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Russia May Ban Gay Emojis, Implement Fines

By Jason St. Amand | Jul 30
In an attempt to crack down on "homosexual propaganda" officials from Russia's state media regulator Roskomnadozr, which oversees telecommunications, are seeking to ban gay-friendly emojis on the iPhone keyboard.

Future Unsure for Troubled New Mexico Green Chile Production

SCIENCE | By Russell Contreras | Jul 31
Green chiles, the signature crop of New Mexico, are in danger. As this year's harvest begins, labor shortages, drought and foreign competition have hurt production in the state.

Russia May Ban Gay Emojis, Implement Fines

PERSONAL TECH | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 30
In an attempt to crack down on "homosexual propaganda" officials from Russia's state media regulator Roskomnadozr, which oversees telecommunications, are seeking to ban gay-friendly emojis on the iPhone keyboard.

In Tech: New Motorola Smartphones; Faster Future Memory Chip

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 30
Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung.

Software Turns Smartphones into Tools for Medical Research

PERSONAL TECH | By Brandon Bailey | Jul 30
Smartphone apps are the latest tools to emerge from the intersection of health care and Silicon Valley, where tech companies are also working on new ways of bringing patients and doctors together online.

More U.S. Teens Using 'Morning After Pill'

SCIENCE | Jul 30
A report from the federal government indicates teen usage of the "morning after pill" has increased dramatically.