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[NyTimes] : "BEIJING — China launched the world's first quantum communications satellite from the Gobi Desert early Tuesday, a major step in the country's bid to be at the forefront of quantum research, which could lead to new, completely secure methods of transmitting information.<p>Researchers hope to use the …"
[NyTimes] : "Kids these days: They just aren't pulling out the plastic like they did in the past.<p>Data from the Federal Reserve indicates that the percentage of Americans under 35 who hold credit card debt has fallen to its lowest level since 1989, when the Fed began collecting data in a standardized way, …"
[NyTimes] : "This column is about escapist social networks, but let's start with Donald J. Trump because he seems more or less inescapable right now.<p>According to the research firm mediaQuant, the Republican presidential nominee has received the equivalent of around $4.3 billion in media coverage over the last …"
[NyTimes] : "FRANKFURT — Volkswagen owners in the United States will receive about $20,000 per car as compensation for the company's diesel deception. Volkswagen owners in Europe at most get a software update and a short length of plastic tubing.<p>The startling gap in treatment is the result of European laws that …"
[NyTimes] : "In 2003, researchers declared Coral Castle dead.<p>On the floor of a remote island lagoon halfway between Hawaii and Fiji, the giant reef had been devastated by unusually warm water. Its remains looked like a pile of drab dinner plates tossed into the sea. Research dives in 2009 and 2012 had shown …"
[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Last March, Twitter and Facebook, along with other tech companies, faced off over which of them would get the rights to live-stream National Football League games on Thursday nights.<p>Twitter, in a rare win against larger rivals, emerged victorious with the deal. The N.F.L. saw …"
[NyTimes] : "In early summer, after the company formerly called Tribune Publishing had rejected two takeover offers from Gannett, two of its biggest investors found themselves in an escalating dispute. The investment firm Oaktree Capital Management was publicly questioning the motives of Michael W. Ferro Jr., …"
[NyTimes] : "The notion of nodding off under the stars to the crackle of a fire in the shadow of ancient ponderosa pines sounds dreamy. Here's the catch. Though I love communing with nature, I detest discomfort. This includes interacting with moist soil and insects as well as partaking in tiresome camp chores …"
[NyTimes] : "<b>Correction: January 17, 2016</b><p>This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An article last week about 52 places to go in 2016 misstated the timing of a visit Pope Francis will make to Mexico City. He will be there in February, not in the spring. Because of an editing error, the …"
[NyTimes] : "The Bauhaus Building rises over Dessau, a small, postindustrial city in eastern Germany, like a futuristic message from the past. With its suspended glass facades, exposed steel gridding and asymmetrical layout, the three-wing complex feels both modern and familiar. But when it was finished in …"
[NyTimes] : "On paper, the plot of the series “Stranger Things,” a runaway summer hit from Netflix, reads like a Dungeons & Dragons campaign. And an early scene takes place in a suburban Indiana basement in 1983, with four adolescent boys debating the best way to defeat a mythical Demogorgon. When a version of …"
[NyTimes] : "Chief among my favorite Facebook memories is the time that a high-powered journalist of my acquaintance breezily informed us all that he was at the Grill Room of the Four Seasons with Ted Danson, tucking into some sea urchin. To which one friend responded, “That's funny, because I'm at the Midtown …"
[NyTimes] : "WASHINGTON — In nearly eight years in office, President Obama has sought to reshape the nation with a sweeping assertion of executive authority and a canon of regulations that have inserted the United States government more deeply into American life.<p>Once a presidential candidate with deep …"
[NyTimes] : "STAMFORD, Conn. — NBC Sports' promise to stream every sport live at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is fulfilled here at its headquarters — a former Clairol factory — where the digital feeds from every event are sent to tablets, computers, smartphones and other connected devices. They are …"
[NyTimes] : "WESTCLIFFE, Colo. — As people around the world stepped into their backyards or onto rooftops to peer up at the annual spectacle of the Perseid meteor shower early on Friday morning, few of them had a view like Wilson Jarvis and Steve Linderer.<p>At 2:30 a.m. as the light show was peaking, the two men …"
[NyTimes] : "The Greenland shark is a ludicrously late bloomer.<p>This lazy-looking, Arctic predator reaches sexual maturity when it's about 150 years old. Though more than a century of prepubescence might sound bad, there's a bright side for the sea creature. Once it hits adulthood, it still has another hundred …"