Sara Chodosh
at 11:24 AM Dec 15 2016
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Your knife is too dull. How do I know this? For one, you clicked on this article. For another, you're supposed to be sharpening (or at least honing) your knife every few weeks—and, well, most of us don't do that.

Sophie Bushwick
at 10:30 AM Dec 8 2016
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Want to spy on your neighbors from outside? In a similar situation, MacGyver rigs up a distant laser microphone. When a conversation goes on inside a room, it creates vibrations in the air—vibrations that carry to the glass of a window. All a would-be eavesdropper need do is point a laser at the window, aiming the beam so that it bounces off the glass and returns to hit a light-sensitive photocell. The photocell can detect fluctuations in the laser beam—and if you wire that photocell to a speaker, it will translate the window's vibrations back into sound waves.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 09:19 AM Dec 7 2016
Kelsey D. Atherton
at 10:26 AM Oct 25 2016
Hacks // 

If you were on the internet this week, as you may have been if you're reading this, then you probably noticed some sites are having trouble loading, and others are not working at all. There's a good reason for that. Well, not a good reason, but a clear, obvious reason: someone is attacking the internet, and they're succeeding.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 10:08 AM Oct 10 2016
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This afternoon, the United States Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a statement claiming that the Russian Government “directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations.”

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 11:39 AM Sep 23 2016
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The first two protections in the US Bill of Rights guarantee freedom of speech and a right to bear arms, respectively. But what about when those collide?

G. Clay Whittaker
at 09:49 AM Sep 7 2016
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For the first time ever, scientists have prepared and served an entire meal of foods genetically altered using the CRISPR editing enzyme.

 
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