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After Harvey, What Will Happen to Houston's Oil Industry?

Hurricane Harvey pummeled the country's energy infrastructure, and there are few incentives in place to promote renewables.

Facebook's Election Ad Overhaul Takes Crucial First Steps

In the face of brewing backlash, Facebook is redesigning its election integrity processes and sharing information with Congress.

What Will Happen to the Gulf Coast If the Oil Industry Retreats?

Hurricane Harvey pummeled the country's energy infrastructure, and there are few incentives in place to promote renewables.

The Education of Brett the Robot

A UC Berkeley robot named Brett is learning to interact with its world in a fascinating way.

The Lara Croft in the New 'Tomb Raider' Uncovers Treasure in Depth

The new 'Tomb Raider' movie seems to be following the 2013 game reboot, meaning it stars a Lara who's more human, more complex, and more powerful for it.

You Should See 'mother!' This Weekend

It's the most argued-about movie of the year, by far. Here's why it's worth your time.

Starting to Study Physics? Watch Out for These Common Mistakes

Here are the some of the biggest ideas that cause trouble for the first semester of physics.

Lomography Lomo'Instant Automat Glass Magellan Review: It Urges Your to Get Experimental

Lomo's funky instant camera kicks some serious glass.

9 Amazon Kindle Tips and Tricks

Your e-reader has some secret superpowers. Here's how to unlock its full potential.

The United States Needs an Earthquake Warning System Already

Mexico and Japan warn citizens with sirens and alerts. But not yet in the United States.

Switzerland's Getting a Delivery Network for Blood-Toting Drones

And it's got some clever new hardware to make it work.

Dems Push for a Digital Ad Crackdown to Stop Foreign Meddling

As Facebook falls under more scrutiny for Russia's ad buys, Congress eyes regulation.

Inside the Second Coming of Nest

After some bumps in the road to home-automation nirvana, Google's Nest tries to level up with a new suite of products.

The Ikea Place App Shows the Practical Promise of AR Kit

No, you can't turn your living room into a battlefield. But you can see what that sofa would look like if you bought it.

A WikiLeaks Russia Dump Reveals Just Enough—But Not Too Much

This week, WikiLeaks turned its sites on Russia—and while it didn't reveal much, something beats nothing at all.

Geneticists Trace an Australian Migration with Aboriginal Artifacts

Specialists in ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide used an anthropological gold mine to figure out how humans first migrated across Australia.

*Dishonored: Death of the Outsider* Review: Ending the Franchise With Some Much-Needed Anger

In the series' final installment, you go hunting for the trickster deity who started it all.

'Freeways' Is a Mobile Game That Lets You Play Traffic Enginner

Justin Smith's game will drive you crazy and make you appreciate hardworking highway builders.

These Startups Want to Be Tinder for Your Rolodex

Shapr and BumbleBizz want to adapt the dating app model for business. But it's hard to sell networking with the same tools used to sell sex.

Apple Watch Series 3 Review: The Apple Watch Fulfills Its Destiny

Now that it has LTE built in, the Apple Watch finally makes good on its promise to save you from your phone.

Apple Becomes a Chipmaker to One-Up Smartphone Foes

Apple's iPhone X and Apple Watch 3 rely on new, company-designed chips.

Tech Firms Open to Changing Law to Combat Sex Trafficking

Bill would change part of the Communications Decency Act, which protects site operators for content posted by others.

Graphic Design Is About to Be Upended By AI

Apple's 1984 Macintosh revolutionized graphic design—but that was nothing compared to the coming wave of websites that'll design themselves.

Silicon Valley Eats Its Young with "Disruption"

A decade of genre-busting innovation from Silicon Valley has us primed for transformative companies. But those expectations are killing fledgling startups.

The Ellen Pao Effect Is What Happens After Lean In

Ellen Pao's Reset is ushering in a new corporate code. We should listen.

Donald Trump's United Nations Speech Stokes North Korea Tensions

At the United Nations Tuesday, Donald Trump's incendiary North Korea remarks pushed the word even further from a peaceful outcome.

Zack Snyder Left *Justice League*—Then He Made an iPhone Movie

The director's new 4-minute short was released today.

Udacity Launches an Online Course for Flying Car Engineers

Sebastian Thrun's online education company wants to prepare more people for the future of flying.

Waymo and Intel Combine to Power the Future of Self-Driving Cars

The rich Google self-driving car spinoff and the global chipmaker make excellent dance partners.

The Best Toronto International Film Festival Movies to Look Forward To

This year's festival was a standout, and proved there's plenty of quality heading to theaters later this year.

Bored With Your Fitbit? These Cancer Researchers Aren't

Scientists are publishing more studies and enrolling more clinical trials using Fitbit devices than any other wearable fitness tracker out there.

In Physics, Crossing a River Is Just Like Landing a Plane

Crosswind landings follow the same concepts as a classic physics problem.

How to Download and Install iOS 11

Make your old iPhone feel new again with Apple's latest software.

Review: Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

This isn't 2017's most exciting iPhone. But the iPhone 8 shines even in the shadow of the iPhone X.

Tour Europe and America's Wacky, Culture-Swapping Festivals

It's not exactly historically accurate, but it's certainly entertaining.

Why Many Deaf Prisoners Can't Phone Home

States rely on faulty, outdated technology, and resist efforts to use videophones.

*Blade Runner 2049*: Inside the Dark Future of a Sequel 35 Years in the Making

What the sequel can tell us about the state of sci-fi and America's appetite for dystopia.

Cities Turn to Other Cities for Help Fighting Climate Change

If every city with more than 100,000 people stepped up, they could account for 40 percent of the Paris accord's emissions cuts.

CCleaner Malware Shows Software's Serious Supply-Chain Security Problem

Hackers have targeted software's supply chain in three high profile attacks discovered over the summer.

Emmy Award Winners 2017: Hulu's 'Handmaid's Tale' Win Heralds Television's New 'Big Three'

The service's 'The Handmaid's Tale' won big, making it the third streaming player to do so. Is there a new Big Three?

Nike's New Flyleather Brings Cow Skin Into the 21st Century

The company's newest tennis shoe is made from recycled leather.

Don't Blame Pigs for Swine Flu—Species Hopping Is How Viruses Evolve

The discovery that viruses move between species unexpectedly often is rewriting ideas about their evolutionary history—and may have troubling implications for the threat from emerging diseases.

What if America Had a Detective Agency for Disasters?

A National Disaster Investigation Board could make sure everyone learns the lessons that hurricanes, outbreaks, and explosions can teach.

To Fix Its Toxic Ad Problem, Facebook Must Break Itself

Facebook stress-tests its tech. It could do the same for its moral compass.

AI Research Is in Desperate Need of an Ethical Watchdog

More social scientists are using AI intending to solve society's ills, but they don't have clear ethical guidelines to prevent them from accidentally harming people.

The Strange, Grisly World of Crocodile Hunting in Australia

Once nearly extinct, there are now more than 100,00 crocodiles in northern Australia. And the government keeps the population in check through regulated hunting.

Everything We'll Be Watching for During the Emmys

The last year has brought a lot of fresh new TV shows. Will the Emmys reward them? We'll find out tonight.

Hillary Clinton's Book Recommendation for Trump Tops This Week's News Roundup

The former secretary of state gave the president a really good read.

To Get an Early Look at Next Year's Ski Gear, Head to Portillo, Chile

The skiing cognoscenti converge on an Andean resort every August to try the latest winter gear.

Where Do They Put All That Toxic Hurricane Debris?

After Hurricane Irma, Florida worries about debris contaminated with toxic chemicals.