Tag: Science and Technology

A Criminal Underworld of Child Abuse, Part 2

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device:Via Apple Podcasts | Via Spotify | Via Stitcher Note: This episode contains descriptions of child sexual abuse. Yesterday on “The Daily,” we heard about the government’s failure to crack down on the explosive growth of child sexual abuse imagery online. In the second half of […]

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A Criminal Underworld of Child Abuse, Part 1

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device:Via Apple Podcasts | Via Spotify | Via Stitcher Note: This episode contains descriptions of child sexual abuse. A monthslong New York Times investigation has uncovered a digital underworld of child sexual abuse imagery that is hiding in plain sight. In part one of a two-part […]

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From Dubai to Mars, With Stops in Colorado and Japan

BOULDER, Colo. — In December, a spacecraft named Hope was motionless in the middle of a large clean room on the campus of the University of Colorado, mounted securely on a stand. But engineers were tricking Hope — a foil-wrapped box about the size and weight of a Mini Cooper — into thinking it was […]

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They Wanted Research Funding, So They Entered the Lottery

A few years ago, Anna Ponnampalam did something out-of-the-box. She entered a lottery. But she wasn’t buying scratch-off tickets promising cash for life. She was trying to win funding for her medical research. Her application wasn’t successful. All proposals go through an initial quality and eligibility check, which hers did not pass; those that get […]

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The End of Privacy as We Know It?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device:Via Apple Podcasts | Via Spotify | Via Stitcher A secretive start-up promising the next generation of facial recognition software has compiled a database of images far bigger than anything ever constructed by the United States government: over three billion, it says. Is this technology a […]

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A $100 Million Bet That Vacationland Can Be a Tech Hub, Too

PORTLAND, Maine — There is nothing obviously wrong with Maine’s biggest city. Its shops buzz in the summer with well-heeled tourists. Zillow rates the real estate market “very hot.” David Geffen’s yacht docks at port from time to time. The food scene is great. In November, the unemployment rate was barely 2.2 percent. Something is […]

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Could Bernie Sanders Win It All?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Has Bernie Sanders been woefully underestimated? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists discuss his rise in 2020 polling, his spat with his rival progressive Elizabeth Warren and whether Sanders has been given short […]

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