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Facebook's Zuckerberg Says He's Got Election Stuff Under Control

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 16:01
Facebook rolls out its plan to protect the US from November mayhem.
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Dungeons & Dragons TikTok Is Gen Z at Its Most Wholesome

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 13:08
A growing community of D&D fans on the platform have no time for the gatekeeping of previous generations.
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Human Embryo Gene Editing Gets a Road Map—Not a Green Light

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 12:05
After the 2018 “Crispr baby” scandal, a global commission assessed the technology and set strict criteria for moving it toward clinical trials.
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The Trump Administration Continues to Erode Election Security

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 12:04
The DHS, the DOJ, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have all had recent controversies that bode poorly for electoral integrity.
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Could a Tree Help Find a Decaying Corpse Nearby?

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 11:00
On a “body farm,” researchers are exploring whether the nutrients from human cadavers can change the look of plants, which authorities might use to locate missing persons.
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A Critical Flaw Is Affecting Thousands of WordPress Sites

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 09:00
Hackers have been exploiting the vulnerability, which is now patched: Users should update to File Manager version 6.9 ASAP.
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Oxo 8 Cup Coffee Maker Review: Brews 8 Great Cups, or Just 1

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 08:00
A countertop brewer with a smart design that makes a near-perfect carafe.
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Startup Perks Go Remote—and Take a More Inclusive Approach

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 08:00
Tech companies are swapping on-campus gourmet chefs for free snack deliveries, but they're also stepping up childcare support and mental health services.
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REI Labor Day Sale: 16 Deals on Camping Essentials You Need

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 08:00
It's a great time to buy gear for your socially-distant adventures. Here's everything you need to go from 0 to outdoors pro.
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The Transgressive, Progressive Utopia of Summer Television

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 08:00
Genre-bending series like I May Destroy You and Lovecraft Country may be rooted in pain, but they’re also thrillingly hopeful.
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Gravity, Gizmos, and a Grand Theory of Interstellar Travel

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 07:00
For decades, Jim Woodward dreamed of a propellantless engine to take humans to the stars. Now he thinks he’s got it. But is it revolutionary—or illusory?
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Big Tech Companies Want to Help Get You Back in the Office

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 07:00
Alphabet, Microsoft, and Salesforce are offering services to track employees, arrange tests, and record results—all while most of their staffers are remote.
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Access to Telemedicine Is Hardest for Those Who Need It Most

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 07:00
Older patients and other vulnerable populations tend to need more medical care, but it’s often difficult for them to get online for remote visits.
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The FBI Botched Its DNC Hack Warning in 2016—but Says It Won’t Next Time

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 11:56
Facing looming election threats and a ransomware epidemic, the bureau says it has revamped its process for warning hacking victims.
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The Flagrant Hypocrisy of Bungled College Reopenings

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 09:00
Higher education has ignored its main mission: to teach critical thinking. It’s time to take the adults back to school.
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Google Wants to Remix News Radio Just for You

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 09:00
The company’s latest news product is an ever-replenishing playlist of audio stories—curated, in part, by the wealth of data it has on you.
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Your Beloved Blue Jeans Are Polluting the Ocean—Big Time

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 08:00
When you wash denim, tiny fibers shed and flow into the environment. Scientists just found that Arctic waters are now loaded with little bits of jeans.
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No, Public Trust in Scientific Institutions Has Not Eroded

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 08:00
But given what we've seen during the pandemic, maybe it should.
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Covid Snuffed Out Burning Man—but the Festival Goes On in VR

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 07:00
No one in the meatspace is going to the Black Rock Desert this year. So I soared into the sprawling digital reconstruction that is BRCvr.
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Microsoft Surface Book 3 Review: An Expensive 2-In-1

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 07:00
Microsoft's refreshed 2-in-1 brings more power than ever before—but for the price, you're neither getting the best tablet nor the best laptop.
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