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Before There Was #MeToo, There Was Mary Cunningham

Advertisement In the tightknit community of St. Helena, Calif., Mary Cunningham Agee is known as the Tomato Lady. She grows the best heirlooms, giving them out, along with basil, cabbage and cauliflower, to her Napa Valley neighbors. Vineyards line both sides of her 4,000-square-foot farmhouse, the one with the soft ...

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Why Grenfell Tower Burned: Regulators Put Cost Before Safety

LONDON — The doorbell woke Yassin Adam just before 1 a.m. A neighbor was frantically alerting others on the fourth floor of Grenfell Tower about a fire in his apartment. “My fridge blew up,” the man shouted. Residents of Grenfell Tower had complained for years that the 24-story public housing ...

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Long Before It Lost Turf, ISIS Was Already Targeting Britain

LONDON — In the weeks after Islamic State operatives struck Paris in November 2015, the group released a prerecorded video of the killers. They stared into the camera, waved serrated knives, raged at the West and specifically warned Britain: You’re next. Footage showed scenes of London through a gunsight. For ...

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Signs of Wage Error by Uber Came Well Before an Admission

Uber said last week that it had recently discovered an accounting error that had deprived New York drivers of tens of millions of dollars, and vowed to pay back drivers every cent, with interest. Now evidence has emerged suggesting that Uber and New York State regulators were aware of the ...

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4 Things Robots Need to Learn Before Working With Humans

The robots are coming. And really, in some ways, they’re already here. If you’ve ever tripped over a robot vacuum, you’ve actually waded into the fascinating frontier that is human-robot interaction. If humans are at all going to get along with increasingly sophisticated robots, we need to figure out how ...

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The War Over Forensic Science Started Well Before Jeff Sessions

Forensic science—the techniques law enforcement applies to cases, CSI-style—desperately needs an overhaul. Although investigators regularly use procedures like fingerprinting, hair strand analysis, and bite mark matching, evidence of their accuracy remains scant. Worse, experts often overstate their effectiveness in court. To bolster the field’s validity, the Obama administration launched the National Commission on ...

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Wearables Could Soon Know You’re Sick Before You Do

Mike Snyder was clearing brush behind his brother’s western Massachusetts house, erecting a fence to keep deer from the blueberries, when the tick bit him. A few days later, on a flight to Norway with his family, his palms itched and his head grew woozy. So the Stanford geneticist dumped ...

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