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Samoa Arrests Anti-Vaccination Activist As Measles Death Toll Rises

Government officials say anti-vaccination advocates have complicated their efforts to turn the tide on an epidemic that has killed at least 63 people, most of them children.

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'A New Start' — In Recovery And Learning To Make Musical Instruments In Appalachia

In a region ravaged by job loss and addiction, a musical tradition provides a lifeline for people in recovery.

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France Suffers Travel Woes As General Strike Enters Second Day

The strike took a quieter turn Friday, as protests ebbed but workers still stayed home in anger at a pension reform proposal. Stations and schools across the country remained shuttered.

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200 Researchers, 5 Hypotheses, No Consistent Answers

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 10:09
Just how much wisdom is there in the scientific crowd?
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What's an Influencer? The Complete WIRED Guide

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 10:00
Everything you need to know about what an influencer is, the history of influencers, the difference between influencers and celebrities, and more.
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Physics Explains Why You Can’t Open a Plane Door in the Air

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 10:00
A British Airways passenger caused chaos after trying to open the aircraft door during a flight, but air pressure and clever design make it impossible. 
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How Rocket Wrecks the Ravagers With Physics

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 10:00
In *Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2*, our favorite furry antihero deals out cosmic justice—and some great material for video analysis.
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Taiwan Gets Tough On Disinformation Suspected From China Ahead Of Elections

The government has fined people and media outlets for spreading false content, amid rising suspicion of mainland Chinese influence on the self-ruled island.

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Navy Says Shooter And 2 Other People Are Dead In Violence At Pensacola Navy Base

Within an hour of the first public alert, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office said, "The shooter is confirmed dead."

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Leica SL2 Review: Wonderful (If You Can Afford It)

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 09:00
The iconic company's take on the big, powerful, DSLR-style camera delivers beautifully sharp, detailed images while offering surprisingly powerful video capabilities.
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Job Market Surges As Employers Add 266,000 Jobs In November

U.S. employers added a better-than-expected number of jobs last month, boosted in part by the return of General Motors workers who had been on strike in October. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5%.

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India Police Kill 4 Rape Suspects Already In Custody

Police say the men attacked officers as they were investigating the crime scene and were shot dead in self-defense. Many are celebrating swift, sure justice; others call it an extrajudicial execution.

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Tesla’s Lasers, the Cybertruck, and Travel Tips

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 08:00
Alex Davies helps us unpack the latest Tesla developments, and we share our favorite travel trips.
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Police Shootings May Be Causing Black Infants Long-Term Harm

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 08:00
By looking at data on millions of births, a researcher shows how violence against unarmed African American men might cause acute stress on pregnancies.
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If You Use Venmo the Good Way, Your Life Will Improve

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 08:00
A while ago, a friend sent me 25 cents on Venmo. My relationship to the platform has never been the same.
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Hubble Spots Galaxy’s Dramatic Details

NASA Image of the Day - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 07:13
Some of the most dramatic events in the universe occur when certain stars die — and explode catastrophically in the process. When these star deaths, or supernovae, occur, their brightness can rival the light of a whole galaxy. The galaxy NGC 5468, shown in this Hubble image, has hosted a number of these supernovae the past 20 years.
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You Can Have Collaborative Software That’s Wary of the Cloud

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 07:00
Research lab Ink & Switch wants to harness the benefits of productivity and communication without forcing users to give up control of their data.
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T-Mobile 5G Test: Wider Coverage That's Not Much Faster

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 07:00
You'll see slightly faster load times when watching videos and downloading apps, but the day-to-day experience hasn't changed.
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Dis Tech Buddhists All You Want—but Read This Book First

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 07:00
Tech veteran Dan Zigmond wants you to bring Buddha to the office. It's not as ironic as it sounds.
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Hiking Wheelchair Opens Up Outdoor Lifestyle To People With Serious Disabilities

Geoff Babb — a stroke survivor — found that most wheelchairs couldn't take him where he wanted to go. So, he invented a new way to hike with friends and family: an all-terrain wheelchair.

(Image credit: Emily Cureton/Oregon Public Broadcasting)

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