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    The Next Generation of Batteries Could Be Built by Viruses

    Angela Belcher found a way to turn nature's zombies into a tiny assembly line. But creating...

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    Mega-Pikachu, Beanie Baby Fashion, and More Toy Fair Madness

    We had so much fun at Toy Fair 2020 this past weekend, we had to show...

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    How Self-Driving Car Makers Measure Their Own Progress

    New reports track how often humans need to take control of autonomous vehicles being tested. That's...

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    How a Hacker's Mom Broke Into a South Dakota Prison

    Security analyst John Strand had a contract to test a correctional facility’s defenses. He sent the...

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    US Coronavirus Prep, a Fatal Tesla Crash Ruling, and More News

    Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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    The US Has Its First ‘Community Spread’ Coronavirus Case

    The patient was admitted to UC Davis Medical Center on February 19 but not diagnosed until...

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    When AI Can’t Replace a Worker, It Watches Them Instead

    Whether software that digitizes manual labor makes workers frowny or smiley will come down to how...

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    GOES Extreme Weather–Tracking Satellites Get Ready for Launch

    A new array of sats will detect nearly every bolt of lightning in the Western Hemisphere,...

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    I Used 'Minecraft' to Cope with My Apocalypse Anxiety

    A series of mods can transform the building-block game into a new way to explore what...

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    Smithsonian Open Access Puts 2.8 Million Images in the Public Domain

    The archive includes hi-res images of Muhammad Ali's boxing gear, 15th-century manuscripts, and data that could...

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    Keep an Eye on Fido From Afar With These Pet Cameras

    These cameras let you check up on your dog or cat—and feed them treats—over the internet.

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    In California, Which Self-Driving Cars Log the Most Miles?

    New reports show autonomous vehicles from 36 companies covered 2.9 million miles in the state last...

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    A Flaw in Billions of Wi-Fi Chips Let Attackers Decrypt Data

    Affected devices include iPhones, iPads, Macs, Amazon Echos and Kindles, Android devices, and various Wi-Fi routers.

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    So, Amphibians Glow. Humans Just Couldn't See It—Until Now

    Bathe an amphibian in blue light and it glows a brilliant green. But what does it...

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    As Covid-19 Spreads, Amazon Tries to Curb Mask Price Gouging

    Sellers report receiving messages from the company that their face masks are too expensive, while users...

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    Gmail Is Catching More Malicious Attachments With Deep Learning

    Users of Gmail get 300 billion attachments each week. To separate legitimate documents from harmful ones,...

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    Could the US Contain a Coronavirus Outbreak?

    The World Health Organization has urged other nations to learn from China's handling of the Covid-19...

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    Covid-19 and Surging Face Mask Prices, GIF vs. JIF, and More News

    Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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    How to Watch Tonight's Democratic Debate in South Carolina

    It’s the last time candidates will meet on the debate stage before Saturday's South Carolina primary,...

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    Covid-19 Will Mark the End of Affluence Politics

    The possibility of a global pandemic will reveal our inability to make and distribute the things...

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    A Safety Board Faults Tesla and Regulators in a Fatal 2018 Crash

    The National Transportation Safety Board says the automaker should restrict use of its Autopilot feature and...

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    WIRED's 13 Must-Read Books for Spring

    Spring is a time of renewal—and the best way to renew your fritzed brain is with...

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    This Clever Robotic Finger Feels With Light

    The nerves in human fingertips are great at sensing things. For robots, learning to touch is...

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    The Secret to Enjoying Nature Is … Your Phone

    I was spending way too much time staring at outdoorsy influencers on Instagram. So I downloaded...

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    Chinese Hospitals Deploy AI to Help Diagnose Covid-19

    Software that reads CT lung scans had primarily been used to detect cancer. Now, it's been...

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    Lights! Camera! Meeting! Video Conferencing Gets a Makeover

    Companies like Zoom and Microsoft are trying to make the remote connections more real—and fun. Trouble...

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    The Perma-Viral World of the At-Home Nose Job

    Nonsurgical cosmetic methods, like nose and face shapers, are all over social media as users chase...

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    Your Ad Here—Uber Moves Into Car-Top Digital Billboards

    Uber's ad program gives drivers a chance to earn more—and gives the ride-hailing company a new...

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    These Sleek Lamps Illuminate the Promise of 3D Printing

    The lamp maker Gantri partnered with the Silicon Valley design firm Ammunition to produce a new...

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    Hands On With LG's V60 ThinQ: a Big Phone With a Removable Second Screen

    The phone goes head-to-head with Samsung on new features, but it's still not very compelling.