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To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

Advertisement SAN FRANCISCO — In 2014, Russians working for a shadowy firm called the Internet Research Agency started gathering American followers in online groups focused on issues like religion and immigration. Around mid-2015, the Russians began buying digital ads to spread their messages. A year later, they tapped their followers ...

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WIRED’s Required Science Reading From 2016

If your resolution for the coming year is to spend less time on your commute scrolling through Twitter or playing “Puzzler on the Roof,” there’s no shortage of fantastic and fantastical new books you can use to take a break from mindless screen time. Curating this year’s new arrivals was ...

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2016 Was a Pivotal Year in the War on Climate Change

No nation can fight climate change alone. And few have any reason to do so anyway—overhauling your entire economy is pricey work. So, it was pretty remarkable when nearly 200 countries came together in Paris at the end of 2015 and agreed to take action against catastrophic warming. And for ...

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2016 on track for hottest year on record

This is the third year in a row we’ve had record-breaking temperatures. Video provided by Newsy Newslook A malnourished cow walks along a dried-up riverbed in the village of Chivi, Zimbabwe, on Jan. 29.(Photo: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, AP) 2016 is forecast to break the record for the hottest year since records ...

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