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Can't Protect The Real White House? Get An $8 Million Fake One

It's no secret that the Secret Service has had a few public-relations problems over the past few years. Not the least of which was a man who scaled the White House fence and made it all the way inside the home of the American president and his family.

Would Automatic Voter Registration Increase Turnout?

Go to renew your driver's license in Oregon, and you will now be signed up to vote automatically.

Facebook's Suicide Prevention Tools Connect Friends, Test Privacy

People who struggle with suicidal thoughts will often reach out to friends and family first. But when our social circle lives online these days, the biggest social media networks grapple with how to intervene and with getting users the right kind of help.

In Intense Desert Training, Marine Women Fight For Place On Front Lines

In the dry and craggy hills of California's Mojave Desert, Capt. Ray Kaster tries to shout over the din of a machine gun to be heard by Alpha Company, the unit of Marines he's working with during a month of rigorous instruction at Twentynine Palms training center.

What Cockroaches With Backpacks Can Do. Ah-mazing

Cockroaches are widely despised. They're attracted to filth. They frighten people, even give them nightmares.

Pew: Nearly One-Third Of Americans Hide Information Online

Almost a third of Americans have taken steps to hide or shield their information online since Edward Snowden publicized National Security Agency surveillance practices.

Making Pies For Pi Day: Think Inside The Circle

Editor's note: A version of this story was published in March 2011. Get ready to roll out some dough, because it's almost Pi Day.

Behold! The Cosmos Created From The Contents Of A Kitchen

Surely, you've heard of making food in space. Astronauts have to eat, right?

FCC Publishes Full Text Of Net Neutrality Rules

Two weeks after it voted to approve rules on net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission has released the full text of the Open Internet Order. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler calls it "a shining example of American democracy at work."

Researchers Think There's A Warm Ocean On Enceladus

Saturn's moon Enceladus is a mystery. From Earth it looks tiny and cold, and yet it's not a dead hunk of rock.

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