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Why Humans Totally Freak Out When They Get Lost

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 07:00
People really do circle past the same tree over and over again—it doesn't just happen in movies.
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How NASA Certifies New Spacecraft Safe Enough for Humans

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 07:00
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule will be only the fifth American craft to be rated for human spaceflight in history. Clearing NASA’s certification process takes years.
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The First Shot: Inside the Covid Vaccine Fast Track

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 06:00
The very first vaccine candidate entered human trials—and Neal Browning’s arm—on March 16. Behind the scenes at Moderna and the beginning of an unprecedented global sprint.
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Spatial's VR Meeting Rooms Are Now Open to Everyone

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 06:00
The virtual reality workspace startup is offering a free version for users. All you need a web browser.
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Facebook’s AI for Hate Speech Improves. How Much Is Unclear

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 19:28
The company says algorithms flagged almost 90 percent of the hate speech it removed in the first quarter. But it doesn’t report how much slipped through. 
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Spaceship Earth and the Value of Utopian Thinking

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 15:47
The Biosphere 2 experiment is often ridiculed as the scientific disaster of the '90s. A new documentary makes a touching case for its merits.
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The Video Lynching of Ahmaud Arbery

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 14:49
Like Eric Garner and Philando Castile before him, the footage of Ahmaud Arbery's death provides an opportunity to turn up the volume on his story.
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That Fresh Sea Breeze You Breathe May Be Laced With Microplastic

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 14:00
Researchers have discovered that the ocean is burping tiny plastic particles, which then blow onto land—and potentially into your lungs.
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The Last, Lonely Walks Through New York City

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 10:00
On the eve of his move back to his native Tel Aviv, photographer Natan Dvir made a final tour of the streets that he had called home for the past 11 years.
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The US Could Deliver Stimulus Checks Faster—With Tech's Help

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 09:00
The federal government desperately needs to take cues from global humanitarian agencies that have developed quick and secure payment tools.
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7 Best Gaming Laptops for Every Kind of Player (2020)

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 09:00
We tested the latest and greatest gaming laptops to sort the god-rolls from the vendor fodder.
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Hungry City Rats Are Looking for a New Lunch Spot Near You

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 08:00
As restaurants have shuttered, the rats who depend on an eternal garbage buffet are becoming more bold and competitive—and looking for new homes.
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Samsung Galaxy A51 Review: Not Good Enough

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 08:00
Sluggish performance and average cameras mire an otherwise fine Android phone.
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Online Voting Has Worked So Far. That Doesn’t Mean It's Safe

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 07:00
Proponents of mobile and internet voting point to its uneventful track record. That's not good enough.
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Let’s Say There’s a Covid-19 Vaccine—Who Gets It First?

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 07:00
An immunization shot is still in development, but debate over who gets priority has already begun.
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The Confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the Hacker Who Saved the Internet

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 06:00
At 22, he single-handedly put a stop to the worst cyberattack the world had ever seen. Then he was arrested by the FBI. This is his untold story. 
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Elon Musk Defies Lockdown Orders and Reopens Tesla's Factory

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 19:38
The CEO sued a California county over the weekend and threatened to move the company to Texas—his latest tangle with government authorities.
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'The Office' Is Playing Out on Slack—and That's Sad

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 16:59
The collective MSCHF set out to re-create every episode of the NBC comedy in Slack. What they built is a reminder of what people miss when WFH.
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Amazon’s *Upload* Will Get a Second Season

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 10:36
Meanwhile, M. Night Shyamalan is working on a new mystery movie. 
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How Albert Einstein's Son Tamed the Mississippi River

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 09:00
Multiple structures now keep the river from roaring into the Atchafalaya—but they may be inadequate against climate change.
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