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    Here Come the Space Tugs, Ready to Tidy Up Earth's Orbits

    SpaceX is teaming up with the maker of a space tugboat, which would nudge satellites around,...

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    Swatting Is a Deadly Problem—Here's the Solution

    Seattle has a no-brainer solution: If you're afraid of being swatted, list your address in a...

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    For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic

    In a survey conducted by Girls Who Code, teen female engineers report that even their very...

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    The Best Laptops and Tablets for Students

    Whether you plan to crush that term paper or immerse yourself in research, these college-ready computers...

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    The Beautiful Potential of Never-Ending Bachelor Parties

    More than a third of millennials slip ’n’ slide into debt to attend bachelor/ette parties. Thanks...

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    The Ethics of Hiding Your Data From the Machines

    It’s one thing to try to keep personal information from Facebook. But what if a company...

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    Shh! No Hacking the Census in the Library

    Opinion: Millions of folks filling out the 2020 Census on public library computers also are putting...

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    The Android 10 Privacy and Security Upgrades You Should Know About

    Google's next big Android release will make you safer—especially in ways you can't see.

  • The Best TV Streaming Devices for Cord-Cutters

    We recommend the best media streaming devices for 4K HDR or HD TVs from Roku, Google,...

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    Google Gives up Sweets: It’s Just Called Android 10

    Bucking tradition, the next version of Google's mobile operating system will not be named after a...

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    Hey Teachers, Get to Know Your Students' Preconceptions

    People in an intro to physics class may make some basic errors, but that doesn't mean...

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    Queering Comics and Cosplay at Flame Con

    Justin J Wee’s portraits highlight what it means to be queer and seen in the comics...

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    Spider-Man Swings Back to Sony—Unraveling the Universe

    It's not about what's good for Spider-Man. It's about the fate of comic-book movies—which might be...

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    Depth of Field: The Movie Poster Brexit Deserves

    John MacDougall’s portrait-style capture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggests...

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    Humans, More Than Drought, Are Fueling the Amazon's Flames

    Economic activity appears to be causing the rainforest to burn, unlike the other epic fires ravaging...

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    A Tugboat in Space, Microplastics In Your Water, and More News

    Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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    The Fight Against Robocalls Gets Powerful New Allies

    All the state attorneys general, along with 12 major companies, promise to finally make serious moves...

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    Why the NFL's Field Goal Record Is Waiting to Be Smashed

    Players, coaches, and scientists alike say that the current record of 64 yards is well shy...

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    Firefox and Chrome Fight Back Against Kazakhstan's Spying

    The Central Asian country’s government has repeatedly threatened to monitor its citizens’ internet activities. Google and...

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    Accused of Liberal Bias, Facebook Allows Ads With ... Tubes

    Facebook will now allow ads depicting “medical tubes connected to the human body,” in response to...

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    There’s a Thriving Market for Human Body Parts on Instagram

    Users quietly buy and sell human skulls, decorated and sold by macabre enthusiasts. Is the underground...

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    Why a Promising, Potent Cancer Therapy Isn't Used in the US

    Carbon ion radiation therapy is being used to blast tumors all over the world. Just not...

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    Netflix's Hyperdrive Is American Ninja Warrior for Cars

    The new show pits amateur drivers against a plethora of pitfalls, from a giant seesaw to...