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How COVID Shots for Kids Help Prevent Dangerous New Variants

How COVID Shots for Kids Help Prevent Dangerous New Variants

SCIENCE | By Laura Ungar | Nov 23, 2021

Vaccinating kids against COVID-19 also means reducing silent spread, since most have no or mild symptoms.

College Student Still Uses Grindr after Hate Crime, Torture

College Student Still Uses Grindr after Hate Crime, Torture

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 22, 2021

An 18-year-old college student says he's more careful after a Grindr hookup led to a horrific assault, but he still uses hookup apps.

Glacier Loss Will Impact Tourism, Power Supply and More

Glacier Loss Will Impact Tourism, Power Supply and More

SCIENCE | By Victoria Milko | Nov 10, 2021

Glaciers around the world have served as moneymaking tourist attractions, but many are melting due to climate change.

Plenty of Pitfalls Await Zuckerberg's 'Metaverse' Plan

Plenty of Pitfalls Await Zuckerberg's 'Metaverse' Plan

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien and Barbara Ortutay | Nov 7, 2021

When Mark Zuckerberg announced ambitious plans to build the "metaverse" he promised that "you're going to able to do almost anything you can imagine." That might not be such a great idea.

Ice on the Edge of Survival: Warming is Changing the Arctic

Ice on the Edge of Survival: Warming is Changing the Arctic

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Nov 7, 2021

The Arctic is warming three times faster than the rest of the planet and is on such a knife's edge of survival that just a few degrees could make a crucial difference.

The Slippery Slope of Using AI and Deepfakes to Bring History to Life

The Slippery Slope of Using AI and Deepfakes to Bring History to Life

PERSONAL TECH | Nov 7, 2021

Research shows "deepfake" technology can weaken people's judgment and even lead them to question what they know about human rights.

No Toilet for Returning SpaceX Crew, Stuck Using Diapers

No Toilet for Returning SpaceX Crew, Stuck Using Diapers

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Nov 6, 2021

The astronauts who will depart the International Space Station on Sunday will be stuck using diapers on the way home because of their capsule's broken toilet.

Facebook to Shut Down Face-Recognition System, Delete Data

Facebook to Shut Down Face-Recognition System, Delete Data

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien and Barbara Ortutay | Nov 6, 2021

Facebook said it will shut down its face-recognition system and delete the faceprints of more than 1 billion people amid concerns about the technology and its misuse by governments, police and others.

Facebook Rebrands as Meta to Emphasize 'Metaverse' Vision

Facebook Rebrands as Meta to Emphasize 'Metaverse' Vision

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 31, 2021

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is rebranding itself as Meta in an effort to encompass its virtual-reality vision for the future — what Zuckerberg calls the " metaverse."

Are Gene-Edited Strawberries in Our Future?

Are Gene-Edited Strawberries in Our Future?

SCIENCE | Oct 29, 2021

A California-based plant breeding company says they'll soon grow strawberries that will stay fresh longer and have a longer growing season.

Bitcoin Casino Bonuses Guide

Bitcoin Casino Bonuses Guide

PERSONAL TECH | Oct 25, 2021

What are Bitcoin bonuses and how do they work in the world of online casinos?

What the Metaverse is and How It Will Work

What the Metaverse is and How It Will Work

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelvin Chan and Matt O'Brien | Oct 24, 2021

The term "metaverse" seems to be everywhere. Facebook is hiring thousands of engineers in Europe to work on it, while video game companies are outlining their long-term visions. But what is it?

Facebook Dithered in Curbing Divisive User Content in India

Facebook Dithered in Curbing Divisive User Content in India

PERSONAL TECH | By Sheikh Saliq and Krutika Pathi | Oct 24, 2021

Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents.

Amid the Capitol Riot, Facebook Faced its Own Insurrection

Amid the Capitol Riot, Facebook Faced its Own Insurrection

PERSONAL TECH | By Alan Suderman and Joshua Goodman | Oct 23, 2021

As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world's largest social media company.

S Korea Test Launches 1st Domestically Made Space Rocket

S Korea Test Launches 1st Domestically Made Space Rocket

SCIENCE | By Kim Tong-Hyung | Oct 21, 2021

South Korea's first domestically produced space rocket reached its desired altitude but failed to deliver a dummy payload into orbit in its first test launch on Thursday.

'As Seen on TikTok' is the New 'As Seen on TV'

'As Seen on TikTok' is the New 'As Seen on TV'

PERSONAL TECH | By Joseph Pisani | Oct 14, 2021

Near the Twizzlers and Sour Patch Kids at It'Sugar are random items — fidget toys, fruit-shaped soft jelly candies — that earned a spot on the candy store's shelves because they went viral on TikTok.

Australia Plans Lunar Rover to Help NASA Find Oxygen on Moon

Australia Plans Lunar Rover to Help NASA Find Oxygen on Moon

SCIENCE | Oct 13, 2021

Australia has agreed to build a 20-kilogram (44-pound) semi-autonomous lunar rover for NASA to take to the moon as early as 2026 in search of oxygen.

Americans Agree Misinformation is a Problem, Poll Shows

Americans Agree Misinformation is a Problem, Poll Shows

PERSONAL TECH | By Amanda Seitz and Hannah Fingerhut | Oct 8, 2021

Nearly all Americans agree that the rampant spread of misinformation is a problem.

Australia Wants Facebook Held Liable for Anonymous Comments

Australia Wants Facebook Held Liable for Anonymous Comments

PERSONAL TECH | By Rod McGuirk | Oct 7, 2021

Australia's prime minister on Thursday warned that digital platforms including Facebook should be held liable for defamatory comments posted anonymously.

NASA Sticks with James Webb Telescope Name, Despite Homophobic Legacy

NASA Sticks with James Webb Telescope Name, Despite Homophobic Legacy

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 5, 2021

NASA will not be reconsidering the name of the James Webb Telescope despite allegations of Webb's involvement in the Lavender Scare.

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