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Black History Month

Take These Google Earth Tours Through American Black History

"The Journey of Us" project is a collaboration with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Howard University’s Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, and Google.
Rob Dozier
2 days ago
mountain lion

Watch a Man Calmly Describe Choking a Mountain Lion to Death to Save His Life

"I just kind of had my heart sink into my stomach."
Sarah Emerson
2 days ago
copyright law

How Kids YouTube Star Blippi Used Copyright Law to Hide His Harlem Shake Poop Video

Someone claiming to represent Blippi filed DMCA copyright takedown requests to Google in order to get an embarrassing viral video hidden.
Jason Koebler
2 days ago
Dance your PhD

Watch Scientists Express Their Research in Interpretive Dances

Dancers performed as electrons, brain processes, and teaching tools.
Becky Ferreira
2 days ago
Hacking

Venezuela’s Government Appears To Be Trying to Hack Activists With Phishing Pages

Security researchers and activists exposed a brazen attempt to steal Venezuelan usernames and passwords for popular email and social media websites such as Gmail, Facebook, Microsoft Live, and Twitter.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3 days ago
Sound of Science

Jayda G Is Bridging the Gap Between Music and Science

Jayda G studied whales before becoming a globetrotting DJ and music producer. Now, she's running a series of talks with young scientists to marry her two passions.
Max Mertens
3 days ago
Earth's mantle

Mountains Bigger Than Everest May Lie Deep Inside Earth

Scientists used the second largest earthquake on record to glimpse the terrain 410 miles under our planet's surface.
Becky Ferreira
3 days ago
AI

This Website Uses AI to Generate the Faces of People Who Don't Exist

Thispersondoesnotexist.com serves up a new AI-generated face every time you hit refresh.
Matthew Gault
3 days ago
Right to Repair

Insurance Giant Allstate Buys Independent Phone Repair Company, Joins Right to Repair Movement

With Allstate's purchase of iCracked, you could say the right to repair movement is ... in good hands.
Matthew Gault
3 days ago
cryptocurrency

Don’t Call JP Morgan Chase’s New ‘JPM Coin’ a Cryptocurrency

The largest bank in the US is launching a 'digital coin,' and Bitcoin fans are nonplussed.
Jordan Pearson
3 days ago
amazon

Amazon Won't Build HQ2 in New York, But it Will Continue Grifting Taxpayers Elsewhere

It's a huge win for New Yorkers, but Amazon's practice of extracting subsidies from state and local governments is still hugely successful all over the country.
Jason Koebler
3 days ago
Predictive Policing

Academics Confirm Major Predictive Policing Algorithm is Fundamentally Flawed

PredPol uses an algorithm based on earthquake prediction to “predict crime.” Academics say it’s simplistic and harmful.
Caroline Haskins
3 days ago

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