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Dec 09, 2021

17 Holiday Gifts for Your Stressed Best Friend
Relaxing means something different to everyone. From meditation tools to silky robes, these ideas are sure to please.

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Dec 09, 2021

The Office Is an Efficiency Trap
As office design evolved over the last century, one feature remained: the goal of filling your life with even more work.

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Dec 09, 2021

We Tested the First All-Mountain Skis That Fold in Half
Military tech has been used to create the world's first folding all-mountain skis. And they aren't half bad.

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Dec 09, 2021

When It Comes to Buses, Will Hydrogen or Electric Win?
Clean transport needs clean vehicles. New power developments are crucial for a mass transit revolution, and each has pros and cons.

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Dec 09, 2021

Who's Buying and Selling Artfully Folded Ham on Facebook?
The pandemic has spurred an explosion of home cooks selling dubiously-edible, but Instagram-friendly "graze boxes."

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Dec 09, 2021

4 Dead Infants, a Convicted Mother, and a Genetic Mystery
Kathleen Folbigg was found guilty of killing her babies. One scientist suspected the real culprit was mutant DNA—and went on a tireless quest to prove it.

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Dec 09, 2021

This New Tech Cuts Through Rock Without Grinding Into It
A startup called Petra uses super-hot gas to penetrate bedrock. The method could make it cheaper to move utilities underground—and make electric lines safer.

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Dec 08, 2021

A Year After SolarWinds, Supply Chain Threats Still Loom
The Russia-led campaign was a wake-up call to the industry, but there's no one solution to the threat.

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Dec 08, 2021

Our Favorite Breville Coffee Machines Are on Sale
They're still spendy, but they're a serious upgrade for anyone looking to make better espresso at home.

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Dec 08, 2021

Facebook Says Its New AI Can Identify More Problems Faster
The "Few-Shot Learner" system doesn't need to see as many examples to identify troublesome posts, and it works in more than 100 languages.

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Dec 08, 2021

Microsoft Seizes Domains Used by a Chinese Hacking Group
The move delivers a blow to the hackers behind sophisticated attacks on government agencies, think tanks, and other organizations.

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Dec 08, 2021

How to Opt Out of Verizon's Custom Experience Tracking
Unless you manually opt out of the program, Verizon will store personal information and create user interest profiles.

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Dec 08, 2021

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Sims
I'd been avoiding the game for years because I feared it would take over my life. Now I don't mind if it does.

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Dec 08, 2021

An ‘Alt-Jihad' Is Rising On Social Media
The playbook of the "alt-right" is guiding a new generation of fringe jihadists, showing just how complicated extremism is about to become online.

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Dec 08, 2021

Our Favorite Hair Dryers and Diffusers
We tried blow dryers, brushes, diffusers, and one reverse air-dryer that sucks your hair up like a vacuum. These are our favorite hair drying tools.

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Dec 08, 2021

Jackrabbit's Tiny, Zippy Ebike Is Seriously Adorable
It's not without flaws, but this cute, pedal-less scooter heralds a new era in ebike transportation.

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Dec 08, 2021

Renewable Energy Is Great—but the Grid Can Slow It Down
Many solar and wind projects face a problem: getting the energy from where it's made to where it's needed.

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Dec 08, 2021

Climate Change May Make Hurricanes Hit Sooner and Last Longer
A new study modeling storm behavior under a warmer climate finds Boston and Norfolk will face higher risk from floods as they crawl along the East Coast.

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Dec 08, 2021

11 TikTok-Viral Gifts That Are Actually Worth It
We tried out the gadgets that kept showing up in our feeds. Here are the ones that deserve the hype—and would make awesome presents.

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Dec 08, 2021

11 Viral TikTok Gifts That Are Actually Worth It
We tried out the gadgets that kept showing up in our feeds. Here are the ones that deserve the hype—and would make awesome presents.

Wired News
Dec 07, 2021

Now You Can Blast a Great Gjallarhorn in Destiny 2 and IRL
WIRED spoke to the team at Bungie about bringing the iconic rocket launcher back to the franchise—partnering with Nerf to make one you can hold.

Wired News
Dec 07, 2021

'Worker Data Science' Can Teach Us How to Fix the Gig Economy
Gig workers are asking to see the algorithms that govern their labor. Their fight has important lessons for creating equitable workplaces for all.

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Dec 07, 2021

Which Google Pixel Phone (and Gear) Should You Buy?
Here's a guide to all the models—plus case recommendations and hidden software tricks to try.

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Dec 07, 2021

Some Cancer Studies Fail to Replicate. That Might Be OK
A years-long effort to validate key cancer biology hit roadblocks and found problems. But maybe this will incentivize scientists to share data.

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Dec 07, 2021

Sony's PS5 Headset Offers 3D Audio in a Plasticky, Cheap Body
The spatial audio that comes out of these gaming headphones is impressive, but cheap hardware makes it a tough sell.

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Dec 07, 2021

Need to Test a Space Suit? Head to Iceland
The country's unearthly landscapes have caught the attention of scientists planning for future missions to Mars and the moon.

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Dec 07, 2021

I Tried Running in a Robotic Exoskeleton So You Don't Have To
The first wearable exoskeleton available to consumers is meant to level up your workout. Amazingly, it works—if you're OK with the stares and jeers.

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Dec 07, 2021

E-Scooters Are Everywhere in Europe. So Are Grisly Accidents
Crashes, nuisance, and clutter are creating hostility to the industry's startups. Scandinavian cities are forcing them to change course.

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Dec 07, 2021

Your Very First Fisher-Price Phone Now Works With Bluetooth
It is both silly and absolutely wonderful to call friends and family on a plastic childhood toy.

Wired News
Dec 06, 2021

Snag Free Beans From Our Fave Coffee Subscription Service
WIRED readers can get their first bag from Atlas Coffee Club—and an additional sampler—for just the cost of shipping.

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Dec 06, 2021

DoorDash Joins the Instant Delivery Game—With Employees
For a new service in Manhattan, the couriers will cross paths with the company's traditional gig worker contractors, who generally aren't eligible for benefits.

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Dec 06, 2021

The Withings ScanWatch Is a Classy Everyday Fitness Tracker
This refined and elegant smartwatch boasts ECG and SpO2 sensors, fitness and sleep tracking, and stellar battery life.

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Dec 06, 2021

Why I Love to Scrounge in Video Games
It is so satisfying to ruffle the pockets of every dead body and poke around the library.

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Dec 06, 2021

Who Are We If Not Our Faces?
Undergoing dozens of operations to treat Crouzon syndrome made me look more "normal." It also made me question my identity.

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Dec 06, 2021

These Retro Gaming Consoles Deliver a Dose of Nostalgia
From the stylish Evercade to the old-school Sega Genesis Mini, these machines will have you bleeping, blooping, and blasting back to the good old days.

Wired News
Dec 06, 2021

All That Glitters Isn't Litter
A new plant-based material sparkles without plastics. That could be better for the environment—but it's also harder to make in industrial quantities.

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Dec 06, 2021

Here's How 3 Space Companies Aim to Replace the ISS
NASA is investing in Blue Origin, Nanoracks, and Northrop Grumman as they develop competing designs for a next-generation space station.

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Dec 06, 2021

Is There a Genetic Link to Being an Extremely Good Boy?
Guide dogs need the right personality, health, and training. Scientists are studying the genetics behind the traits that make a dog suited to working.

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Dec 06, 2021

There's $2B for Broadband on Reservations. It Won't Be Enough
The recently approved US infrastructure law aims to close the digital divide for Native peoples. But the demand far outstrips the money allocated.

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Dec 06, 2021

The Real Reason Hold Music Bothers You So Much
We swear your call is very important to us.

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Dec 06, 2021

What Will Work Look Like in 2022? (Hint: Not the Metaverse)
Here's what industry leaders think about the future of work, from changing office hours to, yes, staying in the meatspace.

Wired News
Dec 05, 2021

The Serial 1 Is a Ho-Hum Harley Ebike
With the just-adequate Serial 1, Harley-Davidson's sub-brand missed an opportunity to make an ebike that stands out from the pack.

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Dec 05, 2021

The Great Neutrino Mystery Could Point to Missing Particles
Years of conflicting measurements have led physicists to propose a "dark sector" of invisible particles that could explain dark matter and the universe's expansion.

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Dec 05, 2021

The Best Laptop Backpacks for Work (and Life)
Whether you're riding a bike or schlepping a camera, a bag is your constant companion. These WIRED-reviewed packs do the job right.

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Dec 05, 2021

The Case of Tennis Star Peng Shuai Reveals the Real Purpose of China's Censorship
Censorship in China is about more than topics and keywords. It's about destroying social resources.

Wired News
Dec 05, 2021

Why Do People Make (and Watch) 5-Hour iCarly Analysis Videos?
Meet the obsessives creating extensive, multi-hour videos on YouTube examining long defunct Nickelodeon shows.

Wired News
Dec 04, 2021

The FTC Sues Nvidia to Block Its Historic Deal With Arm
Regulators say the merger would create a semiconductor chip conglomerate and stifle innovation across the industry.

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Dec 04, 2021

A Planned Parenthood LA Hack Affects 400,000 Patients
Plus: A Ubiquiti hack revelation, predictive policing, and more of the week's top security news.

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Dec 04, 2021

Can Gambia Turn the Tide to Save Its Shrinking Beaches?
In an economically developing country reliant on tourism, the rapidly eroding "smiling coast" shows the urgent need for action on climate change.

Wired News
Dec 04, 2021

These Are Our Favorite Hair Straighteners
Curls and waves are beautiful. But when you want to smooth them out, these hot tools—irons, brushes, and combs—work wonders.

Wired News
Dec 04, 2021

It's Never Been More Obvious That You Suck at Video Games
Comparing ourselves to professional gamers and checking online ranking systems can be humbling—and fun.

Wired News
Dec 03, 2021

NSO Group Spyware Hits at Least 9 US State Department Phones
The incident lays bare how hollow the surveillance company's reassurances about the limits of its hacking tools have always been.

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Dec 03, 2021

What Crypto Can Expect From Twitter's New CEO
@jack is out at Twitter, but his crypto-mania is alive and well under Parag Agrawal.

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Dec 03, 2021

Jack Dorsey's Twitter Failed African Countries
Throughout the continent, the former CEO's hubris and negligence allowed disinformation and abuse to run rampant.

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Dec 03, 2021

Subscriptions Are Eating My Paycheck!
Plus: In memory of Jim Warren, a whole lot of space trash, and Omicron's path.

Wired News
Dec 03, 2021

How to Use Your Smartphone as a Hot Spot
Learn how to use tethering to turn your phone into a Wi-Fi hub for other devices to connect to.

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Dec 03, 2021

2021's Spotify Wrapped Is a Haunting, Hilarious Time Capsule
There's a lot to be gleaned from people's listening patterns in the past year.

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Dec 03, 2021

Meta's Biggest Encryption Mistake Is What It Promised
The company's decision to delay the rollout makes sense—because its initial plan never did.

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Dec 03, 2021

Why Buzz Lightyear's Rocket Launch Looks Better Than Reality
We use video analysis to compare an animated liftoff to an actual one, proving that truth is more boring than fiction.

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Dec 03, 2021

Web3 Is Silicon Valley's Rosy Vision of the Future
This week, we imagine a new version of the web that takes the power from the platforms and puts it back into the hands of the people.

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Dec 03, 2021

Your Rooftop Garden Could Be a Solar-Powered Working Farm
A new scientific field proposes an idea that could help generate food and energy while reducing a building's cooling costs.

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Dec 03, 2021

Meta's Failed Giphy Deal Could End Big Tech's Spending Spree
There was a time, not so long ago, when Meta's big-money deal to acquire Giphy would have been waved through. No more.

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Dec 03, 2021

18 Gifts for People Who Just Need a Good Night's Sleep
Sweet dreams are made of these, from special lamps to noise machines.

Wired News
Dec 02, 2021

A Software Bug Let Hackers Drain $31M From a Crypto Service
An attacker exploited a vulnerability in MonoX Finance's smart contract to inflate the price of its digital token and then cash out.

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Dec 02, 2021

Congress Takes Aim at the Algorithms
A new crop of Section 230 reform proposals focuses on amplification, not content moderation. But the devil is in the details.

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Dec 02, 2021

Facebook Will Force More At-Risk Accounts to Use Two-Factor
The platform joins Google and others in requiring stronger protections for its most vulnerable users.

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Dec 02, 2021

Ex-Googler Timnit Gebru Starts Her Own AI Research Center
The researcher, who says Google fired her a year ago, wants to ask questions about responsible use of artificial intelligence.

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Dec 02, 2021

DJI's Action 2 Camera Adds Magnets—and Fresh Flaws
This new modular camera borrows some ideas from competitors like Insta360 and GoPro—and it holds it all together with magnets.

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Dec 02, 2021

How to Not Melt Down Over Our Warming Planet
WIRED spoke with Maria Ojala, a psychologist studying climate anxiety, about how you can stay focused and active in the face of dread.

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Dec 02, 2021

David Attenborough's Unending Mission to Save Our Planet
"We tend to think we are the be all and end all—but we're not. The sooner we can realize that the natural world goes its way, not our way, the better."

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Dec 02, 2021

This Is What It Will Take to End Deforestation by 2030
Nations around the world made a vital climate crisis declaration to save forests within the next decade. Can they actually do it?

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Dec 02, 2021

The Movement to Hold AI Accountable Gains More Steam
A New York City law requires algorithms used in hiring to be "audited" for bias. It's the first in the US—and part of a larger push toward regulation.

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Dec 02, 2021

Why Do Games Still Struggle With Trans Inclusion?
AAA titles often feel exploitative of trans people and trauma. But some indie games are getting it right.

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Dec 02, 2021

The Twitter Wildfire Watcher Who Tracks California's Blazes
When fire ignites, the race begins to alert the state's residents of the path of destruction. One of the leading voices lives on the other side of the world.

Wired News
Dec 01, 2021

Jack Dorsey's Square Is Now Block
Payments company Square has a new name befitting its CEO's blockchain obsession.

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Dec 01, 2021

The US National Space Council Is Back and Focused on Security
Led by vice president Kamala Harris, the first council meeting of the Biden administration drew attention to keeping space safe for NASA and industry players.

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Dec 01, 2021

This Drone Uses Piercing Talons to Perch—or Snatch Things
What do you get when you slap 3D-printed raptor legs on a quadcopter? A robot that can land like a falcon to keep an eye on the forest.

Wired News
Dec 01, 2021

18 Hours of Omicron Chaos at Schiphol Airport
On November 25, two planes took off from South Africa for Amsterdam. By the time they landed, the Omicron variant had thrown the world into chaos.

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Dec 01, 2021

Six-Word Sci-Fi: Stories Written by You
Here's this month's prompt, how to submit, and an illustrated archive of past favorites.

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Dec 01, 2021

How Science Will Solve the Omicron Variant's Mysteries
So far, panic about the mysterious new Covid variant has outpaced actual information. Here's what scientists around the world are trying to uncover.

Wired News
Dec 01, 2021

Speak in (Many) Tongues With This Pocket Translator
Pocketalk's mobile device acts as a real-time translator so two people can hold a conversation while speaking different languages.

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Dec 01, 2021

More Companies Offer Fertility Benefits. It's Only the Beginning
Employer support for staff who wish to freeze their eggs has great potential—but broader support for parents still lags behind.

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Dec 01, 2021

Researchers Have a Method to Spot Reddit's State-Backed Trolls
Academics claim they can sniff out the telltale signs of troll-like behavior. But is it really as simple as monitoring cute animal postings?

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Dec 01, 2021

These Startups Deliver Groceries Fast—Without Gig Workers
Facing a tight labor market and even tighter schedules, some companies are hiring employees, with benefits.

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Dec 01, 2021

Welcome to the (Synthetic) Meatspace
Reactor-grown nuggets, human-edited genetic code, and new mRNA technologies could change our relationship to life itself.

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Dec 01, 2021

What The Matrix Got Wrong About Cities of the Future
Where the movie foresaw a distinction between digital and physical reality, modern cities are merging them, and not necessarily in a good way.

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Dec 01, 2021

WIRED Peers Into the Future of Reality
Two decades after The Matrix, technologies have emerged that make us question what is real—in ways stranger, if less sinister, than the movie imagined.

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Dec 01, 2021

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Is Ready to Blow Your Mind
The actor isn't just the new Morpheus. He's the future of Hollywood.

Wired News
Dec 01, 2021

The Matrix Is the Best Hacker Movie
Most people point to Sneakers or WarGames. They're all wrong. The Wachowskis actually invented the ultimate cyber superhero.

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Dec 01, 2021

The Most Efficient Way to Debug the Simulation
Look, some of these tickets just have to be marked WONTFIX so everyone can move on.

Wired News
Dec 01, 2021

It's Time to Reimagine the Future of Cyberpunk
In the 20th century, the genre imagined the body modifications and protective streetwear that could save us from our own future. Now it needs to envision humanity anew.

Wired News
Nov 30, 2021

253 Last-Chance Cyber Monday Deals You Can Still Get Now
These discounts are the last ones standing—for the moment.

Wired News
Nov 30, 2021

Malicious Google Play Apps Stole User Banking Info
Using tricks to sidestep the app store's restrictions, malware operators pillaged passwords, keystrokes, and other data.

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Nov 30, 2021

The Escapist Fantasy of NFT Games Is Capitalism
In blockchain-based video games like Axie Infinity, wealthier players are becoming bosses in a flourishing international labor market.

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Nov 30, 2021

Get More From Your Multicooker With These 5 Cookbooks
If you've got an Instant Pot (or something like it), let these books guide you toward some exciting new flavors.

Wired News
Nov 30, 2021

The Watch That Made Everything Now
When the Pulsar debuted in 1972, the first digital watch offered a new concept of time—and foreshadowed our fraught relationship with instantaneity.

Wired News
Nov 30, 2021

Think Climate Change Is Messy? Wait Until Geoengineering
Someone's bound to hack the atmosphere to cool the planet. So we urgently need more research on the consequences, says climate scientist Kate Ricke.

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Nov 30, 2021

Online Gaming Is the New Therapist's Office
Plenty of us play to let off steam, but online multiplayer and single-player gaming can be healing in the hands of mental health professionals.

Wired News
Nov 30, 2021

Europe Went Bananas for Gorillas. Then Its Workers Rose Up
The delivery app raced to a $1 billion valuation, promising to transform a problem-prone industry. Striking riders say it's no different from its peers.

Wired News
Nov 30, 2021

An AI Finds Superbug-Killing Potential in Human Proteins
A team scoured the human proteome for antimicrobial molecules and found thousands, plus a surprise about how animals evolved to fight infections.

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