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Why Government and Tech Can't Agree About Encryption

By Bree Fowler and Tami Abdollah | Nov 28
Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. But Uncle Sam isn't totally comfortable with that, because it's also complicating the work of tracking criminals and potential national-security threats.

Streaming Channels, the Gifts That Keep on Giving

By Lynn Elber | Nov 28
Looking for a holiday present that's a perfect fit, procrastinator-friendly and a constant reminder of your generosity? Consider a gift subscription to one of the abundance of streaming choices that range from mainstream to niche.

Scientists Say Feeding Fish Soy, Not Fish, More Sustainable

By Dirk Lammers | Nov 28
Research supported by the soybean industry is looking to convert some farm-raised fish into vegetarians.

Urban Students Grow Food at Los Angeles School Garden

By Amy Taxin | Nov 28
Elizabeth Castro had never tasted beets or kumquats before she joined an after-school gardening program at her inner-city Los Angeles high school.

College Programs Turning to Virtual Reality for Recruiting

By John Marshall | Nov 27
College football teams have been using virtual reality as a training tool, putting players in an interactive 360-degree environment without having to be on the field.

Samsung's Gear VR Shows the Promise of VR -- Today

By Anick Jesdanun | Nov 27
Samsung makes history of a sort Friday by launching the first major consumer-oriented virtual-reality headset. And its Gear VR headset is pretty impressive as first-generation devices go.

First Japanese Rocket with Commercial Payload Launched

Nov 26
The first Japanese rocket with a commercial payload headed into space Tuesday in a bid by Japan to enter the market for international satellite launches.

Nevada Issues Health Guidelines for Cryotherapy

By Sally Ho | Nov 26
Nevada has created health guidelines for cryotherapy after a Las Vegas spa worker was found dead in a tank that subjects users to subzero temperatures.

After Years of Delays, Palestinians Get High-Speed Mobile

By Mohammed Daraghmeh and Daniella Cheslow | Nov 26
Political science lecturer Amjad Abu el-Ez lived in London and Dubai for 17 years before returning home in 2014 to teach in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Lets Female Employees Review Workplaces

Nov 26
The site is being called the Yelp for maternity leave benefits.

Reusable Rocket: In A First, Booster Returns Safely to Earth

By Malcolm Ritter | Nov 25
A private space company announced Tuesday that it had landed a rocket upright and gently enough to be used again, a milestone in commercial aeronautics.

College's Holiday Break Starts Early After Social Media Hate Speech

By Dona Gordon Blankinship | Nov 25
After a racist thread on social media sparked outrage on a quiet Washington state campus, college officials sent students home a day early for the Thanksgiving holiday.

UN Weather Agency: It's Record Hot Out There This Year

By Seth Borenstein | Nov 25
Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.

Give the Gift of Tech: Built-In Charging Bags & Wallets

By Leane Italie | Nov 25
There are so many ways to charge a cell phone these days, what with all the portable gizmos and cases out there. So why are we still whining?

Pesticide-Makers Point to Other Culprits in Bee Die-Offs

By Emery P. Dalesio | Nov 25
A comparison of more than three dozen pesticides found neonics produced by Bayer CropScience and Syngenta among the chemicals most toxic to bees, according to a September study by USDA researchers.

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