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NASA Made a Rare Flight Right Through a Thundercloud Formed by a Wildfire

Scientists conducted the most detailed reconnaissance of one of Earth's rarest atmospheric phenomena in a spectacular flight.
Maddie Stone
a day ago
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Here’s the Memo About the ‘Burden of Being Black at Google’

Read the full memo written by a departing Google employee on his experience as a Black person at Google.
Motherboard Staff
2 days ago
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Libraries Are Telling People How Much Money They Save by Not Buying Books

Public libraries are awesome. They can save you a ton of money, too.
Matthew Gault
3 days ago
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This Super Retro Website Is Running on a 30-Year-Old Mac

The Macintosh SE/30 might be ancient and underpowered by today's standards, but it can still serve up a website with a little elbow grease.
Matthew Gault
4 days ago
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Old Sailor Logs Show How Frighteningly Fast the Arctic Is Losing Ice

Using records from early 20th century ships, researchers are peering into the Arctic’s past to understand the present.
Maddie Stone
4 days ago
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A Nuclear Accident In Russia May Have Been a Nuclear-Powered Missile Test

Seven Russians are dead after the explosion, which experts say may have been caused by a test of a new nuclear-powered missile.
Matthew Gault
8.12.19
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Cloudflare Is Protecting a Site Linked to a Neo-Nazi Terror Group

The Silicon Valley giant is protecting a site linked to a known neo-Nazi terror group from virtual attacks aimed at knocking it offline.
Ben Makuch
Mack Lamoureux
Joseph Cox
8.7.19
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Boy Had More Than 500 Teeth in a 'Bag-Like Mass' in His Mouth

A pathologist at the hospital said the mass of tiny teeth-like structures was "reminiscent of pearls in an oyster."
Madeleine Gregory
8.1.19
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Capital One Is the One to Blame for Exposing Your Data

Multiple experts have drawn issue with Capital One’s explanations for its data breach of records on over 100 million people.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.30.19
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'Unprecedented' Wildfires Burned Across the Arctic Circle In June

More than 100 wildfires in the Arctic Circle released 50 megatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in June. They're still burning.
Madeleine Gregory
7.4.19
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Someone Is Spamming and Breaking a Core Component of PGP’s Ecosystem

A new wave of spamming attacks on a core component of PGP’s ecosystem has highlighted a fundamental weakness in the whole ecosystem.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.3.19
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Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency Libra Is Already Under Fire From Lawmakers

US Rep. Maxine Waters called for a moratorium on Libra development until Congress can review the situation, joining a chorus of lawmakers in the US and EU expressing concern with the project.
Jordan Pearson
6.19.19
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