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For some space, probes, and rock ‘n’ roll, tune into our space photos of the week
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This hot pic uses data collected from the European Southern Observatory to illustrate the coronal masses our Sun pushes out into space. To see more, check out the rest of the space photos of the week here:
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For decades, breastfeeding moms had to chain themselves to their babies or hide themselves in storage closets while strapping hideous machines onto delicate body parts. But a few years ago, breast pump tech finally got the Silicon Valley treatment.
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“I hang out with a lot of professional scientists and they complain about movies, and they’re constantly saying things like, ‘Why don’t they just call up some graduate student and get the basic facts right?'”
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That number may very well rise. The system in place has made it nearly impossible to accurately track the thousands of children who have been separated from their parents by the Trump administration 9/
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In July, the government identified 2,654 children who needed to be reunited under the court order. But that number has changed over time. As of December, it stood at 2,737 8/
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On June 26, 2018, a court ordered the government to stop the border separation policy and reunite children in its custody with their parents. They had to call in a crisis management task force to find all the separated children 7/
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Another wrinkle in this is that ICE has facilities across the US. A parent or child could be apprehended at the border but detained in Ohio. This map from Torn Apart shows ICE facilities as orange dots and private juvenile detention centers as blue dots 6/
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Our reporting also found that, during all of this, parents were being processed by a different agency—ICE. Before their court dates, parents were given little more than a form with a number on it for a hotline that helps them locate their children 5/
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When the Trump administration instituted its zero-tolerance policy last spring, there was no formal system in place to make sure separated families could be easily reunited 4/
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As WIRED reported last summer, compounding this problem was the head-spinning process the government had in place for moving a child detained at the border through the system 3/
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The government’s complete and utter lack of basic tech organization is cited in the report as a main factor. It has used more than 60 (!) files and databases to track these children, including Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Sharepoint accounts 2/
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According to a recent government report, the Trump administration has likely separated thousands more children from their parents than it previously disclosed. But it doesn’t know exactly how many. How does that happen? Here’s the breakdown 1/
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From the toll the government shutdown has taken on US cybersecurity to a Fortnite vulnerability and a massive “breach of breaches”, it's been a busy week in security news. Let's get you caught up
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Whether you're choosing to spend the rest of your weekend KonMari-ing your kitchen closets or zipping down the slopes, we've scrolled through hundreds of our favorite sites to bring you our top deals for the long weekend.
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What could Cortana bring to your Amazon Echo or Google Home that Alexa and Assistant don't already provide? Your Outlook email and calendar, for starters.
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We sat down with to see how much he knows about robots. You're welcome:
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“How the hell is your cat supposed to know that you’re yelling at him because you want him to stop scratching the couch? To the cat, you’re this crazy primate who is attacking him for no reason.”
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Listen up, youths.
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