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What's on tap for Google at I/O 2014

Don't let its DevCon facade fool you: Google I/O has plenty of interesting stuff for <i>everyone</i>. Most of the company's big announcements come during the day one keynote, which we'll be liveblogging tomorrow morning. This year's theme is "Design, Develop, Distribute," a slogan that doesn't reveal any …

CIA Sued for Failing to Disclose Senate Torture-Probe Records

A pair of open-gov­ern­ment ad­voc­ates are su­ing the CIA for its con­tin­ued secrecy re­gard­ing its al­leged hack­ing of Sen­ate com­puters, …

Surveillance

China orders media to 'delete' Hong Kong democracy poll

Communist Party propaganda chiefs order China's heavily controlled media to erase all mention of a referendum gauging support for democracy in Hong Kong<p>Chinese propaganda chiefs have ordered the country’s heavily controlled media to wipe all mention of an unofficial democracy referendum being held …

Hong Kong

Discussion: The Year In Music (So Far), 2014

On this week's show, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson to recount their favorite music from the first six months of 2014. They spin the ferocious punk energy of Perfect Pussy, the magnetic vocals of Broken Twin, absurdly catchy electro-pop from Sylvan Esso …

Mark Zuckerberg’s Group Threatens Republicans

A pro-immigration reform group funded by the Facebook mogul released a poll Tuesday showing that GOP incumbents could be in trouble without action on …

Mars Curiosity rover celebrates its first Martian year

NASA's Curiosity rover celebrates a Martian milestone this week -- its first full Martian year exploring the Red Planet. And to celebrate, it captured that cute selfie you see above.<p>Years pass more slowly on Mars than they do here on Earth. Because Mars is farther from the sun than we are, it takes …

Mars Rover

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Nanotech

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Scientists simulate time travel using light particles

We may never see practical time travel in our lifetimes, if it's possible at all. However, a team at the University of Queensland has given the Doc Browns of the world a faint glimmer of hope by simulating time travel on a very, very small scale. Their study used individual photons to replicate a …

Dems float campaign finance bill

Senate Democrats reintroduced transparency regulation on Tuesday that would rein in the ability of donors to give anonymously as part of an election year messaging broadside around campaign finance reform.<p>Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) resubmitted a version of the DISCLOSE Act that would require …

'Time Capsule to Mars' Kicks Off $25 Million Crowdfunding Campaign

A student-led project called Time Capsule to Mars kicked off a $25 million crowdfunding campaign on Monday, with the aim of sending 4-inch-wide probes to the Red Planet.<p>For 99 cents, supporters can upload a photo, an audio or video clip or a snippet of text to be included on a quartz-crystal memory …