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FILE - Viewers use special glasses to watch from San Antonio, as the moon moves in front of the sun during an annular solar eclipse, or ring of fire, Oct. 14, 2023. The total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 may be weeks away but businesses are ready for the celestial event with oodles of special eclipse glasses for sale, along with T-shirts and other souvenirs.

One Tech Tip: How to use apps to track and photograph the total solar eclipse

FILE - Viewers use special glasses to watch from San Antonio, as the moon moves in front of the sun during an annular solar eclipse, or ring of fire, Oct. 14, 2023. The total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 may be weeks away but businesses are ready for the celestial event with oodles of special eclipse glasses for sale, along with T-shirts and other souvenirs.

April 7, 2024, 5:51am Business

Monday’s total solar eclipse might become one of the most filmed and photographed events of the year. Read story

An example of the interface of Loti&Ccedil;&fnof;&Ugrave;s Watchtower on a smartphone. Watchtower tracks unauthorized images and issues takedown requests.

Hollywood celebs are scared of deepfakes. This talent agency will use AI to fight them

An example of the interface of Loti&Ccedil;&fnof;&Ugrave;s Watchtower on a smartphone. Watchtower tracks unauthorized images and issues takedown requests.

April 7, 2024, 5:50am Entertainment

As advancements in artificial intelligence proliferate, talent agencies are bulking up their defenses to protect Hollywood stars against misleading, manipulated images or videos that can put them at risk. Read story

Total solar eclipse forecast: Will your city have clear skies Monday?

April 5, 2024, 6:00am Life

Some who hope to witness Monday’s total solar eclipse may see the sun obscured by clouds instead of by the moon. Read story

NASA astronauts Sunita “Suni” Williams and Barry “Butch” Wilmore emerge from the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, as part of an integrated crew exercise simulation for NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test.

Boeing 1 month out from 4 years of catchup to SpaceX with 1st crewed Starliner flight

NASA astronauts Sunita “Suni” Williams and Barry “Butch” Wilmore emerge from the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, as part of an integrated crew exercise simulation for NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test.

April 4, 2024, 8:13am Business

After nearly four years of playing catchup, Boeing is finally set to join SpaceX as one of two commercial partners capable of flying NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. Read story

In &ldquo;The Principle of Relativity,&rdquo; published in 1923, Albert Einstein called out to the scientists of the future for help proving his theories. Vancouver resident Toby Dittrich, who teaches physics at Portland Community College, is looking forward to doing just that in April.

Proving Einstein: Vancouver physics professor and his students will use the eclipse to confirm theory of relativity

In &ldquo;The Principle of Relativity,&rdquo; published in 1923, Albert Einstein called out to the scientists of the future for help proving his theories. Vancouver resident Toby Dittrich, who teaches physics at Portland Community College, is looking forward to doing just that in April.

April 2, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

In a 1923 book called “The Principle of Relativity,” Albert Einstein seemed to call out to better-equipped scientists of the future to establish the truth of his mind-bending theoretical work. Read story

A diagram shows the placement of the electrodes during an experiment at the department of Ethology of the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary, on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. A new study in Hungary has found that beyond being able to learn how to perform commands, dogs can learn to associate words with specific objects &Ccedil;&fnof;&Oacute; a relationship with language called referential understanding that had been unproven until now.

Study: Dogs can understand what’s said better than thought

A diagram shows the placement of the electrodes during an experiment at the department of Ethology of the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary, on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. A new study in Hungary has found that beyond being able to learn how to perform commands, dogs can learn to associate words with specific objects &Ccedil;&fnof;&Oacute; a relationship with language called referential understanding that had been unproven until now.

April 2, 2024, 6:05am Life

Our dogs understand us better than they’ve been given credit for — and scientists say they have the brain wave evidence to prove it. Read story

Washington State Department of Natural Resources geologists Mitch Allen and Emilie Richard hike to a site of a potential landslide March 14 in the Capitol Forest, in Olympia.

Landslides can endanger people, challenge scientists

Washington State Department of Natural Resources geologists Mitch Allen and Emilie Richard hike to a site of a potential landslide March 14 in the Capitol Forest, in Olympia.

April 2, 2024, 6:02am Life

Landslides occur around the world and have helped shape the Earth as we know it. They tend to garner little notice when they strike in remote, unpopulated areas, but they also have the potential to cause catastrophes. Read story

Georgia Institute of Technology biophysicist Saad Bhamla holds a periodical cicada nymph in his hand on the campus of Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta on Thursday, March 28, 2024. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve got trillions of these amazing living organisms come out of the Earth, climb up on trees and it&rsquo;s just a unique experience, a sight to behold,&rdquo; Bhamla said.

Cicadas are nature’s weirdos. They pee stronger than us and an STD can turn them into zombies

Georgia Institute of Technology biophysicist Saad Bhamla holds a periodical cicada nymph in his hand on the campus of Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta on Thursday, March 28, 2024. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve got trillions of these amazing living organisms come out of the Earth, climb up on trees and it&rsquo;s just a unique experience, a sight to behold,&rdquo; Bhamla said.

April 1, 2024, 8:14am Nation & World

The periodical cicadas that are about to infest two parts of the United States aren’t just plentiful, they’re downright weird. Read story

FILE - Google co-founders Sergey Brin, left, and Larry Page pose at company headquarters Jan.15, 2004, in Mountain View, Calif. Page and Brin unveiled Gmail 20 years ago on April Fool&rsquo;s Day.

Gmail revolutionized email 20 years ago. People thought it was Google’s April Fools’ Day joke

FILE - Google co-founders Sergey Brin, left, and Larry Page pose at company headquarters Jan.15, 2004, in Mountain View, Calif. Page and Brin unveiled Gmail 20 years ago on April Fool&rsquo;s Day.

April 1, 2024, 7:36am Business

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin loved pulling pranks, so much so they began rolling outlandish ideas every April Fools’ Day not long after starting their company more than a quarter century ago. One year, Google posted a job opening for a Copernicus research center on the moon. Another… Read story

One Tech Tip: How to get around Instagram’s new limits on political content

March 31, 2024, 6:00am Business

Instagram has started an automatic clamp down on the amount of political content appearing in its users’ feeds, but there is a relatively quick and easy way to turn off the controls if you don’t want to keep the limitations place. Read story