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Ride-Hail Companies Are Making Life Harder for Scooters

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 12:00
Officials in many cities feel they couldn't rein in Uber and Lyft. Now, they're being stricter with other innovative forms of transportation.
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All the Social Media Giants Are Becoming the Same

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 12:00
Which major platform has a news feed, disappearing posts, private messaging, and a live broadcasting feature? That would be … all of them.
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The Race To Crack Battery Recycling—Before It’s Too Late

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 12:00
Millions of EVs will soon hit the road, but the world isn’t ready for their old batteries. A crop of startups wants to crack this billion-dollar problem.
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The Future of Work: ‘The Long Tail’ by Aliette de Bodard

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 12:00
“Everyone onboard the scavenging habitat knew there was no correlation between the unreality and what lay underneath.”
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This Great Electric Bike Is $200 Off for Cyber Monday

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 00:45
You can get a discount on some great electric bikes right now—plus accessories!
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VCs Are Pouring Money Into the Wrong Education Startups

Sun, 11/29/2020 - 14:00
The pandemic has proven the need for new technologies that can radically change online learning models. But investors are more interested in existing platforms.
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Geometry Reveals How the World Is Made of Cubes

Sun, 11/29/2020 - 13:00
An exercise in pure mathematics has led to a wide-ranging theory that unites Plato with geophysics.
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The 7 Best Cyber Monday Deals on Camera Gear and Accessories

Sun, 11/29/2020 - 12:00
Mirrorless cameras, smartphone lenses, SD cards—it might be time to update your photo kit with these discounts.
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What Is the Signal Encryption Protocol?

Sun, 11/29/2020 - 12:00
As the Signal protocol becomes the industry standard, it's worth understanding what sets it apart from other forms of end-to-end encrypted messaging.
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Early Cyber Monday Deals on Pandemic Supplies

Sat, 11/28/2020 - 16:57
Months of quarantining and social distancing have meant shortages of essentials. If you need a mask or air purifier, we found discounts for you.
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It’s Time to Stop Sharing Your Passwords With Your Partner

Sat, 11/28/2020 - 15:00
Go ahead, give them the keys to your heart—but anything more could make a cybersecurity mess.
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11 Early Cyber Monday Weekend Deals on Earth-Friendly Gear

Sat, 11/28/2020 - 13:00
Conserve water, save our national parks, and offset carbon emissions a bit with these sustainable picks.
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Endangered Vancouver Island Marmots Are Making a Comeback

Sat, 11/28/2020 - 13:00
Canada’s most endangered mammal is back from the brink of extinction—and offers hope as an “ambassador” for the conservation of less adorable species.
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These Are Our Favorite Small Businesses and Shops

Sat, 11/28/2020 - 13:00
For Small Business Saturday—or any day—remember to shop local! Here are some stores we think you'll like too.
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Black Holes Aren't as Bad as You Think

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 17:00
Physicist Janna Levin is hoping to improve the reputation of the strange phenomena with her new book The Black Hole Survival Guide.
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Your TV Sounds Awful. Upgrade It With One of These Soundbars

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 17:00
Every TV deserves a soundbar to call its own, and these are our favorites.
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Is This the Gayest Yuletide Yet?

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 14:00
Streaming services are giving LGBTQ fans a tidy package of content this holiday season.
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What's a Semi-Log Plot and How Can You Use It for Covid Data?

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 13:00
It is very useful for showing data that spans different orders of magnitude—like case numbers in South Korea compared to the numbers in the United States.
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As Cities Curb Surveillance, Baltimore Police Took to the Air

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 12:00
In a program that overcame three court challenges this year, planes with high-tech cameras circled the city up to 40 hours a week.
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Our Favorite Black Friday Deals for $50 or Less

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 12:00
No, you don't need to drop a boatload of money just because it's the biggest shopping day of the year. These picks won't empty out your wallet.
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