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When military intelligence officer Luis Elizondo stepped down from his post heading the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP)—the program created to investigate unidentified flying objects—in October, he cited lack of government support. "We tried to work within the system. We were trying to take the voodoo out of voodoo science," Elizondo told Politico in... [Read More]
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Linguistic nationalism just scored a victory. Montenegrins are excited that their national language, Montenegrin, has been added to the list of language codes recognized by the International Organization for Standardization, identifying it as a separate language from Serbian. Is it actually a different language, though? Since Serbia and Montenegro split into two countries in 2007,... [Read More]
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The tactics of Uber under Travis Kalanick continues to look like some mix of ancient Rome and the Nixon administration. Last month, a letter written by Ric Jacobs, a former member of Uber's security team, was sent to company management. It provided detailed accounts of some of the dirtiest things a company can do: hack... [Read More]
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The Centers for Disease Control is the main public health institute in the United States. It is committed to helping Americans in a way that…... [Read More]
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Calestous Juma, the towering Kenyan scholar of technology and development, died on Friday (Dec. 15) at the age of 64 in Boston, Massachusetts. Juma, who…... [Read More]
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My first holiday season in New York, I lived in a single-room apartment and shared a bathroom with the other people who lived on my…... [Read More]
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If you've read any article about TV in the past few years, you know we're in its "Golden Age." From experimental beauties like Atlanta to…... [Read More]
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North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii To an outsider, it looked all wrong. About 70 tanned, broad-shouldered men (and three women) in shorts, flip-flops, and t-shirts gathered…... [Read More]
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Most of the attention in the electric-truck sector recently has focused on Tesla, which presented its Semi model to great fanfare earlier this month. Not…... [Read More]
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Thanks to the massive scale of 2017's various disasters and crises, satellites and astronauts captured more than a few major news events while orbiting Earth…... [Read More]
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Projections of how high oceans will rise in the future just got an update for the worse. In a paper published this week in the journal Earth's Future, researchers incorporated the latest knowledge about ways the Antarctic ice sheet could collapse with existing sea-level rise models, and found the new Antarctic science more than doubles... [Read More]
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In my first job as a journalist, my editor told me that I couldn't write. Though he was a caricature of a villain, who yelled…... [Read More]
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You know that rumor that plants can improve your air quality? Turns out it's totally true. A 1989 study by NASA tested common house plants…... [Read More]
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What's the point of inheriting the Earth if it's only going to burn (or drown)? Kids around the world are asking governments this question and…... [Read More]
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Most of us don't change our minds. Whether the issue at hand is the repeal of net neutrality in the US or Brexit, we avoid…... [Read More]
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I didn't want to go to solo karaoke. I did it for journalism, for the sake of this article. I never expected to enjoy it.…... [Read More]
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A spate of sudden deaths among a community of chimpanzees in Uganda was caused by the common cold, passed on by humans. A group of scientists investigating a 2013 outbreak in Kibale National Park discovered that a human cold virus was responsible for the deaths of five chimps out of a community of 56. Releasing... [Read More]
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Melting glaciers in Greenland coupled with storms are throwing more icebergs into the North Atlantic. The International Ice Patrol registered 1,008 icebergs in shipping lanes…... [Read More]
Gender disparity in corporate boards is a well-known problem in the US, with only 16% of board seats in the 3,000 largest public companies in…... [Read More]
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Last week, the Los Angeles Creek Fire swept through a narrow, shrubby canyon, threatening a 160-acre private animal sanctuary that's home to 400 animals, including…... [Read More]
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