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Updated 2018-03-25 01:03
Space Photos of the Week: You Can't Clean Up Space, It's Too Messier
These strange collection of stars aren’t galaxies, but random groups of hundreds of millions of stars.
Best Smart Earbuds for Travel: AirPods, Pixel Buds, Erato Verse
Super portability and easy access to AI assistants make these wireless headphones must-haves on your next trip.
'The Sky Is Yours' Combines Dragons and YouTube
Chandler Klang Smith's new novel is full of surreal weirdness.
Reddit Bans, Atlanta Ransomware, and More Security News This Week
Reddit bans, Atlanta ransomware, and more of the week's top security news.
10 Tech and Gaming Deals: Sea of Thieves, Star Wars, Alienware, Netgear
We've scoured the web to find deals on desktops, Xbox, food dehydrators, and more.
Uber's Crash and the Folly of Humans Training Self-Driving Cars
Humans are terrible at paying attention when they're doing all the driving. So why expect anything different when the robot's in charge?
In Search of God’s Mathematical Perfect Proofs
The mathematicians Günter Ziegler and Martin Aigner have spent the past 20 years collecting some of the most beautiful proofs in mathematics.
Eye Tracking Is Coming to Virtual Reality Sooner Than You Think. What Now?
This week made it clear that the technology is racing into to our consumer immersive-tech devices. But with great power comes great responsibility.
Craigslist Shuts Personal Ads for Fear of New Internet Law
The online classified site, and others, say they fear increased liability for content posted by others under law intended to curb sex trafficking.
Everyone Knows How to Secure Elections. So Do It
With $380 million in the spending bill earmarked for securing digital elections, the time for talk is over.
Gadget Lab Podcast: More Questions Than Answers in Uber's Fatal Arizona Crash
This week, Alex Davies and Aarian Marshall join us to discuss the latest news in self-driving car safety.
Spending Bill Gives Green Energy Its R&D Budget—But That's Not All It Needs
Trump stands for coal. Congress doesn't.
Tumblr Names Russian Propaganda Accounts After Long Silence
On Friday, after months of silence, Tumblr named 84 accounts it says were devoted to spreading propaganda and disinformation on the platform.
DOJ Indicts 9 Iranians For Brazen University Cyberattacks
A new indictment asserts a long string of attacks against hundreds of universities and private companies, in which Iran pilfered more than $3 billion worth of intellectual property.
Best Travel Gear: Mophie, Amazon Kindle, Allbirds, Lululemon, Hex
Fit everything for your trip into a bag that slides under the seat in front of you.
The Ryan Coogler Effect: What the Success of 'Black Panther' Means for Black Directors
Ryan Coogler’s massive Marvel movie has the potential to kick down doors for scores of other directors, with Ava DuVernay helping to lead that charge.
How Much Energy Can You Store in a Rubber Band?
On a scale from "light thwack" to "geez, watch it with that thing!"
Everything You Need to Know About Facebook and Cambridge Analytica
All of WIRED's coverage on the scandal plaguing the social media giant.
Uber’s Fatal Crash, a Model 3 Review, and More Car News
Plus, Elon Musk gets a nice Tesla compensation package, and everything else you missed this week.
How a Boise, Idaho Company Thrives in the Global Chip Business
Micron Technology is the only remaining US maker of DRAM, the short-term memory chips found in computers and smartphones.
Uber's Fatal Crash and the Ethics of Testing Self-Driving Cars
The true ethical dilemma with driverless cars isn't the trolley problem—it's whether we should be testing them on public streets at all.
Montecito Is Everything Bad About Climate Change in a Single California Town
In four months, the southern California town has seen mudslides, the largest wildfire in state history, and now flash floods.
'Pacific Rim: Uprising' Review: A Big, Loud Movie That Needs Guillermo del Toro
For all its scale and sound, the kaiju sequel packs none of the punch of the 2013 original.
Facebook’s New Data Restrictions Will Handcuff Even Honest Researchers
It was already hard for researchers to use Facebook's data. It looks like it's about to get harder.
Trump’s Latest China Tariffs Could Hurt Tech—and Even Social Media
President Trump says he will impose tariffs on about $60 billion of Chinese goods in response to "tremendous intellectual property theft."
The Best Alternative For Every Facebook Feature
If you're ready to quit Facebook, here's how to replace everything you might miss.
The 'Pacific Rim: Uprising' Cast Answers Kaiju Trivia
They know a fair bit about monsters. They also know if their movie passes the Bechdel Test or has a post-credits scene.
Key Takeaways From Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Media Blitz
Mark Zuckerberg made the rounds Wednesday, apologizing for Facebook's failure to protect your data. Here are the highlights.
Uber Crash Proves Cities Are Asleep at the Wheel
WIRED columnist Susan Crawford on the lessons from Uber’s self-driving tragedy—and why cities can’t just blindly welcome autonomous vehicles to the streets.
Instagram Announces You'll Soon See "Newer" Posts In Your Feed
What users really want is a chronological feed, but today's announcement is at least an acknowledgement that not everything about the algorithmic timeline is working.
How YouTube Uses Mechanical Turk Tasks to Help Train Its AI
A Mechanical Turk task shared with WIRED provides a glimpse into how algorithms are trained to spot and sort content on the video platform.
Will Cutting Calories Make You Live Longer?
The biggest-ever human study of calorie restriction tries to answer that question.
Ad Blocker: What the World Would Look Like Without Advertising
Jorge Pérez Higuera imagines how the world might look if you could block ads IRL.
Best Travel Apps: Signal, Sitata, Haven, SaferVPN, Mobile Passport, FoneTrac
Floods. Thieves. Hackers. Tackle any situation abroad with these mobile assistants.
*RuPaul's Drag Race*: How Drag Fueled Pop Culture's Slang Engine of the Moment
From face-beating to "yas, queen"-ing, drag slang has crossed all the way over—but is its past getting lost?
As Pedestrian Deaths Spike, Scientists Scramble for Answers
Researchers do have a culprit in mind—that thing in your hand.
The "Yelp Effect" of Patient Surveys Is Making Us Sick
WIRED Columnist Maryn McKenna on how online patient surveys are driving doctors to overprescribe antibiotics and driving up the number of drug-resistant infections.
Robot Microscopes Demystify Plankton, the Sea's Most Vital Residents
Researchers are developing clever robots that use AI to examine and classify plankton, the pivotal organisms at the base of our oceanic food chain.
See the Bike Cyclist Lael Wilcox Uses to Ride 20,000 Miles a Year
Lael Wilcox pedals a distance nearly equal to a trip around the globe every 12 months.
Shatter, Batter, Wax: How Cannabis Extracts Come to Be
It's sticky, it's icky, it's cannabis-derived oleoresin!
Tesla Model 3 Review: The Best Electric Car You Can't Buy
Elon Musk's car for the masses lives up to the hype. Now he just has to build the thing.
Where Could Bitcoin Succeed as a Currency? In a Failed State
Faced with runaway inflation and a weak national currency, Venezuelans are turning to cryptocurrencies to store savings and conduct some transactions.
How a Controversial New Sex-Trafficking Law Will Change the Web
A bill that would amend a bedrock internet law in the name of curbing online sex trafficking is headed to President Trump after Senate approval Wednesday.
What Would Regulating Facebook Look Like?
In an interview with WIRED, Mark Zuckerberg seemed to accept the idea of some US regulation. Other countries could provide the blueprint.
Mark Zuckerberg's Cambridge Analytica Interviews Ignore the Big Questions
Facebook's CEO addresses the Cambridge Analytica mess, but avoids the bigger questions.
Mark Zuckerberg Q&A: The Facebook CEO Talks Cambridge Analytica, the Company’s Problems, and Big Data
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks with WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson about Cambridge Analytica's use of Facebook data and the company's response.
In San Francisco’s Big Oil lawsuit, Climate Science Gets a Day in Court
San Francisco and Oakland are suing oil companies for money to protect against sea level rise.
Uber Video Show the Kind of Crash Self-Driving Cars Are Made to Avoid
And that the human safety driver was looking away from the road in the seconds leading up to the fatal impact.
Travis Kalanick's Return and the 'Bad Boys' Who Always Come Back
Uber founder Travis Kalanick is a CEO again, after investing $150 million in a real-estate company that owns parking lots.
Mark Zuckerberg's Silence on Cambridge Analytica Has Done Irreversible Damage
Facebook was forged in its founders image. So unlike traditional companies—say Google or Microsoft—Zuckerberg’s silence has already harmed his bottom line.