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Checkout this section for curated Articles & Videos published worldwide by Wired, a monthly American magazine.

Checkout this section for curated Articles & Videos published worldwide by Wired, a monthly American magazine.

Article  »  Science

Sharks Use the Earth’s Magnetic Field Like a Compass

Biologists have long believed that these animals rely on magnetic sensing to migrate across oceans. Someone finally figured out how to prove ...


Article  »  Ideas

What a Crossword AI Reveals About Humans' Way With Words

Dr. Fill, a puzzle-solving automaton, came out victorious at last week's national tournament—but human solvers shouldn't throw in the towel just y...


Article  »  Science

The Statistical Secrets of Covid-19 Vaccines

They’re really very good, and they’re the only way out of the pandemic. But a tour through the numbers could bring the vaccine-hesitant into the te...


Article  »  Business

Everything You’ve Heard About Section 230 Is Wrong

These hallowed 26 words shield internet companies from being held responsible for what people post and share. But the web’s most sacred law is a false id...


Article  »  Business

Twitter Group's Offer India a Covid-19 Lifeline

Hashtags have provided a kind of emergency hotline—but the need for mutual aid on social media is also a rebuke to the governme...


Article  »  Business

To Make These Chips More Powerful, IBM Is Growing Them Taller

The company reveals a process that it says can cram two-thirds more transistors on a semiconductor, heralding faster and more efficient electronic devic...


Article  »  Security

How a Former Netflix Exec Built a Brazen Bribery Scheme

The company’s ex-vice president of IT faces 20 years in prison for creating a pay-to-play environment with technology vendo...


Polo G Answers the Web's Most Searched Questions | WIRED

Polo G takes the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answers the internet's most searched questions about himself. Is Polo G dating anyone? What's Polo G's real name? What was his first song? What is 'Martin & Gina' about? What's his zodiac sign? Wha...


Article  »  Business

Oversight Board to Facebook: We’re Not Doing Your Dirty Work

The decision on Trump is the clearest indication yet that the board does not want to be Facebook’s flun...


Article  »  Business

Trump’s Facebook Ban Is Upheld—For Now

The Facebook Oversight Board is referring its most controversial case back to the compa...


Article  »  Ideas

Social Apps That Go Suddenly Viral Put Kids at Risk

While parents focus on Facebook and Twitter, children often turn to apps that allow users to remain anonymous, aren't moderated, and that adults have never heard ...


Article  »  Business

Help! How Can I Be a Better Mentor?

There's more to helping someone succeed than giving top-down advice. Megan explai...


Article  »  Science

How Weird, Bouncy Cell Signals Can Help Track Wildfire Smoke

A hazy atmosphere makes data ricochet all over the place. Now scientists think they can use that signal to better predict severe smoke even...


Article  »  Science

It’s Already Time to Stop the Next Pandemic. Can a Prize Help?

Covid-19 is still raging, but so are efforts to nip its successor in the bud—thanks to data sharing, political cooperation, or a multimillion-dollar challen...


Article  »  Business

It Began As an AI-Fueled Dungeon Game. It Got Much Darker

The game touted its use of the GPT-3 text generator. Then the algorithm started to generate disturbing stories, including sex scenes involving childr...


Article  »  Business

One Question Will Probably Decide the Epic-Apple Lawsuit

It’s all about how you define the mark...


Article  »  Business

Activists Say Facebook Allows Drug Ads to Target Teens

The social network has rules about what can be shown to minors. The Tech Transparency Project found that they aren’t being enforc...


Article  »  Ideas

The Power and Pitfalls of Gamification

When tech companies first adopted the technique, there was hardly any science supporting it. Now researchers know when gamelike features help—and when they hu...