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Wikipedia offers rich, frequently updated information online, but you might need to verify some of its facts.

By 28 October 2005

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Russian Internet watchdog orders ISPs to block Wikipedia

The country's Roskomnadzor federal agency has instructed Internet providers to block a page about a kind of cannabis, but most can only block the entire site.

By 25 August 2015


Wikipedia parent sues to stop NSA's massive surveillance effort

The Wikimedia Foundation argues that the NSA's full-scale seizure of Internet communications is a violation of its First and Fourth Amendment rights.

By 11 March 2015


PR firms agree to play by Wikipedia's editing rules

Eleven large PR firms issue statements agreeing to comply with the online encyclopedia's rules after an investigation into paid edits on the site.

By 11 June 2014


Use WikiTweaks to avoid distractions on Wikipedia

Want to stay focused when reading about a topic on Wikipedia, but your curiosity is piqued by the links in the text? Check out this Chrome extension to stay on track.

By 31 October 2014


A Wikipedia monument? It's true (we're pretty sure)

Slubice, Poland, now hosts a monument honoring contributors to the free online encyclopedia. If you can't go see it for yourself, you can read all about it on Wikipedia.

By 28 October 2014


A cure for blindness? Stem cells may hold the key

A 60-year-old is the first person in a test to see whether the foundational cells can help reverse a vision problem called macular degeneration. Early results should arrive in December.

By 30 September 2015


Giant tree of life contains 2.3 million species

The first draft of a new "tree of life" contains every named species of flora and fauna known from over 3.5 billion years of life on Earth.

By 22 September 2015


Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales blasts ruling forcing Google to erase search results

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales describes the European ruling as "wide-sweeping censorship" that "doesn't make sense."

By 15 May 2014


Behind CeeLo's Google-spoofing interactive video

Singer CeeLo Green's first new music video in two years needed to stand out. With an interactive video riffing on Google's search engine, taking a risk ended up hitting the right notes.

By 5 September 2015