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What Can Ants and Bees Teach Us About Containing Disease?

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 08:00
Social insects cooperate to curb the spread of pathogens. Maybe their systems of behavior can help human societies battling pandemics of our own.
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15 Best Weekend Deals: Laptops, TVs, Phones, and Outdoor Gear

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 07:00
Planning a socially-distanced camping trip? Now is the time to stock up on things like backpacks and tents.
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What is Crispr Gene Editing? The Complete WIRED Guide

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 07:00
How scientists can repurpose a bacterial immune system to alter DNA, making everything from cheap insulin to extra starchy corn.
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10 Ways to Reconnect With Long Distance Relatives, Friends, and Relationships

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 07:00
Whatever the distance, these ideas will help you feel closer in these trying times.
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The Garmin Hack Was a Warning

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 07:00
As ransomware groups turn their attention to bigger game, expect more high-profile targets to fall.
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PokimaneBoyfriend and the Scandalous Reign of Drama YouTube

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 20:31
This week, Twitch streamer Pokimane demonstrated how to expertly handle the internet drama industrial complex.
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How the Alleged Twitter Hackers Got Caught

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 20:12
Bitcoin payments and IP addresses led investigators to two of the alleged perpetrators in just over two weeks.
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Trump May Soon Order TikTok’s Sale, as Microsoft Circles

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 18:50
The short-video app is wildly popular with teens, but officials fear it could be a conduit for data to China, or for Beijing’s propaganda.
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For Big Tech, There’s No Winning This Round

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 17:15
Accountability is coming—not just because Congress had an impressive hearing this week, but because the confluence of crises now demand action.
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Covid-19 Symptoms (Coronavirus): What to Do If You Might Have It

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:23
Stay calm. Here's our guide to what symptoms you should look out for, and how to respond if you've been exposed.
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Technology Does Not Eliminate Cruelty

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 12:00
Sci-fi author Arkady Martine's novel is set in an advanced, galaxy-spinning futuristic empire. But that doesn't mean it's a utopia.
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Big Tech Does Not Agree With That Characterization

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 09:00
Plus: Microsoft’s monopolistic days, life without a Covid vaccine, and bogus hand sanitizer.
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Emmy Voters Missed a Lot of Key Nominations … Again

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 09:00
This year, some worthy contenders got nods—Watchmen! Zendaya!—but quite a few essential performances were overlooked.
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Oral-B iO Series 8 Review: A Grossly Expensive Electric Toothbrush

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 09:00
This electric toothbrush uses Bluetooth to keep your teeth happy and clean, but they'll start chattering when you see the price tag.
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The Dark Virality of a Hollywood Blood-Harvesting Conspiracy

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 09:00
A centuries-old anti-Semitic myth is spreading freely on far-right corners of social media—suggesting a new digital Dark Age has arrived.
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The Pandemic Put Amazon in a Prime Position

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 08:00
This week, we list the Amazon Prime benefits you don’t know about, and tell you how to take advantage of them while you shelter in place.
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The Anglerfish Deleted Its Immune System to Fuse With Its Mate

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 08:00
Underwater “sexual parasitism” between male and female allows two bodies to become one. Now we know the reason why.
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AI-Generated Text Is the Scariest Deepfake of All

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 08:00
Synthetic video and audio seemed pretty bad. Synthetic writing—ubiquitous and undetectable—will be far worse.
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What the Science of Animal Networks Reveals About Protests

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 07:00
The movement of demonstrators echoes the fluid collective responses of the animal world, as groups respond to threats and signal across large spaces.
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Anthony Levandowski Asks a Judge Not to Send Him to Prison

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 07:00
The former Google engineer, who pleaded guilty to stealing the company's self-driving car technology, says he'd be at heightened risk for Covid-19.
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