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Our personas at work are not what they used to be. Sarah Gonzales for NPR hide caption

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Does Bitcoin have a grip on the economy?

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Scientists hope the larvae of the darkling beetle — nicknamed "superworms" — might solve the world's trash crisis thanks to their uncanny ability to eat polystyrene. The University of Queensland hide caption

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How 'superworms' could help solve the trash crisis

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People are reflected in the window of the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The price of free stock trading

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A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. A new report says the technology's security is vulnerable. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Cryptocurrency tech is vulnerable to tampering, a DARPA analysis finds

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Customers pick up online orders at the Apple Store at the Towson Town Center in December 2020 in Towson, Md. Apple store employees in the Baltimore suburb voted to unionize by a nearly 2-to-1 margin on Saturday. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Sports betting is exploding across the U.S., but how companies advertise remains largely unregulated. Kyle Ellingson for NPR hide caption

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Sports betting ads are everywhere. Some worry gamblers will pay a steep price

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Elon Musk attends the 2022 Met Gala in New York City. The billionaire addressed Twitter staff for the first time since striking a deal to buy the social network. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum hide caption

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Blake Lemoine poses for a portrait in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Martin Klimek/for The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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The Google engineer who sees company's AI as 'sentient' thinks a chatbot has a soul

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Users beware: Apps are using a loophole in privacy law to track kids' phones

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A Tesla owner charges his vehicle in April 2021 at a charging station in Topeka, Kan.. Tesla reported 273 crashes involving partially automated driving systems, according to statistics released by U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday. Orlin Wagner/AP hide caption

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A person walks past a sign bearing Meta's logo at the company's Menlo Park headquarters in October 2021. The company is introducing new safety measures for younger Instagram users after facing widespread scrutiny. Noah Berger/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook parent company Meta releases new parental controls for Instagram

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There is wide agreement some regulation is needed, but who should do it is up for debate. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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There's a new plan to regulate cryptocurrencies. Here's what you need to know

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Claire Atkin (left) and Nandini Jammi founded the nonprofit group Check My Ads, which aims to defund disinformation online. Now, they have launched a campaign aimed at Fox News' online empire. Jon McMorran hide caption

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Group aiming to defund disinformation tries to drain Fox News of online advertising

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Researcher Lee Fisher (left) is working to merge prosthetic limbs with the nervous system. Pat Bayne (right) says a prototype has partially restored her sense of touch: "I know there's no hand there, but I can feel it." T. Betler/UPMC/Pitt Health Sciences hide caption

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Researchers work to create a sense of touch in prosthetic limbs

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