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Reusing needles leads to millions of cases of hepatitis and HIV. But engineering a solution was not easy.

The world wide web still isn't all that worldwide.

Attorney General Eric Holder has a message for Congress: America needs a national standard for notifying consumers and law enforcement of data breaches.

  • Danielle Douglas
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  • Feb 24, 2014
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Peter Thiel says housing affordability is holding back innovation and entrepreneurship. Who's disrupting that?

But it's not entirely their fault -- the responsibilities of the oval office pre-empt being on the cutting edge of tech trends.

They form more frequently and fail faster, but when they stick around, they make it big.

For over two years, many Congressional websites featured a hidden Flight of the Conchords Easter egg. This is the story of how that came to be.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 5, 2013
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Housing is getting built in the Bay. Meanwhile, the region's doing fine.

Congress is turning toward copyright reform. But who are they listening to?

  • Derek Khanna
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  • May 21, 2013
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For more than a decade, Yahoo has thought of itself as a media company rather than a software firm. Is that why its software products have been so mediocre?

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • May 20, 2013
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Government funding for scientific research is set to fall and then stagnate in the decade ahead. Scientists are warning that the U.S. could lose its technological edge. But how dire is the situation, really?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Feb 26, 2013
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Who can resist an academic paper with a title like "The Economics of Spam"? A look at how much spam costs us (around $20 billion per year), who benefits, and why it's so hard to stop our inboxes from filling up with junk.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 10, 2012
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A new paper alleges that growing spending in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid is crowding out spending on investments like education, research and development, and infrastructure. There are two reasons why this is misleading.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 3, 2012
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