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How Far Away From Perseverance Did the Descent Stage Land?

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 09:00
The rocket lowered the rover onto the surface of Mars before it shot away from the landing site. So where did it end up?
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The Pandemic Nearly Shuttered My Church. Technology Saved It

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 09:00
From engaging audiences to building bridges, tech has helped my small, rural faith community weather the storm. Here's how it might help yours too.
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TikTok Played a Key Role in MAGA Radicalization

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 09:00
The platform's absorbing endless scroll and karaoke features have built an overlooked disinformation machine.
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Help! I’m Sneaking Into My Office. Is This So Wrong?

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 09:00
In this week’s Out of Office column, Megan tackles guilt, bad policies, and the rules of zoomfood.
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NASA and the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge

NASA Image of the Day - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 08:32
Did you know that NASA's Kennedy Space Center shares its home with the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge?
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Some States Drop CDC Guidelines And Vaccinate People By Age Group

The shift in priorities is drawing criticism from essential workers and people with underlying conditions who are getting bumped back in line.

(Image credit: Ryan Caron King/Connecticut Public)

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If You Transplant a Head, Does Its Consciousness Follow?

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 08:00
In her new book, Brandy Schillace recalls the unbelievable legacy of a Cold War era neurosurgeon’s mission to preserve the soul.
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Soak in Your Own Sweat Inside a Heated Sauna Blanket

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 08:00
MiHigh's portable infrared sauna is warm, wet, and weird.
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Who Is R. A. Lafferty? And Is He the Best Sci-Fi Writer Ever?

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 08:00
You’ve never heard of him, but your favorite writers have, and his mad-drunk prose will knock you sideways.
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Fake News Gets More Engagement on Facebook—If It’s Right-Wing

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 08:00
Far-right pages that publish misinformation get the most interactions by far compared to other news sources, new research shows.
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Trump's Baseless 2020 Conspiracies Complicate Ohio Effort To Buy Voting Machines

Trump and his allies' false claims about Dominion Voting Systems are leading elected officials in one Ohio county to slow down an effort to procure new voting equipment.

(Image credit: Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

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Anthony Fauci Pleads: Don’t Declare Victory

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 07:00
The Covidologist-in-chief says we can’t relax on masks and social distancing yet. Hear that, Texas?
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Should Anyone Actually Care About Ray Tracing?

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 07:00
What was supposed to be all the rage in graphics quickly turned into a meme. But will it actually improve your gaming experience?
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How The White House Got 2 Pharma Rivals To Work Together On COVID-19 Vaccine

A 15-minute call with J&J executives on a Sunday afternoon stretched into a 75-minute turning point. "We have to take bold action and overwhelm this," a senior official said.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

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State Department Should Be More Diverse And Engaged Across U.S., Report Says

The Biden administration pledges a foreign policy that delivers to middle-class Americans. Linking up to locales across the country — outside D.C. — could help with that, according to a new report.

(Image credit: Maryum Saifee)

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American Factories Are Roaring Back. The Problem? They Can't Find Critical Parts

U.S. factories are thriving thanks to unexpected strong demand for all kinds of goods, but that is also leading to unexpected headaches.

(Image credit: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images)

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Did Record Gun Sales Cause A Spike In Gun Crime? Researchers Say It's Complicated

As experts compile last year's data for gun buying and shooting, the debate grows over whether the two are connected.

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Congressional Panels Examine Military's Role In Insurrection, New Security Funding

The Senate Rules and Homeland Security committees will hear from top military officials on their role in the insurrection. This, as a House panel weighs new Capitol security spending.

(Image credit: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)

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Worried About Coronavirus Variants? Here's What You Need To Know

Scientists are spotting new coronavirus variants almost on a daily basis. So far public health experts are still most worried about three important ones.

(Image credit: Juan Gaertner/Science Source)

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Drug Overdose Deaths Surge Among Black Americans During Pandemic

Black Americans with addiction face "pervasive and continuing systemic racism" and often struggle to gain access to treatments that prevent fatal overdoses.

(Image credit: Jamiel Law for NPR)

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