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Groups Allege YouTube Is Violating Law That Protects Kids

A coalition of more than 20 child-health, privacy, and consumer groups is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether YouTube is violating a federal law designed to protect children on the internet. The groups are expected to file a complaint with the FTC on Monday. The relevant federal law, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection […]

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Scientists Are Not Happy How Media Reported The Kenya Crack

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. Sherlock Holmes The story of a large chasm opening suddenly in Kenya’s Narok and Suswa County, damaging a major road and several houses, got quickly viral. The story was […]

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Watch Astronauts Answer Your Burning Questions About Space

Last week, two American astronauts, Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, and one Russian cosmonaut, Oleg Artemyev, climbed into a giant explosive stick and fired into space, ascending 250 miles before docking with the International Space Station on Friday. As usual, they flew in the storied Soyuz rocket, launched out of the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan—the […]

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BTS: The K-Pop Group That Finally Won America Over

BTS poses in the press room at the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)   In 2017, if you asked most Americans to name just one Korean performing artist, odds are high the answer would have been a resounding “BTS.” Known as “Bangtan Sonyeondan” in their home of South Korea, this […]

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Russian Hacker False Flags Work—Even After They’re Exposed

False flags, for the modern nation-state hacker, are quickly becoming as standard a part of the toolkit as phishing links and infected Microsoft Office attachments. Why simply hide your identity when you can simply paste a new one over it, invented or borrowed? Russia’s hackers, in particular, have lately experimented with that digital mask-swapping with […]

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The 10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018

Certain cities are on everyone’s wish lists: New York, Austin, Nashville. And they belong on those lists. But it’s a big country, and there are so many more places to see—including, increasingly, cities that we never would have given a second glance. Thanks to grassroots and civic revitalization projects, creative types taking advantage of cheap […]

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The Gawker Archives Aren’t Going Anywhere

In May of 2017, nearly a year after Gawker shut down, a story mysteriously disappeared from its archives. The 2015 article detailed leaked emails written by Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton, which had become public after the company’s servers were breached in 2014. The story was removed as the result of an undisclosed lawsuit—and served […]

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Nintendo’s Newest Switch Accessories Are Fun Cardboard Toys

Suffice to say the Nintendo Switch is a hit beyond what anyone could have expected. The versatile, modular console sold more than 10 million units in its first 10 months, and became the fastest-selling console in US history. That’s all the more impressive given Switches were nearly impossible to find in the console’s early months, […]