GOOGLE'S LOWER-COST PIXEL GETS A 5G UPGRADE. HERE'S OUR TAKE

The company's two Pixel 4A options are the top Android phones to buy if you don't want to splurge.

AN ALGORITHM BLOCKED KIDNEY TRANSPLANTS TO BLACK PATIENTS

A formula for assessing the gravity of kidney disease is one of many that is adjusted for race. The practice can exacerbate health...

 
 
 

MARK KELLY'S BEEN TO SPACE. CAN HE MAKE IT TO CAPITOL HILL?

Mark Kelly isn't the first former NASA astronaut to run for office, but if he's elected he'll be the only one to make it to Congress...

HOW TO SHOP FOR HALLOWEEN COSTUMES IN THIS BIZARRE YEAR

There are still safe ways to celebrate and break the stress. Here are some places to find costumes, including adaptable and accesible...

 
 
 

THE 15 BEST WIRELESS HEADPHONES FOR EVERYONE

These cans and earbuds sound like a million bucks, even if you're on a budget.

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER THE FIRST ROOM-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTOR

Physicists finally achieved the long-sought goal, but there's a catch: Their compound requires crushing pressures to keep from falling...

 
 
 

ON THE WEEK OF THE ELECTION, SOCIAL MEDIA MUST GO DARK

CEOs should voluntarily shut down their platforms to help stanch the spread of misinformation-and protect democracy.

HOW TO CLEAN UP YOUR DIGITAL HISTORY

There are plenty of reasons to declutter your online traces. Here's how to tidy up.

 
 
 

I DIDN'T WANT TO LOVE ZOOMING ON MY FACEBOOK PORTAL-BUT I DO

Stop trying to duct-tape a ring light to your laptop, and get yourself a dedicated videophone.

THE IPHONE 12 FINALLY GETS MAGNETS RIGHT

Motorola's Moto Mods failed to pull off a long-lasting smartphone trend. But Apple's MagSafe series looks like it might actually stick.

 
 
 

THERE'S NO TURNING BACK ON AI IN THE MILITARY

In the digital arms race with China, the only thing worse than fearing AI itself is the fear of not having it at all.

DID A SECURITY RESEARCHER GUESS TRUMP'S TWITTER PASSWORD?

Plus: An Among Us spam attack, China's favorite vulnerabilities, and more of the week's top security news.

 
 
 

RUSSIA'S LAPTEV SEA SHOULD HAVE STARTED TO FREEZE BY NOW

Normally, the 'birthplace of ice' freezes by late October. For the first time in recorded history, it hasn't. That could have knock-on...

THE BEST LOCKS FOR PROTECTING YOUR BIKE-OR EBIKE

The only thing better than buying a new bicycle is keeping it. We tested a bunch of bike locks and these are our picks-and some advice...

 
 
 

THE 14 BEST WEEKEND DEALS ON COLD WEATHER GEAR, TVS, AND MORE

Cozy up with our favorite discounts from Patagonia, Sony, Nintendo, and others.

IT'S OK TO PLAY ONE GAME FOREVER

If you ignore new releases or your massive backlog to return to that one comfort game after a long day, don't feel bad about it. You're...

 
 
 

THE US SANCTIONS RUSSIANS FOR POTENTIALLY ‘FATAL' MALWARE

The message is meant to deter any similar attack against US infrastructure.

ANOTHER COVID SURGE, VACCINE AND TREATMENT PROGRESS, AND MORE

Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

 
 
 

IN SYNCHRONIC, TIME TRAVEL IS ANYTHING BUT NOSTALGIC

Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead wanted to make a movie that didn't romanticize the past.

HOW THE VENUS FLYTRAP ‘REMEMBERS' WHEN IT CAPTURES PREY

The carnivorous plant is believed to have something akin to a short-term "memory." A team of scientists has uncovered new details on...

 
 
 



Senate to confirm Barrett for court in partisan-line vote

Senate to confirm Barrett for court in partisan-line vote

A deeply torn Senate is set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Republicans overpowering Democratic opposition and institutional norms to secure President Donald... Read more ...

US hits highest 7-day average of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began

US hits highest 7-day average of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began

Health experts say the resurgence of cases they have warned would strike in the fall and winter months is here and that it could be worse than the U.S. has seen so far. Read more ...

President Trump to escalate campaigning, Joe Biden steps up own travel in...

President Trump to escalate campaigning, Joe Biden steps up own travel in final week of race

As the race tightens in its final full week, both President Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are increasing their campaign stops. For Trump, it's his last chance to pick up ground... Read more ...

This American astronaut voted from space. Here's how she did it

This American astronaut voted from space. Here's how she did it

This isn't the first time NASA astronaut Kate Rubins has cast her ballot from space: She voted in 2016 when she was also researching at the space station. Read more ...

US Navy identifies crew killed in training aircraft crash in southern Alabama

US Navy identifies crew killed in training aircraft crash in southern Alabama

The U.S. Navy has identified the two-person crew killed Friday when a training aircraft crashed in a small town outside Mobile, Alabama. Read more ...

Fire set inside ballot drop box in Boston, secretary of state says

Fire set inside ballot drop box in Boston, secretary of state says

Boston police are investigating the act as an arson, and they have released pictures of a man they are seeking to identify. Read more ...

Tracking Zeta

Tracking Zeta

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Number of early US voters already surpasses the same total figure for 2016

Number of early US voters already surpasses the same total figure for 2016

More Americans have already cast early ballots in this year's presidential race than all of those who ended up voting before Election Day and by absentee combined in 2016. More... Read more ...

Beijing targets US arms producers with sanctions over $1.8bn deal with Taiwan

Beijing targets US arms producers with sanctions over $1.8bn deal with Taiwan

China says it will impose sanctions on top US weapons manufacturers over a massive sale of their products to Taiwan. The Pentagon approved the deal last week, infuriating... Read more ...

Rays' Manuel Margot tries to steal home in Game 5 of the World Series

Rays' Manuel Margot tries to steal home in Game 5 of the World Series

Margot took a risk to try to steal a run, but he was narrowly beaten at the plate. Read more ...