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Why Google's Quantum Victory Is a Huge Deal—and a Letdown

When news leaked that Google scientists had achieved "quantum supremacy," researchers immediately clashed on its implications.

Lots of Athletes Say CBD Is a Better Painkiller. Is It?

There's almost no data on how the cannabis extract works in humans, but the sports world is embracing it anyway.

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The FDA Tells Congress E-Cigarettes Are Unsafe—and Illegal

At a hearing today, politicians sparred over vaping's lax enforcement, while Juul and other e-cigarette makers face a growing backlash.

We’re Killing the Oceans, and We’ll Pay Dearly for It

Depending on whom you ask, the IPCC’s latest report is either startling, depressing, or dire—or more likely a combination of all three.

A Robot Dog for Rent, Apple’s Secret AR Glasses, and More...

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Remember The Dress? Here’s Why We All See Colors Differently

Watch neuroscientist David Eagleman explain how that internet-shattering visual illusion—and others like it—mess with our perception...

Spot, the Internet’s Wildest 4-Legged Robot, Is Finally...

A select few can now lease the famous robot, formerly known as SpotMini, from Boston Dynamics. But what exactly is it good for?

How Amateur Video Is Helping Us Understand Deadly Tsunamis

In 2004, when a tsunami devastated communities in southern Asia, videos shot by tourists and locals became a new tool for analyzing...

Tesla's Million-Mile Battery, Greta Thunberg's UN Speech,...

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We Are Nowhere Close to Meeting Our Climate Goals

A UN report says the world needs to triple the aggressiveness of its climate commitments to stave off environmental collapse.