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Writer and director Bo Burnham talks with Elsie Fisher on the set of Eighth Grade. Burnham says the anxiety he felt as a young performer helped him understand the social pressure teenage girls can experi Linda Kallerus/Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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Director Bo Burnham On Growing Up With Anxiety — And An Audience

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The former YouTube star explores adolescence in the age of social media in his film Eighth Grade. "This awful D-list celebrity pressure I had experienced onstage has now been democratized," he says.

Director Bo Burnham On Growing Up With Anxiety — And An Audience

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An immigrant wears an ankle monitor as he sits at a shelter in McAllen, Texas after he was released after processing by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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'Alternatives To Detention' Are Cheaper Than Jails, But Cases Take Far Longer

The Trump administration faces the same challenge as its predecessors: if you cannot detain immigrant families, how do you ensure they show up for hearings and deportation?

'Alternatives To Detention' Are Cheaper Than Jails, But Cases Take Far Longer

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An autonomous tank is demonstrated in France last month. Leading researchers in artificial intelligence are calling for laws against lethal autonomous weapons. They also pledge not to work on such weapons. Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images hide caption

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AI Innovators Take Pledge Against Autonomous Killer Weapons

"We will neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of" artificial intelligence that is used to kill people, leading AI researchers vowed.

An early prototype of the silicon-chip-sized particle accelerator that physicists at Stanford are working on. Eventually, miniature accelerators might have a role in radiating tumors, the scientists say, though that's likely a decade or so away. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory hide caption

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Physicists Go Small: Let's Put A Particle Accelerator On A Chip

A tiny accelerator could be useful in medicine as well as basic science. Instead of speeding up beams of electrons through giant tunnels, the aim here is to build accelerators on semiconductor chips.

Physicists Go Small: Let's Put A Particle Accelerator On A Chip

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Fernando Cardona, a real-life construction worker and Mexican immigrant, was cast in the lead role in En el Séptimo Día. His character Jose is a restaurant delivery worker and the star of his amateur soccer team. Courtesy of Cinema Guild hide caption

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On The Seventh Day, They Played Soccer

Jim McKay makes movies about New Yorkers who don't often make it to the big screen. His newest, En el Séptimo Día, is about Mexican undocumented workers who gather on the pitch on their only day off.

On The Seventh Day, They Played Soccer

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Passengers pose for a selfie picture inside an Ethiopian Airlines plane that departed from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and flew to Eritrea's capital, Asmara, on Wednesday. It was the first commercial flight between the two African countries in two decades. Maheder Haileselassie Tadese/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Commercial Plane Flies From Ethiopia To Eritrea For First Time In 20 Years

After two decades of deadly conflict, the neighboring countries are rapidly reconciling. Demand was huge for the historic commercial flight, which was marked with champagne and roses.

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