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Sep 18, 2019

An Area 51 Warning, Trump Takes on California, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Sep 18, 2019

On Roku and Amazon Fire TV, Channels Are Watching You
New research shows that over 2,000 streaming apps track information about your devices—even when you tell them not to.

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Sep 18, 2019

The Fight Over California's Emissions Rules Just Got Real
The Trump administration plans to revoke California's authority to set regulations for vehicle fuel economy and emissions, likely setting up a court fight.

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Sep 18, 2019

Amazon Cracks Down on Third-Party Apps Over Privacy Violations
Amazon sellers use third-party apps to do business more efficiently, but they can also access shoppers' personal information.

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Sep 18, 2019

The Myth of Technophobia
Opinion: From the telegraph to cars, we've never feared tech as much as we think we have.

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Sep 18, 2019

Clever New DDoS Attack Gets a Lot of Bang for a Hacker's Buck
By exploiting the WS-Discovery protocol, a new breed of DDoS attack can get a huge rate of return.

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Sep 18, 2019

Sonos Move Review: The King of Wi-Fi Speakers Adds Bluetooth
Our time with the first Sonos speaker that has a battery and Bluetooth. Is Sonos ready for portability?

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Sep 18, 2019

The Facebook Portal Smart Speaker Is Back, Now With More AI
New models of Facebook's smart speaker plus camera start at $129, and offer improved tech to track body movements during calls.

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Sep 18, 2019

Does the FDA Even Regulate E-Cigs? Actually Kinda Not
That's why all those weird, possibly toxic flavorings are allowed—and the lax regulatory environment goes back a century.

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Sep 18, 2019

Richard Stallman and the Fall of the Clueless Nerd
The controversial pioneer of free software resigned from MIT over his remarks on Jeffrey Epstein and Marvin Minsky. Stallman won't be the last.

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Sep 18, 2019

Today's Cartoon: Deselect Giant Snake
The privacy settings are in Python.

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Sep 18, 2019

Don't Storm Area 51, Begs the Webmaster of the UFO Kingdom
Joerg Arnu loves the secretive military base, documents it on an exhaustive fan site, and wants people to visit—just not all at once.

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Sep 18, 2019

Apple Watch Series 5 Review: Always on Time
The biggest update is a most welcome one: A redesigned display that always shows the time of day.

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Sep 17, 2019

A Massive GM Strike, a LastPass Vulnerability, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Sep 17, 2019

A Password-Exposing Bug Was Purged From LastPass
Google Project Zero found and reported a flaw in the widely used password manager.

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Sep 17, 2019

Got What It Takes to Compete in Speed Climbing?
Let's compute the power output required to sprint up a vertical wall.

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Sep 17, 2019

One Very Specific Reason Rami Malek Deserved His 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Oscar
It has to do with how the actor playing Freddie Mercury managed those prosthetic teeth.

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Sep 17, 2019

Why We Need Brain Scan Data Guidelines
Opinion: Aided by AI, brain scans know your past and future as well as your DNA. Determining their ethical implications is vital to scientific integrity.

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Sep 17, 2019

The First Hurricane Relief Drone Was Ready to Fly—Then Dorian Hit
A drone company on Great Abaco, in the Bahamas, was prepared to deliver emergency supplies if the hurricane struck. Dorian had other plans.

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Sep 17, 2019

The Shift to Electric Vehicles Propels a Strike Against GM
Like other automakers, General Motors is preparing for a mostly electric future. The catch is that building those cars requires a lot fewer workers.

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Sep 17, 2019

Today's Cartoon: Clean Energy
Seems like an easy choice.

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Sep 17, 2019

The Air Force Will Let Hackers Try to Hijack an Orbiting Satellite
At the Defcon hacking conference next year, the Air Force will bring a satellite for fun and glory.

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Sep 17, 2019

James Cameron, Victor Vescovo, and the Saga of the Deepest* Solo Dive Ever
Vescovo says he dove deeper than Cameron. Cameron says not so fast. Perhaps only Poseidon knows for sure.

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Sep 17, 2019

Marketers Wanted a New Generation to Target, Hence Alphas
Members of the latest age group to emerge are barely out of diapers, and the internet is already serving them ads.

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Sep 17, 2019

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Review: It's All About the Camera
This year's highest-priced iPhone models use premium materials and have a brighter screen. But the real benefit is that three-lens camera.

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Sep 17, 2019

Apple iPhone 11 Review: The iPhone for Nearly Everybody
It's not the best iPhone you can buy, but it's an excellent phone for the price.

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Sep 17, 2019

A Brutal Murder, a Wearable Witness, and an Unlikely Suspect
Karen Navarra was a quiet woman in her sixties who lived alone. She was found beaten to death. The neighbors didn't see anything. But her Fitbit did.

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Sep 16, 2019

A Buzzkill Physics Discovery, a Deadly Miracle Drug, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Sep 16, 2019

James Gunn Tweeted 'The Suicide Squad' Cast and It's Insane
Also: J.J. Abrams just signed a multimillion-dollar deal, and RIP, MoviePass.

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Sep 16, 2019

After 6 Years in Exile, Edward Snowden Explains Himself
In a new memoir and interview, the world's most famous whistle-blower elucidates as never before why he stood up to mass surveillance—and his love for an internet that no longer exists.

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Sep 16, 2019

The 11 Best New TV Shows Coming This Fall—From 'Watchmen' to 'Mandalorian'
In the streaming age, there are always new shows. But this fall in particular has some unique treats. (Hello, Disney !)

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Sep 16, 2019

6 Best Smartphones That Still Have a Headphone Jack (2019)
3.5-mm audio jacks are endangered, but they're not extinct yet. Some of our favorite smartphones still have them.

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Sep 16, 2019

After Six Years in Exile, Edward Snowden Explains Himself
In a new memoir and interview, the world's most famous whistle-blower elucidates as never before why he stood up to mass surveillance—and his love for an internet that no longer exists.

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Sep 16, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Confronts a 'Reproducibility' Crisis
Machine-learning systems are black boxes even to the researchers that build them. That makes it hard for others to assess the results.

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Sep 16, 2019

Flirty or Friendzone? New AI Scans Your Texts for True Love
A new class of apps can use machine intelligence to determine if your text conversations are imbued with hidden romantic sparks.

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Sep 16, 2019

Today's Cartoon: Helicopter Parenting
Helicopter parenting? There's 100 apps for that.

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Sep 15, 2019

Ex-Donkey Kong Champ Threatens to Sue Over Record Removal
Billy Mitchell issues a 156-page "evidence package" in an attempt to prove his feats of arcade greatness.

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Sep 15, 2019

The Colonel Sanders Dating Sim Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
Also: President Trump loses another national security adviser, a potential ban on e-cigarettes, and more.

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Sep 15, 2019

The Best iPad Drawing Apps for Every Kind of Artist (2019)
With these apps, your Apple Pencil might actually replace your *real* pencils.

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Sep 15, 2019

New Electrics, New Laws, and Other Car News This Week
Automakers show off their latest in Frankfurt, and California lawmakers rewrite the rules of the road for Uber and Lyft.

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Sep 15, 2019

Physicists Finally Nail the Proton's Size, and Hope Dies
A new measurement seems to eliminate an anomaly that has captivated physicists for nearly a decade.

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Sep 15, 2019

Fitbit Versa 2 Review: Still Not An Apple Watch
The latest iteration of Fitbit's popular smartwatch is still useful, if flawed.

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Sep 15, 2019

How Rich Donors Like Epstein (and Others) Undermine Science
MIT's Media Lab, Harvard, Stanford, hospitals—they all take money from donors. Whether it's to truly help the world, or merely burnish a reputation, the money nevertheless bends the arc of the innovation universe.

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Sep 15, 2019

A Detox Drug Promises Miracles—If It Doesn't Kill You First
The heavy hallucinogen ibogaine is illegal in the US, but some addicts are flocking to Mexican clinics for it, hoping to be cured. A physician investigates.

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Sep 14, 2019

Space Photos of the Week: Spying on Jupiter
The spacecraft Juno made it through a very hostile environment to send back images of this enormous, telegenic, enshrouded planet.

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Sep 14, 2019

Old Sci-Fi Movies Probably Aren't as Good as You Remember
Watching 'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century' can be quite a shock in the 21st.

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Sep 14, 2019

'Simjacker' Attack Can Track Phones Just by Sending a Text
White house spying, North Korea sanctions, and more of the week's top security news.

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Sep 14, 2019

8 Best Zink Instant Cameras & Printers (Zero Ink, Inkless)
We've been testing inkless "Zero Ink" printers and instant cameras for months. These are our favorites.

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Sep 14, 2019

14 Great Tech Deals on Phones, Tablets, TVs, and Dongles
Have an iPhone 11 hangover? These tech discounts may perk you up.

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Sep 14, 2019

6 Reasons to Ditch Google's Chrome Browser for Vivaldi on Android
An innovative browser has launched on Android for the first time. Here's why you might want to give it a shot.

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Sep 14, 2019

What Are Zero-Knowledge Proofs?
How do you make blockchain and other transactions truly private? With mathematical models known as zero-knowledge proofs.

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Sep 14, 2019

You Too Can Make These Fun Games (No Experience Necessary)
Games built with the open source tool Bitsy are often more like stories. Our writer created one in two hours.

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Sep 13, 2019

Loot Boxes Should Be Regulated as Gambling, Parliament Says
Also: PewDiePie canceled his donation to the Anti-Defamation League, and 'Control' might get a major crossover.

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Sep 13, 2019

Loot Boxes Should Be Regulated as Gambling, UK Parliament Says
Also: PewDiePie canceled his donation to the Anti-Defamation League, and 'Control' might get a major crossover.

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Sep 13, 2019

The Fight Over Fuel Economy Rules Gets Messy
The Justice Department is investigating automakers who struck a deal with California. Some in Congress want to investigate the investigators.

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Sep 13, 2019

The Fight Over Fuel-Economy Rules Is Getting Messy
The US Justice Department is investigating automakers who struck a deal with California. Some in Congress want to investigate the investigators.

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Sep 13, 2019

National Security Is in Trump's Hands
With the departure of John Bolton from the White House this week, even the former national security advisor's biggest critics are worried.

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Sep 13, 2019

How Tech Firms Like Uber Hide Behind the ‘Platform Defense'
If you insist that drivers aren't key to your business, apparently you end up making some bizarre U-turns.

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Sep 13, 2019

Super Planetary-Motion Smackdown: Kepler v. Newton
In science, progress is all about building a better model—explaining more with less.

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Sep 13, 2019

The Danger of Thinking We're All ‘Addicted' to Tech
Opinion: Telling ourselves that devices and platforms "hijack" our brains plays right into Big Tech's hands.

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Sep 13, 2019

Mass Graves in Russia Tell the Grim Story of Mongol Invasion
After years of digging, archaeologists discover nine medieval graves holding the remains of at least 300 people.

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Sep 13, 2019

Gadget Lab Podcast: Unpacking Apple's Big iPhone Launch Event
We ask WIRED senior writer Lauren Goode to give her impressions of the iPhone launch in Cupertino this week.

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Sep 13, 2019

'Remnant: From the Ashes' Makes Post-Apocalyptic Feel Real
Living in the aftermath is a common trope in games. This one makes it beautiful.

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Sep 13, 2019

Meet a Mad Scientist Who Flies Into Hurricanes
A hurricane bounces NOAA's sensor-packed plane around with such violence, the crew spends a good amount of time in zero G.

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Sep 13, 2019

This Week's Cartoons: Apples, Dark Matter, and Procrastination
Do you hear the people tweet, tweeting a song of angry men …

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Sep 12, 2019

A Super-Powered iPhone Chip, a Potential HIV Treatment, and More News
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Sep 12, 2019

The Day After 9/11
WIRED Ideas contributor Virginia Heffernan: I still halfway believe I have no right to the word 'trauma'

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Sep 12, 2019

Depth of Field: The Shared Memory of One World Trade Center
Spencer Platt's photograph of the building from the September 11th anniversary shows its ties to history and the future.

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Sep 12, 2019

How to Watch Tonight's Democratic Primary Debate
Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren will be onstage together at last.

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Sep 12, 2019

New Clues Show How Russia's Grid Hackers Aimed for Physical Destruction
A fresh look at the 2016 blackout in Ukraine suggests that the cyberattack behind it was intended to cause far more damage.

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Sep 12, 2019

Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgård Are Joining 'The Stand'
The 10-episode series will air on CBS All Access, but a premiere date has not yet been set.

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Sep 12, 2019

The Riddle, and Controversy, of All That Missing Plastic
The contentious Ocean Cleanup campaign has an idea where marine plastic ends up. But it's already stirring debate.

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Sep 12, 2019

The Suburbanites Making the Desert Bloom with McMansions
Photographer Steven Smith captures the booming suburbs of his native Utah.

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Sep 12, 2019

WIRED's 13 Must-Read Books for Fall
From the *Handmaid's Tale* sequel to Edward Snowden's memoir, the upcoming book season is looking deadly serious. Up to and including lesbian necromancers.

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Sep 12, 2019

Need Some Fashion Advice? Just Ask Stitch Fix's Algorithm
Stitch Fix is launching a new service, driven by machine learning, that builds an outfit to suit your personal style.

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Sep 12, 2019

How Wi-Fi Almost Didn't Happen
Opinion: Launched 20 years ago this week, Wi-Fi nearly hit a dead spot.

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Sep 12, 2019

The Best iPhone 11 Preorder Deals (and Which Model to Pick)
Are you planning to buy an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max? Here's the WIRED guide to choosing between them, how to preorder, and the best preorder deals.

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Sep 12, 2019

How to Practice Long-Term Thinking in a Distracted World
Bina Venkataraman, author of *The Optimist's Telescope*, talks about the future: how to imagine it, how to be optimistic, how to not kill a million babies.

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Sep 12, 2019

Best iPads (2019): Which New iPad Should You Actually Buy?
Choosing an iPad is more complicated than it needs to be, but we're here to help with our complete guide to all of Apple's tablets, from the new 2019 models all the way back to the original.

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Sep 12, 2019

The Land Rover Defender Is Back—With a Softer, Smarter Look
The angular off-roader returns to Land Rover's lineup with a few rounded corners and a lot of tech-heavy features.

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Sep 12, 2019

Why Uber Thinks It Can *Still* Call Its Drivers Contractors
A pending California law was designed to make ride-hail companies classify drivers as employees. Uber says it can evade the requirement.

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Sep 12, 2019

Today's Cartoon: Smart Reply Existential Crisis
Thus spoke autocomplete.

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Sep 12, 2019

Would the Internet Be Healthier Without 'Like' Counts?
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube have moved to hide or obscure measures of popularity, in the name of less toxic dialog. Users give a thumbs-down.

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Sep 12, 2019

The Biggest iPhone News Is Apple's New U1 Chip Inside It
By embracing ultra-wideband location tech, Apple has a chance to reshape experiences way beyond AirDrop.

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Sep 12, 2019

The Biggest iPhone News Is the Apple U1 Chip Inside It
By embracing ultra-wideband location tech, Apple has a chance to reshape experiences way beyond AirDrop.

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Sep 12, 2019

The Biggest iPhone News Is the New Apple U1 Chip Inside It
By embracing ultra-wideband location tech, Apple has a chance to reshape experiences way beyond AirDrop.

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Sep 12, 2019

The WIRED25 Festival Is Back—Get Ready to Fix Things
Join us for four days of lively stage chats and workshops with luminaries and icons, from Chris Evans and N. K. Jemisin to Stewart Butterfield and NSA cybersecurity head Anne Neuberger.

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Sep 11, 2019

California Bill Would Halt Facial Recognition on Body Cams
A bill approved by the state senate would set a three-year moratorium on police use of recognition algorithms. Privacy advocates want a permanent ban.

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Sep 11, 2019

California Bill Would Halt Facial Recognition on Bodycams
A bill approved by the state senate would set a three-year moratorium on police use of recognition algorithms. Privacy advocates want a permanent ban.

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Sep 11, 2019

Chinese Scientists Try to Cure One Man's HIV With Crispr
For the first time, a patient got treated for HIV and cancer at the same time, with an infusion of gene-edited stem cells. The results? Mixed.

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Sep 11, 2019

A New Water Vapor Discovery in Space, SFO Delays, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Sep 11, 2019

In California, Gig Workers Are About to Become Employees
A bill would change the rules for classifying workers as employees, rather than contractors. It would affect Uber and Lyft, but also truckers and musicians.

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Sep 11, 2019

College, Calculus, and the Problem With the SAT
In his new book, The Years That Matter Most, Paul Tough explores whether higher education offers students true social mobility.

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Sep 11, 2019

Scientists Find Water Vapor on the Most Habitable Exoplanet Yet
A so-called super Earth with water in its atmosphere has many appealing attributes. But that doesn't mean it hosts life.

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Sep 11, 2019

'Avengers: Engame': How Marvel Made Smart Hulk, Old Cap, and Lebowski Thor
A video breakdown of the studio's genius combination of digital and practical effects.

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Sep 11, 2019

Adam Savage's New VR App Lets You Visit Maker Workshops
Strap on an Oculus headset and approach the workbench as the world's best makers show you how they craft their creations.

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Sep 11, 2019

Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments' Is Done With Handmaids
'The Handmaid's Tale' sequel is upon us, but it might not be exactly what you're expecting.

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Sep 11, 2019

It's Time for IoT Security's Next Big Step
Connected devices are more secure than ever. That's still not nearly enough.

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Sep 11, 2019

5 Great Ways to Trade In or Sell Your iPhone
So you're planning to buy a new iPhone. Don't forget to cash in on your old one through sites like Decluttr and Gazelle, or Apple's Trade-In program.

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Sep 11, 2019

Why Your Flight to San Francisco Was Three Hours Late
San Francisco International Airport is rebuilding one of its four runways, down to the gravel under the asphalt. Throw in some wind, and it's hard to keep planes on time.

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