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Ancient Potheads, a Russian Troll Controversy, and More News

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 16:58
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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Here's Everything Nintendo Did—and Didn't—Announce at E3

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 16:55
'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' is getting a spooky sequel and the next 'Animal Crossing' is getting delayed.
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A New Fuel for Satellites Is So Safe It Won’t Blow Up Humans

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 15:40
SpaceX’s next Falcon Heavy launch will carry a satellite that will test, for the first time, a “green” fuel that is even less toxic than caffeine.
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These Ancient Peoples Smoked the Chronic at Funerals

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 14:00
A finding in western China suggests humans were seeking out high-octane weed for rituals 2,500 years ago.
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Father's Day Gifts: 25 Gift Ideas for the Dad in Your Life

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 13:35
If you have an amazing father in your life, show your appreciation with one of these hand-picked Father’s Day gifts.
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Google Says It Won't Kill Ad Blockers. Ad Blockers Disagree

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 13:11
Upcoming changes to Chrome has left ad blockers up in arms. But Google insists it won't stifle the extensions.
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Emma Thompson Tried to Be in 'Star Wars'

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:03
The actress's agent inquired about a part for her, but was rebuffed. This is a travesty.
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Bitcoin's Climate Impact Is Global. The Cures Are Local.

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:00
To measure bitcoin's contribution to global warming, you need to know where it is mined and where those computers get their electricity.
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Jigsaw Bought a Russian Twitter Troll Campaign as an Experiment

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:12
In a controversial move, the Alphabet-owned tech firm played both sides of an online argument in Russia with the aim of testing disinformation-for-hire services.
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Cloudflare’s Five-Year Project to Protect Nonprofits Online

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 09:00
Cloudflare's Project Galileo has helped vulnerable organizations fend off DDoS and other attacks for the last five years.
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Canon Ivy Cliq Review: How It Compares to Instax

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 09:00
Canon's latest instant camera prints photos that are a lot of fun, but not fine art.
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A $100M Bet That Online Coaching Can Make a Better Manager

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 08:30
BetterUp wants to bring data to human resources, and create more fulfilled employees.
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How Ava DuVernay Made Sure the Central Park Five Were Finally ‘Seen’

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 08:00
The filmmaker’s riveting documentary "When They See Us" tells the story of five men convicted—wrongly—of rape. It brings the story to life in new ways.
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The Next Big Privacy Hurdle? Teaching AI to Forget

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 08:00
Opinion: The inability to forget doesn’t only impact personal privacy—it could also lead to real problems for our global security.
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Russia Targets Tinder as a Warning to Facebook and Twitter

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 08:00
Tinder last week agreed to store data in Russia and comply with government information requests. Analysts say the regime was sending a message to other online players.
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The Cold War Project That Pulled Climate Science From the Ice

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 07:00
A top secret US nuke installation in Greenland was supposed to end with 600 missiles aimed at the USSR. Instead it opened the door to a huge breakthrough in climate research.
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These Sumptuous Images Give Deep Space Data an Old-World Look

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 07:00
Eleanor Lutz is a biologist with a knack for producing visually rich data visualizations. She released her latest series, Atlas of Space, this month.
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Radiohead Gets ‘Hacked,’ a T-Mobile/Sprint Hiccup, and More News

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 18:46
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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A Top Voting-Machine Firm Is Finally Taking Security Seriously

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 18:30
The long-awaited shift from paperless ballots could make elections more secure.
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LGBTQ+ Youth Prefer to Seek Mental Health Help Digitally

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 17:41
The Trevor Project publishes a massive survey on the lives of young LGBTQ+ people, shedding light on a mental health crisis.
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