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Energy storage (batteries and other ways of storing electricity, like pumped water, compressed air, or molten salt) has generally been hailed as a “green”...

Elon Musk’s first moon tourist, explained

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced plans to make Japanese billionaire Yusaka Maezawa the first private citizen to travel to the moon during a press...

Chrissy Teigen turned relatability into a brand

After months of speculation, it is finally here: Reigning domestic goddess Chrissy Teigen has launched a line of kitchen and cookware. Available at Target,...

The controversy over Mark Zuckerberg’s comments on Holocaust denial, explained

With more than 2 billion users stretching across every continent and country, Facebook supports a larger community than any nation-state on earth, but it...

The streaming era is ignoring classic movies. Twitter is helping keep...

“It just took off like lightning,” Jennifer Dorian says. The “it” in question is a Twitter meme that became all but ubiquitous when it spread...

At long last, Twitter brought back chronological timelines. Here’s why they’re...

Twitter has finally brought back exclusively chronological timelines, more than two years after phasing them out. In a move many would characterize as restoring...

Why do guys always make the same face in selfies?

If you’ve ever experienced the misfortune of taking a photo of yourself that will end up on the internet, you have contemplated the weight...

Why “fake news” is an antitrust problem

Five of the world’s largest companies by market capitalization are tech companies. In the past 10 years, Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have all...

The rise of rage in social media politics, in one chart

Politics is all the rage on social media. Literally. According to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center, people are increasingly responding to Facebook...

Uber’s HR chief steps down after reportedly ignoring racial discrimination complaints

The head of human resources at Uber has stepped down from her position, following a series of workplace scandals that have rocked the Silicon...

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