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Eddie Woo: How Can Math Help Us Understand The Complexity Of The Universe?

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Phylecia Jones: How Can We Encourage Girls To Keep Pursuing Math?

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Adam Spencer: Why Are Monster Prime Numbers Important?

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During the era that social media and smartphones has risen, depression and stress among young people has also risen. Roy James Shakespeare/Getty Images hide caption

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A Rise In Depression Among Teens And Young Adults Could Be Linked To Social Media Use

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Electric scooters are pictured on a sidewalk in Paris in June 2018. Multiple companies offer the small vehicles for rent by the minute in cities around the world, including many in the U.S. Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Charges All Those Electric Scooters? Follow A Nocturnal 'Juicer'

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After years of light regulation, the tech industry is coming under scrutiny from Congress and regulators due to a series of privacy breaches. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Targeting Online Privacy, Congress Sets A New Tone With Big Tech

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The U.S. has warned Germany about possible repercussions of using Huawei in its upcoming 5G mobile network, citing security concerns. Here, a billboard for the Chinese telecom giant is seen in the Berlin Hauptbahnhof railway station. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators shout during a Free Internet rally in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday. The protesters fear widespread censorship and isolation, following a bill that calls for Russia to be cut off from the global Internet. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Kate Devlin, who studies human-computer interactions, says we're on the cusp of a sexual revolution driven by robotics and artificial intelligence. Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks to local residents last Friday in the Queens borough of New York. She wants to break up tech giants. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Democratic Candidates Target Tech Giants, Who Are Major Party Donors

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Kate Klonick, assistant professor of law at St. John's University, gave her students an optional assignment for spring break: Try to identify a stranger based solely on what they reveal in public. Above, strangers commuting in London. Classen Rafael / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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Googling Strangers: One Professor's Lesson On Privacy In Public Spaces

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Most of us ignore the fine print. But one woman who didn't earned herself $10,000. Others have found themselves on the losing end of a contract they didn't bother to read. Sofie Delauw/Getty Images/Cultura RF hide caption

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Amazon is closing all 87 of its pop-up kiosks in the United States, such as one seen here in Denver. AAron Ontiveroz/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on May 1, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. He is pledging more enhanced privacy and other features when it comes to private messages. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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A video still from a mounted camera captures the moment before a self-driving Uber SUV fatally struck a woman in Tempe, Ariz., last March. A Yavapai County prosecutor found that Uber is not criminally liable for the crash. Tempe Police Department /AP hide caption

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