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*Blade Runner 2049*: Inside the Dark Future of a Sequel 35 Years in the Making

What the sequel can tell us about the state of sci-fi and America‘s appetite for dystopia.

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Nike‘s New Flyleather Brings Cowskin Into the 21st Century

The company‘s newest tennis shoe is made from recycled leather.

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The 2017 Emmy Winners Were Heartening, But TV Diversity Is Still Far From Prestige

At Sunday‘s award ceremony, the night‘s most significant wins served as a reminder that the TV industry still suffers from an ugly imbalance.

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Last Night‘s Emmys Were Proof: TV Diversity Is Still Far From Prestige

At Sunday‘s award ceremony, the night‘s most significant wins served as a reminder that the TV industry still suffers from an ugly imbalance.

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CCleaner Malware Shows Software‘s Serious Supply-Chain Security Problem

Hackers have targeted software‘s supply chain in three high profile attacks discovered in the last three months.

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Emmy Award Winners 2017: Hulu‘s ‘Handmaid‘s Tale‘ Win Heralds Television‘s New ‘Big Three‘

The service‘s ‘The Handmaid‘s Tale‘ won big, making it the third streaming player to do so. Is there a new Big Three?

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To Stop Distracted Driving, Researchers Monitor Drivers

A team from the University of Waterloo used deep learning to develop a system that monitors drivers and detects distraction.

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Don‘t Blame Pigs for Swine Flu-Species Hopping Is How Viruses Evolve

The discovery that viruses move between species unexpectedly often is rewriting ideas about their evolutionary history-and may have troubling implications for the threat from emerging diseases.

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Nike‘s New Flyleather Brings Cow Skin Into the 21st Century

The company‘s newest tennis shoe is made from recycled leather.

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The Strange, Grisly World of Crocodile Hunting in Australia

Once nearly extinct, there are now more than 100,00 crocodiles in northern Australia. And the government keeps the population in check through regulated hunting.

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AI Research Is in Desperate Need of an Ethical Watchdog

More social scientists are using AI intending to solve society‘s ills, but they don‘t have clear ethical guidelines to prevent them from accidentally harming people.

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To Fix Its Toxic Ad Problem, Facebook Must Break Itself

Facebook stress-tests its tech. It could do the same for its moral compass.

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What if America Had a Detective Agency for Disasters?

A National Disaster Investigation Board could make sure everyone learns the lessons that hurricanes, outbreaks, and explosions can teach.

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Everything We‘ll Be Watching for During the Emmys

The last year has brought a lot of fresh new TV shows. Will the Emmys reward them? We‘ll find out tonight.

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Hillary Clinton‘s Book Recommendation for Trump Tops This Week‘s News Roundup

The former secretary of state gave the president a really good read.

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Where Do They Put All That Toxic Hurricane Debris?

After Hurricane Irma, Florida worries about debris contaminated with toxic chemicals.

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To Get an Early Look at Next Year‘s Ski Gear, Head to Portillo, Chile

The skiing cognoscenti converge on an Andean resort every August to try the latest winter gear.

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Electric Concept Cars from the Frankfurt Motor Show Reveal the Auto Industry‘s Future

Concepts from BMW, Mercedes, Audi, and others show how big automakers are preparing for the electric age.

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Bill Nye Wants Fox News to Get Real About Climate Change

The TV personality and science expert wants people to get solid information about global warming.

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Feds Give Kaspersky Security Products the Boot, and Other Security News This Week

Kaspersky, Apple, and more of the week‘s top security news.

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Why Math Is the Best Way to Make Sense of the World

To tell truth from fiction, start with quantitative thinking, argues the mathematician Rebecca Goldin.

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Space Photos of the Week: So Long, Cassini. Thanks for All the Pics

A glittering barred spiral galaxy, Jupiter‘s storms, and Cassini‘s long-awaited Grande Finale dive this week in space.

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Brash Investor Tries to Blow Up the IPO as His Partners Quit

VC Chamath Palihapitiya is investing in public companies, but his two co-founders are leaving their firm, Social Capital.

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