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Silicon Valley’s Tech Elite Zoom in on Crispr

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 17:41
“Where we are now with biotech feels quite a bit like where we were with information technology in the late 1990s,” said Napster co-founder Sean Parker on stage at WIRED25
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos Says Tech Companies Should Work With the Pentagon

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 17:13
"This is a great country and it does need to be defended,” the Amazon CEO tells the WIRED25 Summit in San Francisco.
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'Rogue Killers' May Have Murdered Saudi Journalist, Trump Suggests

The Saudis have denied any knowledge of Jamal Khashoggi's whereabouts. "We're going to try getting to the bottom of it very soon," Trump said. He dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Riyadh.

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Critic Of Federal Public Lands Management To Join Department Of The Interior

The Department of the Interior has chosen a prominent property rights attorney in Wyoming as their new deputy solicitor. Its a controversial appointment for environmental groups.

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If Your Medical Information Becomes A Moneymaker, Could You Get A Cut?

Sometimes discoveries derived from patients' medical data become the foundation of new profit-making companies. A fledgling industry wants to help patients get a cut of the cash.

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Colorado's Anti-Fracking Measure Would Keep Wells Farther Away From Homes And Schools

A ballot measure would keep new oil and gas wells 2,500 feet away from homes and schools, the strictest setback in the nation. The oil and gas industry says that threatens its very existence.

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Trump Visits Areas Slammed By Hurricane Michael

The president observed some of the worst-hit areas during a helicopter tour, including Florida homes that had been ripped from their foundations. "Some of them have no trace of a home," Trump said.

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Apple's Jony Ive on the Unpredictable Consequences of Innovation

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 16:19
"I think it's good to be connected,” says Apple’s chief design officer. “I think the real question is what you do with that connection."
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What's Next for Instagram's Kevin Systrom? Flying Lessons

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:36
The Instagram cofounder, who recently left parent company Facebook, says he wants to be sure the people running social networks are paying attention to how they impact people’s lives.
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Ex-Senate Intelligence Staffer Who Dated Reporter Pleads Guilty To Lying To FBI

James Wolfe reached a plea agreement with prosecutors after he was charged with three counts of lying to investigators. He faces as many as six months in prison when he is sentenced.

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Blue Origin and Jeff Bezos Want Us All to Leave Earth—for Good

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:15
At Blue Origin, Amazon's space-obsessed founder is building rockets, and he hopes to someday blast humanity into an extraterrestrial future.
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Report: World Support For Mental Health Care Is 'Pitifully Small'

A major report points out the lack of resources for mental health issues — and offers some possible solutions.

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Idaho Game Commissioner Criticized For Killing 'Family Of Baboons' In Africa

Blake Fischer is under pressure to resign after sharing photos from a hunting trip to Africa showing him posing with baboons that he said he killed.

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To Prevent Wildfires, PG&E Pre-Emptively Cuts Power To Thousands In California

The temporary outages could hit some 87,000 customers in Northern California. The impacted areas are forecast to have risky weather conditions, including low humidity and gusty winds.

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Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Are Expecting A Baby

The announcement ended breathless speculation in the British tabloids since Friday, when Markle had the audacity to wear a coat and leave it partly unbuttoned. The baby is due in the spring.

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In 'Them,' Sen. Sasse Aims To Find Ways To Move America Beyond Divisive Politics

Them doesn't read like a campaign book — there's no humble-bragging about accomplishments. Sasse instead focuses on building relationships, but doesn't go deep enough or propose tangible solutions.

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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Review: Software Is Eating Your Phone

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:00
Our favorite Android phone is back, and this time it’s loaded with even more AI smarts.
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Ellen Ochoa at Work on the Shuttle

NASA Image of the Day - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:27
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we're celebrating the achievements of astronaut Ellen Ochoa and other Hispanic astronauts and professionals at NASA. Floating upside down and reading a checklist may not be how most of us perform the day's work, but it was for Ochoa on Space Shuttle Discovery's STS-96 mission.
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Climate Change Might Double the Cost of a Beer

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:00
More extreme droughts and heat waves will hit barley especially hard, so growers are trying to hack the grain to make it more resistant.
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Flash Floods Reportedly Kill At Least 13 People In Southwest France's Aude Region

Three months' worth of rain fell in just a few hours, France's Interior Ministry says. One resident called it "the apocalypse."

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