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Facebook Cracks Down

October 18, 2018

Facebook said this month that it has removed more than 800 accounts and pages that spread misinformation. In a statement, the social-media company said these accounts and pages use “sensational political content” to drive traffic to their websites. It added…

Engineering

Building to the Beat

August 30, 2018

When Mike Ford was a kid, he dreamed of being a car designer. But when he was 11, things changed. That’s when he went to a car-design program and ended up learning about architecture instead. “As a youngster, I was…

World

France Makes the Call

August 1, 2018

French children 15 and under will no longer be allowed to bring smart devices to school. Lawmakers in France voted July 31 to ban cell phones, tablets, and other Internet-connected devices from school grounds. The ban will start in September. …

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Animals

Into the Wild

April 5, 2018

A crocodile in Uganda gently scoops her infants into her mouth. Behind her teeth, she holds the hatchlings and carries them to a river. But one of the babies in the croc’s jaws is not an ordinary hatchling. It’s a…

Space

Blast off, Starman!

February 16, 2018

On February 6, the Falcon Heavy rocket blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center, in Florida. It used the same launchpad that sent the first astronauts to the moon, in 1969. But this was not a NASA mission. The rocket…

Inventions

Best Inventions of 2017

January 8, 2018

Inventions have the power to change our world for the better. Some are designed for work. Some are just for fun. Others help people and the planet. Every year, TIME magazine selects 25 of its favorite inventions to share with…

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Space

Eyes in the Sky

December 11, 2017

Chamber A is a historic landmark. It is located in the Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas. The chamber looks like a bank vault. But when the right machinery is turned on, it seems like a giant pocket of outer…

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Engineering

Getting Close to the Sun

December 9, 2017

No spacecraft will ever land on the sun. The sun is a flaming ball of gas that reaches thousands of degrees Fahrenheit. But next year, a ship from Earth will fly closer to it than any man-made craft has flown…

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Government

A Fair Internet?

December 4, 2017

In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to put rules in place that would give people equal access to the Internet. The rules were designed to ensure net neutrality. Under current FCC guidelines, Internet service providers are not allowed…

Inventions

Google Searches for Its Voice

November 13, 2017

A small group of writers is huddled around a whiteboard that is covered with scrawled ideas. It’s August, but the team is grappling with what users might ask Google Assistant on Halloween. One idea stands out to Ryan Germick. “People…

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