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The Best Trail Running Shoes (2018): Salewa, Vasque, Hoka One One, and More
These light, nimble, and rugged trail runners will become your favorite all-purpose outdoor shoes.
Zoox vs. San Francisco, Good News for Tesla, and More Car News This Week
Plus: BMW goes after Uber, robo-cars get new rule books, the dream of a solar-powered car, and more.
How to Secure Your Accounts With Better Two-Factor Authentication
Two-factor authentication is a must, but don't settle for the SMS version. Use a more secure authenticator app instead.
Meet the Woman Who Rocked Particle Physics—Three Times
Sau Lan Wu spent decades working to establish the Standard Model of particle physics. Now she’s searching for what lies beyond it.
Meet the Mind Behind Giphy's Best GIFs
As a founder of Giphy Studios, the first creative agency devoted to making original GIFs, Samantha Scharff knows how to slow your scroll.
Venmo Privacy, Ransomware Attacks, and More Security News This Week
Russian meddling, Venmo privacy, and more of the week's top security news.
The 'Ada Lace' Books Will Get Girls Interested in STEM
Emily Calandrelli's children's books weave in science throughout.
Space Photos of the Week: Sweeping the Clouds Away on Titan
With infrared eyes, astronomers are more than scratching the surface of Saturn’s hazy moon.
Solar May Never Power Your EV, But You Can Still Drive on Sunshine
Solar panels may never be good enough to keep electric cars from being plugged in, but advances in the tech make driving on power generated from the Sun a near-term possibility.
Instant Pot Max Review: Not Quite Instant Success
Don't replace your existing multicooker just yet.
By Firing James Gunn During Comic-Con, Marvel's Reckoning Came at the Worst Time Possible
Sacking the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' helmer was the worst outcome of a lose-lose situation.
Comic-Con 2018: 'Glass' Is the Movie M. Night Shyamalan Wanted to Make For Comics Fans
When the filmmaker made 'Unbreakable' in 2000, the studio told him to avoid mentioning comics. Those days are done.
Comic-Con 2018: James Wan Knows About Your 'Aquaman' Memes—and He Likes Them
And other tidbits from a conversation with the director.
Facebook’s Fight Against Fake News Keeps Raising Questions
One day after CEO Mark Zuckerberg had to clarify his position on Holocaust deniers, Facebook announced a new policy to take down misinformation that might lead to violence.
Facebook Confirms It's Working on a New Internet Satellite
Emails obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request reveal the social network has had plans to launch low Earth orbit satellites since at least 2016.
Turns Out Cities Can't Sue Oil Companies for Climate Change
Municipalities all over the US are taking oil companies to court for damages related to global warming. They're losing.
Charting Juul's Face-Off With Legislators and Watchdogs
This week, special guest Nitasha Tiku charts Juul's ever-changing relationship with its consumers, its investors, and those who oppose its product.
The Midterm Elections Are Already Under Attack
Phishing attempts and DDoS attacks have begun hitting 2018 campaigns. The US seems ill-prepared to meet the challenge.
How a Team of Experts Quelled Colorado's Enormous Spring Fire
The state's third-largest wildfire ever burned more than 100,000 acres and destroyed more than 200 homes.
This Man Tried to Break the World Record for Paper Airplane Flight
On Friday, John Collins—aka The Paper Airplane Guy—had ten attempts to break his own world record for paper flight distance. He came up short.