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Zero-Rating, Explained 

Activists are fighting Facebook and T-Mobile over zero-rating. But what is that?

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Feb. 8 2016 7:32 AMThe Anthropocene: Great Marketing, Wrong ProductAre we living in a new geological epoch? Not exactly.
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Feb. 5 2016 4:13 PMThe Shiba Inu, the Dog Behind the DogeWhat happens to a breed when it goes viral online.
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Feb. 5 2016 9:54 AMHere’s How to Stream the Super Bowl Even if You Don’t Have a Cable Login
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Feb. 4 2016 5:38 PMThe FAA Plan to Prevent A Modern-Day “Fan Man” from Crashing the Super Bowl
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Feb. 4 2016 8:30 AMThe Ethical Data ScientistPeople have too much trust in numbers to be intrinsically objective.
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Feb. 3 2016 4:30 PMEveryone Is Wrong About the Bernie BrosHow a necessary critique of leftist sexism deteriorated into a dumb flame war.
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Feb. 3 2016 10:46 AMFuture Tense Newsletter: A Hypothetical Climate
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Feb. 3 2016 8:19 AMThis Company Waited More Than a Decade for People to Get Serious About Virtual Reality
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Feb. 2 2016 10:29 AMWhat’s the Deal With Algorithms?Your 101 guide to the computer codes that are shaping the ways we live.
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Feb. 2 2016 9:11 AMHow Technology Is Helping the Blind Navigate the Physical WorldSimply navigating her campus used to be exhausting for this visually impaired professor. She’s trying to change that.   
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Feb. 1 2016 5:53 PMOregon Trail’s Co-Creator Didn’t Make Much Money. He Should Have Chosen to Be a Banker.
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Feb. 1 2016 11:34 AMDeploying Technology to Rescue the Past: A Future Tense Event Recap
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Jan. 29 2016 12:14 PMWhy Proposed State Bans on Phone Encryption Are Moronic
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Jan. 29 2016 9:00 AMHow a Celebrity’s Silly Belief in Flat Earth Can Be Useful
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Jan. 29 2016 7:00 AMTell Us What You Think About GeoengineeringAll month, we’ve run pieces on tinkering with the climate to stop climate change. Now we want to hear from you.
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Feb. 5 2016 5:21 PMApple Is Killing Some iPhones Repaired by Third Parties. But There’s Sort of a Good Reason.
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Feb. 5 2016 11:33 AMWhy Can’t Apple Figure Out Television?Apple changed how we use phones and listen to music. But it never had a shot at rethinking TV.
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Feb. 5 2016 7:08 AMThe Search for Schizophrenia GenesLarger and larger samples are showing smaller and smaller effect sizes. What does this mean for drug development, clinical practice, and our view of mental illness?
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Feb. 4 2016 2:12 PMA University Hack Exposed 63,000 Social Security Numbers. Face, Meet Palm.
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Feb. 3 2016 5:02 PMEurope’s Brand-New Data Transfer Agreement With the U.S. Is Already Drawing Criticism
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Feb. 3 2016 3:59 PMThe Dutch Have Devised the Best Drone Defense System: Trained Eagles
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Feb. 3 2016 9:00 AMBody-Worn Cameras Alone Won’t Bring Transparency to the Border PatrolThe agency’s historical lack of transparency suggests that without good policies, the cameras will become another tool for surveillance.
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Feb. 2 2016 10:31 AMNow Streaming on Netflix: A Fantastic Political Thriller on Climate Change
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Feb. 2 2016 10:28 AMYour Algorithms Cheat Sheet Who are the leading thinkers in algorithms? What are the big ethical debates? And what’s procedural generation?
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Feb. 1 2016 6:54 PMIt’s the Beginning of the End for CFL Bulbs
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Feb. 1 2016 5:02 PM“The End of Twitter” Is a False NarrativeIts real problem isn’t a failure to catch up with Facebook. It’s Wall Street’s expectations—and ours.
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Jan. 29 2016 1:24 PMCould Climate Change Amplify the Zika Outbreak?One day, yes. But the U.S. is almost certainly safe for now.
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Jan. 29 2016 9:48 AMThis Is Not the Fourth Industrial Revolution The meaningless phrase got tossed around a lot at this year’s World Economic Forum. 
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Jan. 29 2016 7:01 AMHow Much Do You Know About Geoengineering?Take our Futurography quiz!
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Jan. 28 2016 11:18 PMGOP Debates Use Magical Internet Tools to Discover What Matters to Voters

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