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YouTube Continues to Fail Its Queer Creators

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 18:58
The Carlos Maza incident is just the latest in a long history of homophobic ridicule on the platform.
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Congress Is Debating—Again—Whether Genes Can Be Patented

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 18:21
Critics worry that a new bill would overturn existing protections of DNA sequences and carve up the world's genetic resources into commercial fiefdoms.
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A Push to Protect Campaigns from Hackers Hits an FEC Roadblock

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 16:18
The FEC may prevent an anti-phishing firm providing its services to campaigns for free or cheap.
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YouTube Is Banning Extremist Videos. Will It Work?

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 15:35
YouTube’s hate speech policy now targets videos promoting the superiority of one group over another, or discrimination based on gender, race, or sexual orientation.
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How to Make a 'Roomerang': A Boomerang You Can Throw Indoors

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 15:27
Make and throw your own cardboard “roomerang” with a little help from champion boomerang thrower Logan Broadbent.
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Apple's 'Find My' Feature Uses Some Clever Cryptography

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 14:14
Apple says an elaborate rotating key scheme will soon let you track down your stolen laptop, but not let anyone track you. Not even Apple.
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Telemedicine Makes It Safe to Get Abortion Drugs in the Mail

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 13:30
Abortion over the internet can be an effective, practical alternative for women in areas where clinics are scarce.
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Dinner and a Movie? Amazon Alexa Makes It Easier to Do Both

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 13:00
Amazon revealed new technology that allows its Alexa virtual assistant to handle multiple tasks in the same conversation.
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'Handmaids Tale' Garb Is the Viral Protest Uniform of 2019

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 12:10
The imagery of the book and Hulu show have become increasingly relevant.
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Inside the Amazon Warehouse Where Humans and Machines Become One

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 12:00
In an Amazon sorting center, a swarm of robots works alongside humans. Here’s what that says about Amazon—and the future of work.
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'Black Mirror' Isn't Surprising Anymore. We're Screwed

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:45
The show's fifth season boasts some great performances and a standout episode, but the real world just keeps outpacing its imagined dystopia.
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Plant Silhouettes Foreshadow the Effects of Climate Change

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 09:22
A former field biologist turns to art to grapple with the effects of global warming.
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A Mythical Form of Space Propulsion Finally Gets a Real Test

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 08:00
Scientists have debated for decades whether the propulsion concept known as EmDrive is real or wishful thinking. A sensitive new tool may at last provide an answer.
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The Return of Fake News—and Lessons From Spam

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 08:00
The doctored video of Speaker Pelosi proves there’s still no consensus on how to address false content. Could long-standing practices for thwarting spam provide guidance?
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The WIRED Guide to Aliens

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 07:00
Everything you need to know about SETI, the Drake equation, ’Oumuamua, and hot tubs.
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Apple Mac vs. Windows PC: The 9 Best Mac Alternatives

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 07:00
If you're tired of Apple's Mac desktops or MacBook laptops, consider these Windows and Linux-powered options.
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Bridgestone’s Turanza QuietTrack Tire Silences Electric Cars

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 07:00
The new rubber has specially designed threads to hush the pesky "pattern noise" that's especially noticeable in cars without loud engines.
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Companies Expect Climate Change to Cost Them $1 Trillion in 5 Years

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 17:54
Many corporations see climate change posing a significant threat to their business within the decade, according to a new report.
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Apple and New York Are Changing the Privacy Game, and More News

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 17:50
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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'Chernobyl': 2019 Needed a Hit This Bleak

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 17:31
Hey, things could be worse.
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