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Arecibo Observatory's 1,000-foot telescope was damaged in last year's storm, and the recovery money is only just beginning to flow in.

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The technological hurdles facing the development of aircraft for urban mobility systems like UberAIR are massive, but not insurmountable.

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Today’s understanding of the importance of microbes to health was anticipated by a rival to Louis Pasteur.

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Jeff Flake and Chris Coons sent Jeff Bezos a letter Thursday with nearly 30 questions about how the company handles user data and privacy.

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The mantis shrimp wields one of the fiercest strikes on Earth. With the help of a robot, researchers show that the predator is a master strategist, too.

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Pods in the tunnel will speed people to O’Hare Airport in less than 15 minutes.

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The share of Google employees who are women, black, or Latinx barely budged last year, as the company was riven by internal debate over its diversity policies.

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The report found no evidence that politics influenced the outcome of the 2016 probe, frustrating those on the right hungry for proof of corruption.

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Top officials from the SEC have publicly stated that the world's two most popular cryptocurrencies are *not* like stocks and bonds, a relief for people who own them.

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Russia expects as many as 2 million visitors during the 2018 World Cup, most of whom should take extra precautions against the country's many cyber risks.

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In a Boeing-sponsored competition, teams designed personal flying machines that look more like jetpacks and flying motorbikes than the boring planes we use today.

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As recent events have shown, using an encrypted messaging app like WhatsApp or Signal is no privacy panacea.

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With the release of its new Snap Kit developer platform, Snap promises it will keep your data safe from prying third-party apps.

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Juggernaut franchises like 'Call of Duty' and 'Battlefield' are trying to capitalize on the success of Epic's phenomenon, but battle-royale games tap into something deeper than just skins and emotes.

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Congratulations! You’ve just found the perfect go-anywhere summer travel shoe.

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Opinion: "Good" automation assigns tasks that are dirty, dangerous, or dull to robots. But shifting responsibility often makes surrounding jobs less fulfilling.

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The automaker plans to use the startup's laser sensors to help its autonomous vehicles see and understand the world.

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Truly useful robots will have to be able to tackle everything humans can, so they've gotta have legs. Easier said than done, though.

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Residents are divided over whether the city's dockless bike share program is revolutionizing transit—or creating an unwieldy, dangerous mess.

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Under Armour equipped a Swiss star with ceramic bedsheets and sleep monitors to boost his performance

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The combined results of 24 different surveys of Antarctic ice loss suggest that the rate of melting has *tripled* in the last five years.

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Seattle repealed its just-enacted "Amazon tax," San Francisco elected a tech-friendly mayor, net neutrality is dead, and AT&T is buying Time Warner.

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A bizarre idea that never made the cut turns Netflix’s new-again docuseries into a true hoo-dunit.

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The scientists aren't there for the pythons: They're there for the pythons' food.

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If you're tired of waiting for Apple to address your Mac needs, consider these Windows-powered options.

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