/2021 - 09:22
Plus: A bad Zoom bug, a billion-dollar cocaine bust, and more of the week's top security news.
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