Paleontologists See Stars as Software Bleeps Scientific Terms

When their annual conference was moved online, they were amused to find seemingly benign words blocked and replaced with asterisks during virtual sessions.

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Big Tech Funds a Think Tank Pushing for Fewer Rules. For Big Tech.

Google, Amazon and Qualcomm finance a George Mason University institute teaching a hands-off approach to antitrust regulators and judges.

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BookExpo Proves You Can Have a Trade Show in a Pandemic, Virtually

The publishing industry’s annual event, normally staged at the cavernous Javits Center, moved some programming online and reached a big digital crowd.

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Art Biennials Were Testing Grounds. Now They Are Being Tested.

As the pandemic clears the calendar, curators around the world reimagine how — and if — we will gather for art.

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