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'Glass' Review: It's not Perfect, But It Says a Lot About Heroism

4 hours 34 min ago
There's one big question at the core of writer-director M. Night Shyamalan's new movie: Who gets to be a hero?
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Space Billboards Are Just the Latest Orbital Stunt

4 hours 34 min ago
A company that wants to slap logos on the night sky and other groups are raising tricky questions about what belongs in space.
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Trump's Missile Defense Plan Creates More Problems Than It Solves

5 hours 34 min ago
The Trump administration has presented its Missile Defense Review, and yes, there are lasers.
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India’s Plan to Curb Hate Speech Could Mean More Censorship

5 hours 34 min ago
India's government has proposed rules that would require encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp to decrypt data, threatening the security of users globally.
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If Edible Insects Are the Future, We Should Talk About Poop

5 hours 34 min ago
Insects are touted as a major new source of protein, but scaling up Big Cricket could mean new problems—such as what to do with all their "frass."
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Is It Time for a Google Fitness Watch?

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:58
Fitness is what’s driving smartwatches.
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Why Does a Lunar Eclipse Get Called a Blood Moon?

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:32
It means that people (*cough astrologers not astronomers*) are giving names to phenomena that don’t really need cute labels.
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'Dragon Ball Super: Broly' and the Franchise's Surprising Longevity

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:22
More than 30 years after the original manga began, the anime series and feature films are more popular than ever.
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How the Feds Failed to Track Thousands of Separated Children

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:57
Ad-hoc systems and haphazard databases made the Trump administration’s cruel border separation policies somehow even worse.
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A New 'Ghostbusters' Movie Is Coming in 2020

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 08:58
Also: Steve Carell is making a Space Force show for Netflix, and Apple is teaming up with Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray.
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In This Brutal 'Titan Games' Event, Friction Is The Real Winner

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:00
Sure, you need big muscles to win the Lunar Impact event in Dwayne Johnson's new reality show. But you won't get anywhere without friction.
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The Detroit Auto Show Proves Americans Sure Love SUVs

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 06:00
The people want their cars big and gas-powered. The automakers are happy to provide.
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Be Careful Using Bots on Telegram

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 05:00
Introducing a bot to a secure Telegram conversation downgrades the level of encryption—without providing any visual cues.
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2 Food Processors Tested: Breville, Cuisinart

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 05:00
Even if your knife skills are solid, a food processor is still faster and more convenient for bigger projects.
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Huawei's Many Troubles: Bans, Alleged Spies, and Backdoors

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:00
Its execs have been arrested. Its gear is banned in places. And countries are reconsidering relationships with the company. How much trouble is Huawei really in?
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To Prevent Wildfires, Treat Utilities Like Railroad Barons

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 03:00
PG&E’s electrical equipment likely caused California’s massive Camp Fire. That’s particularly maddening because science knows full well how to stop that.
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How Trump Could Wind up Making Globalism Great Again

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 03:00
OK, so it was never great in the first place. But the rise of rank nationalists could finally—perversely—spark an era of progress and cooperation for all humanity.
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Tidying Up When We Have No Control over Our Digital Lives

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 03:00
Never-ending notifications. Pull-to-refresh rewards. There's no escape from surveillance capitalism.
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An Astonishing 773 Million Records Exposed in Monster Breach

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:12
Collection #1 appears to be the biggest public breach yet, with millions of unique passwords sitting out in the open.
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Gillette's Ad Proves the Definition of a Good Man Has Changed

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 14:53
Despite the backlash, the fact that the Gillette ad exists at all is an undeniable sign of progress.
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