‘Good Enough’ Rules the World

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. During a pandemic, it’s great to have Amazon, Netflix and TikTok at our fingertips. And their success…

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Chinese and Malaysian hackers charged by US over attacks

image copyrightReuters The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has charged five Chinese and two Malaysian men with hacking more than 100 companies. The two Malaysian businessman “conspired” with two of the Chinese hackers to target…

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A Solar Forecast With Good News for Civilization as We Know It

The sun is beginning to perk up again. An international panel of scientists announced on Tuesday that the sun had emerged from the quietest part of its 11-year sunspot cycle and had now entered the…

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Coronavirus testing: Government claims on test centres and international comparisons fact-checked

Image copyright Getty Images The government is facing criticism over its “world-beating” coronavirus testing system after people reported struggles to get tests, including being offered slots at testing centres a long way away. Prime Minister…

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The Politics of Fiction

In the midst of a global pandemic, a national struggle toward racial justice and a profoundly consequential U.S. election, this moment can be difficult to grasp. Can fiction help us make sense of it all…

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We Must Act Now: ‘Hungry Families Can’t Wait’

We Must Act Now: ‘Hungry Families Can’t Wait’

To the Editor: Re “Vans Full of Families Lined Up for Food” (news article, Sept. 4): Families with children are experiencing alarming rates of food insecurity. Research shows that Black, Latinx and Native American households…

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We Must Act Now: ‘Hungry Families Can’t Wait’

We Must Act Now: ‘Hungry Families Can’t Wait’

To the Editor: Re “Vans Full of Families Lined Up for Food” (news article, Sept. 4): Families with children are experiencing alarming rates of food insecurity. Research shows that Black, Latinx and Native American households…

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Afghan Migrants Charged With Arson in Fires that Destroyed Lesbos Camp

Afghan Migrants Charged With Arson in Fires that Destroyed Lesbos Camp

MYTILENE, Greece (AP) — Four Afghans were charged with arson on Wednesday for the alleged involvement in fires that destroyed most of a large migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, authorities said. The…

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How to Fight a Wildfire: Grueling Work and Managing Risks

How to Fight a Wildfire: Grueling Work and Managing Risks

The basic techniques for fighting wildfires have changed little in decades. Aircraft dropping water and chemicals from the sky, and on the ground bulldozers, adzes, chain saws and the boots of thousands of firefighters racing…

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Brooklyn Museum to Sell 12 Works as Pandemic Changes the Rules

It is the kind of sale that once would have engendered criticism, perhaps even sanctions: The Brooklyn Museum is putting 12 works up for auction at Christie’s next month — including paintings by Cranach, Courbet…

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