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    Satellites Can Spy a Menace in West Africa: Invasive Flowers

    Spacecraft help researchers monitor environmental problems on Earth, like the overgrowth of nonnative species and deforestation.

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    10 Video Game Series That Deserve to Be Resurrected

    From Legacy of Kain to Silent Hill, these franchises were killed off too soon.

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    'Age of Empires IV' Is a Solid Strategy Game Stuck in the Past

    It’s the perfect introduction to Age for new players, but veterans may be underwhelmed by its...

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    The Future Is Bleak. Pondering Pangaea Gives Me Hope

    In 200 million years, our far-flung continents may join up again. It reminds us of humans'...

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    This AI Resurrects Ancient Board Games—and Lets You Play Them

    What tabletop games did our ancestors play in 1000 BC? A new research project wants to...

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    ‘My Body Is Used to Design Military Tech’

    The prosthetics industry and military have a long history that doesn’t serve most people with limb...

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    This Groundbreaking Simulator Generates a Huge Indoor Ocean

    It’s a 32,000-gallon concrete tank with a wind tunnel grafted on top. With it, researchers can...

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    China Targets Extreme Internet Fandoms in a New Crackdown

    Measures aimed at influencer and celebrity culture will reach into the screens of young people.

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    In 'Termination Shock,' Neal Stephenson Finally Takes on Global Warming

    The renowned author says his genre should inspire solutions. In his new novel, he tackles our...

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    Google’s $599 Pixel 6 Raises the Bar for All Smartphones

    From the top-end hardware to the improved image processing for people with darker skin, it’s hard...

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    'Age of Empires IV' and Real-Time Strategy Games' Rocky History

    If the genre is to return to its former glory, it needs to do more than...

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    A Cosmic Ray Event Pinpoints the Viking Landing in Canada

    The celestial storm produced carbon-14 atoms found in the rings of a tree felled by Norse...

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    Facebook Failed the People Who Tried to Improve It

    The “badge posts” of the company's former researchers offer the parting thoughts of the disillusioned.

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    Facebook Is Everywhere; Its Moderation Is Nowhere Close

    Human reviewers and AI filters struggle to police the flood of content—or understand the nuances in...

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    How the 'Dune' VFX and Sound Teams Made Sandworms From Scratch

    The visual effects team invented a process called “sandscreen” to produce epic desert shots. Another group...

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    Inside the Facebook Papers

    A WIRED series dives into thousands of internal documents, showing a company rife with issues that...

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    How to Fix Facebook, According to Facebook Employees

    Internal research documents provide a blueprint for solving the company’s biggest problems.

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    'Age of Empires IV' Wants to Teach You a Lesson

    Can a video game be historically accurate? The team behind the iconic series wanted to give...

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    ‘Bluewashing’ Seafood Won’t Make the World More Green

    Recent public messaging encouraging people to eat more seafood conveniently omits information about the environmental impact...

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    How Wavelets Let Researchers Transform and Understand Data

    Built upon the ubiquitous Fourier transform, these mathematical tools allow unprecedented analysis of continuous signals.

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    My Kids Can Take Family Anywhere With Facebook's Portal Go

    This portable, dedicated videophone is convenient and comfortable to use, and makes a life lived onscreen...

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    11 Security Settings You Should Know About in Windows 11

    Microsoft has rolled out its most secure operating system yet. Here's how to make the most...

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    International Operation Knocks Notorious REvil Ransomware Group Offline

    Plus: Data theft in Argentina, a Sinclair Broadcast Group hack, and more of the week’s top...

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    This Prairie Grassland Project Collects Native Seeds

    Young members of the Fort Belknap Indian Community are learning how to identify and save local...

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    'EVE Online' Gamers Role-Play as Covid-19 Researchers

    A citizen science project based in this MMO space opera has saved scientists almost 500 years...

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    The 14 Best Deals on iPads, Phones, TVs, and More

    Every retailer thinks it's already time for post-Thanksgiving sales. Get your holiday shopping done early with...

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    These Early Black Friday Deals Have a Special Perk

    This sale on WIRED-approved headphones, TVs, and phones has a pricing guarantee: If the price dips...

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    The Battle Over Dungeons & Dragons Was the Ultimate Geek War

    Following the success of the game in the 1970s designers Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson found...

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    A Look Inside Apple's Silicon Playbook

    Plus: The infamous 2016 Macbook Pro, Gödel’s ontological proof, and a mascot’s moment of weakness.

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    The Troubled Fate of 'Y: The Last Man'

    It took more than a decade to get the comics series adapted. Now it’s been canceled...

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    If Clouds Are Made of Water, How Do They Stay in the Air?

    Despite the conventional wisdom, they don’t really float.

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    Ranting and Raving About the New Apple and Google Hardware

    This week, we critique—and praise!—the new MacBook Pro models and the Pixel 6, both of which...

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    I Used Facebook Without the Algorithm, and You Can Too

    Making your News Feed chronological is an enlightening look at what's really happening on the platform.

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    Acer's Swift 3 Laptop Is Our Best All-Around Affordable Pick

    The Acer Swift 3's chip update and long-lived battery makes it one of the best affordable...

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    Dystopia Is Upon Us. Are You Ready?

    From constant surveillance to algorithms that decide what we see, society is entering territory reserved for...

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    New Sex Toy Standards Let Some Sensitive Details Slide

    The industry now has official guidance on design, materials, and more, but not security and privacy...

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    Join Us for This Year’s RE:WIRED Celebration

    Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel, digital artist Beeple, scholar Timnit Gebru, actor John Cho, and more will...

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    You Can Get This Free Crypto—If the ‘Orb’ Scans Your Eye

    Worldcoin’s backers see it as a potential first step to a universal basic income.

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    Tinder Thinks Love Has No Borders—Even in the West Bank

    Technology companies like to operate as though their products transcend geopolitics. Swiping right from Israel and...

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    States Are Toughening Up on Genetic Privacy

    California’s SB 41 is the latest to tighten regulations on the sensitive data collected by companies...

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    This Protein Predicts a Brain’s Future After Traumatic Injury

    A blood test of “NfL” proteins answers questions about damage severity that doctors—and families—desperately need.

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    Evolve's Powerful New Electric Skateboard Is Terrifyingly Fun

    This pricey electric skateboard crushes steep hills, has a satisfying range, and goes very fast. Just...

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    The ‘Broadband Gap’ Is Now a Housing Problem

    Many people eligible for Covid-era rent assistance have trouble navigating a “tangled web” of agencies because...

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    13 Creepy Games to Get Your Fright on for Halloween

    Seeking thrills for the spookiest holiday of the year? These horror titles will haunt you.

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    'Dune' Is an Exercise in Delayed Gratification

    Denis Villeneuve’s take on Frank Herbert’s classic novel is a long time coming—and also incomplete.

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    Live Dungeons & Dragons Shows Are Inviting More Players to the Table

    Actual play, or livestreams of tabletop RPG games, is exploding in popularity. It's also helping make...

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    Facebook's Name Change Won’t Fix Anything

    Can rebranding the company herald a fresh start? Experts, as you might guess, are skeptical.

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    Microplastics May Be Cooling—and Heating—Earth’s Climate

    Tiny bits of plastic are swirling in the sky, and a new model suggests they could...

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    How Hackers Hijacked Thousands of High-Profile YouTube Accounts

    Google has shed light on a spate of attacks that turned creator channels into cryptocurrency scam...