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Cities in Poorer Countries Are at Risk as Covid-19 Spreads

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 08:00
Hot spots are emerging in urban areas across Africa,  Asia, and Latin America, where social distancing is challenging and missing work can mean not eating.
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The New Intimacy, Brought to You by Covid-19

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 08:00
Don’t touch, but keep in touch! The pandemic has us living in an alternate corporeality.
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This Bot Hunts Software Bugs for the Pentagon

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 07:00
Mayhem emerged from a 2016 government-sponsored contest at a Las Vegas casino hotel. Now it's used by the military—and Netflix.
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How to Protest Safely in the Age of Surveillance

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 15:27
Law enforcement has more tools than ever to track your movements and access your communications. Here's how to protect your privacy if you plan to protest.
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Should We Purposely Infect Healthy Volunteers With Covid-19?

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 10:00
Such studies could speed up the development of a vaccine—but would mean deliberately giving people a disease that could kill them.
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The Women of Ukraine's Railroads Keep the Trains Running

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 10:00
The under-sung heroes of the country's rail system keep vigilant watch from colorful mini-castles.
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How to Add a Weighted Vest to Your Workouts at Home

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 09:00
Why the weighted exercise vest is the best piece of home workout gear you're not using.
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A Taylor Swift, 'Killing Eve' Mystery Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 09:00
Last week, social media did some sleuthing to figure out who recorded a haunting cover of the singer's “Look What You Made Me Do” for the BBC America show.
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Covid-19 Is History’s Biggest Translation Challenge

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 07:00
Services like Google Translate only support 100 languages, give or take. What about the thousands of other languages—spoken by people just as vulnerable to this crisis?
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How to Take Your Work Offline in Case of an Emergency

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 07:00
Internet outages, blackouts, and other accidents can make working from home more complicated. Here's how to protect yourself.
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Want to Fix Urban Sprawl? Ditch the Cul-de-Sac

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 07:00
Streets arranged in grids, with few dead-ends, encourage walking and transit. But in developing countries, growing cities are taking the opposite route.
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SpaceX Launched Two Astronauts—Changing Spaceflight Forever

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 15:24
The test mission will clear the way for regular crewed launches from the United States for the first time in nearly a decade.
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Turns Out 4 ‘Blank’ Dead Sea Scrolls Actually Have Text

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 10:00
A new analysis revealed what scientists believe is a passage from the book of Ezekiel.
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Space Photos of the Week: An Eternal Voyage of Discovery

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 10:00
As we sunset this weekly series, we take a farewell tour of the outer planets—and pay tribute to one of the most famous last looks at Earth.
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This $350 "Anti-5G" Device Is Apparently Just a USB Stick

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 09:00
Plus: A LiveJournal hack, Qatar's contact tracing privacy failure, and more of the week's top security news.
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Trump's Executive Order Is the Most Futile Attack on 230 Yet

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 09:00
Though his executive order follows a line of misguided, bipartisan swings at the protections for online platforms, this one is distinctively terrible.
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Is Star Wars Dying?

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 09:00
The fanbase is fractured and the future seems unclear.
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9 Best Air Purifiers to Help You Breathe Easy (2020): HEPA, PECO, and More

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 09:00
We tested many HEPA and standard air purifiers to find the right one for your bedroom or home.
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The Quest to Purge New Zealand of Invasive Predators

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 08:00
Rats, weasels, and other imported mammals have destroyed native bird populations. Local group Predator Free Wellington wants to turn the tables.
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Brightline Sonic Rechargeable Toothbrush Review: The Best Brush, and Only $30

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 08:00
This inexpensive electric is better than the high-end brushes that cost many times more.
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