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Watch Boston Dynamics' SpotMini Robot Strut Through a Construction Site

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 08:26
A new video of SpotMini, a quadruped robot, shows the mechanical pup looking more businesslike than usual.
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Dietary Supplements Can Contain Viagra, Steroids, or Worse

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 08:00
When the FDA discovers that a supplement is contaminated, it might issue a voluntary recall—and that's about where the action stops.
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Xbox Reveals Details of Its Streaming Service, and the Rest of the Week in Games

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 07:00
Xbox's planned service, known internally as Project xCloud, could let you stream games anywhere.
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YouTube, Reddit, and the Ever-Tightening Orthodoxy of the Rabbit Hole

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 06:00
Obsessive online learning can often lead to nothing but bottomless pits.
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To Curb Climate Change, Tax Carbon—Then Give Americans the Money

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 06:00
Opinion: This Big Oil-backed climate tax is something Republicans and Democrats can agree on.
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Antibiotics May Soon Become Useless. Now What?

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 05:00
Antibiotics were one of the great innovations of the last century. Will we still use them 25 years from now?
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How to Get Better at 'Back of the Envelope' Calculations

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 05:00
Estimating answers to everyday physics problems is an art form. Here's one tip: learn to ignore what you don't know.
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Movie Commentary Tracks Are Back—and They're a Trivia Goldmine

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 05:00
They nearly went extinct with the decline of the DVD, but now filmmaker commentaries are back and better than ever.
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How to Watch the WIRED25 Festival and Summit

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 04:00
Can’t be in San Francisco for our 25th anniversary bash? Here’s how you can join the fun, wherever you are.
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Why Are Bear Cams So Magical? An Investigation

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 04:00
The salmon-snatching grizzlies of Katmai National Park delight the internet—and obscure the big marketing business behind them.
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Help WIRED Track How Political Ads Target You on Facebook

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 04:00
We're partnering with ProPublica to collect and analyze political ads on Facebook with a simple browser extension you can install, too
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'First Man' Review: Houston, We Have an Indie Blockbuster

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 04:00
By turns intimate and bombastic, it's the perfect film for cerebral cinephiles and IMAX-loving space odyssey lovers.
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Microsoft Calls a Truce in the Linux Patent Wars

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:33
The software giant, whose former CEO once called Linux a "cancer," will let others use 60,000 patents for Linux-related open source projects.
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Hurricane Michael Hit the Parts of Florida Least Prepared to Flee Its Wrath

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:30
What's really scary is that as climate change brings fiercer storms, more places must learn to prepare for disaster.
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What Does a Fair Algorithm Actually Look Like?

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 15:35
Automated systems take into account thousands of variables to make decisions that affect our lives. People are calling for more transparency in AI, but not everyone agrees on what constitutes a fair explanation.
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Watch Boston Dynamics' Humanoid Robot Do Parkour

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 12:53
A new video of Atlas, the company's two-legged robot, shows off its agility as it bounds up a platform.
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How to Install 'Fortnite' on Your Android Phone

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 12:33
Previously, 'Fortnite' on Android had been available only to Samsung devices and as a limited beta. As of now, everyone can have a turn.
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Genome Hackers Show No One’s DNA Is Anonymous Anymore

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 11:04
Consumer genomics is making it easier than ever to identify individuals from anonymous DNA databases. Even if you’ve never spit in a tube.
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Soyuz Rocket Failure Jeopardizes Future ISS Missions

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:16
The spacecraft’s failure minutes after launch—the second mishap in recent months—raises questions about how people will travel to and from the space station.
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Why So Many Fantasy Novels Are Obsessed With Academia

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 09:06
Even this year's most accomplished debut, 'The Poppy War,' spends its first half in a structural school daze.
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