Boaty McBoatface returns with 'unprecedented' data

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We may not all live in a yellow submarine, but Boaty McBoatface -- the internet's favorite golden-hued robotic submersible -- returned home to the United Kingdom last week with "unprecedented data" about some of the coldest and deepest ocean waters on the planet that may help scientists better understand climate change, researchers said in a statement Wednesday.

Identity wars

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Hong Kongers are getting better at speaking Mandarin, but speaking the language is a taboo to many.

War of verse

1 year 1 month ago
A comment by a prominent politician has touched off a fevered debate over Russian influence in a former Soviet republic.

Cyberattacks will only get worse

1 year 1 month ago
Yet another major cyber extortion campaign is wrecking computer networks all over the world -- and we need to start thinking about cyber safety more comprehensively and include users in solving the problem. This effort must begin with an assessment of user risk, not just technical risk -- because all signs indicate that there is still worse to come.