The TSA Found a Record Number of Guns at Airports in 2019

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Brazil Opens ‘Spectacular’ Antarctic Research Base — but Will It Get the Cash Needed to Fulfill Its Potential?

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NSA Reveals Major Flaw in Microsoft’s Windows 10 Code

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The Unholy Trinity of Illegal Campaign Coordination

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ever since the Supreme Court reopened the floodgates for unlimited political contributions in its controversial Citizens

Raising the Minimum Wage by $1 May Prevent Thousands of Suicides

Reading Time: 2 minutes PODCAST: Why Was an Alleged Rape Victim Convicted for Lying? (Chris) From the Guardian: “[Last] week,

An Experiment in Decency

Reading Time: 17 minutes A federal investigation following the 2014 protests in Ferguson, MO, revealed that much of the town’s

California Budget Proposal Includes $1 Billion ‘Green Loan Fund’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Once again, California is leading the way in innovation. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) 2020 budget proposal

Gardening Trends for 2020: Think Unconventional, Sustainable

Reading Time: 2 minutes FBI Surveillance Vendor Threatens to Sue Tech Reporters (Mili) From Gizmodo: “Motherboard on Thursday revealed that

Lawmakers Grill Voting Machine Vendors on Paperless Machines

Reading Time: 4 minutes The heads of three top voting-machine vendors testified before the Committee on House Administration Thursday, with

Iranian Cyberattacks Feared After Killing of Top General

Reading Time: 2 minutes Duncan Hunter Will Probably Get His Congressional Pension Despite Guilty Plea (Reader Steve) The author writes,

Australian PM Defends His Response to Deadly Fires

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Ignoring Warning Signs: Officials Approve Vulnerable Voting Machines

Reading Time: 8 minutes Election officials know very well that using outdated and costly touchscreen voting machines — which are

‘We Sleep in Our Gas Masks’: Eyewitness to Australia’s Firestorm

Reading Time: 4 minutes This is a firsthand account from our local correspondent SOUTH EAST AUSTRALIA – We have been

How Will Iran Respond After US Kills Top General?

Reading Time: 14 minutes Six months ago, WhoWhatWhy presented a cast of characters that could trigger a war between the

New Year’s Eve Sees Nationwide Gun Violence, Ending Record-High Year of Mass Killings

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lawmakers Pledge ERA Will Pass in Virginia. Then What? (Reader Steve) The author writes, “The proposed

Science Students, Teachers Get Times Square New Year’s Stage

Reading Time: 2 minutes Waters Off California Are Acidifying Twice as Fast as the Global Ocean (Mili)  The author writes,

US Firms Are Forcing Workers to Train Their Own Foreign Replacements

Reading Time: 2 minutes A ‘Candyland for Sheriffs’ (Reader Steve) From ProPublica: “California has given counties more than $8 billion

5 Green Reasons to Stay Hopeful as the Hottest Decade on Record Ends

Reading Time: < 1 minute 5 Major Trump Climate Rollbacks You Might Have Missed in 2019 (Mili)  From CNBC: “Major

Study Shows How Pollution, Climate Change Could Make Us Dumber

Reading Time: 2 minutes Colleges Are Turning Students’ Phones Into Surveillance Machines (Chris) The author writes, “Short-range phone sensors and

Automatic Voter Registration Efforts Face Setbacks

Reading Time: 3 minutes Automatic Voter Registration Efforts Face Setbacks: The Massachusetts state legislature passed a bill in 2018 that would

It Seemed Like a Popular Chat App. It’s Secretly a Spy Tool.

Reading Time: 2 minutes UNC Campus Police Used Geofencing Tech to Monitor Antiracism Protesters (Chris) The author writes, “State investigators

Boris Johnson, Brexit and the UK Election — What the US Thinks

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the UK’s general election, the Conservative party, led by right-wing Prime Minister Boris Johnson, won