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Netflix's 'Russian Doll' May Be Perfect, But You Won't Be Satisfied

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 07:00
The Netflix series is far and away the best original show of the past two years—but its existential thrust guaranteed that not everyone would be happy with the ending.
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The Push to Legalize Magic Mushrooms for Depression and PTSD

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 07:00
Activists, entrepreneurs, and doctors in the US and Canada are working to decriminalize psilocybin psychotherapy and calling for a psychedelic revolution.
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SpaceX's Starship, Meant for Mars, Prepares for a First Hop

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 18:02
A new, extra-beefy SpaceX rocket is undergoing testing in Texas. Formerly called the BFR, Starship is designed to ferry up to 100 humans to Mars.
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What Robert Mueller Knows—and Isn't Telling Us

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 16:19
The special counsel's indictments have so far stopped short of tying Trump and his associates to a broader conspiracy, blanks that will eventually get filled in.
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New 'Game of Thrones' Images Show ... Umm, the Furs Are Great

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:41
Yeah, let's just talk about the furs.
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Facebook’s Top PR Exec Is Leaving the Toughest Job in Tech

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 13:11
Caryn Marooney is the latest in a series of high-profile departures from Facebook's communications department at a time when the company is perpetually under siege.
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YouTube and Instagram Tots Are the New Child Stars

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 12:51
Welcome to the Age of Kidfluencers. It's not as weird as you think.
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What It Takes to Pull Off the Country's First Online Census

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 12:07
Going digital could make the 2020 census more inclusive and efficient, but experts fear the Census Bureau is also opening itself up to new risks.
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How to Figure Out a Drone's Angular Field of View

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:00
If you have a drone, you can use this trick to figure out the size of an object captured on camera.
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There's No Good Reason to Trust Blockchain Technology

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 09:00
Opinion: Cryptocurrencies are useless. Blockchain solutions are frequently much worse than the systems they replace. Here's why.
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With Its New 911, Porsche Improves the Unimprovable—Again

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 08:00
The evolution of the 911 has always relied on key incremental advances, and the eighth generation continues the tradition of striving for perfection.
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This Birdlike Robot Uses Thrusters to Float on Two Legs

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 08:00
Leonardo the lanky robot can sort of hover-walk on two legs—and that could land it on Mars one day.
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Facebook Was Late to Mobile. Now, Mobile Is Its Future

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 07:00
With messaging apps and Stories, Facebook’s emphasis on mobile features also highlights some of the company’s greatest vulnerabilities as it looks ahead.
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Should Cops Use Family Tree Forensics? Maryland Isn’t So Sure

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 07:00
As genetic genealogy gains momentum, one state considers barring police departments from using public DNA databases in criminal cases.
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15 Years Later, What Is Facebook?

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 07:00
The social network where one-third of humanity checks in at least once a month is also a marketplace, a satellite developer, and a maker of VR headsets.
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Trump's State of the Union Is Silent on Key Tech Issues

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 23:12
Aides trumpet commitment to 5G wireless, AI, and quantum computing, but they go unmentioned in State of the Union.
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Facebook Messenger Lets You Unsend Now. Why Doesn't Every App?

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 19:15
Very few chat apps offer the unsend feature. As it turns out, that’s for a few very good, or at least understandable, reasons.
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Marlon James' 'Black Leopard, Red Wolf' Topples Fantasy Tropes

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 18:53
With his new novel award-winning author builds a sensual African fantasia out of folklore and history.
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A Crypto Exchange CEO Dies—With the Only Key to $137 Million

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 16:57
Customers of QuadrigaCX are out as much as $190 million after CEO Gerry Cotten died; Cotten reportedly was the only one with the key to retrieve the money.
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'Fortnite' Held a Marshmello Concert—and It's the Future of the Multiverse

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 15:53
The DJ set didn't need a headset, but it created a sense of presence that will prove integral as VR and AR become commonplace.
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