In March 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott executed a joint mission between the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Military Department. The mission, called Operation Lone Star is to fight trafficking of humans and drugs. In May 2021, Abbott issued a declaration to “use available resources to enforce all applicable federal and state laws to prevent the criminal activity along the border, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking, and to assist Texas counties in their efforts to address those criminal activities.” The mission now boasts "290,700 migrant apprehensions and more than 18,000 criminal arrests, with more than 15,400 felony charges reported."
Texas has been forced to get creative in fighting against the invasion. Operation Lone Star has been placing steel shipping containers along the gaps in the border. They have also tried buying more of the same wall material from the Trump administrations wall. These actions are making history as no state has ever been in this position without federal aid.
In August 2021, Abbott announced a new tactic in the operation. The plan was to bus migrants from Texas to migrant sanctuary cities. Texas cannot be expected to continue accepting illegal immigrants in their population. The busses have been directed to New York City and District of Columbia.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams is upset with Texas Governor Greg Abbott's migrant bussings. New York state government has requested federal assistance with illegal immigrants. What happened to New York being a sanctuary city? The best they can come up with is putting random illegal immigrants in expensive hotels.
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has declared the situation a humanitarian crisis. Over 4000 migrants have been bussed in from Texas. She has called for National Guard deployment and Federal assistance. Bowser has now admitted that the problem will continue to escalate.
Abbott has invited Bowser and Adams to the Texas border to "see the humanitarian crisis first hand." More than two million illegal immigrants have crossed the border in one year of Biden's Presidency. Comparing the migrant population between border states and the distant "sanctuary" New York, the difference is from thousands to millions. There are many more migrants in border states. Before Abbott began busing migrants to New York and Washington DC, the federal government under Biden was bussing them to everywhere else. Most of the migrants do not report back to immigration authorities.
In Texas, 325.9 million lethal doses of fentanyl has been seized. People are dying from overdoses across the US. Men, women, and children often perish in the hands of coyotes. Human trafficking conditions involve deadly desert heat, inadequate drinking water, and being crammed into places with no escape. The traffickers do not care about the lives of their clients. Many of the people will remain in debt to cartels. Women and children are raped and sold.
In August 2022, Bidens administration is finally filling gaps in the border wall starting with Yuma, Arizona. In Yuma, there has been at least thirty five migrant deaths over the past year. Is the Federal government ready to step in and do it's job? This might just be an attempt to gain credit before the election.
In Fight Against ISIS, a Lose-Lose Scenario Poses Challenge for West:
Western powers are in a bind, analysts say, as ISIS is likely to continue pursuing attacks abroad in retaliation to the loss of territory in Iraq and Syria.
ISIS is in Afghanistan, But Who Are They Really?:
It appears ISIS-allied fighters are gaining a foothold in Afghanistan, but just how similar are they to the group's branches in Iraq and Syria?
“The Most Risky … Job Ever.” Reporting on “ISIS in Afghanistan”:
Najibullah Quraishi has covered the war in Afghanistan for more than a decade, but embedding with ISIS fighters who've recently emerged there "was the most risky and dangerous job ever I've done in my life," he says.
After Paris Attacks, CIA Head Reignites Surveillance Debate:
Just days after the attack in Paris, America’s top intelligence official suggested that recent leaks about classified surveillance programs were partially responsible.
WATCH: A Conversation With Teens in Training as ISIS Suicide Bombers:
As ISIS expands its reach into Afghanistan, it is training children and teenagers to become the next generation of jihadis.
What Happens When Police Are Forced to Reform?:
The Justice Department has intervened in troubled police departments for 20 years. Are reform efforts working?
Is It Too Late for Obama On Immigration Reform?:
Unless the Supreme Court acts fast, the window might be closed for President Obama on immigration reform.
Attorney General Orders FanDuel, DraftKings, Out of New York:
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issued a cease-and-desist order to the nation’s two largest daily fantasy sports companies, saying that the betting that takes place on their sites breaks New York's online gambling laws.
A Campaign of Disappearances in Syria Leaves Thousands Missing:
At least 65,116 individuals have been "forcibly disappeared" by the Syrian government, according to a new report by Amnesty International.
America, Iraq and the Legacy of Ahmad Chalabi:
Ahmad Chalabi helped lead the U.S. into war in Iraq, but if he ever had regrets about his role in the invasion, and the years of violence it unleashed, "he never voiced them to me," writes FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith.
Terror in Little Saigon:
From 1981 to 1990, five Vietnamese-American journalists were killed in what some suspected was a string of political assassinations. Why did the murders go unsolved?
Inside the Making of “Terror in Little Saigon”:
A.C. Thompson and Richard Rowley’s search for answers into the killings of five Vietnamese-American journalists took them from cities like Houston and San Francisco, to the jungles of Southeast Asia, to the corridors of power in Washington.
ISIS in Afghanistan: School of Jihad:
The emergence of ISIS in Afghanistan has introduced a new level of brutality to the conflict, beyond what has been practiced by the Taliban.
Coming in November on FRONTLINE:
This November, explore an unsolved string of murders from the past, and the dangerous new rise of ISIS in Afghanistan.
The Lockerbie bombing left only fragments of David Dornstein's life behind, but their discovery gave his brother a new purpose -- to gather what went missing, preserve what was left, and work to make sense of it all. That story is told in this special interactive presentation.
17 Indicted in Bust of $32 Million Online Gambling Ring:
The online gambling ring allegedly used an offshore website to help book $32 million in illegal sports wagers placed by more than 2,000 bettors in the United States.
Pentagon Opens Probe Into Sexual Abuse by U.S. Allies in Afghanistan:
The Defense Department's Inspector General has opened an investigation into whether U.S. troops were discouraged from reporting the rape and sexual abuse of children by their Afghan allies.
Syria: What’s In It For Putin?:
For Russian President Vladimir Putin, Syria is not just about supporting the Assad regime in Syria. It's about Russia's place in the world.
A Journey “Inside Assad’s Syria”:
By the time Martin Smith reached Syria this past summer, the war was already in its fifth year, but life in regime-controlled areas was still largely a mystery.
Inside the Assad Regime’s Surreal “Summer in Syria” Campaign:
The Assad government sought to promote regime-sponsored cultural events through a marketing campaign called "Summer in Syria," but the effort didn't exactly go as planned.
Is Illegal Online Gambling Staying Completely Offshore?:
Nearly 10 years after Congress passed a law to curb online gambling, a new investigation finds offshore sites are not only still thriving, but in some cases routing crucial parts of their operations through equipment based in the U.S.
America’s Immigration Battle By the Numbers:
The U.S. has deported an average of 403,500 people each year during the Obama administration. What else do the numbers say about the nation's immigration system?
Has the U.S. Really Shifted on Deportations?:
A year after the Obama administration changed its policy on which undocumented immigrants it would target for deportation, it's not clear who is being sent back.
Watch How One Freedom Caucus Member Sees the GOP’s Latino Voter Problem:
"We're writing off too many people," Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) says in "Immigration Battle," a feature film presentation from FRONTLINE and Independent Lens that airs tonight on PBS.
For Some Refugees, Safe Haven Now Depends on a DNA Test:
Changes to a program designed to reunite refugees with family in the U.S. have slowed -- and in some cases outright denied -- legitimate entries into the country.
How iron-air batteries could fill gaps in renewable energy:
Rust Belt cities could be the perfect place to develop this renewable energy solution.
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Visit ancient civilizations in these 9 NOVA documentaries:
From Petra to the Amazon to ancient China, NOVA has you covered.
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Check out some of NOVA’s best nature documentaries available for streaming.
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Meet the 2022—2023 NOVA Science Studio student-producers who covered a wide variety of science stories including invasive species and sea level rise, as well as how farm to table restaurants may reduce carbon emissions.
NOVA Science Studio 2023 Student Videos:
Introducing the 2023 NOVA Science Studio student producers who reported on local climate change impacts and solutions
How to create local climate change projects with your students:
Three STEM educators share best practices for tackling climate change in the classroom through project-based learning.
4 major effects of climate change in America:
Warming temperatures are causing extreme weather patterns across the country. But communities are pushing back with solutions old and new.
Why cities are so hot (and how we can fix it):
Even the Romans noticed that cities are engineered to be heat islands. But that means we can do something about it.
How Native American traditions control wildfires:
As wildfires escalate in Western states, authorities are embracing once-outlawed burning practices.
Weathering the Future Outreach Toolkit:
Use this toolkit to organize community screenings which educate the public, provide a space to discuss local impacts, and brainstorm community solutions.
8 mind-blowing space documentaries to watch now on NOVA:
Check out some of NOVA’s best space documentaries available for streaming.
How do induction stoves work?:
Here’s how a magnetic field can heat up your pans.
How NASA makes those spectacular space images:
The James Webb Space Telescope only captures infrared light, but imaging developers can convert the invisible into something both beautiful and scientifically accurate.
Teaching Resources: Local climate change solutions:
Bolster learning for middle and high school students about the myriad ways our weather is changing, how communities are being impacted, and innovative solutions.
When wild dolphins help humans fish, both benefit:
A new study shows just what dolphins get out of cooperating with fishers in Brazil (besides lunch).
Why it's so hard to make salt water drinkable:
Seawater might seem like an obvious solution to water scarcity, but it comes at a cost.
Ice Age cave paintings decoded by amateur researcher:
Patterns of lines and dots associated with specific animal species in cave art may point to an early writing system.
Students tell local climate stories in NOVA filmmaking program:
Students across the country are participating in NOVA's film production program to make videos about climate change solutions in their local communities.
NOVA’s most popular science documentaries of 2022:
Explore the cosmos, delve into ancient history, and follow an extreme rescue with NOVA’s most-watched documentaries released in 2022.
The top science stories of 2022:
NASA nudges an asteroid, weird things emerge from water, and scientists tackle a new epidemic.
2-million-year-old DNA reveals surprising Arctic ecosystem:
The oldest DNA ever retrieved, preserved in sediments in northern Greenland, reveals that Arctic and temperate species once commingled in an ecosystem unlike anything that exists today.
Teaching resources: How ancient cultures shaped mathematics:
From the ancient origins of zero to the paradox of motion, NOVA’s teaching resources immerse students in the wonder of math.
4 mind-bending math experiments that explain infinity:
Can one infinity be bigger than another?
5 reasons why humans are going back to the Moon:
Earth’s natural satellite could be a jumping-off point for future space exploration.
NASA’s Artemis I moon rocket finally launches:
NASA’s massive SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft kick off a series of missions to put humans back on the Moon.
PHOTOS: Huge, ancient animals carved into Peru’s hills:
These are just a few of the geoglyphs in southern Peru, known as the Nazca lines, thought to be at least 2,000 years old.
What to do with an invasive fish? Make leather:
Venomous lionfish are taking over the Caribbean and the Mediterranean Sea, eating everything in their paths. One solution: handbags and belts.
How do psychedelics work? This brain region may explain their effects:
The claustrum seems to act as a switchboard, telling different parts of the brain when to turn on and off. But what happens when the switchboard operator steps away?
NOVA Science Studio Alumni (2020—2021):
We are proud to introduce the 2020—2021 NOVA Science Studio student-producers who covered a wide variety of science stories including fast fashion and sneaker sustainability, as well as the effects of food insecurity and its outsized impact on youth.
How a select few people have been cured of HIV:
Scientists have cured a handful of people of HIV by piggybacking on treatments they received for blood cancer. But does that bring a widespread cure any closer?
DART spacecraft slams into asteroid:
The mission is a test to see if NASA could knock an Earth-bound asteroid off its path, should we ever need to.
Koalas have fingerprints almost identical to ours:
Koalas are the only non-primates with fingerprints. How is that possible—and why?
Malaria is outsmarting blood tests. Can a breath test help?:
A parasite that causes the most common form of malaria is evolving to be undetectable by current tests. Some scientists want to zero in on compounds in patients’ breath instead.
The ice cream that changed physics:
Sixty years ago a teenager’s homemade ice cream raised a surprisingly complicated question: Can hot liquids freeze faster than cold ones?
How air fryers work, scientifically speaking:
Here’s how hot air can “fry” food.
What happens when you season a cast iron pan:
Here is how oil and heat can form a durable coating.
The world’s oldest tree has competition:
Will a Patagonian cypress in Chile prove older than California’s most elderly bristlecone pine?
Why you can’t really overcook mushrooms:
Mushrooms are remarkably forgiving. Here’s the science of why.
A new game teaches financial literacy and decision-making:
How can you identify and overcome biases that hurt you financially? NOVA teamed up with Duke University’s Center for Advanced Hindsight to design the NOVA Financial Lab, a game that breaks down the behavioral science behind financial decision-making.
Dazzling first images from James Webb Space Telescope:
Images of five targets include the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date.
The science of fireworks:
And why it’s so hard to make blue ones.
How exercise may help prevent Alzheimer's:
Exercise could be a powerful defense against Alzheimer’s disease. Three dementia researchers explain how it works.
6 stinking cool facts about dog noses:
Dogs can sniff out disease and analyze new odors even as they exhale. But how?
Human tracks may be earliest evidence of people in North America:
Footprints in New Mexico’s White Sands National Park challenge scientists’ timeline of when humans first came to North America.
Scientists capture first-ever image of our galaxy’s supermassive black hole:
The Event Horizon Telescope team has captured the first image of Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
Daily life on the International Space Station: A Q&A with a space archaeologist:
Archaeologists are working to understand how astronauts really use their space on the ISS—and help improve space habitats of the future.
Adapting national parks for wheelchair hiking:
The trails through our public lands weren’t designed for wheelchairs, but new wheelchairs are designed for those trails. National Park Service accessibility specialist Quinn Brett wants parks to catch up with wheelchair technology, increasing access to American wilderness.
Why light pollution is a solvable environmental crisis:
Excessive outdoor lighting is deadly to animals and takes a toll on human health and wellbeing, too. But when it comes to large-scale environmental problems, this one may be a relatively easy fix.
How African Indigenous knowledge helped shape modern medicine:
In the 1700s, an enslaved man named Onesimus shared a novel way to stave off smallpox during the Boston epidemic. Here’s his little-told story, and how the Atlantic slave trade and Indigenous medicine influenced early modern science.
A day at a Florida manatee hospital:
As Florida’s seagrass beds die off, manatees are starving. Can the seagrass–and the manatees–make a comeback?
Astronomers successfully predict an asteroid impact above Iceland:
Two hours before asteroid 2022 EB5 entered Earth’s atmosphere, scientists knew exactly when and where the space rock would strike.
How magpies outwitted researchers in Australia:
During a recent study, a group of magpies removed their GPS trackers, astounding their observers. But were the birds actually trying to help each other?
A major Atlantic current is at a critical transition point:
New evidence suggests that the larger system the Gulf Stream is part of is approaching a tipping point that could cause dramatic shifts in global weather patterns.
Why Tonga’s volcanic eruption was so destructive:
Explore these NOVA resources to better understand the volcanology behind Tonga’s massive undersea eruption in January.
Epstein-Barr infection found to increase risk of multiple sclerosis:
The underlying cause of multiple sclerosis is not yet known, but Epstein-Barr virus is a possible culprit, Harvard researchers say.
Western monarch populations grew over 100-fold in 2021. Why?:
The beloved butterflies had fallen to critical levels in recent years. Experts weigh in on what might be causing their remarkable return.
OSIRIS-REx is bringing back an asteroid sample. What now?:
The debris NASA’s asteroid-touching spacecraft collected could help us learn about the origins of our solar system. But for that to happen, scientists have to protect it from just about everything.
NOVA's top 5 science stories of 2021:
Scientific advancements helped humans push through both the pandemic and the atmosphere this year, and a long-awaited visit from some underground insects set the country abuzz.
NOVA's top science education stories of 2021:
High school scientists dazzled us with their innovations—while new studies revealed insights about math mastery and how we can prepare young people for real-world challenges.
The James Webb Space Telescope team prepares for launch:
Here’s what the largest—and most expensive—infrared space telescope will set its sights on.
You didn't get sucked into a black hole. Now what?:
Not everything that crosses a supermassive black hole’s accretion disc gets spaghettified, astrophysicists say.
Deep learning tool helps NASA discover 301 exoplanets:
NASA scientists used a neural network called ExoMiner to examine data from Kepler, increasing the total tally of confirmed exoplanets in the universe.
10 spectacular Hubble Space Telescope images:
With the upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, the Hubble era is gradually drawing to a close. Here are some highlights from the countless wonders Hubble has shown us during its 31 years in space.
NASA launches mission to redirect an asteroid—by striking it with a spacecraft:
As the first-ever “full-scale planetary defense test” to deflect a space rock, the DART mission aims to show that protecting Earth from a hazardous asteroid is possible.
Astronomers watch a star explode in real time:
An international research team used Hubble, TESS, and other instruments to witness the “Rosetta Stone” of supernovas. Its findings could help astronomers predict when other stars in the universe are about to explode.
Cannabis doesn’t enhance performance. So why is it banned in elite sports?:
Here’s how cannabis use became prohibited—and the science of its biological, psychological, and social effects.
NOVA Universe Revealed Outreach Toolkit:
The NOVA Universe Revealed Community Outreach Toolkit contains strategies for organizing events around the content of the five-part series as well as examples of hands-on activities and a wide range of multimedia educational resources aligned to the content of each episode.
In a first, astronomers find a potential planet outside the Milky Way:
The exoplanet candidate is about the size of Saturn and located in a Whirlpool galaxy system 28 million light-years from Earth.
Extreme ivory poaching led to tuskless elephants in Mozambique:
As the country’s civil war decimated elephant populations, the proportion of tuskless females rose dramatically. A new study explains why the tuskless trend continued in peacetime.
Join the cannabis conversation with NOVA:
Tune in for three cannabis events exploring the nexus of cannabis science and policy.
NASA’s Lucy will be the first-ever mission to study Trojan asteroids:
By visiting 4-billion-year-old “fossil” space rocks, the Lucy mission hopes to reveal how our solar system, and its outer planets, formed.
Journey into the vastness of space with NOVA Universe Revealed events:
Join NOVA for several new events which highlight some of the most surprising characters in the cosmos as seen in the new space series NOVA Universe Revealed.
Dogs sniff out cremation ashes amid wildfire destruction:
With cremation on the rise, more Americans are keeping cremains of loved ones in their homes. As larger and fiercer wildfires destroy communities in the West, archaeologists are teaming up with scent detection dogs to find ashes among the ashes.
How aluminum wrap protects sequoias from wildfire:
The material, developed from fire shelters used by wildland firefighters, is often wrapped around at-risk buildings in national parks. Now, it’s protecting some of the biggest trees on Earth.
Covid-19 leads to global rise in unplanned pregnancy:
Millions of people have experienced contraceptive service disruptions because of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.N. found.
Nikon Small World 2021 Photo Competition winners announced:
From neurons to tick heads to louse claws, here are the top 10 images from the competition.
Confront science misinformation in your classroom with NOVA:
Prepare students to make informed judgements about the science media they encounter, both online and at home.
A spacesuit designer on what to wear to the moon:
An engineer-artist duo wants to create sleeker spacesuits that meet the challenges of a low-pressure environment while offering more mobility—and looking cool.
The legendary Chinese seafarer the West overlooks:
In the 1400s, Zheng He sailed thousands of miles around Asia and Africa in ships the size of soccer fields, spreading Chinese innovations like compasses and gunpowder in the process.
Meet the women diversifying shark science:
Moving beyond Shark Week, these women-led groups teach thousands of students about the critical role sharks play in the marine ecosystem.
Oakland Zoo vaccinates its animals against Covid-19:
Lions and tigers and bears have been training for this moment (and it’s pretty cute).
Addressing vaccine hesitancy in Massachusetts’ hardest-hit community:
Healthcare providers, religious leaders, and public health officials are coming together in Chelsea, Mass., a predominantly Hispanic community, to inform and vaccinate residents against COVID-19.
The aerospace startup that's revolutionizing resource transport:
With a fleet of hybrid-powered autonomous aircraft, Elroy Air's Kofi Asante is working to democratize access to resources by changing how they are transported.
American Indians have the highest Covid vaccination rate in the US:
According to CDC data, Indigenous people are getting vaccinated quicker than any other group. Here are the successes—and challenges—of getting vaccines to urban Native American communities.
Asian American scientists in STEM classrooms: increasing inclusion and visibility:
Learn about Asian and Pacific Islander American scientists who have helped change the world, and the call for greater inclusion of their work in curriculum and textbooks.
The pandemic disrupted tens of thousands of IVF cycles:
In vitro fertilization is a costly, precisely timed process that takes two to three months per cycle. Covid-19 shut down fertility clinics and halted these cycles. What happens now?
Victory! Ingenuity conducts its first powered flight on Mars:
The 4-pound helicopter just became the first craft to achieve controlled, powered flight on a planet beyond Earth.
Meet the scientists building a prison-to-STEM pipeline:
New programs aim to help formerly incarcerated people enter careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
What to expect during NASA’s first-ever Mars helicopter flight:
Want to fly a rotorcraft on another planet? Here’s what it takes.
Could tiny sensors keep methane out of our atmosphere—and homes?:
Methane is a greenhouse gas 86 times as potent as carbon dioxide. What if we could see methane emissions in real time?
Why Texas was not prepared for Winter Storm Uri:
The February storm left dozens of Texans dead and millions without power—and exposed an aging energy grid unprepared for a changing climate. Can we build something better?
Joint statement against anti-AAPI racism:
This week’s tragic killings in Atlanta are a continuation of the anti-Asian racism the country has seen for the past year. The attached letter is a joint statement reflecting our collective stand against this racism and for a commitment to fostering inclusivity in our country.
Could plastic made from bacteria guts help solve our waste crisis?:
Bioplastics called PHAs grow like beer and biodegrade like wood. And they may be able to help with our plastic waste problem.
What’s the deal with mink Covid?:
In the past year, millions of the animals have been culled to stop the spread of COVID-19 on mink farms across Europe. But this is more than just a fur coat crisis.
A physician on her grandfather’s experience as a minority in STEM—and the state of progress today:
Dr. Katherine Julian, the granddaughter of famed chemist Percy Julian, discusses her grandfather’s legacy—and how barriers for people of color in science still exist.
Take a Chemistry Field Trip with NOVA Education:
Join NOVA on four virtual field trips which highlight some of the scientists and engineers featured in the new chemistry series Beyond the Elements.
Communicating with a dreaming person is possible:
A study from four independent teams report that lucid dreaming during the REM sleep stage allows for two-way communication.
Success! Perseverance lands on Mars. Now its work begins:
Yesterday, NASA’s latest Mars rover touched down on the red planet. Here’s what its research team says is in store for the mission.
Tech industry group weighs in on FTC's case against Amazon:
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Adam Kovacevich, CEO of the tech industry coalition Chamber of Progress, about the FTC's lawsuit against Amazon for alleged abuse of monopoly power.
Exposing the secretive company at the forefront of facial recognition technology:
NYT reporter Kashmir Hill says Clearview AI has a database of billions of photos scraped from the internet, which it sells to governments and police departments. Her book is Your Face Belongs To Us.
How rumors and conspiracy theories got in the way of Maui's fire recovery:
Some of the rumors and conspiracy theories were driven by the island's history, but others were pushed by social media influencers and foreign governments.
U.S. sues Amazon in a monopoly case that could be existential for the retail giant:
The Federal Trade Commission and 17 states accuse Amazon of suffocating rivals and raising costs for both sellers and shoppers.
Horseless carriages were once a lot like driverless cars. What can history teach us?:
Historians say that a little more than a century ago, when cars first hit the roads, they caused nervous laughter and raised real concerns, much like driverless vehicles today.
2 Black TikTok workers claim discrimination: Both were fired after complaining to HR:
Two Black employees bring charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging they suffered discrimination and retaliation while working at the social media giant.
Having a hard time finding Clorox wipes? Blame it on a cyberattack:
The Clorox Co. — which also includes brands such as Pine-Sol, Brita, Glad and Burt's Bees — says it's operating at a "lower rate of processing" after an August hack on its IT infrastructure.
The video game industry is in uproar over a software pricing change. Here's why:
The Unity Engine, a popular game development tool, is getting a pricing overhaul. Developers are enraged.
Grocery delivery app Instacart goes public:
Instacart is going public with actual profit to show for itself. But a lot of it has to do with the company's growing foray into digital advertising, not the basics of its operations.
Locals push back against plans to build a tech utopia in Solano County, Calif.:
For years, a secretive group has been purchasing land in Solano County, Calif., to create a utopian city for the tech elite. Locals are telling the techies to take their plan someplace else.
Two pilots were killed in a midair collision on the last day of Nevada air races:
The fatal crash occurred on the final day of the National Championship Air Races in Reno — putting a tragic end to the decades-old racing tradition.
EU launches investigation into Chinese EVs to protect European automakers:
The European Commission says cheap electric vehicles from China are undercutting its auto industry and has launched an investigation into unfair trade practices.
'Dr. Google' meets its match in Dr. ChatGPT:
In recent research AI has done a credible job at diagnosing health complaints. But should consumers trust unregulated bots with their health care? Doctors see trouble brewing.
Inside an AI extravaganza:
Thousands of A.I. enthusiasts are converging in San Francisco this week for what's billed as the "world's largest A.I. event," which stands in sharp contrast to what's happening in Washington.
The new Apple iPhone replaces the mute switch with action button:
Apple is replacing the mute switch on its iPhones with a button that lets users do more things with their phones. A closer look at what Apple calls the "action button."
Best Bed Frames (2023): Easy Assembly, Fabric, Wood, and Metal:
Get that box spring off the floor with these WIRED-tested frames.
8 Best Sunrise Alarm Clocks (2023): Homelabs, Philips, Casper:
Avoid the blaring alarm and make waking up a pleasant start to your day with an artificial sunrise.
How to Stop Google Bard From Storing Your Data and Location:
Checking out this AI chatbot's new features? Make sure to keep these privacy tips in mind during your interactions.
How Insect Brains Melt and Rewire During Metamorphosis:
Do fruit flies remember their larval lives? To find out, scientists made the neurons inside larvae glow, then tracked how they reshuffled as they formed adult brains.
How to Tell When Your Phone Will Stop Getting Security Updates:
Every smartphone has an expiration date. Hereâs when yours will probably come.
The Game Theory of the Auto Strikes:
As the United Auto Workers strike against Detroitâs Big Three drags on, a classic behavioral theory provides a way to figure out how long they may continue.
Your Project Management Software Can't Save You:
Do-everything workplace managers like Asana and Trello promise organizational utopias. But they reveal limitations that date all the way back to the factory floors of the 1900s.
Chinese Hackers Are Hiding in Routers in the US and Japan:
Plus: Stolen US State Department emails, $20 million zero-day flaws, and controversy over the EUâs message-scanning law.
House of Marley Stir It Up Lux Review (2023): Made for Beginners:
The Stir It Up Lux turntable was (mostly) easy for a vinyl newbie to set upâand it's a beauty to look at.
Lego Is a Company Haunted by Its Own Plastic:
While the toy brand kills its plans for an oil-free plastic alternative, itâs still pumping out billions of non-biodegradable bricks a year. Can Lego ever be sustainable?
Everything Should Be As Easy to Upgrade As the Steam Deck (2023):
The DIY days of making gadgets better and longer-lasting are long pastâand possibly, hopefully, in the future.
Sweat Is Helping You Survive Climate Change:
It's gross. Itâs sticky. Hereâs the science of how it has already saved your life.
'The Creator' Review: It's AI That Wants to Save Humanity:
Gareth Edwardsâ new sci-fi film invites audiences to cheer for artificial intelligence that affirms the value of human life.
How to Use ChatGPTâs New Image Features:
OpenAIâs new image analysis update for its chatbot is both impressive and frightening. Hereâs how to use it, and some advice for your experiments.
Apple, Microsoft, and Google Just Fixed Multiple Zero-Day Flaws:
Plus: Mozilla patches 10 Firefox bugs, Cisco fixes a vulnerability with a rare maximum severity score, and SAP releases updates to stamp out three highly critical flaws.
17 Best Early October Prime Day Deals (2023): Headphones, Fitness Trackers, and WFH Gear:
Amazonâs Prime Big Deal Days shopping holiday is coming on October 10 and 11, but early discounts have kicked off.
5 Ways to Work Remotely (and Effectively) for the Long Haul:
Despite return-to-office mandates, workers have made it clear that remote work isn't going anywhere. Here's how to make the most of it while keeping your boss (and yourself) happy.
New York Needs to Get Spongierâor Get Used to More Floods:
Devastating deluges around the world point to the metropolis of tomorrow: the âsponge city.â Think more parks and fewer parking lots.
The 28 Best Shows on Amazon Prime Right Now:
From Jack Ryan to Gen V, these are our picks for what you should be watching on the streamer.
The 13 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now:
From Red, White, and Royal Blue to A Million Miles Away, these are the must-watch films on the streamer.
Reservation Resources Highlights the Effective Cost of Living in NYC and Offers Significant Savings:
Reservation Resources, the leading platform for affordable accommodations, has just released an insightful infographic showcasing the effective housing costs for students at various New York universities.
Working Solutions Law Firm Announces New Content on Unpaid Wages in New York and New Jersey:
Working Solutions NYC is a team of top-rated employment attorneys in New York and New Jersey. The law firm is announcing new, timely content on issues concerning unpaid wages under New York, New Jersey, and Federal law.
Be a Lifesaver: American CPR Care Association Gives Parents Free CPR Certification:
American CPR Care Association (ACCA) is extending a helping hand to parents across the nation by offering free CPR certification courses.
First Known Fall Armyworm Invasion in China Traced Back to December 2018:
The fall armyworm (FAW), scientifically known as Spodoptera frugiperda, has long posed a threat to the global agricultural sector due to its insatiable appetite for crops.
Free Cybersecurity Seminar Empowers Local Small Businesses in Cincinnati, Ohio:
Local MSP TrueCore Technology to Host Educational Event on Cybersecurity for Small Businesses in Cincinnati, Ohio
Savings vs. Investments with Daniel H. Cole:
Savings and investments, as highlighted in the research of Daniel H. Cole, are two pivotal financial concepts that underlie the strategies for a secured financial future.