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Apple’s Lawsuit Against a Startup Shows How It Wants to Control the iPhone Hacking Market

Apple sued Corellium, a company that makes virtual copies of iOS for researchers to practice hacking the iPhone on.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4 days ago
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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
4 days 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
8.15.19
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Google Employee Writes Memo About ‘The Burden of Being Black at Google’

“Over the last 5 years I’ve heard co-workers spew hateful words about immigrants, boast unabashedly about gentrifying neighborhoods, mockingly imitate people who speak different languages, reject candidates of color without evidence because of ‘fit.’"
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.15.19
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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
8.14.19
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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
8.13.19
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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
8.13.19
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A Nuclear Accident at a Russian Missile Facility Killed 7 People

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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Google Employee Alleges Discrimination Against Pregnant Women in Viral Memo

The memo, titled “I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why,” has been read by more than 10,000 employees at the company.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Jason Koebler
8.5.19
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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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The New Guy in Charge of Public Lands Thinks We Should Sell It All

The Bureau of Land Management controls more public land than any other US agency. Its newly-appointed acting head, William Pendley, has advocated for selling all of it.
Madeleine Gregory
7.30.19
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