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  1. Construction Workers Toil Away in San Francisco's Toxic AirRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 15 | Wired

    Hill is stationed at the corner of 16th and Illinois streets, she can see the future of San Francisco rising all around her. This is the Mission Bay neighborhood, the new hotbed for science, tech, and medicine.

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  2. With Netflix Show 'Salt Fat Acid Heat,' the Food TV Renaissance ContinuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | Wired

    Television about eating isn't what it used to be - and thanks to shows like Samin Nosrat's Netflix miniseries, it's much more appetizing. Television about eating isn't what it used to be - and thanks to shows like Samin Nosrat's Netflix miniseries, it's much more appetizing.

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  3. A Grad Student Solved a Fundamental Quantum Computing ProblemRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2018 | Wired

    Urmila Mahadev giving a computer science seminar last week at the University of California, Berkeley, ahead of her presentation yesterday at the Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science in Paris. of 2017, Urmila Mahadev found herself in what most graduate students would consider a pretty sweet position.

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  4. Why Amazon Really Raised Its Minimum Wage to $15Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2018 | Wired

    In the same announcement, Amazon also said it will begin lobbying Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25. Jeff Bezos -the company's CEO and the richest man in the world-said in a statement that Amazon "listened to its critics," and "decided we want to lead."

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  5. Farmers Can Now Buy Designer Microbes to Replace FertilizerRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2018 | Wired

    Like other farmers in the area, the Misches spray their fields with a nitrogen-rich fertilizer once in the spring when the seeds are planted, and once later in the year, when the corn is going through its growth spurt. Fertilizing is essential to yielding a healthy harvest, but it's expensive enough that he stresses about it, and, as he's well aware, it's not great for the planet .

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  6. The Stubborn Bike Commuter Gap Between American CitiesRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2018 | Wired

    Just 0.57 percent of Americans regularly use their bicycles to commute, but some cities are doing much, much better than others at getting residents to pedal to work. Just 0.57 percent of Americans regularly use their bicycles to commute, but some cities are doing much, much better than others at getting residents to pedal to work.

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  7. The Latest Course Catalog Trend? Blockchain 101Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2018 | Wired

    The evening's challenge, presented by Berkeley City Councilmember Ben Bartlett, was to brainstorm how blockchain technology might be used to alleviate the city's growing homeless problem. "We have at least 1,400 homeless people in our city, and that includes many right here at UC Berkeley," Bartlett told the class.

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  8. Crispr's Epic Patent Fight Changed the Course of BiologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | Wired

    On Monday, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decisive ruling on the rights to Crispr-Cas9 gene editing-awarding crucial intellectual property spoils to scientists at the Broad Institute of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The fight for Crispr-Cas9-which divided the research community and triggered an uncomfortable discussion about science for personal profit versus public good-has dramatically shaped how biology research turns into real-world products.

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  9. Police Departments Need to Stop Posting Mugshots on TwitterRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | Wired

    Based on the social media profiles of those arrested, it appears that most were there to counter-protest the far-right organizers, Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys. These groups are well known across the Pacific Northwest for hosting violent rallies and espousing anti-immigrant sentiments.

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  10. Exploring the Mirror Link Between Two Geometric WorldsRead the original story

    Apr 15, 2018 | Wired

    The physicists were trying to work out the details of string theory when they observed a strange correspondence: Numbers emerging from one kind of geometric world matched exactly with very different kinds of numbers from a very different kind of geometric world. Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine , an editorially independent publication of the Simons Foundation whose mission is to enhance public understanding of science by covering research developments and trends in mathematics and the physical and life sciences.

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  11. Uber Acquires the Bike-Share Company JumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2018 | Wired

    The bike-sharing company, launched as Social Bicycles in 2011, runs GPS-enabled programs in twelve cities all over the world, including Portland, Oregon, and Phoenix, Arizona. In San Francisco, Jump's offerings are both electric and dockless-twin cycling innovations that helped kick off a nationwide bike-sharing craze .

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  12. Can Machine Learning Find Meaning in a Mess of Genes?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2018 | Wired

    "We don't have much ground truth in biology." According to Barbara Engelhardt , a computer scientist at Princeton University, that's just one of the many challenges that researchers face when trying to prime traditional machine-learning methods to analyze genomic data.

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  13. Big Data Suggests Big Potential for Urban FarmingRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2018 | Wired

    Gotham Greens' boxed lettuces have been popping up on the shelves of high-end grocers in New York and the Upper Midwest since 2009, and with names like "Windy City Crunch," "Queens Crisp," and "Blooming Brooklyn Iceberg," it's clear the company is selling a story as much as it is selling salad. Grown in hydroponic greenhouses on the rooftops of buildings in New York and Chicago, the greens are shipped to nearby stores and restaurants within hours of being harvested.

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  14. Job One for Quantum Computers: Boost Artificial IntelligenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2018 | Wired

    '90s, Elizabeth Behrman , a physics professor at Wichita State University, began working to combine quantum physics with artificial intelligence-in particular, the then-maverick technology of neural networks. Most people thought she was mixing oil and water.

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  15. Robots Threaten Bigger Slice of Jobs in US, Other Rich NationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2017 | Wired

    Automation will reduce demand for crane operators in the US, Germany, and Japan, while demand for similar work is projected to boom in India and Mexico, according to a new report. Automation will reduce demand for crane operators in the US, Germany, and Japan, while demand for similar work is projected to boom in India and Mexico, according to a new report.

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  16. How a Colombian Professor Combines His Love of Math and MusicRead the original story

    Nov 28, 2017 | Wired

    For Federico Ardila, this Latin American expression epitomizes his approach to life and mathematics. It's the driving force behind the parties he DJs in venues across the San Francisco Bay Area, where people dance till morning to the beats of his native Colombia.

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  17. Inside Artificial Intelligence's First ChurchRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2017 | Wired

    Anthony Levandowski makes an unlikely prophet. Dressed Silicon Valley-casual in jeans and flanked by a PR rep rather than cloaked acolytes, the engineer known for self-driving cars-and triggering a notorious lawsuit-could be unveiling his latest startup instead of laying the foundations for a new religion.

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