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Want to Save the Whales? Eavesdrop on Their Calls

A clever new system called Whale Safe listens for the cetacean chorus to alert vessels to slow down, potentially preventing deadly...

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The NIH Launches a Global Hunt for Animal-to-Human Diseases

It’s a reversal for an administration that’s been loath to prepare for pandemics or cooperate with China, where Covid-19 jumped from...

Ideas

What Even Is ‘Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior’ on Platforms?

No one knows, not even the policy writers or enforcers. And the ambiguity is exacerbating threats to our electoral process. Earlier...

Business

Why Wasn't Uber Charged in a Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash?

Authorities charged the vehicle's "safety driver" with criminal negligence, but not the company that developed the technology. The...

Security

The Wayback Machine and Cloudflare Want to Backstop the...

The Internet Archive and the infrastructure company are teaming up to make sure sites never fully go down. The web is decentralized...

Science

Hey Students! Here's How to Deal With School in a Pandemic

Obviously this situation sucks for everyone, but I have a few tips to help you make the most of a bad situation. (Also, don't cheat.)...