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Emails Show Texas Officials Shared Climate Denier's Talking Points During Blackouts
The National Weather Service’s Digital Infrastructure Is Setting Us Up for Disaster

The National Weather Service’s Digital Infrastructure Is Setting Us Up for Disaster

The aftermath of a tornado south of Birmingham, Alabama on March 25, when forecasters were urging that nobody but emergency officials and media in the affected region access the NWS Chat Service, lest it crash.Photo: Butch Dill (AP) The National Weather Service experienced multiple outages of major systems on Tuesday, taking its public-facing meteorological forecasts …

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Let’s All Be More Like a Global Investment Bank

Let’s All Be More Like a Global Investment Bank

Photo: Chandan Khanna (Getty Images) Now that the vaccine rollout is real and bosses are tentatively setting rough return dates, you may find yourself searching your desiccated soul for your old self, a presumably enthusiastic worker on a “schedule” with a “lunchtime” and a love of “interfacing.” If this describes you, then you should know …

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Researchers Put Cloth Face Masks Under a Microscope. The Images Are Out of This World

Researchers Put Cloth Face Masks Under a Microscope. The Images Are Out of This World

At first glance, the images don’t seem like a cloth face mask at all. They look like something out of an art gallery. Some materials, like polyester, look like graceful braids. (I must admit, I was hungry when I first saw these images, so to me, they also looked a little bit like pasta). Others like …

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Broadcast Signal Intrusion Follows Grief Down a Freaky, Tech-Generated Rabbit Hole
Creator Shuts Down Popular Crypto Art Carbon Calculator for 'Abuse and Harassment'

Creator Shuts Down Popular Crypto Art Carbon Calculator for ‘Abuse and Harassment’

Photo: Lukas Schulze (Getty Images) Cryptoart.wtf, the popular crypto art carbon calculator that allowed us to see the real impact the NFT buying craze is having on our poor planet, is shutting down. Its creator, Memo Akten, stated that he decided to take the site down after information from it was used “as a tool …

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The World Is in the Middle of a Twin Boom, Study Finds

The World Is in the Middle of a Twin Boom, Study Finds

7-month-old twins taking part in the Double Take Parade held August 3, 2002 at the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio. Photo: Mike Simons (Getty Images) Across the globe, the rate of twin births has jumped tremendously over the past 40 years, new research suggests. The study’s authors say that twin births have likely reached …

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Congress Has a New $94 Billion Plan to Bring Affordable Internet to Everyone

Congress Has a New $94 Billion Plan to Bring Affordable Internet to Everyone

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) The so-called digital divide in the U.S. has become all the more glaring over the course of the current pandemic. A new bill could help close the gap. Advertisement Enter the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act, a new bill that was spearheaded by Democrats Rep. James Clyburn, of South …

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One of The Nation’s Largest Pipelines Caused The Biggest Spill in Decades–And We’re Just Hearing About It
The FCC Just Authorized a $3.2 Billion Dollar Program Meant To Bring Low-Income Americans Online

The FCC Just Authorized a $3.2 Billion Dollar Program Meant To Bring Low-Income Americans Online

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) The Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted late Thursday to adopt the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program—a $3.2 billion dollar initiative meant to lower the cost of internet services for the tens of millions of families struggling with connectivity during the ongoing pandemic. The Commission will offer eligible households of up to …

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