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Trump Targets Pell Grant Money for NASA's Budget Boost
For Trans People, Gender-Swap Photo Filters Are No Mere Game
Due to Increasing Tensions, US Forcing Chinese Company to Sell Grindr By 2020

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For Trans People, Gender-Swap Photo Filters Are No Mere Game

Trump Targets Pell Grant Money for NASA's Budget Boost

By Jeff McMillan |
The gender-bending selfies accompanied by flip or sarcastic comments are flooding social feeds since Snapchat introduced a filter this month allowing users to swap gender appearanc...

Singapore PM Says Call to Curb Online Violence 'Effective'

By Annabelle Liang | May 19
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Friday that a global call to curb the spread of hate and extremism on internet platforms was an "effective" response to the New Zealand mosque attacks, but stopped short of endorsing it.

Why Is the Pentagon Interested in UFOs?

Why Is the Pentagon Interested in UFOs?

By Iain Boyd | May 18
U.S. Navy pilots and sailors won't be considered crazy for reporting unidentified flying objects, under new rules meant to encourage them to keep track of what they see.

Israeli Disinformation Campaign Targeted Nigerian Election

Israeli Disinformation Campaign Targeted Nigerian Election

May 18
A U.S. think tank that analyzes misinformation online has found that an Israel-based influence campaign busted by Facebook had stumped for the winning candidate in the February 2019 Nigerian presidential elections.

Schools Turn to Technology to Reduce Toll During Shootings

Schools Turn to Technology to Reduce Toll During Shootings

By Stefanie Dazio | May 17
Efforts to combat the intractable problem of school shootings are starting to shift from preventing the violence to reducing the number of victims through technology that speeds up law enforcement's response.

Using A Smartphone to Sound Out Sign of Kids' Ear Infections

Using A Smartphone to Sound Out Sign of Kids' Ear Infections

By Lauran Neergaard | May 17
Researchers have created a way for a smartphone to "hear" a warning sign of ear infections — fluid buildup behind the eardrum.