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Russian spy sub crew prevented nuclear accident at cost of their lives

Enlarge / ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – JULY 6, 2019: A Russian Navy officer by a grave during a funeral of the 14 Russian Navy officers killed by the July 1 fire on a deep-water research submersible in the Barents Sea, at the Serafimovskoye cemetery. (credit: Valentin Yegorshin/TASS/Getty Images) On July 1, 14 Russian sailors—most of …

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Antivaxxers turn to homeschooling to avoid protecting their kids’ health

Enlarge / A boy at school. (credit: Getty | Florian Gaertner ) Anti-vaccine advocates in New York are encouraging parents to homeschool their children rather than protect them from serious diseases, according to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal. The move by New York anti-vaccine groups comes just weeks after state lawmakers eliminated …

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Amazon plans nationwide broadband—with both home and mobile service

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Olena_T) Amazon is seeking government permission to launch 3,236 broadband satellites that would cover nearly all of the United States and much of the rest of the world. Amazon subsidiary Kuiper Systems filed its application with the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday last week, saying it intends to cover all …

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July 8, 2011: That time Ars saw the last ever Space Shuttle launch

The shuttle went to orbit more quickly than our autofocus could follow MERRITT ISLAND, Florida—The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy describes space as “really big.” Kennedy Space Center (KSC) might be peanuts compared to space but, for human-sized visitors, it’s pretty big. Located on Florida’s Atlantic coast, an hour’s drive east of Orlando’s tourist spots, …

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Court rules Amazon can be held responsible for defective third-party goods

Enlarge / Completed customer orders are seen in their boxes, awaiting delivery, at the Amazon Fulfillment Centre on November 14, 2018, in Hemel Hempstead, England. (credit: Leon Neal | Getty Images) Shoppers who end up stuck with a defective dud product sold by some fly-by-night third-party Amazon seller may finally have an avenue of recourse: …

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How Joe Biden Can Learn From Hubert Humphrey’s Failed Presidential Bid

I worked on the campaigns of a widely revered American politician whom my parents worshipped for his down-home values and earthy embrace of the everyday hard-working citizen. Raised in a small town, of modest origins, he served several terms as an influential U.S. senator with great bipartisan appeal, and even ran for president twice before …

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Instagram’s New Anti-Bullying Feature Will Give More Power to People Who Are Being Harassed

Instagram is debuting two new features to curb the growing problem of bullying and harassment on the social network. But Instagram hopes its two new features will prevent bullying in the first place as well as provide tools to those who are being bullied. One of Instagram’s new features, which started rolling out over the …

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