The road to bipedalism wasn’t straight and narrow
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The road to bipedalism wasn’t straight and narrow

Enlarge / The 3.32 million-year-old foot from an Australopithecus afarensis toddler from different angles on the left, next to the fossil remains of an adult Australopithecus foot on…

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Valve seems to be working on tools to get Windows games running on Linux
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Valve seems to be working on tools to get Windows games running on Linux

That Steam logo is the only outward sign that this is a Steam Machine and not an Alienware Alpha. reader comments 27 Share this story Valve says it’s…

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Star Trek: Discovery has cast its young Spock for season two
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Star Trek: Discovery has cast its young Spock for season two

Enlarge / Ethan Peck (center) poses with members of the Nimoy and Star Trek families.Ethan Peck reader comments 24 Share this story CBS has found its Spock. Following…

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Twitter suspends Alex Jones for urging people to keep “battle rifles” ready
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Twitter suspends Alex Jones for urging people to keep “battle rifles” ready

Enlarge / Alex Jones.Oli Scarff/Getty Images reader comments 24 Share this story After holding out for a few weeks, Twitter joined the chorus of social media and tech…

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Oscillating brain goes regular before migraine pain hits
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Oscillating brain goes regular before migraine pain hits

EnlargeLisa Brewster reader comments 2 Share this story Migraines suck—understatement of the year right there. Migraines are also poorly understood, and it's kind of hard to come up…

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Alexa and Cortana integration starts rolling out today
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Alexa and Cortana integration starts rolling out today

EnlargeAmazon reader comments 13 Share this story Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa digital assistants can now talk to each other. The collaboration between the two assistants was announced…

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1,160 miles in 11 days: A grand tour with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio
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1,160 miles in 11 days: A grand tour with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Enlarge / The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio on a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway in Big Sur.Eric Bangeman reader comments 7 Share this story In the time…

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Small nudges add up to big electric savings
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Small nudges add up to big electric savings

Enlargejill, jellidonut... whatever / Flickr reader comments 10 Share this story Not all electricity is created equal. Utilities prioritize getting power from the cheapest sources available. That means…

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“Natural” birth-control app dogged by unwanted pregnancies gets FDA approval
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“Natural” birth-control app dogged by unwanted pregnancies gets FDA approval

EnlargeNatural Cycles reader comments 1 Share this story An app to prevent unwanted pregnancies by tracking a woman’s body temperature has scored a first-of-its-kind marketing approval from the…

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Intel’s SGX blown wide open by, you guessed it, a speculative execution attack
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Intel’s SGX blown wide open by, you guessed it, a speculative execution attack

reader comments 6 Share this story Foreshadow explained in a video. Another day, another speculative execution-based attack. Data protected by Intel's SGX—data that's meant to be protected even…

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