Alphabet Is Grounding Loon—but Won’t Call It a Failure

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He Made a Viral Bernie Meme Site. Now He Has to Keep It Going

Nick Sawhney's “Bernie Sits" puts Sanders anywhere on Google Street View.

Facebook’s Oversight Board to Decide on Trump Ban

Facebook has to decide whether to give the ex-president his bullhorn back. It won’t make that…

Is This a Fossilized Lair of the Dreaded Bobbit Worm?

Scientists say they've got 20-million-year-old evidence of giant worms that hunted in pretty much the most…

Cheaper Yet Refined, Samsung’s Latest Galaxy Phones Are Great

The price tag might still make you blink, but Samsung’s new flagship has one of the…

These Recharge Rooms Are Helping Health Care Workers Cope

Using voice-activation tech and nature-inspired soundscapes, these space are designed to give medical workers some respite…

This Chinese Lab Is Aiming for Big AI Breakthroughs

China produces as many artificial intelligence researchers as the US, but it lags in key fields…

The US Rejoins the Paris Climate Accord. Will It Matter?

Biden’s first-day actions signal that he’s serious about global warming. But he’s got to make up…

How One Rabbi Uses Roleplaying Games to Build Community

Spirituality is only one tool in this community leader's toolkit for bringing people closer together. Character…

Parler Finds a Reprieve in Russia—but Not a Solution

The far-right platform still hasn’t found a US-based home. Where it lands could have serious consequences…