Science & Technology

Two years ago the e-scooter company Bird launched in Santa Monica.  Now the buzzy little dockless two-wheelers are in 100 cities and counting. And along the way have aroused…

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In the last 50 years, the tech industry has re-shaped communication, the economy, and political landscape in America.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Church of Scientology, known for its celebrity members and questionable recruitment practices, is facing another scandal.

Actor Danny Masterson and Church of Scientology face harassment lawsuit

The Church of Scientology, known for its celebrity members and questionable recruitment practices, is facing another scandal.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Leave the city tonight and look up, and you may be in for a show of lights streaking across the sky.

Tips for catching the Perseid meteor shower

Leave the city tonight and look up, and you may be in for a show of lights streaking across the sky.

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The Russian government tried to hack election systems in all 50 states during the 2016 election, and in at least one state, Russians were in a place to delete or change voter data,…

Russia tried hacking election systems in all U.S. states, according to Senate report

The Russian government tried to hack election systems in all 50 states during the 2016 election, and in at least one state, Russians were in a place to delete or change voter data,…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

During his testimony on Wednesday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller discussed election security and Russian interference.

Meuller says Russians are still interfering in U.S. elections, so why won’t Congress act?

During his testimony on Wednesday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller discussed election security and Russian interference.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The California Supreme Court says tech companies like Facebook and Twitter have to turn over private posts and chats to defense lawyers.   
  That ruling comes in a gang-related…

The California Supreme Court says tech giants have to turn over private posts

The California Supreme Court says tech companies like Facebook and Twitter have to turn over private posts and chats to defense lawyers.  That ruling comes in a gang-related…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Bears, wolves and mountain lions are some of the fiercest predators on earth. But the human voice terrifies them all.

Why does the human voice scare animals?

Bears, wolves and mountain lions are some of the fiercest predators on earth. But the human voice terrifies them all.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There are computer hackers, life hackers, and now wealthy health nuts are becoming bio hackers.

Trying to achieve eternal life -- without doing all the work

There are computer hackers, life hackers, and now wealthy health nuts are becoming bio hackers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Elon Musk is developing implants that can read brain activity and then send it to a machine, which can translate it. His company, Neuralink, is testing this on animals.

Elon Musk is developing technology that can read your mind

Elon Musk is developing implants that can read brain activity and then send it to a machine, which can translate it. His company, Neuralink, is testing this on animals.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

By now you’ve probably heard of FaceApp. You upload a picture of yourself and then get to see what you’ll look like when you’re old.

Viral FaceApp raises privacy concerns

By now you’ve probably heard of FaceApp. You upload a picture of yourself and then get to see what you’ll look like when you’re old.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Etsy is an online marketplace for all things handmade and crafty. It's also a place to buy hard-to-find fruits in bulk, such as mangosteens, rambutans, and guava.

Can't find tropical fruit at the grocery store? Try Etsy

Etsy is an online marketplace for all things handmade and crafty. It's also a place to buy hard-to-find fruits in bulk, such as mangosteens, rambutans, and guava.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Fifty years ago - on July 16, 1969 - the Apollo 11 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center. The launch and the moon landing a few days later marked the highpoint of the Space Age.

How the Space Age influenced Southland design and architecture

Fifty years ago - on July 16, 1969 - the Apollo 11 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center. The launch and the moon landing a few days later marked the highpoint of the Space Age.

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The House and Senate are looking into Facebook’s plan to launch a currency called Libra. Neither side of the political aisle trusts Facebook, believing it's too big.

Can Facebook launch its cryptocurrency without support of lawmakers?

The House and Senate are looking into Facebook’s plan to launch a currency called Libra. Neither side of the political aisle trusts Facebook, believing it's too big.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Lawmakers in the Senate and House will question lobbyists and officials from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple on an array of issues, including whether they're so big they stifle competition.

Tech firms to face lawmakers over antitrust, digital currency

Lawmakers in the Senate and House will question lobbyists and officials from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple on an array of issues, including whether they're so big they stifle competition.

from NPR

Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 launched from the Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida.

How Downey, California helped put Apollo 11 on the moon (and get the astronauts back safely)

Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 launched from the Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida.

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Facebook's facial recognition program is called Deep Face, and every day it analyzes hundreds of millions of photos posted on the site, helping the company build the largest face…

Should you be concerned about Facebook's Deep Face?

Facebook's facial recognition program is called Deep Face, and every day it analyzes hundreds of millions of photos posted on the site, helping the company build the largest face…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump invited conservative think tanks, at least one conspiracy theorist, and some alt-right extremists to what he's calling a “social media summit” at the White House today.

Trump hosts 'social media summit' without social media companies

President Trump invited conservative think tanks, at least one conspiracy theorist, and some alt-right extremists to what he's calling a “social media summit” at the White House today.

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Marleen Martinez Sundgaard is the daughter of migrant farm workers from Mexico. As a child, she and her family would come to Washington state to work in the fields for nine months.

Dreaming of Mars, a scientist inspires others along the way

Marleen Martinez Sundgaard is the daughter of migrant farm workers from Mexico. As a child, she and her family would come to Washington state to work in the fields for nine months.

from Greater LA

When news broke that Jony Ive would leave Apple, where he served as the company’s design guru for 30 years, the company’s share price dropped by $9 billion.

Will Apple be less shiny without designer Jony Ive?

When news broke that Jony Ive would leave Apple, where he served as the company’s design guru for 30 years, the company’s share price dropped by $9 billion.

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