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It’s fun to think about how we know stuff. For instance, the sun has a mass…

Apple teams with Common Sense Media to curate podcasts for kids

Apple announced this morning it’s teaming up with Common Sense Media to curate a selection of…

Klara and the Sun Imagines a Social Schism Driven By AI

Well, Alphago has been superseded several times. But what was interesting about AlphaGo’s success against Lee…

Microsoft-Led Team Retracts Disputed Quantum-Computing Paper

A Microsoft-led team of physicists has retracted a high-profile 2018 paper that the company touted as…

Firefox Total Cookie Protection comes to mobile and desktop versions

Jack Wallen explains what supercookies are and how to protect your web browsing against them with…

These Sea Slugs Decapitate Themselves and Grow New Bodies

Imagine biologist Sayaka Mitoh’s surprise the day she found that a sea slug in her lab…

How to Figure Out the Mass of the Earth—With Balls and String

It’s fun to think about how we know stuff. For instance, the Sun has a mass…

Watch Us Sing Sea Chanteys on Twitch With The Longest Johns

Like a lot of people, we here at WIRED have spent a good portion of these…

Climate Change Will Reshape Silicon Valley As We Know It

High-profile entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, venture capitalists like Peter Thiel and Keith Rabois, and big companies…

Ubisoft’s Valhalla Is Too Long, Too Big, and Too Repetitive

Tempted by the promise of an epic Viking saga for the ages, a wave of positive…