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Noblewoman’s tomb reveals new secrets of ancient Rome’s highly durable concrete
Enlarge / The Tomb of Caecilia Metella is a mausoleum located just outside Rome at the three mile marker of the Via Appia. Among the many popular tourist sites in Rome is an impressive 2000-year-old mausoleum along the Via Appia known as the Tomb of Caecilia Metella, a noblewoman... Read more
Harry Potter reunion: The biggest surprises from the 20th anniversary special
Your favorite Harry Potter stars reminisce about working on the films in a 20th anniversary reunion special. Everett Collection Those adorable kids who grew up making the Harry Potter movies are adults now, and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) is even a dad. A new special, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary:... Read more

What’s next for USB-C

News January 1, 2022

The Verge‘s Dieter Bohn dedicates this week’s Tuesday episode to the fractious history and fraught future of USB-C. Guests include: CTO of ASTC Rod Whitby, who has worked with USB-C standards since its infancy Verge senior reporter Chaim Gartenberg, who explains the many variations of USB-C cables Ken Pillonel,... Read more
How to Delete Your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok
If you want to delete your account but don’t want to lose all your account information, download all your crucial data first. The information you can download includes everything from the photos and statuses you post, to the ads you’ve clicked and the IP addresses you’ve used. The list... Read more
Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more In Gartner’s Leadership Vision for 2022: Infrastructure and Operations report, Gartner analysts Nathan Hill and Tim Zimmerman share that in 2022, “infrastructure... Read more
5 New Year’s resolutions to get your 2022 off to the best start (even in a pandemic)
Iryna Veklich/Getty Images As we usher in another new year in the throes of a global pandemic, it’s time to call BS on diets that don’t serve us and habits that distract us from what we want to be doing with our lives. For 2022, I’m playing hardball by... Read more
Why Paleontologists Are Getting Into Florida’s Oyster Business
But harvesting the oysters was far from easy. At low tide, the oyster reefs are surrounded by viscous, sometimes thigh-high mud. The shells themselves are razor-sharp and covered with infection-causing bacteria. This made heavy gloves and sturdy balance essential when maneuvering around the exposed reefs. The gray, fossilized oyster... Read more
Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more In the week that drew 2021 to a close, the tech news cycle died down, as it typically does. Even an industry... Read more
WWE Day 1 2021: Start times, full card, how to watch and Peacock
WWE WWE is doing something different to kick off the new year. WWE Day 1 is a new pay-per-view that, as its name suggests, takes place on the first day of the year. Unusually for WWE, that means it’s a big show on a Saturday instead of the traditional... Read more
Covid Will Become Endemic. The World Must Decide What That Means
A month ago, it felt like we could see the future. Boosters were rolling out. School-age kids were getting their second shots in time to see grandparents over winter break. Life in the United States was sliding toward something that looked like it might be normal—not pre-pandemic normal, of... Read more