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Blocked by Trump, fired by Google, suspended by Facebook. The social internet gives everyone a voice, it also has countless ways of punishing us for speaking.

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At a time when anyone can broadcast live or post their thoughts to a social network, we should be living in a utopia of public discourse. We're not.

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The story of how an internet infrastructure company get locked into a free-speech dispute starts in the cubicles of SoMa and the brothels of Istanbul.

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Megan Squire doesn’t consider herself to be antifa and pushes digital activism instead, passing along information to those who might put it to real-world use—who might weaponize it.

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A growing set of direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies like BabyGlimpse are aimed at new, expecting, and aspiring parents. But beware their claims.

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Get great results from your GoPro or other action cam as you capture your snowy heroics ... and your legendary bails.

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50 million new trees will repopulate one of the least wooded parts of the country—and offer a natural escape from several cities in the north.

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High-waisted tights are much harder to find than you might think.

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Why Pittsburgh’s predictive analytics misdiagnoses child maltreatment and prescribes the wrong solutions

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Mass disdain for the political system makes it easy for anyone with a social network to launch themselves into politics.

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Too bad federal regulations won't allow the cool tech on American roads.

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Gore-Tex, the waterproof material in your favorite jacket—and boots and ski pants—was born by accident.

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One chemist thinks he’s found a way for us to outrun the lethal juggernaut of antibiotic resistance.

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There was no way social media was going to let the president’s comments go uncommented upon.

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It's a new name for an old argument: that public agencies fighting crime and terrorism must have access to our private communications—for our own good.

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For decades, physicists have struggled to create a quantum theory of gravity. Now an approach that dates to the 1970s is attracting newfound attention.

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Eventually, it should be able to fly as far as 20 miles, carrying 500 pounds )or 400 large Domino's pizzas.

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And where was the federal government?

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These all-foam snowshoes from Crescent Moon might look low-tech, but the combination of cleats and tire-like treads provide ample traction.

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Meltdown, Spectre, malicious Android apps, and more of the week's top security news.

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The show's most recent season hinted that its episodes are connected—but it should stay an anthology series.

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The Richard Branson-backed venture wants to launch a commercial hyperloop in 2021, and it's got work to do.

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Facebook's vice president for newsfeed explains the thinking behind recent changes in the algorithm that determines what 2 billion people see on the social network.

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At the heart of our own Milky Way galaxy is a big, black hole—and NASA just snapped a photo of it.

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After 30 years in the making, gene therapy is finally an FDA-approved reality. What comes next—and how will Crispr get a slice of the action?

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