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What’s a healthy baby worth? A pristine lake? How about the market value of a life without cancer? The post How the EPA Puts a Price Tag on Pollution appeared first on WIRED.

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It's designed to use a radio connection to add a physical layer of obfuscation to an internet user’s location. The post This Online Anonymity Box Puts You a Mile Away From Your IP Address appeared first on WIRED.

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As PayPal steps out on its own, Google could vie with Amazon in online retail by making it way easier for searchers to buy. The post One Way Google Could Really Take On Amazon: Buy PayPal appeared first on WIRED.

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Banks, credit card companies, and brokers are watching fintech startups encroach on their turf. And their next target may be the juiciest prey yet: insurance. The post Tech Has Upended Banks and Stock Trading. Insurance Is Next appeared first on WIRED.

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A pool party goes awry in Ryan Shude's meticulously crafted photo. The post This Epic Party Shot Took 60 Frames and Lots of Champagne
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Scientists have figured out how to see through just about anything using subatomic particles from space. The post Space Particles Are Helping Map the Inside of Fukushima appeared first on WIRED.

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Cornell Tech's 12-acre estate will feature buildings designed to spur spontaneous interaction between students and industry leaders. The post Cornell Wants People to ‘Collide’ on Its New NYC Tech Campus appeared first on WIRED.

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Choosing the right stick depends on the player you already are—and the player you want to be. The post Ace Hardware: 2 New Tennis Racquets to Improve Your Game appeared first on WIRED.

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As economies break down, so does trust in the digital ways we pay. Cash inspires confidence---at least until the ATMs dry up. The post Greece’s Empty ATMs Show the Surprising Power of Cash—Even in 2015 appeared first on WIRED.

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After a couple of false starts, Solar Impulse 2 is finally crossing the Pacific, the hardest part of its around-the-world journey. The post Solar-Powered Plane Begins a Risky Trip Across the Pacific appeared first on WIRED.

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Dear Apple: You booted me off Beats with the promise my music would follow me. So where is it? The post If You Paid for Beats, Apple Music Is a Broken Promise appeared first on WIRED.

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Jerry Brown just passed a law banning religious and personal belief exemptions to vaccines, turning California into a huge public health laboratory. The post California Is Now the Perfect Test Lab for Vaccine Laws appeared first on WIRED.

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It's easy to feel like your office building is an isolated pod disconnected from the natural environment. The post Sensors Reveal How Bad Outside Air Invades Our Cubicles appeared first on WIRED.

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"Summertime ’06" is one of the most exciting rap albums of the past few years, and it conjures the spirit of a 21-year-old Cube. The post Vince Staples Is the Second Coming of (Old-School) Ice Cube appeared first on WIRED.

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Watch the first teaser for Oliver Stone's film about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden here. The post First Teaser for Snowden Comes With a Big Dose of Mystery appeared first on WIRED.

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This unusual project has less in common with road-rail vehicles than it does with "personalized rapid transit." The post A Smart Car on Train Tracks Won’t Fix Our Transit Woes appeared first on WIRED.

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The beach's poetic smell comes, in part, from a not-so-poetically-named sulfur compound called dimethyl sulfide, or DMS. The post What Gives the Beach That Smell? Sulfur-Making Algae appeared first on WIRED.

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In this episode of the Song Exploder podcast, Bono and The Edge talk about how they came up with the music and lyrics for U2's "Cedarwood Road." The post Bono and The Edge Take You Inside U2’s ‘Cedarwood Road’ appeared first on WIRED.

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Let’s just get this out of the way: There’s nothing here you haven’t seen before. The post Apple Music’s Here, and It Probably Won’t Change Everything appeared first on WIRED.

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There's no such thing as a free lunch or a free music service trial. The post How to Keep Apple Music From Billing You After the Free Trial appeared first on WIRED.

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Today, the European Commission announced an agreement that claims to promise to protect net neutrality, while simultaneously allowing for exceptions that would threaten its very existence. The post The EU Could Kill Net Neutrality With a Loophole appeared first on WIRED.

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It might seem obvious, but understanding how to use Lego can help you be a better architect. See how in this clip from A Lego Brickumentary. The post Lego Brickumentary Clip: Using Blocks for Better Architecture appeared first on WIRED.

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Didi Kuaidi looks ready to do everything Uber's doing to get ahead. Which in China at least, could wind up leaving Uber behind. The post The Chinese Ride-Hailing Startup That’s Out-Ubering Uber appeared first on WIRED.

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We in the Western media inadvertently helped condemn workers and their families to forcible eviction. The post An Infamous E-Waste Slum Needed Us. It Got Razed Instead appeared first on WIRED.

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Technology may change in the wink of an eye, but the core values upon which a company is built can keep the turbulence of constant transformation manageable. Nokia, the Finland-based mobile technology company, is more familiar with that continuum than anyone: It just celebrated its 150th year in business. “We’re here to understand people and […] The post Barry French: ‘Technology May Actually Enable Humans to Survive’ appeared first on WIRED.

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