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Online Daters Looking for More than Endless Swiping

Suspect in Custody in Murder of Beloved Hair Stylist; Dating App May Have Been Involved

By Louise Dixon |
While taboos surrounding online dating are long gone, some of today's app users are sick of the endless swiping and virtual pen-paling that leads nowhere when it comes to long...

Pioneering Black NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson Dies

Pioneering Black NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson Dies

By Ben Finley | Feb 24
Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA's early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film "Hidden Figures," about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died. She was 101.

Reliability of Pricey New Voting Machines Questioned

Reliability of Pricey New Voting Machines Questioned

By Frank Bajak | Feb 24
In the rush to replace insecure, unreliable electronic voting machines after Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, state and local officials have scrambled to acquire more trustworthy equipment .

For-Profit Firm Seeking to Run .org Names Makes Concessions

For-Profit Firm Seeking to Run .org Names Makes Concessions

By Robert Jablon | Feb 23
A private equity firm seeking to buy rights to operate the internet's .org suffix said Friday it will cap price hikes and create an advisory board with veto powers to ease concerns from the nonprofit community.

Can AI Flag Disease Outbreaks Faster than Humans? Not Quite

Can AI Flag Disease Outbreaks Faster than Humans? Not Quite

By Matt O'Brien and Christina Larsen | Feb 23
Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China? In a narrow sense, yes. But what the humans lacked in sheer speed, they more than made up in finesse.

FDA Approves Drug that Lowers Cholesterol in A New Way

FDA Approves Drug that Lowers Cholesterol in A New Way

By Linda A. Johnson | Feb 22
U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug aimed at millions of people who can't tolerate — or don't get enough help from — widely used statin pills like Lipitor and Crestor.