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Live SpaceX NASA Launch Updates

When is the launch, and how can I watch it? On Saturday, for the first time since the retirement of the space shuttles in July 2011, NASA astronauts are scheduled to blast off from American soil on an American rocket to the International Space Station. In contrast to astronaut launches in the past when NASA […]

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In Lockdown, a Neighborhood Opens Up

The residents of Bernal Heights, a dense little neighborhood built around a grassy hill in the south of San Francisco, have been under lockdown a long time — since March 17, to be exact, when the city became among the first in the United States to shut down. With incomes and freedom lost, and boredom […]

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A Trump vs. Twitter Week

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. If I went back in time to describe this week on the internet to the 2015 version of myself, I wouldn’t have believed it. We’re in the middle of a pandemic, protests against police brutality are gripping […]

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Google Rescinds Offers to Thousands of Contract Workers

OAKLAND, Calif. — Google, facing an advertising slump caused by the pandemic, has rescinded offers to several thousand people who had agreed to work at the company as temporary and contract workers. “We’re slowing our pace of hiring and investment, and are not bringing on as many new starters as we had planned at the […]

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The President Versus the Mods

As a teen in the early 2000s, I spent a lot of time on online message boards. They were funny, chaotic places where my fellow nerds and I spent hours arguing about everything under the sun: sports, music, video games, the latest episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” No matter the topic, there was one […]