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October 3 2018

In 1968, the provincial Russian town of Gzhatsk officially changed its name to Gagarin in commemoration of its famous native son, Yuri Gagarin, who was born on a Soviet collective farm outside the town and would go on to become[…]

October 3 2018

Right now, one of the world’s largest mass gatherings is taking place in the desert of Saudi Arabia. The hajj, the yearly pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest sites, is required of every observant Muslim who can perform it. More than 2[…]

October 3 2018

Microsoft just updated its Surface PC hardware, adding faster processors and new design options to its Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, and Surface Studio computers. It’s also launching a pair of Surface-branded, Cortana-enabled wireless headphones, the first of their kind for[…]

October 2 2018

We may take the #hashtag for granted today, but it didn’t emerge fully formed from Biz Stone’s head. The Large Hadron Collider hasn’t collapsed (or collapsed the space-time continuum), but that wasn’t a given when scientists first turned the thing[…]

October 2 2018

The Discovery blasts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral in this image depicting Mission 51A from 1984. A storm front moved in just as the shuttle was blasting off, providing a dramatic gray background. Chakeres took “climb[…]

October 2 2018

It’s not often you hear some of the richest, most powerful men in the world described as naive, but it’s becoming pretty commonplace. Mark Zuckerberg, after a dark period for Facebook, has been called naive more than once. Jack Dorsey[…]

October 1 2018

Last year HP was the number one maker of laptops in the world, according to shipment numbers from research firms IDC and Gartner. But it’s safe to say HP laptops don’t always get the same amount of attention enjoyed by[…]

October 1 2018

The nation’s largest state adopted sweeping net neutrality protections, setting up a legal showdown with the federal government over the future of the internet. California Governor Jerry Brown Sunday signed a bill banning broadband providers such as AT&T and Comcast[…]

October 1 2018

Icebergs are among the first parts of the natural world to succumb to global warming—and in many cases are the result of global warming, having calved off melting glaciers. But while photographer Adriene Hughes acknowledges the science behind climate change[…]

October 1 2018

It’s common knowledge that city curbs are fiercely contested places, what with Ubers and Lyfts hovering inconveniently and blocking traffic; piles of shared bikes and scooters being dropped off and picked up; rapidly climbing numbers of deliveries being made by[…]

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