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  • Giant reptile ruled the Jurassic seas

    It's official: A giant marine reptile that roamed the seas roughly 150 million years ago is a new species, researchers say. It spanned about 40 feet and had a 6.5-foot-long skull with a bite four times as powerful as Tyrannosaurus rex.

    October 31, 2012

  • Twitter.jpg Slate: Twitter for people who don't like Twitter

    Did you watch Tuesday night's presidential debate on one screen or two? If you answered "Why the heck would I need two screens to watch TV?," then you missed half the show.

    October 19, 2012 1 Photo

  • Slate: Should we screen kids' brains and genes to ID future criminals?

    If you read judicial opinions in serious crime cases, which always seem to describe every gruesome and salacious detail, you will almost surely reach two conclusions. First, no "normal" person could ever commit many of the horrific acts described in those cases.

    October 19, 2012

  • Even a runner leaves a carbon footprint

    About 30,000 runners will invade Washington Oct. 28 for the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon. The race's popularity has skyrocketed since its inception in 1976, when 1,175 participants undertook the lung-busting challenge.

    October 17, 2012

  • Payton Miller col sig.jpg Redbud leaffolder appearing again

    Those leaffolding caterpillars are at it again. This spring I think every tree in Oklahoma had the problem. But additional generations of the pesky caterpillars are back for a second act this fall.

    October 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2012-10-11 at 3.52.52 PM.png VIDEO: Kelly says Shuttle Endeavour amazing up close

    Mark Kelly, the last commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour, talks about the importance of the spacecraft ahead of its move to the California Science Center near Los Angeles.

     

    October 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • Slate: Pay up or the hard drive gets it

    You've just opened a Web page or clicked a link in an email when your computer's desktop goes gray. A browser window pops up with the FBI logo in the top left corner.

    October 17, 2012

  • Slate: Hard times in FarmVille

    Nobody in Silicon Valley respects Zynga. Sure, the prolific developer of Facebook games has long been considered a "hot" startup, one that hit all the early markers of success.

    October 17, 2012

  • IPhone_5.png How to stop Apple's iOS6 from tracking your activity for advertisers

    The new iPhone 5 swept you off your feet in September. It dazzled you with sapphire crystals and diamond-cut edges; vibrant, kaleidoscopic Retinas that seemed to peer straight into your soul; and longer battery life - when you were awake, so was it.
    But something didn't feel quite right. You couldn't put your finger on it - but it was as if the iPhone didn't trust you. As if it felt the need to track your every move.

    October 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • Slate: The iPhone 5 is a miracle

    The iPhone 5 is the best phone ever to grace the earth. It beats every single rival on just about every metric you can think of, including speed, battery life, and especially beauty and workmanship.

    October 9, 2012

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