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Veterans Storm the Capitol • A generation of veterans shaped by current global conflicts is seeking elected office. We asked a handful of them how their experience in uniform would help them brave the partisan wars of Washington, D.C.
EVERY VET RUNNING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2018*
Watch Sniffs Out Poison for Pipeline Workers
Great New Boots for Chasing a Billionaire
Social Media’s Crime Fighters • FireEye helped Facebook identify fake accounts with subversive international agendas. Here’s how.
What do animals do during a wildfire?
If a volcano destroys your house, can you rebuild on top of the cooled lava?
The Latest Mars Voyage Is Five Meters Long
The Navy’s Impressive New Recruit
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. NOW WHAT? • Startups and incubators are helping veterans survive the return to civilian life the same way they did at war: by never leaving anyone behind.
WHERE TO GET HELP • If you’re a veteran who needs assistance finding a job, starting a business, or readjusting to civilian life, there are dozens of veteran-run companies to help you. Here are some of the best.
BUY THIS STUFF, SUPPORT A VETERAN • Helping a veteran can be as easy as buying a beer from a brewery that was started by a former soldier. Or flip-flops. Or spices.
Know Your (Phone) Rights • Two big tech policy questions haven’t been answered yet. And we’re in trouble if we don’t figure them out.
Indestructible Phone Cases • The OLED screens and metal edges on modern phones are beautiful. And slippery. And fragile.
I Want to Believe • Is there any place for a scientist at a convention for people who think there are aliens among us?
Teching Up the Truck • The Ram 1500 keeps striving.
The Hatch Is Back • With Scion gone, the T oyota Corolla Hatchback is free to get (slightly) funky.
2019 Porsche Macan
Japan’s Big Sedan • It’s not cheap, but the Lexus LS 500 feels like a bargain.
It’s COOL Because IT IS • Electric transportation is changing the American commute, replacing cars, trains, buses—even Uber! We wanted to see… just how far it could go.
THE NEW PEOPLE MOVERS • The names to know in the new era of motorized, legally ambiguous, kinda cool, kinda lame, but totally intriguing people movers you want for some reason.
The Original Euro Turbo Hatch
Bring a Friend • How and why to take a passenger on your motorcycle.
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The Latest Legend • A technology company with a history of superlative creations builds a new benchmark.
A Most Versatile Tool • Heavy-duty oscillating multitools can take on nearly anything—sanding, removing grout, and making quick cuts in awkward spaces.
How to Bring a Hot Dog to Work And why.
Make Use of a Pick up Mag net
Hey, This Is Tasty! • No-alcohol beer gets the craft-brew treatment, and it’s shockingly good.
Nashville • From 1910 to 1915 Nashville was...