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NASA’s Mars Rover Will Be Powered by US-Made Plutonium

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 08:00
In 2015, Oak Ridge National Laboratory produced the first plutonium fuel in the US in nearly 30 years. Now it’s headed to another planet.
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Anthony Fauci Explains Why the US Still Hasn’t Beaten Covid

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 07:00
The director of NIAID talks about vaccines, school reopenings, hostility toward science, and the lessons we’ll learn when (yes, when) we recover.
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13 Smart Home Deals on Dyson Vacs, Sleep Tech, and More

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 07:00
We found sales on vacuums, sound machines, gardening gadgets, and other tech to make your day a little less stressful.
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Selfies, Screens, and Our Violent Love of Wildlife

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 07:00
Even as wild places crumble and collapse, people’s emotional connection to nature intensifies—but who bears the costs of our fawning over cute animals online?
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Stop Saying Facebook Is ‘Too Big to Moderate’

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 19:10
The social media company could surely enforce its own rules on false and harmful posts—it just needs to cut into its massive profit margins.
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The Portland Protests Are a War Zone—but Only on the Internet

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 17:43
What's happening in the streets isn't what you're seeing in the tweets.
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Mad Scientists Revive 100-Million-Year-Old Microbes

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 11:00
Researchers collected sediment thousands of feet deep, filtered out bacteria, and revived the cells. But fear not—the destruction of humanity by ancient microbes is not nigh.
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Follow the Money: How Digital Ads Subsidize the Worst of the Web

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 09:00
From Covid conspiracies to election scams, automated advertising software plays a large—and largely unseen—role.
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EcoReco L5+ Review: A City-Friendly, Sturdy Electric Scooter

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 09:00
If you want to avoid public transit, this e-scooter is an expensive but safe bet.
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'Ghosts of Tsushima' Isn't Samurai Cinema—It's a Popcorn Flick

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 08:00
Sucker Punch's latest open-world videogame is fun enough and pretty enough but isn't interested in examining cultural tropes.
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The Age of Mass Surveillance Will Not Last Forever

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 08:00
The power to end it is in your hands.
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These 4 Covid-19 Vaccines Are Closest to Becoming Reality

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 08:00
There are hundreds of trials currently in the works. Here’s everything you need to know about the ones edging ahead in the global race.
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Epos/Sennheiser Adapt 660 Review: On Par With Sony and Bose

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 08:00
These wireless noise-canceling headphones bring the heat, with sleek design and sound to match.
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Congress' Big Tech CEO Hearing: What to Watch

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 07:00
Bezos, Cook, Pichai, and Zuck will all be in the Zoom where it happens.
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How to Plan and Cook Family Meals When You're in Lockdown

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 07:00
Have you poured 1800 bowls of cereal in the past five months? You are not alone.
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A Cyberattack on Garmin Disrupted More Than Workouts

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 19:53
A ransomware hit and subsequent outage caused problems in the company's aviation services, including flight planning and mapping.
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This Is the Best Sweatband I've Ever Worn (2020)

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 09:00
WIRED tested. After decades of running with water running down my face, the Treadbands workout headband let me see clearly.
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A Study Finds Sex Differences in the Brain. Does It Matter?

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 09:00
The NIH research connecting anatomy and sex chromosomes could shed light on mental disorders. But the topic is sensitive and such findings are easy to misuse.
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A Helicopter Ride Over Mars? NASA's About to Give It a Shot

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 08:00
“I see it as kind of a Wright brothers moment on another planet,” says the project's chief engineer at JPL.
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Some Countries Reopened Schools. What Did They Learn About Kids and Covid?

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 07:00
Studies from around the world suggest that success depends on class size, distancing, the age of the students, and how prevalent the virus is locally.
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