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Antarctic Veggies: Practice For Growing Plants On Other Planets

We may cultivate crops in space one day, so scientists are running an Antarctic greenhouse to prepare. They've harvested the first crop, but like any space mission, it's a bit tricky.

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In A Puerto Rican Mountain Town, Hope Ebbs As The Hardship Continues

Six months after Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico, patience in the remote mountain village of Castañer is wearing thin. Mental anguish persists among people still waiting for reliable electricity.

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Trouble Detected in Infamous Dark Matter Signal

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:00
New results from a decades-old experiment were initially touted as further evidence for dark matter. But independent scientists have cast serious doubt on that claim.
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Tax Refund Tech Deals: Roomba, Essential Phone, Dell, Sony

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:00
These are the best deals we found this week.
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TED 2018: Soul-Searching at the Inspiration Assembly Line

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:00
The TED conference has always been a place of high-stakes emotional manipulation. This year, it all feels darker.
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Google's New AI Head Is So Smart He Doesn't Need AI

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:00
Colleagues joke that Jeff Dean increased the speed of light. Now he's charged with taking Google's artificial-intelligence efforts in new directions.
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Welcome to the Wikipedia for Terms of Service Agreements

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:00
Terms of Service; Didn't Read summarizes the terms you've blindly agreed to, and offers discussion around what they mean.
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What Adult Learners Really Need (Hint: It's Not Just Job Skills)

The focus shouldn't be "quick-and-dirty" paths to a degree, argues one scholar and activist, but deep learning experiences and strong support.

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Besides Cohen, Other Trump-Connected Attorneys Linked To Sean Hannity

The Fox News host had earlier been identified as a client of the president's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, whose offices and hotel room were raided by federal prosecutors earlier this month.

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After Lawmaker Gives Birth, Senate Poised To Allow Infants In For Votes

The U.S. Senate is likely to change its rules to allow children under one year on the floor during votes. Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth became the first senator to give birth in office last week.

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NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll: Pushing Impeachment Would Backfire On Democrats In 2018

With the president's low approval ratings, Democrats have an advantage heading into the midterms. But Republicans could use the threat of impeachment to motivate their voters to get to the polls.

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NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll: Pushing Impeachment Would Backfire On Democrats In 2018

With the president's low approval ratings, Democrats have an advantage heading into the midterms. But Republicans could use the threat of impeachment to motivate their voters to get to the polls.

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Is Netflix On Its Way To World Domination Of Streaming?

Netflix flew past Wall Street expectations and added 7.4 million subscribers globally in the first quarter. But a big entertainment rival could challenge the service that made binge-watching popular.

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GOP Groups Pour Money Into Upcoming Arizona Special Election

The election is for a U.S. House seat. While Republicans are taking nothing for granted in a conservative district, Democrats are hoping for another upset like the one last month in Pennsylvania.

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Anguished Families Shoulder The Biggest Burdens Of Opioid Addiction

Nationally, the economic toll of the opioid crisis is in the hundreds of billions. For families of addicts, the losses can include their life savings, peace of mind and a sense of hope.

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'Shoot First, Ask Questions Later': Ronan Farrow On A Diplomacy-Less State Department

Journalist Ronan Farrow worked for years in the State Department. In his new book, he describes what he sees as a dangerous whittling away of the agency's influence.

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'Shoot First, Ask Questions Later': Ronan Farrow On A Diplomacy-Less State Department

Journalist Ronan Farrow worked for years in the State Department. In his new book, he describes what he sees as a dangerous whittling away of the agency's influence.

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Shark Attacks Force Cancellation Of Australian Surfing Competition

The World Surf League announced it was shutting down the Margaret River Pro in West Australia after two recreational surfers were attacked. The event was to have run through this weekend.

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CIA Director Pompeo Reportedly Made Secret Trip To North Korea

The secretary-of-state designate reportedly met with Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend to pave the way for direct talks between the North Korean leader and President Trump.

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2 More Lawsuits Join Legal Fight Over 2020 Census Citizenship Question

The city of San Jose, Calif., plus individuals from Maryland and Arizona are suing to remove the controversial question. Some two dozen other cities and states are suing separately.

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