Brown bears look for salmon at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park.

Bear Cameras In America's National Parks Are Surging In Popularity

Bears cameras at Alaska's Katmai National Park give an intimate glimpse into the natural world, and they're rising in views.

 | Sam Eaton

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How Emojis Have Become Part Of The Legal Landscape

While most people use emojis to joke around in text, they often appear in pretty serious crime cases in court.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Research Shows Some Americans Are Almost Constantly On The Internet

Newsy explores the effects of constant internet use. One psychologist discusses internet addiction and how it changes the way we see the world.

 | Stephen Graddick IV and Jade Merritt

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Twitter Sues To Force Musk To Complete His $44B Acquisition

Musk and Twitter have been bracing for a legal fight since Musk said he was backing off of his agreement to buy the company.

 | AP

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Amazon Prime Day Comes Amid Slowdown In Online Sales Growth

The company has long used the two-day event — one of its biggest all year — to lure people to its Prime membership.

 | AP

MI5 Director General Ken McCallum, left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray meet at MI5 headquarters

U.S. And U.K. Intelligence Agencies Warn About China Threat

Beijing is targeting both politicians and businesspeople, stealing their data as part of a strategy known as the "thousand grains of sand."

 | Sasha Ingber

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HIPAA Won't Always Protect Your Health App Data In A Post-Roe World

Medical data is thought to be be private, but there are loopholes in HIPAA, especially when it comes to apps and possible abortion information.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Does Predictive Policing Technology Reduce Gun-Related Crime?

A predictive policing technology called ShotSpotter is helping detect shootings, but there are still questions about its effectiveness.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Alleged Chinese Police Database Hack Leaks Data Of 1 Billion People

In an online forum, someone offered to sell what they claimed was the information of one billion people obtained from a Shanghai police database.

 | AP

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How The Military Is Boosting Recruitment Through Video Games

With enlistment dropping, the military is turning to video games to make an impact with young recruits.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Instagram Hiding, Censoring Some Posts That Mention Abortion

Over the last day, several Instagram accounts run by abortion rights advocacy groups have found their posts or stories hidden with a warning.

 | AP

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The Growing Problem Of Cybercriminals Scamming Crypto Investors

While more people have started to learn about options in the crypto world, it also lets scammers create new opportunities to seize some of your coins.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Instagram Tests Using AI, Other Tools For Age Verification

If someone tries to edit their date of birth on Instagram from under the age of 18 to 18 or over, they will be required to verify their age.

 | AP

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What Would A Sentient, Conscious Robot Mean For Humans?

A Google engineer claimed an AI software of theirs became sentient. Now there is debate on if these sentient machines have a place in the world.

 | Tyler Adkisson

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens holds a shotgun in a campaign ad.

Facebook Removes GOP Senate Candidate's 'RINO Hunting' Video

Eric Greitens of Missouri is among the Republican candidates in a highly competitive Aug. 2 primary to fill the seat being vacated by GOP Sen. Blunt.

 | AP

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Microsoft's Internet Explorer Retires After 27 Years

The online browser is being shut down Wednesday as Microsoft pushes users to its newer Edge browser, which launched in 2015.

 | AP

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KMGH: Study Shows Video Games May Boost Kids' Intelligence

A new study published in the Journal of Scientific Reports suggests gaming can improve things like communication, strategizing and decision-making.

 | Dan Grossman

A bitcoin symbol is shown on an LED screen during a cryptocurrency event in El Salvador.

El Salvador Pushed For Bitcoin. Now It's Dealing With The Risk

El Salvador pushed to make bitcoin a legal tender, but fluctuations in interest and inflation haven't encouraged a steady result.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Drug Sales Through Social Media Are Increasing

Though social media platforms like Snapchat have safeguards in place, drug sellers often change their tactics quickly, making them hard to detect.

 | Tyler Adkisson

Unidentified Trang Bang villagers flee down Route 1 after a misdirected napalm attack by South Vietnamese pilots

How Powerful, Graphic Photos Can Impact America's Psyche

In the internet era, a picture worth a thousand words can also attract a thousand trolls.

 | Clayton Sandell

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Our Everyday Artificial Intelligence

As AI becomes a bigger and bigger part of our world, it's changing how we use technology and interact with each other.

 | Tyler Adkisson and Lauren Magarino

Bitcoin mining facility in a former coal plant

Landmark Bill To Limit Cryptomining Passes New York Legislature

Lobbyists for the bill said natural gas-burning power plants being used for cryptomining threaten the state's ability to meet long-term climate goals.

 | AP

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Supreme Court Blocks Texas Law On Social Media Censorship

In a split 5-4 ruling, the court voted to put the Texas law on hold while a lawsuit plays out in lower courts.

 | AP

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The Uvalde Shooting Prompted An Immediate Wave Of Misinformation

Mass shootings prompt false information and conspiracy theories, and they spread fast on social media.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Third-Party Cookies Are Going Away. What Are Marketers Trying Now?

Google is phasing out third-party cookies, but new potential replacement systems are still in the trial phase.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Facebook, Instagram To Reveal More On How Ads Target Users

It follows years of criticism that the platforms withhold too much information about how campaigns, special interest groups and politicians use them.

 | AP

Quadriplegic German Aldana Zuniga looks at a race car.

Racing Thoughts: Quadriplegic Man Drives Race Car With His Brain

Neurosurgeons, researchers and engineers have come together to make it possible for a man who's a quadriplegic to drive a car using his brain.

 | Lindsey Theis

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Breach Exposed Data Of Half-Million Chicago Students, Staff

In total, 495,448 student and 56,138 employee records from Chicago Public Schools were accessed from 2015-16 through 2018-2019 school years.

 | AP

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The U.S. Has A Spam Call Problem

There hasn’t been much progress made to shut down mass-messaging scams.

 | Tyler Adkisson

Benjamin Choi demonstrates his robotic prosthetic arm invention

High School Student Develops A Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

17-year-old Benjamin Choi used his time during the pandemic to invent a low-cost gadget that uses artificial intelligence to interpret brain waves.

 | Scripps News Staff