This Identity Activist Wants to Make Facebook Obsolete

This Identity Activist Wants to Make Facebook Obsolete

Kaliya Young doesn’t want to break up Facebook. She wants to make it obsolete.She was an Olympic-level water polo player for Canada, but in 2002 was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Freshly graduated from university and living in the San Francisco Bay Area, she went through months of radiation and chemotherapy that sapped her physical strength.…

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America Needs a Ministry of Truth

America Needs a Ministry of Truth

Life in a nightmarish dystopia isn’t all bad. For Winston Smith, the tragic everyman of George Orwell’s 1984, the “greatest pleasure in life” is his work at the Ministry of Truth, where lies are manufactured and truths tossed down memory holes. To help “correct” the historical record, Winston takes pride in inventing fake statistics, fake…

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This Cloth Destroys Deadly Nerve Agents in Minutes

This Cloth Destroys Deadly Nerve Agents in Minutes

In Omar Farha’s lab at Northwestern University, the chemist and his team are working on an unusual craft project in collaboration with the United States Army. They mix powders and liquids into a paint-like consistency, dip swatches of cotton fabric into the liquid, and then leave the beige cloth out to dry. Through this process,…

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Who Should Control the Internet’s.Org Addresses?

Who Should Control the Internet’s.Org Addresses?

For decades, .org domain names have been the home for nonprofit organizations on the internet. Groups including the Red Cross, the Sierra Club, and the Heritage Foundation use them, as do many smaller, less well-known organizations. Now, the nonprofit organization in charge of .org domains could be sold to a for-profit company in a $1.1…

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Hands on with Samsung’s big Good Lock 2020 update

Hands on with Samsung’s big Good Lock 2020 update

Samsung launched Good Lock back when the Galaxy S7 was the latest and greatest, and since then, it’s become a staple of the Samsung experience. Initially allowing users to test new features from future Android updates, Good Lock soon evolved into a tool for tweaking and customizing your Galaxy smartphone just the way you like…

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