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Two old satellites could collide over the US on Wednesday

Two satellites currently orbiting Earth might very well crash into each other on Wednesday, just above the city of Pittsburgh.What’s going on: Space tracking company LeoLabs found that on January 29

“A Trillion Trees” is a great idea—that could become a dangerous climate distraction

Signing on to the Trillion Tree initiative was basically the cost of admission for the global elite at this year’s World Economic Forum (well, that plus tens of thousands of dollars for the badge).

Many in China Wear Them, but Do Masks Block Coronavirus?

Chinese authorities have encouraged people in the city of Wuhan to wear surgical masks in public to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus.The question is: do they work?Many infectious disease sp

Coronavirus conspiracy theories spread panic and dangerous misinformation

The deadly coronavirus has spawned dangerous, baffling conspiracy theories online as officials across the globe work to stop the virus' spread. As of Thursday afternoon, there had been more than 7,700

Interior Dept. Grounds Its Drones Over Chinese Spying Fears

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department announced on Wednesday that it was grounding its entire fleet of drones out of concerns that Chinese parts in them might be used for spying, making exceptions on

The DOJ Is Finally Suing US Telecom Providers for Robocalls

The US Department of Justice has filed lawsuits (PDF and PDF) against two small telecommunications providers that have allegedly connected hundreds of millions of fraudulent robocalls from Indian call

Impeachment, Brexit, ‘The Good Place’: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up). The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump is marching toward a swift end.The second and final day of cross-examination is in its final

Opinion | ‘American Dirt’ Has Us Talking. That’s a Good Thing.

For the last 13 years, I’ve traveled the country talking about my immigrant experience. On stages across the United States, I bare my soul and relive the trauma of moments I’d rather forget, to he

The Coronavirus Is Now Officially a Global Emergency

The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global emergency Thursday after the number of cases spiked tenfold in a week, calling it an “extraordinary event” that endangers c

Why Sony’s PlayStation Vue failed – TechCrunch

Sony’s PlayStation Vue, one of the first services to offer streaming live TV over the internet, is shutting down today. The service launched in March 2015, offering live and on-demand content from m