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U.S. military puts 'great power competition' at heart of strategy: Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military has put countering China and Russia at the center of a new national defense strategy unveiled on Friday, the latest sign of shifting American priorities after more than a decade and a half of focusing on the fight against Islamist militants. In unveiling the new strategy, which will set priorities for the Pentagon for... Read More

Newark's Amazon HQ2 Bid Reveals What's at Stake For Every Finalist City

Newark's Amazon HQ2 Bid Reveals What's at Stake For Every Finalist City
Newark’s Amazon HQ2 Bid Reveals What’s at Stake For Every Finalist City Amazon’s list of finalists for the location of its second headquarters holds few surprises. Following months of hype in cities and small towns across America, the 20 that made the final cut are altogether expected—major business centers and transit hubs like New York, Boston, Atlanta, and Los Angeles,... Read More

Amazon's New Home, Ford's Electric Plan, and More This Week in the Future of Cars

Amazon's New Home, Ford's Electric Plan, and More This Week in the Future of Cars
Amazon’s New Home, Ford’s Electric Plan, and More This Week in the Future of Cars It’s January, but already 2018’s car industry is looking a little Harvey Dent-ish. At Las Vegas’ Consumer Electronic Show, automakers, suppliers, and the developers who love them showed off futuristic visions: electric, connected, autonomous, luxury vehicles that scream, in neon, NEW! But a few days... Read More

This Year's Sundance Lineup Might Be Its Most Crucial Yet

This Year's Sundance Lineup Might Be Its Most Crucial Yet
This Year’s Sundance Lineup Might Be Its Most Crucial Yet Every year important movies come to the Sundance Film Festival. Documentaries about global warming, narrative features about the trials of incarceration, stories of marginalized communities—they’re all screening from sunup to sundown. Yet this year’s Sundance lineup might be its most crucial, and timely, yet. Related Stories That’s because at a... Read More

For Contraception, Natural Cycles’ Guess Is as Good as Yours

For Contraception, Natural Cycles’ Guess Is as Good as Yours
For Contraception, Natural Cycles’ Guess Is as Good as Yours Last year, a small Swedish startup made waves with what it called the world’s first form of “digital contraception.” The company’s product, a smartphone app called Natural Cycles, pairs with a thermometer to track women’s basal temperature every day, then uses that data to make predictions about ovulation. Rather than... Read More