Tax bill that passed the House would cripple training of scientists - Ars Technica

Researchers-in-training would be taxed on any tuition they're excused from.

Man gets threats—not bug bounty—after finding DJI customer data in public view - Ars Technica

A bug bounty hunter shared evidence; DJI called him a hacker and threatened with CFAA.

The world of Skyrim is thrilling and flawed in VR - Ars Technica

A nice place to visit, but I'm not sure about spending 100 hours.

New Tesla Roadster sounds impressive, but it’s not the only game in town - Ars Technica

Begun, the electric hypercar performance war has.

Apple’s HomePod speaker isn’t coming out this year - Ars Technica

Apple didn't provide a specific reason for the postponement.

Bitcoin is hitting new highs—here’s why it might not be a bubble - Ars Technica

Bitcoin hasn't found its killer app, but that might not matter.

Robocalls from spoofed Caller IDs may soon be blocked by phone companies - Ars Technica

FCC authorizes aggressive blocking of spoofed and invalid numbers.

Swiss lab develops genetic tool kit to turn any cell into a tumor killer - Ars Technica

They’re designed to kill cancer cells, and they kill themselves in the process.

First-ever marijuana overdose death? Let’s review what “potential link” means - Ars Technica

Case report simply discussed the possible role marijuana played in heart inflammation.

Apple reportedly working with Intel to put 5G modem in future iPhones - Ars Technica

Another Qualcomm snub as Apple continues to look to other chipmakers for its devices.

Converting natural gas to hydrogen without any carbon emissions - Ars Technica

Converting methane to hydrogen before burning it lets us deal with the carbon.

Justice League review: Who will avenge these shortchanged heroes? - Ars Technica

Leaps in logic, hollow characters, and freaking Aquaman tank this disappointment.

Star Wars: Battlefront II review: Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope [Updated] - Ars Technica

Even if EA fulfills promises, this game may still be too far gone to the Dark Side.

If NYPD cops want to snoop on your phone, they need a warrant, judge rules - Ars Technica

NY State Supreme Court: Stingrays act as "an instrument of eavesdropping."

Tesla promises a new wicked-fast $200,000 Roadster - Ars Technica

The car is expected to have a 620-mile range.

Investors in the Panama Trump Tower Included a Notorious Criminal Who Laundered Drug Money - Stories from Slate

Donald Trump has made little effort to hide the fact that, as president, he continues to profit off the dozens of properties either that he owns or that bear his name. According to a new report by the...

What a Gymnastics Coach Thinks About Boston Dynamics’ New Flipping Robot - Stories from Slate

Here’s another thing robots can do better than you: backflips. Boston Dynamics, the MIT offshoot company now owned by Japanese tech giant SoftBank, showed off the latest iteration of their bipedal A...

At Home With Gilbert Gottfried - Stories from Slate

Listen to Episode 873 of Slate’s The Gist: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. Comedian Gilbert Gottfried is...

The Angle: Gray Areas Edition - Stories from Slate

Undefined: We wondered how people identify “sexual harassment” in their own lives. Christina Cauterucci asked, and 56 people were willing to describe and analyze encounters both upsetting and ambi...

Today in Conservative Media: Mike Pence Was Right About Being Alone With Women - Stories from Slate

A daily roundup of the biggest stories in right-wing media. Sexual misconduct continued to dominate discourse on the right on Friday. National Review’s David French argued that the recent wave of c...

Transparent Writers Consider a Show Without Jeffrey Tambor, As Further Sexual Harassment Allegations Emerge - Stories from Slate

Jeffrey Tambor has received praise and critical acclaim for his role as Transparent’s Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman and parent, becoming the first actor to win an Emmy for portraying a trans...

Why Paid Leave Advocates Are Skeptical About a Last-Minute GOP Tax Incentive for Paid Leave - Stories from Slate

Less than 24 hours before passing its tax overhaul through the House, the GOP revised the legislation to include a paid family leave tax credit. Why aren’t paid leave advocates celebrating? The tax ...

Twitter’s Best Weirdo Got Identified and It Doesn't Matter - Stories from Slate

The Twitter account known as Dril has long been one of the internet’s most unlikely treasures. A comically unhinged, but somehow coherent character, Dril is, as the AV Club’s Clayton Purdom puts i...

Trump's FCC Is About to Destroy Net Neutrality, and a Democratic Commissioner Is Calling Foul - Stories from Slate

Network neutrality is on its deathbed, and Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission appointed by President Trump, is about to pull the plug. Pai could release a new set of rules...

Another Obstruction Angle - Stories from Slate

This piece was originally published on Just Security, an online forum for analysis of U.S. national security law and policy. When President Donald Trump allegedly tried to stop the FBI investigation o...

The Boston Celtics Are Athlete’s Foot - Stories from Slate

As his Golden State Warriors built a first-half lead over the Boston Celtics, Steve Kerr told TNT sideline reporter Rosalyn Gold-Onwude that the Celtics were “the best team in the league.” It seem...

A Guide to Understanding a Million vs. a Billion vs. a Trillion - Stories from Slate

This story was originally published on the Conversation and was republished here with permission. National discussions of crucial importance to ordinary citizens—such as funding for scientific and m...

This Thanksgiving I’m Thankful for Everyone’s Bizarre, Performative Display Names on Twitter - Stories from Slate

November on Twitter always comes with a sigh of relief. That’s when all the people who were doing wacky Halloween monikers in the lead-up to Oct. 31 switch back to their normal display names. But th...

Joyless Division - Stories from Slate

Wisconsin’s game against Michigan on Saturday is the biggest college football match-up of the week and of the Badgers’ season to date. It’s the fifth-ranked, 10-0, national title contender’s c...

The Best Rolling Luggage - Stories from Slate

This article originally appeared on the Strategist. I resisted rolling luggage for as long as I possibly could—it always reminded me of pharmaceutical reps, or the dorkiest kid in middle school. But...

Trump Nominee Brett Talley Seems to Have Called Same-Sex Marriage An “Absurd Constitutional Argument” - Stories from Slate

Brett Talley, whom Donald Trump has nominated for a lifetime appointment to the federal judiciary, appears to have expressed a series of bizarre and tendentious opinions on the website TideFans.com. B...

I Was a Virtual Reality Nonbeliever - Stories from Slate

“There’s 57 channels and nothin’ on,” Bruce Springsteen sang in 1992. How quaint. Twenty-five years later, there are at least 10 times that many channels, instant access to more films than any...

Gwen Stefani Finally Admits That Her Boyfriend Blake Shelton Isn’t Sexy In the Least - Stories from Slate

People magazine caused a bit of a stir this week when its editors selected Blake Shelton, the human equivalent of a wood-paneled PT Cruiser with sexy-lady mudflaps, as this year’s Sexiest Man Alive....

“I Always Felt Weird Around Him After That” - Stories from Slate

Our current cultural moment has provoked an unprecedented excavation of the female memory. Recollections of violations large and small, thoroughly traumatizing and mildly annoying, top-of-mind and all...

Should This Thing Be Smart? Socks Edition. - Stories from Slate

Welcome to Should This Thing Be Smart?, a new series. Each month, Justin Peters will examine a new smart object and try to determine whether there is any good reason for its existence—and how likely...

These Are Probably the Awesome Fox Tights Radhika Jones Wore to Conde Nast - Stories from Slate

Condé Nast announced this week that Radhika Jones will be the next editor in chief of Vanity Fair, the influential magazine of celebrity, politics, and culture. Jones comes to the job from the ...

The FCC Approves New Rules to Block Robocalls - Stories from Slate

Robocalls, the illegal telemarketing schemes that rely on autodialers to send out prerecorded sales pitches for free cruises and hotel stays, are facing a crackdown. The FCC this week approved regulat...

Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate Inadvertently Announces He Made Love to Senator Bob Taft in a Hayloft - Stories from Slate

Ohio Supreme Court justice Bill O'Neill announced in late October that he is running for the Democratic nomination in next year's state governor's race. On Friday, he made an equally important announc...

I Tried a Bottle of the New Synthetic Wine - Stories from Slate

Thanks to poor yields due to extreme weather, global wine production recently fell to the lowest levels in 56 years. While it becomes increasingly clear that climate change will cause major changes in...

A History of Bunk - Stories from Slate

To listen to this episode of Trumpcast, use the player below: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Jacob Weisberg talks to Kevin Young, director of the Schomburg ...

Trumpcast Live From San Francisco - Stories from Slate

To listen to this episode of Trumpcast, use the player below: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, Jamelle Bouie, and John Di ...

See How Alabamans are Reacting to the Roy Moore Allegations on The Daily Show - Stories from Slate

How do the good people of Alabama feel about the allegations against their Republican senate candidate Roy Moore, who is now accused of sexual harassment, assault, mall-lurking, and inappropriate rela...

How Doug Jones Can Win - Stories from Slate

Doug Jones has a chance. Allegations of sexual assault have turned Judge Roy Moore’s already divisive campaign toxic, opening the door to a Democratic Party upset. But to make that happen, the Jones...

Navy Apologizes, for Some Reason, for Using Airplane to Draw Majestic Penis in the Sky - Stories from Slate

An upsetting story out of Washington state as pushover Navy administrators have been pressured into condemning the hero aviators who used airplane contrails to draw a hilarious penis on the canvas of ...

The History of the Future: A Future Tense Event Recap - Stories from Slate

While flying cars and colonies on Mars may feel closer than ever, Americans have been aspiring to both for a very long time. But the way we think about the future depends a lot on the present. At a No...

Comedian Hari Kondabolu - Stories from Slate

Listen to Represent: On this episode of Represent, Aisha Harris chats with comedian Hari Kondabolu about his new documentary, The Problem With Apu, which examines the stereotypical Simpsons character ...

Squeezed by Family and Financial Pressures, Young Latinas Struggle to Stay in School - Stories from Slate

Every afternoon except Tuesday, 17-year-old Ariadna Arredondo travels from Aurora Central High School to Tacos Acapulco to spend seven hours cooking and running the cash register. On Saturdays and Sun...

A Good Cry - Stories from Slate

Listen to Episode No. 175 of Live at Politics and Prose: On this episode of Live at Politics and Prose, Nikki Giovanni discusses her book A Good Cry. You can also watch a playlist of videos from other...

Does Anyone Say “Booyah” Anymore? And Other Mysteries of Justice League. - Stories from Slate

On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full, spoiler-filled detail. In this week’s episode, Slate’...

The Kremlin Defense Fund - Stories from Slate

This piece was originally published on Just Security, an online forum for analysis of U.S. national security law and policy. Piece by piece, we continue to learn about Russia’s assault on the 2016 e...




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