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Here’s what you should know about Fortnite’s new UFO-themed season, ,

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Several sci-fi franchises are uniting in the new season of Fortnite to help fight off an alien invasion. Superman is the starring character of Chapter 2, Season 7, which debuted Tuesday (June 8). But you’ll also get space-themed assists from a customizable alien named Kymera and possibly a “Star Trek” character, as the iconic Battle Pass leveling system includes a …

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Senate approves billions for US semiconductor manufacturing,

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After months of political jockeying and procedural hurdles, the Senate approved a massive science and technology bill Tuesday to boost US competitiveness with China. The bill invests billions into emerging technology industries like artificial intelligence, semiconductors, and quantum computing in the US. The bill — titled the US Innovation and Competition Act or USICA — builds off a previous proposal …

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Senate approves billions for US semiconductor manufacturing, Makena Kelly

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After months of political jockeying and procedural hurdles, the Senate approved a massive science and technology bill Tuesday to boost US competitiveness with China. The bill invests billions into emerging technology industries like artificial intelligence, semiconductors, and quantum computing in the US. The bill — titled the US Innovation and Competition Act or USICA — builds off a previous proposal …

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The IRS wants more authority to collect data on cryptocurrencies, Ian Carlos Campbell

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Internal Revenue Service asked Congress for more authority to request reporting on the transactions of cryptocurrency exchanges and brokers on Tuesday, Bloomberg reports. The IRS hopes to use the data it collects to develop regulations for the fast-growing crypto industry — if it’s able to get the space’s biggest players to comply. …

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The IRS wants more authority to collect data on cryptocurrencies,

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The Internal Revenue Service asked Congress for more authority to request reporting on the transactions of cryptocurrency exchanges and brokers on Tuesday, Bloomberg reports. The IRS hopes to use the data it collects to develop regulations for the fast-growing crypto industry — if it’s able to get the space’s biggest players to comply. The organization made the request during the …

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How to make a universe, ,

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Paul M. Sutter is an astrophysicist at SUNY Stony Brook and the Flatiron Institute, host of Ask a Spaceman and Space Radio, and author of How to Die in Space. Want to take a stab at unraveling the biggest mysteries of the cosmos? Let’s start by exploring the basics of cosmology, the study of our entire universe. Yes, that’s a …