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Soyuz MS-16 Spacecraft Docked to the Space Station

NASA Image of the Day - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 09:03
Pictured is the Soyuz MS-16 crew ship, currently docked to the International Space Station's Poisk module.
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Audeze LCD-1 Review: The Best Headphones Under $500

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 09:00
Missing live music? These corded, lightweight planar magnetic cans give you the next best thing.
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In 'Hades,' the Underworld Is Your Playground

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 09:00
It's easy to spend hours dashing and slashing your way through this roguelite dungeon crawler.
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Meet The Trump Campaign Lawyer Who Got His Start Working For Al Gore

Justin Clark will play a lead role in the Trump campaign's legal strategy, fighting over voting rules — and perhaps the outcome — for the November election.

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Could the National HIV Strategy Help Guide the Covid Fight?

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 08:00
The Trump administration hasn't created a comprehensive plan for battling the pandemic. Some researchers propose borrowing one from the past.
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Peak Newsletter? That Was 80 Years Ago

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 08:00
In the 1940s, journalists fled traditional news outlets to write directly for subscribers. What happened next may be a warning.
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Testing Won’t Save Us From Covid-19

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 08:00
Many experts are convinced that fast and easy screening can stop the virus. But that theory fails to account for the messiness of real life.
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The Election Threats That Keep US Intelligence Up at Night

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 07:00
Government officials have increasingly sounded alarms on the risks of foreign interference and disinformation campaigns leading up to—and after—November 3.
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Get WIRED: Nextdoor’s CEO on Curtailing Racial Profiling

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 07:00
On this week’s podcast, Sarah Friar talks to us about how the hyperlocal social network is getting people to slow down and think about what they’re posting.
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A School Ran a Simulation of the Pandemic—Before the Pandemic

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 07:00
A Florida middle school has staged mock outbreaks for years to teach science and civics. Last December’s lesson was an uncanny harbinger of Covid-19.
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Nearly Two-Thirds Of U.S. Households Struck By COVID-19 Face Financial Trouble

Plus, of all U.S. homes that include someone with a disability, 63% report serious financial hardship during the pandemic, and 37% have used up all or most of their savings.

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Trump And Biden Debate Tuesday. Here's What You Need To Know

The two presidential candidates will face off for the first time in a debate moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace.

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D.C. Statehood Is A Civil Rights Issue For Young Activists

There is renewed energy around the push to make the District of Columbia the nation's 51st state. Much of that energy comes from young activists who see it as a civil rights issue.

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In Internet Dead Zones, Rural Schools Struggle With Distanced Learning

Many American schools are back in class via distance learning. It's stressful everywhere but especially in rural districts where most students lack high-speed Internet and cell phone service at home.

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Health On Wheels: Tricked-Out RVs Deliver Addiction Treatment To Rural Colorado

As COVID-19 forced many addiction treatment clinics to scale back, Colorado brought its clinics on wheels to remote, underserved towns and used telehealth to connect patients with addiction doctors.

(Image credit: Markian Hawryluk/Kaiser Health News)

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Amy Coney Barrett: A Dream For The Right, Nightmare For The Left

The mother of seven, beloved in her community and by Notre Dame students, is a sparkling intellect who is likely more conservative than the man she clerked for and revered, Justice Antonin Scalia.

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A Time to Act: Putting Awareness into Action

Via LLRXA Time to Act: Putting Awareness into ActionWendy L. Werner’s call to action is clear: “lawyers have a unique opportunity to intervene on behalf of those with fewer resources, and people who have been under served and under-represented. Many of us have been impacted by the growing knowledge of racial inequities, and recognition of disparities. This is a moment to intervene and no one group has more power to make a difference than lawyers. Now is the time.”

Categories: Law and Legal

A Crisis Within A Crisis: Food Insecurity And COVID-19

Hunger is one of the most urgent — yet hidden — crises facing the nation. In this special episode of All Things Considered, a look at how food insecurity has been exacerbated by the coronavirus.

(Image credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York)

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Beyond the Pandemic, Libraries Look Toward a New Era

The New York Times – With a shift to online resources well underway, “the most trusted civic institutions” are in a good position to deal with the changing future. “..For more than a decade, these seemingly traditional institutions had been investing in a range of technologies and media. Libraries now balance two stacks: the physical with the so-called digital full stack. With a wealth of electronic books, streaming platforms and of course Zoom, many were ready, with some adjustments, to provide services for their communities. But no one could have predicted that 2020 would create the moment when “our libraries, the most trusted civic institutions in the country, would become totally virtual,” said Anthony Marx, the president and chief executive of the New York Public Library, the nation’s largest library system after the Library of Congress. But will virtual offerings eclipse physical locations? Librarians across the country foresee institutions that will blend the physical with the digital, increasing their emphasis on their critical community role by offering free Wi-Fi and social services as well as a place where physical books and DVDs coexist with e-books and online platforms. For example, the Midtown branch of the New York Public Library, the largest in the system, is waiting to reopen after a total overhaul. Renamed the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, the location will now include classroom space and an entire floor dedicated to adult learning, such as teaching English and technology, Mr. Marx said. The reimagined branch also has programming areas, a rooftop terrace designed for events, quiet spaces for patrons and sound studios for recording podcasts…”

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Paradox-Free Time Travel Is Theoretically Possible, Researchers Say

In the peer-reviewed journal article, University of Queensland physicists say time is essentially self-healing. Changes in the past wouldn't necessarily cause a universe-ending paradox. Phew.

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