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Nov 18, 2018

Best Cookbooks (Fall 2018): José Andrés, Anissa Helou, Simone Klabin
This year's best food books reflect the importance of community, whether it's about saving the world or just understanding it a little better.

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Nov 18, 2018

Black Friday 2018: Best Gaming Deals on PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and More
The best deals on consoles, controllers, headsets, and other gaming gear for Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo fans.

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Nov 18, 2018

Trump's Apparent Aquaphobia Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
Don't look now, but there's a sequel to the horror movie known as Last Week.

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Nov 18, 2018

Women Pay More for Transit: This Week's Future of Cars News
Tesla, GM, and Nissan want to restore the fading tax credit for EVs; Waymo is almost ready to go; the Mustang gets electrified; and more car news.

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Nov 18, 2018

The Evolutionary Importance of Neutral vs. Adaptive Genes
For 50 years, evolutionary theory has emphasized the importance of neutral mutations over adaptive ones in DNA. Real genomic data challenge that assumption.

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Nov 18, 2018

Gear for Running a Faster Marathon: Shoes, Trackers, Sensors
These sensors and shoes—and a beet juice elixir—gave speed back to a slowing runner.

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Nov 18, 2018

Inside the Pricey War to Influence Your Instagram Feed
Instagram, YouTube—you name it. Influencers are being paid handsome sums to pitch you products in natural settings. That video you just watched? $50,000.

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Nov 18, 2018

Using Airport and Hotel Wi-Fi Is Much Safer Than It Used to Be
You were right not to trust hotel and airport Wi-Fi a few years ago. But these days, it's (probably) fine.

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Nov 17, 2018

Julian Assange Charges, Japan's Top Cybersecurity Official, and More Security News This Week
Safer browsing, more bitcoin scams, and the rest of the week's top security news.

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Nov 17, 2018

Does 'Maniac' Really Need So Many Dream Sequences?
They're fun, but they're also a bit much.

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Nov 17, 2018

The 13 Best STEM Toys for Kids That Will Make Learning Fun
We found math-filled and science-rich books, puzzles, coding kits, and more from brands including Amazon, Crayola, and Lego.

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Nov 17, 2018

13 Early Black Friday (2018) Tech Deals: Echo, Dyson, OLED
Whet your appetite for holiday shopping with 13 of our favorite early Black Friday picks, from TVs and tablets to vacuums and more.

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Nov 17, 2018

Machine Learning Can Create Fake ‘Master Key' Fingerprints
Researchers have refined a technique to create so-called DeepMasterPrints, fake fingerprints designed to get past security.

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Nov 17, 2018

Make Thanksgiving Taste Like the Future With This Freeze-Dried Apple Pie
Rising-star chef Eric Rivera has an easy way to up your holiday game: using powdered freeze-dried foods to amplify the flavors in your favorite recipes.

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Nov 17, 2018

The Promise of (Practically) ‘Serverless Computing'
There still servers, but this cloud computing approach lets you turn services on and off more quickly, and only pay for what you use.

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Nov 16, 2018

How Did the 'Freedom From Facebook' Campaign Get Its Start?
Facebook hired an opposition firm to fight the initiative, which was funded by hedge fund millionaire David Magerman.

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Nov 16, 2018

What Diane Greene's Departure Means for Google Cloud
Google trails Amazon and Microsoft in the business of renting computing power to other businesses.

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Nov 16, 2018

Kilogram Redefined. The Metric System Overhaul Is Complete
The platinum-iridium cylinder has been scrapped, and the kilogram will now be determined by the Planck constant.

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Nov 16, 2018

Space Photos of the Week: A Star Is Born After Gases Crash
Stellar nurseries seem cute, but they're actually mini-Big Bangs.

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Nov 16, 2018

Surveillance Kills Freedom By Killing Experimentation
When we're being watched, we conform. We don't speak freely or try new things. But social progress happens in the gap between what's legal and what's moral.

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Nov 16, 2018

A New *Overwatch* Hero and Telltale's Death Throes Top the Week in Gaming News
Also, an indie gem makes a surprising showing on the Game Awards' shortlist.

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Nov 16, 2018

The Best Laptops of 2018: MacBook Pro, Chromebook Pixel, Surface Laptop
One of these portable PCs is just your type.

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Nov 16, 2018

What Is a Bot?
Our in-house Know-It-Alls answer questions about your interactions with technology.

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Nov 16, 2018

Your Drone Can Give Cops a Surprising Amount of Your Data
Crime investigators are gleaning a host of personal information from a recovered drone, such as where its owner lives, credit card numbers and email addresses.

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Nov 16, 2018

FilmStruck Is Shutting Down: Stream These 10 Movies Now
Get a little more art-house in your house with a final binge of the streaming platform's gems.

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Nov 16, 2018

Gifts Ideas for Travelers 2018: Luggage, Bags, Sleep Aids, Entertainment
Make somebody's trip a little easier with these suitcases, headphones, cameras—even a Land Cruiser.

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Nov 16, 2018

Gifts Ideas for Travelers 2017: Luggage, Bags, Sleep Aids, Entertainment
Make somebody's trip a little easier with these suitcases, headphones, cameras—even a Land Cruiser.

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Nov 16, 2018

These DNA Startups Want to Put Your Whole Genome on the Blockchain
Two different marketplaces for genetic data, Nebula and EncrypGen, recently launched with the promise of better protections for their users.

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Nov 15, 2018

Juul Can Breathe After Dodging Full FDA Ban on Flavored E-Cigs
The FDA proposed restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes that are similar to policies that Juul adopted earlier this week.

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Nov 15, 2018

Facebook Moves to Limit Hate Speech as ‘Times' Scandal Swirls
Mark Zuckerberg announced a series of major changes to Facebook while defending his company against a scathing New York Times report.

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Nov 15, 2018

Google's Past Data Use Could Impede Its Health Care Push
Privacy researchers raise concerns about the planned transfer of a DeepMind project in the UK to corporate sister Google.

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Nov 15, 2018

Google's Past Data Use Could Impede Its Healthcare Push
Privacy researchers raise concerns about the planned transfer of a DeepMind project in the UK to corporate sister Google.

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Nov 15, 2018

Has Silicon Valley Lost Its Soul? The Case for and Against
Intelligence Squared U.S., the long-running debate show, took on the Valley in a recent episode.

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Nov 15, 2018

All 141 'League of Legends' Champions, Explained
From Aatrox to Zyra, no one knows more about the multiplayer juggernaut than the folks at Riot Games—and they're here to help.

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Nov 15, 2018

'Fantastic Beasts' Is About to Make Grindelwads of Cash (and Other Culture News)
Plus: Guillermo del Toro's Bleak House is fine, directors are rallying to save FilmStruck, and a *Dumbo* trailer dropped.

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Nov 15, 2018

6 Questions After *The New York Times*' Facebook Bombshell
From Sheryl Sandberg's next steps to the accusations about George Soros, Facebook has a lot of explaining to do.

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Nov 15, 2018

6 Questions From *The New York Times*' Facebook Bombshell
Facebook has a lot of explaining to do: For starters, there's Sheryl Sandberg's next steps and the accusations about George Soros.

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Nov 15, 2018

The Beauty and Danger of Australia's Salt Lakes
Perth-based photographer Leah Kennedy captures the duality of Australia's salinization crisis in a series of extraordinary images.

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Nov 15, 2018

*The Expanse* Gets Artificial Gravity Right in This Neat Trick
In a scene from season one, Jim Holden shows exquisite command of high school physics as he maneuvers himself onto a spaceship gangway.

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Nov 15, 2018

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 Review: A Brawny, Shape-Shifting PC
Microsoft's new workstation has everything you ever wanted in a creative desktop, and costs more than you probably ever wanted to spend.

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Nov 15, 2018

Microsoft Surface Headphones Review: Dialed In
Microsoft's first wireless headphones look, feel, and sound as premium as their price tag.

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Nov 15, 2018

Tinder Borrows a Page From Uber With Its New ‘Swipe Surge'
The feature, available in select cities, turns Tinder into a real time dating experience.

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Nov 15, 2018

Yaeji's "One More" Hops Languages, and Codes, With Purpose
The New York house artist creates a succulent, danceable space where tongues and nations intersect.

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Nov 15, 2018

How California Needs to Adapt to Survive Future Fires
California is burning for very good reasons, like climate change and population growth. But it doesn't have to be this way.

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Nov 15, 2018

Boom Supersonic Moves to Take off With a Demonstrator Plane
Before the Colorado-based plane maker can launch its airliner, it has to see its 1/3-scale "Baby Boom" take off.

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Nov 15, 2018

A 1970s Essay Predicted Silicon Valley's High-Minded Tyranny
Published in Ms. magazine, "The Tyranny of Structurelessness" observes that organizations built to avoid hierarchy develop leaders with pernicious power.

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Nov 15, 2018

Construction Workers Toil Away in San Francisco's Toxic Air
Smoke from wildfires in Northern California blanket the city of San Francisco. Is it safe for the workers outside breathing the air all day?

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Nov 15, 2018

Netflix's 'Cam' Is a Horror Movie for the Influencer Age
You may not be an erotic webcam model with legions of unsettling fans, but you'll find Cam's dark and risky world more relatable than you'd expect.

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Nov 15, 2018

Netflix's Cam Is a Horror Movie for the Influencer Age
You may not be an erotic webcam model with legions of unsettling fans, but you'll find Cam's dark and risky world more relatable than you'd expect.

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Nov 15, 2018

RIP, Prima Books—and Strategy Guides, a Cornerstone of Game Culture
Strategy guides have been doomed for a while. But I'm going to miss them anyway.

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Nov 14, 2018

Why Amazon's HQ2 Search Backfired
Amazon's year-long pursuit of new office space highlighted just how much billion-dollar companies can get from taxpayers.

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Nov 14, 2018

AmazonBasics Microwave Review: It's a Little Undercooked
Amazon's voice assistant can do many things. Just don't ask it to defrost sausage.

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Nov 14, 2018

Is Smoke From California's Fires Getting Worse? Hard to Tell
Smoke from the Camp, Hill, and Woolsey fires has forced Californians to don air masks. But measuring air quality is more complex than you might think.

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Nov 14, 2018

Cities Cause Hurricanes to Dump Extra Rain on Them
The literal shape of cities appears to exacerbate hurricanes' rainfall, according to new research on Hurricane Harvey.

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Nov 14, 2018

The Mueller Investigation May Be Safe Despite Matt Whitaker
Robert Mueller's work as special counsel may seem imperiled by the acting attorney general, but there's plenty of reason for optimism.

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Nov 14, 2018

Mozilla Lists Easy-to-Hack Devices in Annual Gift Idea Guide
In its second annual "Privacy Not Included" guide, the nonprofit highlights internet-connected gifts that value your privacy—and the ones that may not.

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Nov 14, 2018

Mozilla's 'Privacy Not Included' Gift Report Highlights Security Concerns
In its second annual "Privacy Not Included" guide, the nonprofit highlights internet-connected gifts that value your privacy—and the ones that may not.

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Nov 14, 2018

Should I Delete My Tweets?
Our in-house Know-It-Alls answer questions about your interactions with technology.

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Nov 14, 2018

Uber Rewards Loyalty Program Gives Perks to Power Users
Rack up enough points and a real life human will answer your customer support call.

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Nov 14, 2018

Best iPads for 2018: Which New Models Should You Actually Buy?
Choosing an iPad is more complicated than it needs to be, but we're here to help.

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Nov 14, 2018

Tesla, GM, and Nissan Unite to Save Their EV Tax Credits
The EV Drive Coalition will push Congress to extend the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric cars, but advocates say it could do much more.

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Nov 14, 2018

Lenovo Yoga C930 Review: A Solid 2-in-1 Laptop With Outstanding Battery Life
Thoughtful design puts the Yoga C930 in a class of its own.

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Nov 14, 2018

DARPA's Hail Mary Plan to Restart a Hacked US Electric Grid
On tiny Plum Island, DARPA stages a real-life blackout to put its grid recovery tools to the test.

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Nov 14, 2018

This Chemical Is So Hot It Destroys Nerve Fibers—in a Good Way
Resiniferatoxin is 10,000 times hotter than the hottest pepper, and has features that make it promising as a painkiller of last resort.

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Nov 14, 2018

This US Firm Wants to Help Build China's Surveillance State
The owner of Bikini.com is using open source software to create artificial-intelligence image-recognition systems for Chinese companies and authorities.

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Nov 14, 2018

L'Oréal's New Clip-on Sensor Tracks Your Exposure to UV Rays
You can buy the $60 sensor exclusively at the Apple Store.

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Nov 13, 2018

Juul Pledges Big Changes, but the Impact May Be Small
The e-cigarette maker says it will discontinue some flavors at retail outlets and shut down social media accounts ahead of an expected FDA crackdown.

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Nov 13, 2018

Facing UK Regulation, Big Tech Sends a Lobbyist to London
The Internet Association is taking its case to Whitehall, where members like Facebook, Twitter, and Google face increasing scrutiny.

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Nov 13, 2018

Hacking in Movies: That 'Hackers' Scene May Not Be So Dumb After All
As Samy Kamkar points out in this episode of 'Technique Critique,' it's certainly not the worst depiction of hacking we've seen in pop culture.

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Nov 13, 2018

Climate Change: The Complete WIRED Guide
The world is getting warmer, the weather is getting worse. Here's everything you need to know about what humans can do to stop wrecking the planet.

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Nov 13, 2018

Amazon's HQ2 Hunger Games Are Over, and Jeff Bezos Won
After 238 cities vied to be home to Amazon's new "headquarters," the company chose the obvious: New York City and Arlington, Virginia.

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Nov 13, 2018

Why Google Internet Traffic Rerouted Through China and Russia
For two hours Monday, Google internet traffic rerouted through China, Russia, and elsewhere. Here's why.

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Nov 13, 2018

11 Best Tablets for Every Budget (2018): iPad, Android, Fire HD, Surface
Whether you prefer Android, iOS, or Windows, these are the best tablets we've tried.

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Nov 13, 2018

See How the Buoyancy Force Works in Water or Air
The buoyancy force gives you the boost that helps you float and do cool maneuvers in water. This experiment lets you see it in action.

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Nov 13, 2018

Pandora's Podcast Genome Project Wants to Find Your Next Favorite Show
The company hopes to do for podcasts what its Music Genome Project did for streaming songs.

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Nov 13, 2018

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Nov 13, 2018

OnePlus 6T Review: Top-Notch Specs, Unmatched Price
And, once again, the best somewhat-affordable Android phone comes from OnePlus.

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Nov 13, 2018

From QAnon to Pizzagate, When Online Conspiracies Form Cults
Inside these closed online communities, outside voices are discredited and dissent is often met with hostility, doxing, and harassment. Sound familiar?

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Nov 13, 2018

Trumpy Bear Divided the World—and Conquered the Internet
He wants your money, and you'll give it to him because LOL nothing matters.

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Nov 13, 2018

CyPhy Wants to Set Drones Free by Tying Them to the Ground
A tether connecting a drone to the ground liberates the aircraft from reliance on short-lived batteries, allowing it to stay aloft for weeks at a time.

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Nov 13, 2018

If You Drive in Los Angeles, Palantir and LAPD Are Watching
Records show police agencies tap license-plate readers hundreds of thousands of times a year.

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Nov 13, 2018

How to Take Better Photos on Your Phone
Give the 'gram a boost with these tips from professional photographers.

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Nov 13, 2018

How to Teach Artificial Intelligence Some Common Sense
We've spent years teaching neural nets to think like human brains. They're crazy-smart, but what if we've been doing it all wrong?

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Nov 13, 2018

How Fei-Fei Li Will Make Artificial Intelligence Better for Humanity
AI has a problem: The biases of its creators are getting hard-coded into its future. Fei-Fei Li has a plan to fix that—by rebooting the field she helped invent.

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Nov 13, 2018

How Google and Amazon Got So Big Without Being Regulated
Internet companies used to grow big and die—fast. But now a few of them are huge and entrenched, because regulators didn't foresee their dominance.

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Nov 13, 2018

DIY Tinkerers Harness the Power of Artificial Intelligence
The age of homebrew AI may not be all sweetness and light. Nor will it be all darkness and porn. Meet some of the pioneers showing what happens when the masses can teach computers new tricks.

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Nov 13, 2018

48 Smart Holiday Gift Ideas That Everyone Will Connect With: WIRED Wish List 2018
From electric wheels to smart home hubs, this year's holiday picks will delight tinkerers, travelers, and lovers of timeless design.

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Nov 13, 2018

The Genius Neuroscientist Who Might Hold the Key to True AI
Karl Friston's free energy principle might be the most all-encompassing idea since Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection. But to understand it, you need to peer inside the mind of Friston himself.

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Nov 13, 2018

The Camp, Hill, and Woolsey Fires Are Climate Change at Work
Though we can point to a lack of rainfall to explain the devastation from the fires in California, they're ultimately a product of a warming world.

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Nov 12, 2018

The US Didn't Sign the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace
Corporations have taken the lead over nations on governing the internet: The initiative might not have counted the US as a signatory, but did include Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and others.

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Nov 12, 2018

How Air Astana Pilots Landed a ‘Completely Uncontrollable' Jet
When the pilots of Flight 1388 lost control of their Embraer 190, they spent a scary two hours in the air over Portugal before making it down safely.

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Nov 12, 2018

RIP Stan Lee, the Man Who Made Comics Cool
The avuncular, controversial longtime writer and publisher of Marvel Comics dies in Los Angeles.

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Nov 12, 2018

The Best of Stan Lee's Marvel Comic Books
From the first hundred issues of Fantastic Four to the genesis of the Incredible Hulk, these comics define some of the very best of Stan Lee's canon.

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Nov 12, 2018

The US Is the Only Country Where There Are More Guns Than People
The US has worst rate of gun violence among all developed countries, and still we fail to regulate.

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Nov 12, 2018

Ableton Loop Is More of a EDM Networking Event Than a Rave
Now in its fourth year, the conference moved its festivities to Los Angeles, where hundreds of aspiring musicians convened to learn new tricks.

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Nov 12, 2018

RIP Stan Lee: What 20 Years of Lunches With the Comics Legend Taught Me
From his love of the Cheesecake Factory to his take on religion, writer Jim McLauchlin looks back on two decades of conversations with the Marvel Comics chairman emeritus.

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Nov 12, 2018

'Masterminds,' Episode 2: Making a Stormtrooper Out of Bodies Is Easier Than You'd Think
At least, it is if you're in Pilobolus, a dance company that specializes in shadowy illusions.

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Nov 12, 2018

Photo Gallery: When the Baby in Family Photos Is a High-End Silicone "Reborn"
Berlin-based photographer Lena Kunz set out to chronicle the world of meticulously crafted baby dolls and the people who love them.

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Nov 12, 2018

Why UX Designers Should Consider the Role of Sound Design
Opinion: Science shows the sound of TV streaming or a chip reader blaring can be as distressing as nails on a chalkboard.

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Nov 12, 2018

The Flu Shot Needs Fewer Stats and More Stories
It's hard to entice people with a calm portrayal of a crisis avoided, so more medical officials are employing a technique long used by anti-vaxxers: personal narrative.

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