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The Atlantic Ocean's 'Conveyor Belt' Stirs Up a Science Fight

By Evan Lubofsky
Researchers are debating the best way to monitor the ocean currents that sweep through the Labrador Sea—and may foretell the planet's climate future.

6 Best Trackers (2020): GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Cellular

By Adrienne So, Julian Chokkattu
These are the best Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and cellular clips to ensure that you never lose anything ever again.

Uber Changes Its Rules, and Drivers Adjust Their Strategies

By Aarian Marshall
In response to a new law, the ride-hail service shows California drivers where a ride would go and how much it would pay. Drivers are learning when to say “No.”

How Technology Explodes the Concept of ‘Generations’

By Paul Ford
Immense changes show us, year after year, that we are basically the same as ever, just reacting to the curves of life well out of our control.

Deliver Us, Lord, From the Startup Life

By Kathryn Joyce
In the Midwest, Christian entrepreneurs are searching for relief from the corrosive grind of company-building—while some faith leaders preach the gospel of crushing it.

Hundreds of Millions of PC Components Still Have Hackable Firmware

By Andy Greenberg
The lax security of supply chain firmware has been a known concern for years—with precious little progress being made.

AI, the Transcription Economy, and the Future of Work

By Clive Thompson
If you want to understand how technology is changing our job prospects, take a look at the folks who transcribe audio recordings into text.

Essential Gear For Keeping Your Workspace Tidy

By Boone Ashworth
Whether you toil at home or in an open-plan office, these tools will keep your desk clean and your mind clear.

Floating Farms May Help Reinvent the World's Food Ecosystems

By Laura Mallonee
Thirty-four heifers aboard a stable in Rotterdam harbor are showing that cow buoys might be a sustainable, reliable alternative to our current food system.

Angry Nerd: Don't Fall for the Quantum Con

By Tom Simonite
Quantum cryptography is clever and impressive, but companies calling it "unbreakable" and "unhackable" turns me into Shrödinger's sourpuss.

Clean Up Your Act With a Bidet for Any Budget

By Adrienne So
According to the CDC, the average person leaves a little something behind—0.14 grams of something—when they wipe. There's an appliance for that.

Six-Word Sci-Fi: The Next Great Crowdsourced Project

By WIRED Readers
Each month we publish a six-word story—and it could be written by you. 

Streaming Music Doesn't Flow, It Evaporates

By Virginia Heffernan
Listening to streamed tunes through a smart speaker squeezes the ecstasy out of the experience. There are ways to get it back.

A Car ‘Splatometer’ Study Finds Huge Insect Die-Off

By Damian Carrington
Measuring how many bugs fly into car windshields might sound silly. But to scientists predicting an “insect apocalypse,” the numbers are deadly serious. 

The *Stranger Things* Season 4 Trailer Is Full of Surprises

By Angela Watercutter
The Duffer Brothers sent it out with a message signed, “From Russia with love.” 

How a Street-Smart Supercar Got Ready for the Racetrack

By Eric Adams
To build an NSX for racing, Acura had to "dumb down" its model by omitting its smartest part: the electric motor.

7 Best Action Cameras (2020): GoPro, DJI, Insta360

By Scott Gilbertson
Whether you're shredding the slopes or diving the seas, these compact, often waterproof cameras are made for danger.

Qanon Deploys 'Information Warfare' to Influence the 2020 Election

By Elise Thomas
The conspiracy movement lost its online home when 8chan was shut down. Followers migrated to other sites—and have set their sights on the presidential race.

Today's Cartoon: Smart Fridge Art

By WIRED Cartoons
Everything’s a critic.

The Hottest New Literary Genre Is ‘Doomer Lit’

By Kate Knibbs
Stories about climate disaster have entertained us for years. Now, they’re getting more unforgiving and dire.
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