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    The voices of women in tech are still being erased

    In the middle of the night on May 24, TikTok changed its voice. The ubiquitous woman’s...

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    These are all the connections in a bit of mouse brain the size of a grain of sand

    Neuroscientists have released the most detailed 3D map of the mammalian brain ever made, created from...

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    Boeing’s second Starliner mission to the ISS is a make-or-break moment

    December 20, 2019, was supposed to be a landmark moment for the US space program and...

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    An endlessly changing playground teaches AIs how to multitask

    DeepMind has developed a vast candy-colored virtual playground that teaches AIs general skills by endlessly changing...

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    The best vaccine incentive might be paid time off

    Free doughnuts. Tickets to see the Los Angeles Lakers. Video visits with loved ones for people...

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    Israel begins investigation into NSO Group spyware abuse

    Israeli government officials visited the offices of the hacking company NSO Group on Wednesday to investigate...

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    Astronomers have spotted x-rays from behind a supermassive black hole

    When gas falls into a black hole, it releases an enormous amount of energy and spews...

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    What you need to know about the CDC’s new mask guidelines

    On Tuesday, July 27, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor spaces in communities...

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    The pandemic slashed the West Coast’s emissions. Wildfires already reversed it.

    Wildfires raging across the US West Coast have filled the air with enough carbon dioxide to...

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    Meet the people who warn the world about new covid variants

    In March, when covid cases began spiking around India, Bani Jolly went hunting for answers in...

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    “We never created a supervirus.” Ralph Baric explains gain-of-function research.

    In May, the longtime coronavirus researcher Ralph Baric found himself at the center of the swirling...

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    We just got our best-ever look at the inside of Mars

    NASA’s InSight robotic lander has just given us our first look deep inside a planet other than Earth.  More...

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    Is the UK’s pingdemic good or bad? Yes.

    Oscar Maung-Haley, 24, was working a part-time job in a bar in Manchester, England, when his...

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    An albino opossum proves CRISPR works for marsupials, too

    Mice: check. Lizards: check. Squid: check. Marsupials … check. CRISPR has been used to modify the...

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    Disability rights advocates are worried about discrimination in AI hiring tools

    Your ability to land your next job could depend on how well you play one of...

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    Review: Why Facebook can never fix itself

    The Facebook engineer was itching to know why his date hadn’t responded to his messages. Perhaps...

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    Podcast: Playing the job market

    Increasingly, job seekers need to pass a series of tests in the form of artificial-intelligence games...

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    Blue Origin takes its first passengers to space

    This time, there was a blastoff.   Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos and three other civilians watched...

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    How Zello keeps people connected during South Africa’s unrest

    On June 29, former South African president Jacob Zuma was sentenced to 15 months in prison...

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    Cities are scrambling to prevent flooding

    US cities are working to shore up their flood defenses in the face of climate change,...

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    What the latest Pegasus spyware leaks tell us

    Over the weekend, a consortium of international news outlets published their findings from an investigation into...

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    Why NASA should visit Pluto again

    In 1930, Clyde Tombaugh, a 25-year-old amateur astronomer, spied a small, dim object in the night sky.  ...

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    MIT Technology Review names Mat Honan its new Editor in Chief

    MIT Technology Review announced today that veteran tech editor Mat Honan has been hired as its new editor in chief. Honan joins from BuzzFeed News, where he and...

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    Work, reinvented: Tech will drive the office evolution

    In an early May blog post, Google chief executive officer (CEO) Sundar Pichai shared the company’s...

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    Why England’s sudden lifting of covid restrictions is a massive gamble

    England is about to take a huge gamble.  On Monday, July 19, the country is ditching...

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    Is 57 a prime number? There’s a game for that.

    The Greek mathematician Euclid may very well have proved, circa 300 BCE, that there are infinitely...

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    How to mend your broken pandemic brain

    Orgies are back. Or at least that’s what advertisers want you to believe. One commercial for chewing...

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    Welcome to the Tokyo Olympics, where public health, money, and politics collide

    It’s nighttime on the streets of Ibaraki prefecture in Japan when the Olympic torch comes through....

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    Pfizer wants to give you a booster shot—but experts say it’s too soon

    Is it time to start thinking about booster shots? Pfizer seems to think so. In a...

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    The lurking threat to solar power’s growth

    A few lonely academics have been warning for years that solar power faces a fundamental challenge...

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    The world’s biggest ransomware gang just disappeared from the internet

    One of the most prolific ransomware gangs in the world suddenly disappeared from the internet on...

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    Why I’m a proud solutionist

    Debates about technology and progress are often framed in terms of “optimism” vs. “pessimism.” For instance,...

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    Welcome to TikTok’s endless cycle of censorship and mistakes

    Ziggi Tyler is part of TikTok’s Creator Marketplace, a private platform where brands can connect with...

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    Here’s what we know about kids and long covid

    When it comes to covid, kids have largely been spared. They can get infected and spread...

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    Cybersecurity can protect data. How about elevators?

    Advanced cybersecurity capabilities are essential to safeguard software, systems, and data in a new era of...

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    Richard Branson just flew to the edge of space. Here’s what it means for space travel.

    The timing could have been better. Yesterday, July 11, British entrepreneur and billionaire Richard Branson shot to...

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    How hot is too hot for the human body?

    Climate change is making extreme heat more common and more severe, as we’ve seen in the...

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    Why the grid is ready for fleets of electric trucks

    Whether you call them semis, tractor-trailers, or 18-wheelers, heavy-duty trucks keep the economy (literally) moving. And...

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    AI voice actors sound more human than ever—and they’re ready to hire

    The company blog post drips with the enthusiasm of a ’90s US infomercial. WellSaid Labs describes...

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    Bats’ brains are built for navigation

    More than a thousand species use echolocation, but after billions of years of evolution, bats’ brains...

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    Inside the FBI, Russia, and Ukraine’s failed cybercrime investigation

    The American cops took the slower, cheaper train from Kyiv to Donetsk.  After repeatedly traveling between...

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    Carbon removal hype is becoming a dangerous distraction

    In February, oil giant Shell trumpeted a scenario in which the world pulls global warming back...

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    Climate change made the record-shattering Northwest heat wave 150 times more likely

    Yes, blame climate change. Human-driven global warming fueled the heat wave that likely killed hundreds of...

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    The solar wind bubble that protects Earth has been mapped for the first time

    In 2009, using NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, also known as IBEX, astronomers spied a strange ribbon-like...

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    We tested AI interview tools. Here’s what we found.

    After more than a year of the covid-19 pandemic, millions of people are searching for employment...

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    Podcast: Want a job? The AI will see you now

    In the past, hiring decisions were made by people. Today, some key decisions that lead to...

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    We tried out the first statewide vaccine passport

    On June 20, about 20,000 fans gathered at Madison Square Garden in New York City for...

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    What went so wrong with covid in India? Everything.

    On April 21, Ashley Delaney brought his father-in-law to the Goa Medical College and Hospital, the...

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    Are computers ready to solve this notoriously unwieldy math problem?

    The computer scientist Marijn Heule is always on the lookout for a good mathematical challenge. An...

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    The fracking boom is over. Where did all the jobs go?

    Shale gas and oil extraction, also known as fracking, is often credited by conservatives with creating...