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NASA's Astro-Mice Will Test What Space Does to Your Gut

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 20:04
A new study will help the space agency understand how to keep its astronauts—and their resident microbes—healthy on future missions to Mars.
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California Unanimously Passes Historic Privacy Bill

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 17:57
The law will give Californians more control over the data that companies collect on them than ever before.
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Facebook Continues Transparency Push With View Ads Feature

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 15:15
Sheryl Sandberg says the company will take a “broad” approach to transparency, even if it means slowing down the process for advertisers.
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Congress Grills Cambridge Analytica Alum on New Firm’s Data Use

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 14:36
Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are asking Matt Oczkowski about how his new firm, Data Propria, will treat consumer privacy.
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Get Yer Bread and Milk From Kroger's Cute New Delivery Robot

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 12:00
Built by Nuro, the little autonomous R1 can carry 12 bags of groceries to your door—but the other logistics are still up in the air.
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One Sentence With 7 Meanings Unlocks a Mystery of Human Speech

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:00
Neuroscientists turned to an internet-famous phrase to identify the region of the brain that controls pitch and emphasis in human speech.
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The Partisan Divide Around Censorship in Social Media

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:57
A survey by the Pew Research Center finds most Americans think social media platforms censor political viewpoints, and Republicans think they have it worse.
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How Roboticists Are Copying Nature to Make Fantastical Machines

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 08:05
Nature knows what it’s doing, and roboticists are more than happy to steal evolution’s ideas to make a plethora of curious and clever machines.
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Kilner Fermentation Set Review: A Great and Easy Way to Get Started

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 08:00
This inexpensive and easy-to-use kit is the nudge you need to start making your own fermented foods.
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Fourth of July Party Picks: Yeti, Weber, Biolite, Hydro Flask

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 08:00
Happy Fourth of July! Let us upgrade your Independence Day bash with premium coolers, stomping rockets, and 12 other great products.
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Boeing’s Proposed Hypersonic, Mach 5 Plane Is Really, Really Fast

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 07:00
Supersonic planes are always almost here, but maybe the way to fly is to go faster. Much, much faster.
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The Delicate Art of Creating New Emoji

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 06:00
Emoji's consortium of gatekeepers serve as one example of how online communication might be supervised with rigor, generosity, and imagination.
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SpaceX Is About to Launch Its Final Block 4 Falcon

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 06:00
RIP to the moderately-reusable Falcon 9.
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How the Startup Mentality Failed Kids in San Francisco

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 06:00
Huge contributions from tech titans, a STEM-packed curriculum, gadgets everywhere: Willie Brown Middle School was supposed to set the bar. Then it opened.
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The FDA Approved its First Cannabis Drug. What Next?

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 19:12
The approval of epilepsy drug Epidiolex is poised to permanently change the way we talk about cannabis in the US.
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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Plagued by Delays, Rising Costs

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 18:27
The project will come in at least an extra 18 months behind schedule and $800 million over budget.
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Anthony Kennedy’s Retirement May Have Huge Consequences for Privacy

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 18:06
Kennedy’s record is mixed, but he was a thoughtful voice on how to interpret Constitutional rights for the internet era.
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San Francisco's Climate Case Against Big Oil Gets Dismissed

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 15:07
“Our litigation forced a public court proceeding on climate science, and now these companies can no longer deny it is real and valid.”
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Google Tries New Rules to Curtail Harassment of Employees

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 14:58
The rules encourage "productive conversations" and prohibit disclosing personal information about a Google employee to subject them to harassment.
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In Upholding Trump's Travel Ban, the Supreme Court Harms Scientists

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 14:48
The repercussions of Tuesday’s decision will be felt not just by individual families, but by American universities and scientific fields more generally.
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