The Golden Gate Bridge is pretty. But nothing is quite as gorgeous as the fog.
WIREDHey there, San Francisco. 😍
Lorenzo Montezemolo’s favorite place to experience Bay Area fog is from Mount Tamalpais. Seen from the summit at 2,576 feet, the fog rolls through in waves to envelop the region like a shroud. wired.trib.al/jIPje7u
📸Lorenzo Montezemolo pic.twitter.com/a5pktcrbQF
A less error-prone DNA-editing method could correct many more harmful mutations than was previously possible.
WIREDA new Crispr technique called “prime editing,” can for the first time make virtually any alteration—additions, deletions, swapping any single letter for any other—without severing the DNA double helix. This advance was unimaginable just five years ago wired.trib.al/R0s8uWkpic.twitter.com/VHwMoF1b8y
Most hackers know how to cover their tracks. But Russia’s elite groups are working at a whole other level.
WIREDDeception has always been part of the hacker playbook, but Russian hackers have taken things to another level. They hijacked the servers of another hacker group and used them to advance Russia's aims
Seven months after a debacle in which the agency ran short on space suits for women, NASA is showing off a new, more flexible design.
WIREDWatch astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir make history by performing the first all-female spacewalk on Friday—seven months after NASA canceled the 1st attempt due to a shortage of spacesuits that could fit women. It now has a suit that fits anyone: wired.trib.al/h56InRypic.twitter.com/QqnR513hGy
Sports physiologist Michael Joyner breaks down what it takes to run a marathon in less than two hours—and how it could happen again.
WIREDEliud Kipchoge is the first person in history to run 26.2 miles in under two hours. To do it, he had to keep an average pace of just under 4:35 per mile. That is, to put it mildly, soul-searing speed. Here's how he did it: wired.trib.al/ZIemBcopic.twitter.com/GOpVwxoigH
Opinion: Uber, Facebook, and Google are increasingly behaving like the law-flouting financial empires of the 1920s. We know how that turned out.
WIREDOpinion from Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller): "On the verge of the 2020s, we’re reverting to the 1920s: The rule of law, if you are powerful in either business or government, increasingly seems optional."
Christopher Wylie was the architect of Cambridge Analytica’s big plans and also its whistle-blower. His new book explores how he ended up being both.
WIREDFacebook and Google have long lured engineers to their ranks by promising them that the decisions they make will have tremendous impact. Christopher Wylie’s case shows the need for those wizards to question exactly what that impact is.
In an excerpt from his new book, Marc Benioff says he initially didn't believe any pay gap was pervasive in the first place.
WIREDIn an excerpt from his book, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff
writes: "Holding equality as a value is not just a matter of fairness or doing the right thing. Nor is it about PR or “optics” ... It’s a crucial part of building a good business, plain and simple."
Humanity is facing thorny problems on all fronts. These folks are working to solve them—and trying to avoid the unintended consequences this time.
WIREDClimate change. Flawed algorithms. Deadly diseases. Tech monopolies. We face challenges that need to be tackled now, before it's too late. Fortunately, some folks are already on it.
Meet the WIRED 25: These are the people racing to save us from ourselves.
Researchers at Google finally seem to have a quantum computer that can outperform a classical computer. Here's what that really means.
WIREDA "Google team has apparently demonstrated that it’s now possible to build a quantum machine that’s large enough and accurate enough to solve a problem we could not solve before, heralding the onset of the NISQ era."
Here's what that means
From New York City to Portland, Oregon, officials consider regulating how government and private businesses deploy the technology.
WIREDFacial recognition is largely unregulated in the US. There are no federal rules governing its use. That means the onus has largely been on consumers to advocate for limitations in the private sector.
We must declare war on microfibers. But keeping the tiny plastics out of the environment won’t be so easy as an outright ban.
WIREDYes, your beloved yoga pants shed as much as 100k synthetic fibers every single time you wash them. They then end up in rivers and oceans, embedding in animals and settling into the sediment.
Microfibers are the new microbeads, and they must be stopped: wired.trib.al/x67NhOdpic.twitter.com/kjk4o0MCwf