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Sept. 5 2017 8:08 PMThe Boston Red Sox Finally Found a Good Use for the Apple Watch
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Sept. 5 2017 7:15 AMWe Need to Move Beyond Election-Focused PollingPolling didn’t fail us in 2016, but what happened made polling’s flaws more apparent. Here’s how to fix that.
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Sept. 4 2017 9:00 AMYesterlandHow did Walt Disney’s vision of a futuristic metropolis become a quaint symbol of a bygone era?
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Sept. 1 2017 7:51 AMHeads, I Win. Tails, You Forget We Had a Bet.Journalists and the public alike tend to remember the hits, not the misses.
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Sept. 1 2017 5:45 AMHow Much Is the Future Worth?The arcane, fascinating academic debate over how to value our grandchildren’s well-being.
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Aug. 30 2017 3:30 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: How Social Media and Flying Robots are Changing Disaster Relief
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Aug. 29 2017 5:05 PMStock MarketingHow Shutterstock tried to cash in on one of the summer’s biggest memes.
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Aug. 29 2017 7:15 AMBehold the Amazing Poetry-Generating Machine!For nearly 200 years, humans have been creating automatons that mimic our verse. But will they ever really pass as poets?
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Aug. 28 2017 1:08 AMUber’s Pick for Its New CEO Might Be the Anti–Travis KalanickHe knows how to run a profitable company, employ a diverse, happy workforce, and stand up to Trump. Could Dara Khosrowshahi redeem Uber?
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Aug. 25 2017 8:40 PMApple’s Wrong TurnThe self-driving car was a dead end. The company’s future is Siri.
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Aug. 24 2017 4:42 PMRussian Bots Are Trying to Sow Discord on Twitter After Charlottesville
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Aug. 24 2017 7:45 AMWind Energy Isn’t a BreezeFarmers near wind turbines face (sometimes literal) headaches.
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Aug. 23 2017 4:00 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: Who Gets to Police the Internet?
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Aug. 21 2017 8:25 PMBehold, the Eclipsternet!The tweets, instagrams, and Bonnie Tyler singalongs that turned the total eclipse into a transcendant indoor experience.
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Aug. 21 2017 7:15 AMA Year Without the InternetPeople in Pakistan’s already-isolated tribal area can’t get online, thanks to a government shutdown.
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Sept. 5 2017 9:30 AMWant to Help Shape the Future?Get involved with citizen science—no Ph.D. required.
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Sept. 4 2017 10:01 AMMemes Are the New Jump-Rope SongsThe Library of Congress has long cataloged American folklore. Now it’s turning to the internet for a new generation of shared culture.
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Sept. 1 2017 9:08 AMCan You Match the Prediction to the Year It Was Made?Warning: There are some very good old predictions—and some very bad new ones.
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Sept. 1 2017 5:55 AMOur Virtual FutureWhat philosophers say about the inevitability of VR.
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Aug. 30 2017 5:18 PMThe Internet of HateAfter Charlottesville, Nazis, white supremacists, and the alt-right have become a lot less welcome on the web. So they’re building their own.
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Aug. 29 2017 6:38 PMFCC’s Net Neutrality Comment Window Ends Wednesday—the Next Step Toward Its Extinction
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Aug. 29 2017 3:11 PMInsurance Companies Are Preparing Fleets of Drones to Assess the Damage of Harvey
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Aug. 28 2017 7:31 PMViral Tweets Are Helping Some People Find Help in Houston. Social Media Can Do Much Better.
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Aug. 27 2017 5:28 PMStormfront Has Been Kicked Offline. Can White Supremacists Still Organize Without the Internet?
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Aug. 25 2017 3:42 PMGoogle’s Self-Driving Car Company Built a Fake City in California
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Aug. 24 2017 2:16 PM“Flying Cars in the Future” Is the Perfect Meme for This Dumb Year
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Aug. 23 2017 6:33 PMThe Justice Department Has Backed Off From Its Request for Data About Trump Protesters—but Not Completely
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Aug. 22 2017 6:15 PMSilicon Valley’s Bad Culture Starts With Venture CapitalistsIt could end there, too.
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Aug. 21 2017 1:01 PMHow Bad Is It to Look at the Eclipse, Really? What About a Quick Peek?
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Aug. 18 2017 2:06 PMThe Next iOS Update Has a Feature to Prevent Cops From Searching Your iPhone

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