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The White House is giving NASA another $1.6 billion to go to the moon. It won't be enough.

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Space A 2024 mission is pretty unlikely. Returning humans to the moon and seeing the first woman take steps on the surface is something we can all get behind, but is there enough time? via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2EfEMJj"

Last week in tech: DJI’s new action camera, a clever new flying machine, and RIP YTMND

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Technology Get caught up on the biggest technology news stories. Catch up on this week's tech news and listen to the latest episode of the podcast. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2JL8B8h"

Master your Raspberry Pi and Alexa skills in this training bundle

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Get 10 hours of hands-on training for $29. Get 10 hours of hands-on training for $29 and master your Raspberry Pi and Alexa skills in this training bundle. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2W59mzG"

This weekend’s Blue Moon isn’t the kind of Blue Moon you’re used to (and also isn’t blue)

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Space What is going on with my moon? Pink moons, blue moons, strawberry moons, supermoons. For some reason your news aggregation algorithm thinks you really want to know all about these moons. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2rYJ69i"

The best sound bars

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Gadgets In the last few months, I've played with several sound bars. Here are my picks. In the last few months, I've played with several sound bars. Here are my picks. Luckily, none of them will break the bank. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2JNjJBu"

Processed food really does make you gain weight

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Health It took a comprehensive experiment to get proof. You probably already know that processed food is bad for you. Twinkies, after all, are not eaten for health. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2LPXcGY"

Daily Deal - Dungeons and Dragons Sale, Up To 80% Off

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Today's Deal: Save up to 80% during the Dungeons and Dragons Sale!*

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*Offer ends May 24 at 10AM Pacific Time
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Inside the 2019 Ferrari Pista, a supercar built for the racetrack

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Cars It's built specifically with the racetrack in mind. The new Ferrari Pista is ready for laps on the track. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2HoJJli"

Daily Deal - War for the Overworld, 84% Off

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Today's Deal: Save 84% on War for the Overworld!*

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*Offer ends Sunday at 10AM Pacific Time
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50 percent off a STEM coding box and other smart deals happening today

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Gadgets The low-down on the day's best bargains. PopSci is always on the lookout for today's best deals. Our lists will be updated throughout the day, so check back to see if stumbled upon any awesome new discounts. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2Eh6OUQ"

Privilege Escalation Flaws Impact Wacom Update Helper

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Talos' security researchers have discovered two security flaws in the Wacom update helper that could be exploited to elevate privileges on a vulnerable system.The update helper tool is being installed alongside the macOS application for Wacom tablets. Designed for interaction with the tablet, the application can be managed by the user.What the security researchers have discovered is that an attacker with local access could exploit these vulnerabilities to leverage their privileges to root.Tracked as CVE-2019-5012 and featuring a CVSS score of 7.8, the first bug was found in the Wacom, driver version 6.3.32-3, update helper service in the startProcess command.The command, Talos explains, takes a user-supplied script argument and executes it under root context. This could allow a user with local access to raise their privileges to root.The second security flaw is tracked as CVE-2019-5013 and features a CVSS score of 7.1. It was found in the Wacom update helper service in the start/s…

Privilege Escalation Flaws Impact Wacom Update Helper

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Talos’ security researchers have discovered two security flaws in the Wacom update helper that could be exploited to elevate privileges on a vulnerable system.The update helper tool is being installed alongside the macOS application for Wacom tablets. Designed for interaction with the tablet, the application can be managed by the user.What the security researchers have discovered is that an attacker with local access could exploit these vulnerabilities to leverage their privileges to root.Tracked as CVE-2019-5012 and featuring a CVSS score of 7.8, the first bug was found in the Wacom, driver version 6.3.32-3, update helper service in the startProcess command.The command, Talos explains, takes a user-supplied script argument and executes it under root context. This could allow a user with local access to raise their privileges to root.The second security flaw is tracked as CVE-2019-5013 and features a CVSS score of 7.1. It was found in the Wacom update helper service in the start/stopL…

Muscle stiffness can be an athletic superpower

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Science Elite basketball players benefit from having less stretch. Athletes who appropriately use greater stiffness characteristics can take advantage of the elastic energy it creates. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2Qer4eM"

Need #plantshelfie inspiration? Here are the best submissions from PopSci readers

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DIY A story about plant children to brighten your day. Popular Science was so impressed by its readers' #plantshelfie photos of their indoor plants that we decided to share some of our favorites with the world. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2Q7TTcF"

Plastic chemicals could harm the ocean bacteria that produce 10 percent of our oxygen

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Environment Leachates are toxic to the most numerous photosynthesizing organisms in the world. The dangers plastic bags, bottles and other products pose to marine life are all too familiar. Discarded plastics can physically choke ocean creatures, or build up in… via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2VLZ2Ny"