Category Archives: Breaking News

California’s Daunting Plan to Clean Up the Big Sur Landslide—and Stop the Next One

Last week, experts with California’s state transportation department, Caltrans, looked up at a looming stretch of earth in Big Sur and thought, uh-oh. The land around a stretch of Highway 1, which winds along the dramatic Pacific Coast, was moving. A lot. The officials immediately barred locals from the area and pulled out the workers…
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Jupiter’s Super-Weird Atmosphere Is Astonishing Scientists

NASA’s Juno mission has already made mincemeat of precedents and expectations. When it arrived at Jupiter last July after a five year journey, it was further from Earth than any solar-powered craft had ever been, and traveling faster than any other human-crafted object had before. Its flight path skims closer to the storm-torn gas giant…
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No Matter What Washington Does, One Nonprofit Is Closing the Digital Divide

In Talihina, Oklahoma, smack dab in the middle of Choctaw Nation, there is a hospital parking lot that, for years, has lit up with activity every night. It’s not doctors or patients rushing to this plot of pavement but students from the local community college, who, lacking internet access in their own homes, head to…
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Handmaid’s Tale: Make Sure You Escape the Dystopia Before It’s Too Late

You can’t know how tightly bound a dystopia is until you try to escape; you can’t know how much has been taken from you until you realize you can’t get it back. If losing your job seemed bad, just wait for the gunshots and government-enforced fertility centers.As The Handmaid’s Tale has rolled out on Hulu,…
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