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What Good Is a Supercomputer If It Can’t Show Off?

In Tampa, the conference center’s roof leaked. In Austin, the airport flooded. In Reno, conference organizers had to wait until a motorcycle rally was over before they could do some setup. During preparation for the SC Conference, a supercomputing meeting, there’s always something getting in the way of networking. But ...

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Where the Booze Can Kill, and Putin Is Deemed a ‘Good Czar’

By NEIL MacFARQUHAR February 18, 2017 IRKUTSK, Russia — The overworked cleaning woman realized that her grown son was not just sleeping off his habitual hangover in the Siberian city of Irkutsk when she discovered — to her horror — that he had quietly gone blind. Even as his speech slurred and ...

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Put People on Mars by 2033—for the Good of the Nation

Could America be the first country to put humans on Mars? Should it be? And is it a race we can win? WIRED OPINION About Norm Augustine is the former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin. Captain Mark Kelly (USN, Ret.) (@ShuttleCDRKelly) is a former NASA astronaut who flew four ...

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Too Good to Be Ignored: Women Who Reached the Top in Sports

When AnnMaria De Mars was growing up in the 1960s and ’70s in Alton, Ill., a “short, fat little kid with real thick glasses,” as she described herself, there were few outlets for girls interested in sports. “Back then, Title IX hadn’t passed, so it was perfectly legal to say, ...

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Oh Good: Congress Can’t Even Agree to Protect the US From Zika

Mosquitoes don’t wait for Congress. But mosquito control programs? Public health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? They do have to wait for Congress, where Republicans are currently holding up  emergency funding for Zika. As the weather warms, ever more Aedes aegypti mosquitoes will hatch along the Gulf Coast, ...

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Vietnam's auto market forecast to see another good year

After posting a record growth of 55 percent last year, Vietnam’s automobile sales will continue to grow strong this year, albeit at a lower rate, news website VnMedia reported on Tuesday, citing local businesses. Executives of major producers and importers such as Ford Vietnam, GM Vietnam and Truong Hai Auto ...

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Being anxious could be good for you in a crisis

New findings by French researchers show that the brain devotes more processing resources to social situations that signal threat than those that are benign. The results in the journal eLife may help explain the apparent “sixth sense” we have for danger. This is the first time that specific regions of ...

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