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Oct 20, 2019

So Long, Supply Drops: *Call of Duty* Ditches Loot Boxes
In the upcoming *Modern Warfare*, players will have to unlock all weapons and attachments through gameplay.

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Oct 20, 2019

Cars Aren't Going Anywhere, and More Transportation News This Week
Plus, we investigate a new, tiny jet engine for cargo-touting drones, and check out Volvo's first electric car.

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Oct 20, 2019

Trump's Pelosi Tweet Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
The president's attack didn't quite go over as planned. Also, Lady Gaga wants to know what Fortnite is.

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Oct 20, 2019

Computers Are Learning to Read—But They're *Still* Not So Smart
A tool called BERT can now outperform us on advanced reading-comprehension tests. It's also revealed how far AI has to go.

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Oct 20, 2019

6 Best Camera Accessories for Android and iPhone (2019)
Assemble a photo studio you can carry in a backpack or messenger bag.

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Oct 20, 2019

How to Pick the Best Roku: A Guide to Each Model (2019)
There are 7 Rokus for sale, and the differences between them are confusing. We break down exactly which Roku is best for your TV.

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Oct 20, 2019

How to Control the Privacy of Your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat Posts
Whether it's Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat, lock down who can see what you're up to.

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Oct 20, 2019

The Beats Powerbeats Pro Are $50 Off Right Now
Our favorite wireless workout buds are down to $250 to $200 right now.

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Oct 19, 2019

Space Photos of the Week: Reading the Universe in Infrared
Telescopes that see things in a different spectrum show us the hidden secrets of the stars.

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Oct 19, 2019

Stan Lee's *A Trick of Light* Explores the Internet's Dark Side
The superhero novel was one of the Marvel Comics co-creator's final projects.

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Oct 19, 2019

All Hail the Blob, the Smart Slime Mold Confounding Science
A Parisian zoo has opened an unusual new exhibit: a blob of slime mold with almost 720 sexes.

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Oct 19, 2019

WeWork's Failure is SoftBank's Day Of Reckoning
Opinion: Venture capitalists need to take stock of reality after all the blitzscaling.

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Oct 19, 2019

Congress Still Doesn't Have an Answer for Ransomware
As data hijackers continue to target local governments and hospitals, legislators remain stymied over how best to address the problem.

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Oct 19, 2019

Masterbuilt 330G Propane Smoker Review: As Good as Wood
Some pit masters may look down on smoking with propane, but this smoker could convert them.

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Oct 19, 2019

The Air Force Ditches Its Nuclear Command Floppy Disks
A Samsung Galaxy 10 fingerprint goof, a Tor impostor, and more of the week's top security news.

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Oct 19, 2019

14 Great Weekend Deals: Sony, LG, Razer, and More
It's time to stock up on scary games, big TVs, and a gaming mouse deal so good you'll scream.

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Oct 19, 2019

At an Outback Steakhouse Franchise, Surveillance Blooms
Fried onion meets 1984.

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Oct 18, 2019

Juul Pulls Pods, Roll-Royce Builds a Flying Lab, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Oct 18, 2019

Zuckerberg's Warped History Lesson and the Age of Incoherence
The Facebook CEO invoked the civil-rights era to justify kowtowing to money and power. It doesn't wash.

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Oct 18, 2019

With 'Avengers: Damage Control', ILMxLab and The Void Push VR to New Heights
A partnership between ILMxLab and The Void has already brought 'Star Wars' and Disney Animation to location-based VR. Now: the MCU.

Wired News
Oct 18, 2019

Could an Astronaut Lost in Space Use Gravity to Get Around?
With some basic physics, there are several ways to figure it out in real time. Which is good, because you're going to run out of air.

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Oct 18, 2019

Best MacBooks for 2019: Which Model Should You Buy?
Apple's laptops are expensive and confusing. Should you get a MacBook Pro? A MacBook Air? What about the Touch Bar? Let us help.

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Oct 18, 2019

Riot Games Makes More Than Just 'League of Legends' Now
The developer just announced a slew of new games. Also, 'Fortnite' is back from the dead.

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Oct 18, 2019

The 14 Best Wireless Headphones for Everyone (2019)
WIRED's favorite wireless headphones and earbuds for taking phone calls, listening to music, working out, and more.

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Oct 18, 2019

The Best Mobile Games For Your Hectic Commute
Whether you're holding the handrail, cradling an infant, or guarding a bag, these one-handed games will make your crowded ride a little more bearable.

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Oct 18, 2019

Gadget Lab Podcast: Facial Recognition Is Coming to a School Near You
WIRED Editor in Chief Nicholas Thompson joins us for a special edition of this week's podcast, to discuss Facebook, Google, and facial recognition technology.

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Oct 18, 2019

A Netflix Series Explores the Brave New World of Crispr
From malaria-ridden villages in Burkina Faso to fertility clinics in Ukraine, *Unnatural Selection* takes viewers deep into the gene-editing revolution.

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Oct 18, 2019

4 College Admissions Essay Editing Services Reviewed: Scribendi, Wordvice, Elite Editing, Scribbr
College applicants seeking an edge can turn to online services which, for as little as $14, will spruce up their admissions essays.

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Oct 18, 2019

Can Tiny Glass Beads Keep Arctic Ice From Melting? Maaaybe
A geoengineering nonprofit wants to spread silicate beads over polar sea ice to prevent the absorption of heat, but some scientists have their doubts.

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Oct 18, 2019

Rolls-Royce Turns a 747 Into a Flying Lab for New Engines
The engine maker and its contractor AeroTec plan to strip a Qantas jetliner and stuff it with instruments to test new models.

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Oct 18, 2019

This Week's Cartoons: Stock Photos, Robocalls, and Ear Transplants
Just hear the lab rat out.

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Oct 17, 2019

Juul, Under Heavy Fire, Pulls Fruit-Flavored Pods From US
Vaping opponents criticize plan to continue selling the popular mint and menthol flavors.

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Oct 17, 2019

LeBron Will Be LeBron, But NBA Will Always Put Business First
In the past few weeks, the basketball star has faced criticism for his responses to the protests in Hong Kong.

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Oct 17, 2019

LeBron Will LeBron, but NBA Will Always Put Business First
In the past few weeks, the basketball star has faced criticism for his responses to the protests in Hong Kong.

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Oct 17, 2019

DNC Hackers Resurface, Zuckerberg Talks Free Speech, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Oct 17, 2019

Zuckerberg Doubles Down on Free Speech—the Facebook Way
The Facebook CEO didn't announce new initiatives in a highly promoted speech, but reaffirmed his view that the company makes the world a better place.

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Oct 17, 2019

Apple's Good Intentions on Privacy Stop at China's Borders
As pro-democracy protests continue in Hong Kong, the tech giant's troubling relationship with an authoritarian regime has come into focus.

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Oct 17, 2019

Showtime Is Making a Limited Series About Uber
Also, Zoë Kravitz is going to play Catwoman, and there's a new trailer for the final season of 'The Man in the High Castle'.

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Oct 17, 2019

The Quest to Get Photos of the USSR's First Space Shuttle
French photographer Jonk snuck into Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan to capture images of the Buran shuttle.

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Oct 17, 2019

The NFL's Helmet Tests Are Brainless
Opinion: Current testing on helmets ignores the kinds of impacts that cause most of the concussions. It's time for football to wise up.

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Oct 17, 2019

How Meme Culture Changed the PSAT
The College Board is trying to stop the proliferation of test-related memes with ... more memes.

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Oct 17, 2019

The 9 Best Soundbars For Every Budget (2019)
Every TV deserves a soundbar to call its own, and these are some of the best from Vizio, Sonos, Yamaha, and more.

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Oct 17, 2019

The Plan to Boost Drone Batteries With a Teensy Jet Engine
A Florida aviation startup wants to supplement electric power with its watermelon-sized "microturbine."

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Oct 17, 2019

What Is a Dimension? The Answer Will Bend Your Mind
Caltech physicist Sean Carroll explains dimensions in ways that even a 5-year-old can understand.

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Oct 17, 2019

Today's Cartoon: 23andBnb
I just took a DNA test. Turns out I'm 100 percent staying in this room.

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Oct 17, 2019

How Chaos Will Unfold if Trump Opens the Tongass to Logging
Tongass National Forest is a massive yet fragile treasure—logging and slicing roads into it will set off horrifying effects that will ripple through the ecosystem.

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Oct 17, 2019

How to Pick the Right Pixel 4 and Where to Preorder It
Buying an Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL? Here's how to choose between them—and find the best deal.

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Oct 17, 2019

An Actual Debate Over the Internet's Favorite Legal Shield
Wednesday's congressional hearing on Section 230 may have been a bit unsettling for techies: a genuinely substantive look at the future of tech platforms.

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Oct 17, 2019

Inside Olympic Destroyer, the Most Deceptive Hack in History
The untold story of how digital detectives unraveled the mystery of Olympic Destroyer—and why the next big cyberattack will be even harder to crack.

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Oct 17, 2019

The Delicate Ethics of Using Facial Recognition in Schools
A growing number of districts are deploying cameras and software to prevent attacks. But the systems are also used to monitor students, and adult critics.

Wired News
Oct 17, 2019

Russia's Cozy Bear Hackers Resurface With Clever New Tricks
Largely out of the spotlight since 2016, Cozy Bear hackers have been caught perpetrating a years-long campaign.

Wired News
Oct 16, 2019

Volvo's First Electric Car Kicks Off a Plan to Cut Emissions
The Swedish automaker introduced the XC40 Recharge, which can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, and reach about 200 miles on a charge.

Wired News
Oct 16, 2019

Why Solving a Rubik's Cube Does Not Signal Robot Supremacy
OpenAI demonstrated a robotic arm successfully completing the puzzle. It didn't show the machine dropping the cube—or the 10,000 years of simulated training.

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Oct 16, 2019

An App to Help Jet Lag, the World's Oldest Tupperware, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Oct 16, 2019

NASA's New Space Suits Will Fit Men and Women Alike (for Once)
Seven months after a debacle in which the agency ran short on space suits for women, NASA is showing off a new, more flexible design.

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Oct 16, 2019

How a Bitcoin Trail Led to a Massive Dark Web Child-Porn Site Takedown
Federal investigators focused not on offensive hacking efforts or surveilling communications, but on the transactions using cryptocurrency.

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Oct 16, 2019

A New Gene Helps Explain Why Some People Need Less Sleep
The lucky devils who thrive on just a few hours' sleep may be benefiting from a gene mutation that increases wakefulness and keeps memory intact.

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Oct 16, 2019

Analogue Pocket Game Boy Player: Price, Specs, Release Date
Its upcoming portable console will play all Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games.

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Oct 16, 2019

Giphy Joins Netflix and Tinder on the Videogames Bandwagon
The GIF gold mine is just the latest platform to offer up microgames—strange, branded, trashy microgames.

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Oct 16, 2019

Corporate America's Second War With the Rule of Law
Opinion: Uber, Facebook, and Google are increasingly behaving like the law-flouting financial empires of the 1920s. We know how that turned out.

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Oct 16, 2019

Archaeologists Found the World's Oldest Leftovers
Unearthed Tupperware from the Stone Age shows that humans had "doggy bags" before we had dogs.

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Oct 16, 2019

Facebook Portal (2019) Review: Mixed Feelings
In many ways, I like the Portal. But it's difficult to separate this family of devices from the social network that makes them.

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Oct 16, 2019

The Death of Cars Was Greatly Exaggerated
The founders of Uber and Lyft, among others, declared that people would no longer need to own cars. Instead, car ownership is rising.

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Oct 16, 2019

Today's Cartoon: Watermark Removal
This procedure is performed by a licensed professional.

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Oct 16, 2019

The Quiet, Intentional Fires of Northern California
How the Yurok nation and other indigenous communities use low-intensity burns to shape the landscape and the species that live there.

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Oct 16, 2019

Tired of Jet Lag? This App Will Help Reset Your Clock
Timeshifter cribs NASA-backed science to help you recalibrate your biorhythms after switching time zones.

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Oct 16, 2019

Tired of Jetlag? The App Timeshifter Will Help Reset Your Clock
Timeshifter cribs NASA-backed science to help you recalibrate your biorhythms after switching time zones.

Wired News
Oct 15, 2019

New Google Devices, Mouse Mind Reading, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Oct 15, 2019

UC Berkeley Was About to Launch a Satellite. Then PG&E Said It Was Cutting Power
To lower the risk of fire during a wind event, the utility cut power across Northern California. Here's how scientists launched a satellite at the same time.

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Oct 15, 2019

The 7 Must-Listen Songs for Autumn
Fall music may not have summer's maximalism, but the power in these tracks will get you through the rest of 2019. Load up your playlist.

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Oct 15, 2019

Facebook Sweetens Deal for Hackers to Catch Security Bugs
The company is turbocharging its bug bounty to try to stop the next data leak before it happens.

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Oct 15, 2019

Tips for Puking in Microgravity and Staying Healthy in Space
To avoid medical debacles in orbit, don't forget your quarantine or daily trips to the ISS's zero-g gym.

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Oct 15, 2019

Everything Google Announced Today: Pixel 4, Pixelbook Go, Nest Home Mini
New Pixel phones, a refreshed Pixelbook laptop, and some new capabilities for Google Assistant.

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Oct 15, 2019

How to Watch the Fourth Democratic Primary Debate Tonight
Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and newcomer Tom Steyer are set to take the stage in Ohio Tuesday night.

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Oct 15, 2019

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: Price, Specs, Release Date
The two new gesture-powered Android handsets have arrived.

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Oct 15, 2019

Beats Solo Pro Headphones: Price, Noise Canceling Details, Release Date
Apple's latest headphones bring the world-silencing capabilities of its over-ear cans into a more compact design.

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Oct 15, 2019

The Power of Wrong Answers in Science Education
The best way to teach physics? Rig your experiments to confound students' predictions.

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Oct 15, 2019

RIP Dashboard, the MacOS Feature I Don't Want to Live Without
Apple has killed off the Dashboard in macOS Catalina. At least one person will miss it dearly.

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Oct 15, 2019

How Salesforce Closed the Pay Gap Between Men and Women
In an excerpt from his new book, Marc Benioff says he initially didn't believe any pay gap was pervasive in the first place.

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Oct 15, 2019

How Salesforce Cut Pay Disparities Between Men and Women
In an excerpt from his new book, Marc Benioff says he initially didn't believe any pay gap was pervasive in the first place.

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Oct 15, 2019

Ancestry Branches Out Into Genetic Health Screening
AncestryHealth offers a test for hereditary conditions such as breast cancer or heart disease, building on the company's tools for tracking family history.

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Oct 15, 2019

This Technique Can Make It Easier for AI to Understand Videos
A staggering amount of video is shared online. Researchers are teaching artificial intelligence to process more—while using less power.

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Oct 15, 2019

Today's Cartoon: Robocall of the Wild
More mush, less spam.

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Oct 15, 2019

A Trove of Mouse Data Points Toward Brain-Computer Interfaces
Some 850 gigabytes of mouse brain data just got released. That's great for reading the minds of mice now, and for building brain-controlled computers later.

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Oct 15, 2019

Cambridge Analytica, Whistle-Blowers, and Tech's Dark Appeal
Christopher Wylie was the architect of Cambridge Analytica's big plans and also its whistle-blower. His new book explores how he ended up being both.

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Oct 15, 2019

It's Time to Push Tech Forward, and Rebuild What It Broke
Making progress means making (sometimes devastating) mistakes. And then learning from them.

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Oct 15, 2019

WIRED25: Stories of People Who Are Racing to Save Us
Humanity is facing thorny problems on all fronts. These folks are working to solve them—and trying to avoid the unintended consequences this time.

Wired News
Oct 14, 2019

Libra's Ranks Shrink Again as Crypto Group Appoints a Board
A seventh member exits the body that is supposed to administer Facebook's cryptocurrency, which has set "interim" rules and put together its board.

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Oct 14, 2019

Watch Live: Google's Pixel 4 Hardware Event
New Pixel phones are on the way, and possibly some other hardware surprises. Tune into the live video stream.

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Oct 14, 2019

MacOS 10.15 Catalina Review: More Mobile, More Security, no More iTunes
Apple's new desktop operating system makes your iPad into a second monitor, puts mobile apps on your Mac, and kills iTunes.

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Oct 14, 2019

Robot Rocket Printers, 'Fornite' Disappears, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Oct 14, 2019

How Eliud Kipchoge Pulled Off His Epic, Sub-2-Hour Marathon
Sports physiologist Michael Joyner breaks down what it takes to run a marathon in less than two hours—and how it could happen again.

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Oct 14, 2019

'Fortnite' Disappeared Over the Weekend
The massively popular game concluded its tenth season by going offline, and leaving a string of numbers, 'Lost'-style, in its place.

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Oct 14, 2019

Listen to an Underwater Volcano Burp 750-Foot Bubbles
Microphones catch a submarine vent firing uberbubbles that floated to the surface and formed massive water domes.

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Oct 14, 2019

Devin Nunes and the Power of Keyword Signaling
Opinion: From "crisis actor" to "collusion hoax," conservatives use SEO terms gamed by right-wing media outlets, propelling a polarized internet.

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Oct 14, 2019

9 Best iPhone 11 Cases (And One Very Good Bike Mount)
I tested out 30 different iPhone 11 cases for the past month. These are my favorites.

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Oct 14, 2019

Massive, AI-Powered Robots Are 3D-Printing Entire Rockets
Relativity Space may have the biggest metal 3D printers in the world, and they're cranking out parts to reinvent the rocket industry here—and on Mars.

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Oct 14, 2019

Today's Cartoon: Cutting Out the Middleman
DIY data brokering.

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Oct 14, 2019

To Go Green, the Energy Industry Goes Open Source
Challenges around renewables are prompting players in the "traditional" sector to collaborate on software they can modify to address their changing needs.

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Oct 13, 2019

An Artist Takes an Unflinching Look at Her Own Hysterectomy
In her new book, photographer Elinor Carucci grapples with her own aging and mortality.

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