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[NyTimes] : "One of the great treasures in ocean preserves is the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, established in 2009 and expanded in 2014 to cover about 370,000 square miles.<p>That's a lot of water to explore, and this year the research vessel Okeanos Explorer has been doing just that, …"
[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — The big banks and Silicon Valley are waging an escalating battle over your personal financial data, including the amount you spent on dinner last week and how much you are paying for your mortgage.<p>Technology start-ups like Mint and Betterment have been building services that pull …"
[NyTimes] : "For animals that hibernate, making it to spring is no small feat. Torpor — the state of reduced bodily activity that occurs during hibernation — is not restful. By the time they emerge, hibernating animals are often sleep-deprived: Most expend huge bursts of energy to arouse themselves occasionally …"
[NyTimes] : "WASHINGTON — The assertion by the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Devin Nunes, that he saw intelligence reports showing that government surveillance programs “incidentally” collected communications involving Trump transition team members between November and …"
[NyTimes] : "“I know maybe the president is watching.”<p>So said Brian Kilmeade, co-host of “Fox and Friends,” on Thursday morning's show. It was no mere boast, since President Trump has publicly stated his affection for the show and for Fox News, the channel on which it airs. If Mr. Trump was indeed tuning in, he …"
[NyTimes] : "California's clean-air agency voted on Friday to push ahead with stricter emissions standards for cars and trucks, setting up a potential legal battle with the Trump administration over the state's plan to reduce planet-warming gases.<p>The vote, by the California Air Resources Board, is the boldest …"
[NyTimes] : "Single, childless and 68, Steven Gold has begun to think about future mobility and independence. Although in good health, he can foresee a time when he won't be a confident driver, if he can drive at all. While he hopes to continue to live in his suburban Detroit home, he wonders how he will be …"
[NyTimes] : "Google moved on Tuesday to protect its lucrative advertising business by giving marketers greater control over where their ads appear online, after major clients withdrew spots that were shown next to hate speech and other offensive material.<p>Google has become a global advertising behemoth, …"
How Tyler Brûlé has extended Monocle beyond simply a magazine for the jet set » Nieman Journalism Lab
[NyTimes] : "As biological research races forward, ethical quandaries are piling up. In a report published Tuesday in the journal eLife, researchers at Harvard Medical School said it was time to ponder a startling new prospect: synthetic embryos.<p>In recent years, scientists have moved beyond in vitro …"
[NyTimes] : "During a February ride in San Francisco, Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, was recorded arguing with and eventually berating an Uber driver from the back seat of his car. The driver, who had been working with the company since 2011, accused Kalanick of undercutting drivers of high-end …"
[NyTimes] : "When Amanda Yeram was 17, she left her home in Southern Maine, and, following in her father's footsteps, joined the Marines. “I was chasing my boyfriend, who had previously enlisted,” Yeram said. “I thought what a great adventure and opportunity to be with the one I love.”<p>The couple soon married, …"
[NyTimes] : "“Tough” takes on new meaning when it is used to describe the tardigrade.<p>This microscopic animal, also known as the water bear for its tubby appearance, can survive being frozen, boiled, exposed to extreme radiation and high pressures, being starved for several years and put into the vacuum of space …"
[NyTimes] : "This interview with <b>Mark Nathan</b>, C.E.O. of Zipari, a health insurance software company, was conducted and condensed by <b>Adam Bryant</b>.<p><b>Q. What were your early years like?</b><p><b>A.</b> I grew up in a small town, Delmar, outside of Albany, N.Y. I was always building stuff, like forts and BMX trails. They were big …"
[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Kalanick, the famously combative chief executive of Uber, took the stage at a Vanity Fair conference in San Francisco last October and quickly faced a prickly question. Why all the blunders at the company, Vanity Fair's editor, Graydon Carter, asked. And had Mr. Kalanick …"