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NASA Aims to Measure Vital Snow Data from Satellites

NASA Aims to Measure Vital Snow Data from Satellites

By Dan Elliott | Feb 22
Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows - water that sustains a substantial share of the global population.

WhatsApp Adds 'Status' Feature in Nod to Past and Future

WhatsApp Adds 'Status' Feature in Nod to Past and Future

By Barbara Ortutay | Feb 22
In a nod to its past as well as its future, WhatsApp is adding a "status" feature that lets users tell their contacts what they are up to.

Milo Yiannopoulos Apologizes for Remarks, Quits Breitbart

Milo Yiannopoulos Apologizes for Remarks, Quits Breitbart

By Deepti Hajela | Feb 21
Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned as editor of Breitbart Tech after coming under fire from other conservatives over comments on sexual relationships between boys and older men.

Electronic Media Searches at Border Crossings Raise Worry

Electronic Media Searches at Border Crossings Raise Worry

By Gillian Flaccus | Feb 21
Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports.

Study: Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate

Study: Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate

By Maria Danilova | Feb 21
Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk.