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Why Congress Needs to Revive Its Tech Support Team

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 07:00
To tackle real issues, legislators first need to understand them—and they need help. That means it’s time to reboot the Office of Technology Assessment.
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Home From the Honeymoon, the Self-Driving Car Industry Faces Reality

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 07:00
In the post-Uber crash era, self-driving car developers are struggling with how to present their technology to an increasingly wary public.
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The Strange and Curious Case of the Deadly Superbug Yeast

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 07:00
By the normal standards of outbreak, Candida auris signals a mind-bending shift—and it’s forcing researchers draw on some of medicine’s oldest practices.
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How the US Government Planted 'Spy Phones' on Suspects

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 06:00
In at least one instance, DEA agents sold an encrypted BlackBerry to a suspected drug smuggler—and kept the encryption key.
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Elon Musk's Flint Water Plan Misses the Point

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 18:14
As Elon Musk proposes water filters for Flint, the city's mayor and others outline what would actually help.
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The Ultimate Carbon-Saving Tip? Travel by Cargo Ship

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 16:58
Container ships sometimes have a handful of passenger cabins—the peak of carbon emissions frugality.
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The Terrible Timing of Tesla's Expiring $7,500 Tax Credit

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 16:41
Now that Elon Musk's car company is finally putting out the more affordable Model 3, it could be a problem.
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Childish Gambino's 'Summer Pack' and the Search for the Summer Anthem

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 16:25
The prize isn’t a charting single; it’s becoming the soundtrack to a nation’s memories.
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With 112 Emmy Nominations, Netflix Officially Rules Television

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 16:17
For the first time in 18 years, HBO isn't at the top of the Television Academy heap.
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Ancient and Modern Meet in These Photographs of the Holy Land

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:54
Photographer Rogers Grasas spent seven years traveling the Middle East to capture these stunning images.
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It Just Got Easier for the FCC to Ignore Your Complaints

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:34
Under the new rule, critics say the agency will not review informal complaints about telecom companies, and steer consumers to a formal process that carries a $225 fee.
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Judd Legum's Popular Information Is a Politics Newsletter for Everyone

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:06
The founder and editor-in-chief of ThinkProgress is starting over with Popular Information, a one-man political newsletter "for people who are feeling overwhelmed."
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What's a Blazar? A Galactic Bakery for Cosmic Rays

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:00
Astrophysicists have traced the origin of some of Earth’s cosmic rays to a blazar 4 billion light years away.
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Apple MacBook Pro 2018: Price, Specs, Release Date

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 08:30
Apple leans in on the high end of the laptop market, rather than going light and cheap.
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Inside the Test Chamber for NASA's Astronaut Vehicle Double

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 07:00
In Denver, engineers have built an architecturally identical twin for Orion, NASA’s next next launch vehicle—and they're putting it through its paces.
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BlackBerry Key2 Review: A Comfy Keyboard and Long Battery Life

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 07:00
This keyboard-packing smartphone is the best kind of throwback. Our full review.
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Einride's T-log Is a Self-Driving Truck Made for the Forest

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 04:00
The Swedish robo-truck ditches the engine for batteries, the human for software, and the container for a big pile of logs.
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FCC Retracts a Plan to Discourage Consumer Complaints

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 20:41
A proposal that critics said would have forced consumers to file formal complaints, at a cost of $255, appears to have been dropped from Thursday's agenda.
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The Untested Drugs at the Heart of Nevada's Execution Controversy

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 20:10
A sedative, an opioid, and a paralytic sit at the core of legal and ethical debates over the state-sanctioned killing of death row prisoner Scott Dozier.
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Live on ESPN: Will the Overwatch League Usher in Esports’ Crossover Moment?

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 19:36
Thanks to a new agreement, ESPN will be broadcasting esports live in primetime for the first time.
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