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The Professors Who Call 'BS' on Covid-19 Misinformation
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The Professors Who Call 'BS' on Covid-19 Misinformation

University of Washington professors Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom are policing Twitter feeds, Medium posts, and other sources of bad data and misleading charts. ...

Python Is More Popular Than Ever
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Python Is More Popular Than Ever

Python tied for second place in RedMonk's latest ranking of programming language popularity, marking the first time that a language other than JavaScript or Java...

Silicon Valley Ruined Work Culture
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Silicon Valley Ruined Work Culture

More and more offices in corporate America are adopting the features of technology startups like free snacks or beer on tap. But these practices are a misdirection...

A Coding School Tuition Model Spreads to Four-Year Colleges
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A Coding School Tuition Model Spreads to Four-Year Colleges

Income share agreements first gained popularity with tech bootcamps. Now some traditional U.S. universities are offering the tools as substitutes for student loans...

How a Space Engineer Made Her Own Rotary Cell Phone
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How a Space Engineer Made Her Own Rotary Cell Phone

Justine Haupt developed a rotary cellphone to dodge the hyper-connected world of touchscreen smartphones. "I wanted something that would be entirely mine, personal...

Alphabet Has a Second, Secretive Quantum Computing Team
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Alphabet Has a Second, Secretive Quantum Computing Team

Google's parent touted its quantum supremacy achievement last year. It doesn't talk about a group at its secretive X lab that's working on quantum software.

Artist Turns Data Into Art, With Help From AI
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Artist Turns Data Into Art, With Help From AI

Artist Refik Anadol sees pools of data as material for mesmerizing art installations.

These Researchers Are Trying to Build a Better Blockchain
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These Researchers Are Trying to Build a Better Blockchain

A growing number of academics turned entrepreneurs is trying to build new blockchains from the ground up to address the mismatch between the innovation's excitement...

Five Years of Tech Diversity Reports – and Little Progress
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Five Years of Tech Diversity Reports – and Little Progress

When Silicon Valley companies began disclosing the demographics of their workforces in 2014, advocates hoped for change. It hasn't worked out that way.

Want Free Coding Lessons? Twitch Makes It Happen in Real Time
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Want Free Coding Lessons? Twitch Makes It Happen in Real Time

More programmers are taking to Twitch, a platform known for videogame livestreams, to share their work — or learn to be better programmers.

For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic
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For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic

"Tech has solved some of the world's biggest challenges, but it hasn't cracked the one closest to home: toxic, sexist workplace culture," says Girls Who Code founder...

Robots Alone Can't Solve Amazon's Labor Woes
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Robots Alone Can't Solve Amazon's Labor Woes

As Amazon scrambles to automate its warehouses to boost efficiency, it's creating a new human-robot hybrid workforce.

Amazon Pledges $700 Million to Teach Its Workers to Code
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Amazon Pledges $700 Million to Teach Its Workers to Code

Amazon announced Thursday that it will spend up to $700 million over the next six years retraining 100,000 of its U.S. employees.

Another Ripple From the Huawei Ban: Scientific Peer Review
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Another Ripple From the Huawei Ban: Scientific Peer Review

The Trump administration's decision to blacklist Chinese telecom giant Huawei is spilling over into academia. IEEE publications will stop using Huawei employees...

What Tech Companies Pay Employees In 2019
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What Tech Companies Pay Employees In 2019

Filings by publicly traded companies reveal that big tech firms pay extraordinarily well.

Visa Rejections for Tech Workers Spike ­nder Trump
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Visa Rejections for Tech Workers Spike ­nder Trump

Thousands of current U.S. tech workers have had their H-1B visas suddenly rejected thanks to new policies implemented by the Trump Administration.

Want a Tech Job? Silicon Valley Is Still Your Best Bet
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Want a Tech Job? Silicon Valley Is Still Your Best Bet

While communities across the United States are trying to lure high-tech jobs to their areas, Silicon Valley's share of tech job listings is growing, not shrinking...

How to Keep Parents From Fleeing STEM Careers
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How to Keep Parents From Fleeing STEM Careers

STEM jobs are often defined by long hours and an "all or nothing" work ethos. New research suggests that the industry poses outsize challenges for male and female...

DARPA Wants to Solve Science's Replication Crisis With Robots
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DARPA Wants to Solve Science's Replication Crisis With Robots

DARPA has promised $7.6 million to a nonprofit organization that's leading the charge to fix the "reproducibility crisis" in science.

What Trump's Executive Order on AI Is Missing
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What Trump's Executive Order on AI Is Missing

President Trump signed an executive order on February 11 meant to shore up our competitive position in the international race for AI supremacy, but it is short...
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