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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:04:00 -0500Yuval Noah Harari expects we'll soon engineer our bodies in the same way we design products. "I think in general medicine ... will switch from healing the sick to upgrading the healthy," he says.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500A former engineer for the ride-hailing app Uber published a blog post this weekend claiming that she faced sexual harassment while working at the company. Uber says it's investigating the allegations.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to Cass Sunstein about his new book, #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media. He says democracy needs people to come across a variety of viewpoints, and much of social media limits that exposure.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:43:00 -0500Uber's CEO has ordered an investigation into a sexual harassment claim made by a female engineer after she published a blog post detailing her experience.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:41:00 -0500Mark Zuckerberg has announced a plan to make Facebook the only primary platform people use to connect to others virtually. But he fails to discuss the responsibilities that come with that power.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:01:00 -0500A new feature allows users to create lists of places and share them with friends. Is Google Maps trying to become a social network or to collect more information about its users? Maybe both.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:32:00 -0500As we depend on our cell phones more and more, the tools to peek into our phones are getting better. Local police departments across the country are investing heavily in this technology. And, with few laws governing what police can collect and store, that has a lot of privacy advocates alarmed. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to City Lab reporter George Joseph about the spread of tools that let police collect cell phone data.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:32:00 -0500There's increasing concern among planners of science and technical conferences about the Trump administration's immigration restrictions. Many groups signed a letter asking Trump to rescind the order.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:51:00 -0500The doll Cayla looks like an everyday toy and gives no notice that it collects and transmits everything it hears, German regulators say.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:56:00 -0500Members of The Turtles lost their New York class action in a ruling from the state's appeals court.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:59:00 -0500Charlie Shrem went to prison for his involvement in Bitcoin trading. Now he's out and part of the next evolution of Bitcoin's future, investments that trade using Bitcoin's underlying technology.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:34:00 -0500The company warned some users that their accounts may have been accessed using forged cookies in connection with a previously disclosed hack in 2014.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:17:00 -0500You may have heard of drone racing, but people keep coming up with new ways to enjoy these flying machines. A Latvian firm has developed a drone to pull snowboarders in a sport called "droneboarding."
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:33:00 -0500There are several reasons the region is lagging in wind energy — including lower wind speeds. But now North Carolina is home to the first large-scale commercial wind farm in the Southeast.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0500In an era of national attention to what's real and what isn't, we asked educators to share their strategies for helping students sort out fact from fiction.