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Jan. 18 2018 2:10 PMApple and Google Employee Buses Are Being Rerouted After Series of Alleged Highway Attacks
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Jan. 18 2018 1:27 PMThe Presidential Physician Is Almost Certainly Not Telling the Whole TruthPresidential health has always been a well-kept secret, well before Trump.
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Jan. 18 2018 11:44 AMWant a Terrible Job? Facebook and Google May Be Hiring.
Users
Jan. 18 2018 10:45 AMCasualties of the Content Wars, We Salute YouA Slate tribute to the Awl and the Hairpin, two websites we’ll miss.
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Jan. 18 2018 9:07 AMPeople Struggling With Addiction Need Help. Does Forcing Them Into Treatment Work?It depends on the type of coercion you use.
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Jan. 17 2018 4:17 PMRussian Google Declared Putin the Winner of a March 2018 Presidential Election
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Jan. 17 2018 3:55 PMEight Rules to Help You Stay Safe in Virtual Reality
Users
Jan. 17 2018 2:08 PMUm, Explain to Us Why the #MeToo Twitter Emoji Looks Like Lady Parts?
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Jan. 17 2018 1:10 PMBitConnect, a Bitcoin Exchange Long Accused of Being a Ponzi Scheme, Is Shutting Down
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Jan. 17 2018 9:00 AMThe Minnesota DietA new short story from the author of the Nebula Award–winning All the Birds in the Sky.
Medical Examiner
Jan. 16 2018 5:20 PMTrump’s Height and Weight Puts Him Just on the Cusp of ObesityIf he were one pound heavier, or a half-inch shorter, the numbers wouldn’t be so forgiving.
The Industry
Jan. 16 2018 2:39 PMJames O’Keefe’s Twitter “Stings” Are the Latest Right-Wing Attack on Tech
Medical Examiner
Jan. 16 2018 6:04 AMWe Should Treat Everyone Like We Treat HIV-Positive PatientsThe Ryan White program is a model for comprehensive health care delivery. But we don’t use it, because we barely even know about it.
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Jan. 16 2018 6:01 AMThe Air Traffic Control System of Our Low-Altitude FutureSomething will have to stop all the drones, flying cars, and floating warehouses (floating warehouses!) from colliding.
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Jan. 16 2018 5:57 AMCommitting to “Committed”Two years after my mother’s suicide, I’m finally comfortable talking about it—on my own terms.
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Jan. 18 2018 1:44 PMThe Internet Is for RobotsGoogle’s hilariously mundane infoboxes suggest that we no longer weave the web.
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Jan. 18 2018 12:56 PMSpeech vs. SpeakersTwitter’s new rules about extremist speech blur the lines between people and words.
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Jan. 18 2018 11:41 AMThe Evolution of the Modern-Day ZombieWhat tales of the undead say about our attitudes toward science.
Users
Jan. 18 2018 10:04 AMMeme Your MonetNo wonder Google’s app is a hit. Art history is one of the best things Twitter has going for it these days.
The Industry
Jan. 18 2018 7:47 AMLyft Is Inspiring More People to Give Up Their Own CarsDoes that mean less traffic?
The Industry
Jan. 17 2018 3:59 PMWhat If Your Friends and Family Are Boring?By emphasizing personal interactions over news content, Facebook may have underestimated how uninteresting people find their loved ones.
Science
Jan. 17 2018 3:16 PMNASA’s Been Ordered to Search for Life in Space. They Should Start With Viruses. Really!The not-quite life forms have a bad rap. But they’re a reliable sign of life, and it would be exciting to find them in space.
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Jan. 17 2018 1:55 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: Read a New Short Story From Charlie Jane Anders
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Jan. 17 2018 9:01 AMCan We Insulate Ourselves From Food Shortages?A food systems and security researcher responds to Charlie Jane Anders’ short story “The Minnesota Diet.”
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Jan. 16 2018 7:27 PMYou’re a Work of ArtBut not necessarily a beautiful one, according to this Google app.
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Jan. 16 2018 4:52 PMNew Jersey Makes It Illegal to Fly Drones While Drunk
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Jan. 16 2018 6:05 AMWhy Robots Deserve Free Speech RightsIt’s not about protecting them. It’s about protecting us.
Users
Jan. 16 2018 6:02 AMTumblr’s Meme Librarian Knows Where to Find the Best Cat PicturesAnd tarot advice. And pop-punk communities. And seltzer discussion.
The Industry
Jan. 16 2018 6:00 AMCan Vloggers Really Make a Fortune?A manager of professional YouTubers tells all.
Users
Jan. 13 2018 8:00 AMThe Existential Struggle of Dealing With the iPhone’s Red Update IconThe complicated logic of deciding when to live with the annoying red button.

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