Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The House Science Committee May Soon Become… Pro-Science

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The House Science Committee May Soon Become… Pro-Science

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Rep. Bill Foster, an Illinois Democrat and particle physicist, hopes that the House will finally start taking environmental science seriously.Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty ImagesRep. Bill Foster, an Illinois Democrat and particle physicist, hopes that the House will finally start taking environmental science seriously.Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty ImagesFor the past eight years, climate science has been…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Senior House at MIT Dies, and a Crisis Blooms at Colleges

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Senior House at MIT Dies, and a Crisis Blooms at Colleges

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Senior House’s motto: “Sport death, only life can kill you.” The dorm’s symbol is a human skull.Timothy O’Connell for WIREDAs classes got underway this week, something was missing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Something weird.The sidewalks of Cambridge were jammed with students and their boxes, as they always are during the first week of…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired White House Secrets Top This Week’s Internet News Roundup

Hexbyte Tech News Wired White House Secrets Top This Week’s Internet News Roundup

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Last week the internet was very preoccupied with figuring out who was telling all the Trump administration’s secrets.Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesLast week the internet was very preoccupied with figuring out who was telling all the Trump administration’s secrets.Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesBoy, oh boy. Technically, thanks to Labor Day, this past week was shorter work-wise than most. That…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Quick Cash for Your House? Yes, There Are Apps for That

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Quick Cash for Your House? Yes, There Are Apps for That

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If you put your house up for sale, know that it’ll typically be on the market for about a month before you get an offer—an eternity when you’re hosting revolving-door showings, paying two mortgages, or trying to move in a hurry. Now a new category of companies called iBuyers wants to slash that time span…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired A House Republican Joins the Fight to Save Net Neutrality

Hexbyte Tech News Wired A House Republican Joins the Fight to Save Net Neutrality

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Democrats just gained a Republican ally in the battle to save net neutrality. Today, Representative Mike Coffman (R-Colorado) became the first House Republican to sign a petition to force the House to vote on legislation that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to jettison rules banning broadband providers from blocking or discriminating against lawful…