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How to safely find out what's on a mysterious USB device

Wow, look at all those USB drives. Are they safe? Who knows! (Esa Riutta via Pixabay/) Companies like to hand out USB drives like candy. At media functions, for example, these flash storage devices contain product photos, press information, and details about businesses that hope the journalists who receive them …

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Which Is the Better Buy?

If you, like me, are on the Apple bandwagon, it’s time to start thinking about the next phone you’re going to buy now that Apple has debuted the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. But there are plenty of great phones that don’t start with an “i,” too. If you’re …

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Comets could all come from the same place

Comets present a pristine picture of the early solar system. (NASA/MSFC/Aaron Kingery/) From the ascending soul of Julius Cesar to the onset of the black death, humans have found no shortage of meaning in the streaking of comets across the skies. Not until more recently, however, did astronomers uncover the …

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Four master tools for your bug repellent arsenal

If you’re really against using DEET, you could try this essential oil blend, which I’ve used to fight off bugs in the past. It smells like sweet lemons and is made of six different therapeutic grade essential oils: citronella, rosemary, sweet lavandin, eucalyptus, peppermint, and catnip. Dab it on your …

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The next big space race is happening in Asia

The launch vehicle carrying Chandrayaan-2 lifted off from Sriharikota, India, in late July 2019. (Indian Space Research Organization via AP/) On September 7, India’s Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission deployed its Vikram lander for an attempted landing at the moon’s south pole. Communications with the lander were lost just minutes prior to …

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