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Whether you want to turn off link previews or block unwanted FaceTime calls, here's what you need to know. trib.al/QCeR1Nk
New research finds that chaos plays a bigger role in population dynamics than decades of ecological data seemed to suggest. trib.al/O1Cy9qq
From pacemakers to insulin pumps, more devices exist to help you lead a healthier life. Here's what to talk about before going cyborg. trib.al/Wv1kpGj
Now that Charter has reached settlements with major record labels, it’s unclear whether the cable provider will pull the plug on users who pirate music. trib.al/BlQOOGR
Sweltering temperatures and humidity threaten the health of outdoor laborers, and there are few standards to protect them from working when it’s too hot. trib.al/Kwqqm6K
Plus: A crypto-heist extravaganza, a peek at an NSO spyware dashboard, and more. trib.al/ATFGawh
Why is the Roomba company worth $1.7 billion to Amazon? It’s not the dust, it’s the data. trib.al/UI4lcM5
BlenderBot 3 learns by chatting with you, and tries to ignore the trolls. Like so many of us, it’s very much a work in progress. trib.al/ekpOWTK
The exposure of cryptographically scrambled passwords isn't a worst-case scenario—but it isn't great, either. trib.al/pKffRvt
Artist Miao Ying says Surplus Intelligence depicts humanity's conflicted relationship with the algorithms that control people's lives. trib.al/YIcVreN
The epidemiologist who helped quash smallpox talks about what we're doing wrong on monkeypox, vaccines, and antigen tests. trib.al/8AEg4pD
Time is of the essence for doctors handling ectopic pregnancies or incomplete miscarriages. But the Dobbs decision has created dangerous delays in care. trib.al/xCnXXKO
The popular security devices are tracking (and sharing) more than you might think. trib.al/mrZozPM
Alternative proteins were meant to reduce the carbon footprint of our diets. But it doesn’t look like people are switching ... yet. trib.al/kzaN0TV
A Tehran-linked hack of a NATO member marks a significant escalation against the backdrop of US-Iran nuclear talks. trib.al/rvsdZ4Z
The zoonotic disease is now spreading from person to person. But if it finds a home in new wildlife species, it could settle in to become a permanent risk. trib.al/Tg5SSth
Scientists used painstaking research, genomics, and clever statistics to definitively track two distinct strains of the virus back to a wet market in Wuhan. trib.al/mthM0UQ
An easy-to-use database quantifies our shake-up of the planet, from fossil fuels to farming to plastics. But there are a few bright spots. trib.al/ppokBDX
What's it like to be responsible for a billion people's digital security? Just ask the company's Morse researchers. trib.al/Y6RrzkX
On September 28 we’ll bring together scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and more to spotlight ways that human ingenuity can fight the climate crisis. trib.al/EihNVAM
A new system for keeping body tissues functional after death could help make more organs available for transplant. trib.al/auqnfWK
SIKE was a contender for post-quantum-computing encryption. It took researchers an hour and a single PC to break it. trib.al/hMTMroS
Roman Sterlingov, accused of laundering $336 million, is proclaiming his innocence—and challenging a key investigative tool. trib.al/zQuHq3n
The snooze is optional. But as climate change intensifies, Northern European countries are seeing the appeal of Spain’s controversial midday break. trib.al/qLvsUem
While Roscosmos will likely continue its commitments on the ISS for at least a few more years, it’s not clear what comes next. trib.al/ntqOEFx
In a new experiment, researchers looked for tiny flickers in the fundamental constants of nature. trib.al/od4sCVm
Space fans around the world can help analyze data collected by the Mars Climate Sounder. trib.al/1ZxZ5Eb
Synchron has implanted its BCI in a patient for the first time—bringing it a big step closer to distribution. trib.al/Gsgej7v
US testing capacity has ramped up, but the process is ponderous, and not everyone who needs a test is getting one. trib.al/K0pKkrS
In 1973, Paul Erdős asked if it was possible to assemble sets of “triples”—three points on a graph—so that they abide by two seemingly incompatible rules. trib.al/50ULqVu
Plus: A Google Chrome patch licks the DevilsTongue spyware, Android’s kernel gets a tune-up, and Microsoft fixes 84 flaws. trib.al/NR0bqcv
Chaotic returns leave some communities with an abundance of fish, and others with none. trib.al/J2YQoPB
Plus: Google delays the end of cookies (again), EU officials were targeted with Pegasus spyware, and more of the top security news. trib.al/ZGgfEZu
The Inflation Reduction Act would provide billions for Americans to modernize their homes. It’s a way to encourage mass climate action. trib.al/waDgbpa
This summer’s heat wave knocked roads, railways, and runways out of action. But existing solutions could help shore up critical infrastructure. trib.al/OnfHf31
It’s impossible to reduce gravity, but you can find some clever ways around it. trib.al/x6xz6NN
From Spain to Germany and Luxembourg to Estonia, more and more countries are experimenting with fare-free transportation. trib.al/Kt6gibI
Getting a scan usually means a visit to a doctor and some giant equipment. What if that gear was wearable? trib.al/Oug7dtP
Russia has been trying to block the anonymous browser since December—with mixed results. trib.al/KBRH96s
Just out of prison, the former executive is launching a crypto-backed venture that tests the limits of his lifetime ban from the pharmaceutical industry. trib.al/zAcv5d9
Heavenly bodies are always in motion: Pushing back the asteroid probe’s blastoff date could require a new trajectory, longer travel time, and much more power. trib.al/mLwr283
The porous rock beneath the Gulf Coast launched the petroleum age. Now entrepreneurs want to turn it into a gigantic sponge for storing carbon dioxide. trib.al/3NAC7HQ
Democratic senators lacked actionable gun data for their negotiations—so they passed mental health reform instead. trib.al/y4EJsha
Carbon dioxide emissions aren’t the only way aviation warms the planet. Exhaust contains a host of polluting particles, from soot to nitrogen oxides. trib.al/wOChuwO
The state plans to roll out “biosimilars” that mimic brand-name versions at a dramatically reduced price. trib.al/763n3AK
Men are more likely to buy electric vehicles, and carmakers are eager to diversify their base. But what will it take to close the gender gap? trib.al/t95y2R1
As psychedelic therapies for mental health go mainstream, companies are recruiting chemists to create patentable versions of hallucinogens. Critics say it’s all a bad trip. trib.al/9Emm5Bu
As climate change supercharges blazes, livestock and wildlife are suffering from smoke inhalation. trib.al/NTXxkdu
Scientists are developing vaccines to target the virus family that spawned Covid-19. Their efforts could thwart future variants, or even new related viruses. trib.al/OIjrWqG
Loop wants to rebuild the world with ecological structures made of fungal mycelium. Its proof of concept? Living coffins. trib.al/QH04LdO
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