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'Raised By Wolves' Questions Whether Humanity Can Be Saved

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 17:44
Ridley Scott’s new HBO Max show struggles to determine if people and society are doomed.
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A New Tool Detects Counterfeit Whiskey—Without Wasting a Drop

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 14:00
Bogus booze has been infiltrating the market, so physicists found a way to test for authenticity while keeping the precious bottles sealed.
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1More ColorBuds Review: The Comfiest Earbuds Around

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:00
The successor to WIRED’s favorite earbuds, these comfortable, affordable wireless headphones are our new top pick.
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The Fight Over the Fight Over California’s Privacy Future

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:00
Prop. 24 is designed to make the California Consumer Privacy Act stronger. Why do so many privacy advocates oppose it?
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Portland’s Face-Recognition Ban Is a New Twist on ‘Smart Cities’

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:00
The first big US city to prohibit private businesses from using the technology reflects rising skepticism of new tools and concerns about fairness.
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The Madness of Susanna Clarke, Fairy Princess

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:00
After more than a decade away, the author is back with 'Piranesi,' a way to communicate the incommunicable.
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How Work Became an Inescapable Hellhole

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:00
Instead of optimizing work, technology has created a nonstop barrage of notifications and interactions. Six months into a pandemic, it's worse than ever.
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Could a Century-Old TB Shot Protect Against Other Respiratory Diseases?

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:00
A trial in Greece shows a long-used tuberculosis vaccine may cut respiratory infections, raising hopes for similar protection against Covid-19.
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The 6 Best Kids Face Masks: Masks They May Actually Wear

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:00
Whether your kids are going to school or playing outside, you'll need comfortable face coverings. These are the ones my little monsters will tolerate.
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Think Twice Before Using Facebook, Google, or Apple to Sign In Everywhere

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 11:00
So-called single sign-on options offer a lot of convenience. But they have downsides that a good old fashioned password manager doesn't.
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Colds Nearly Vanished Under Lockdown. Now They’re Coming Back

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 11:00
The return of non-Covid respiratory illnesses is putting a new strain on testing supplies around the world—and is a preview of what’s in store for the US.
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Get WIRED: Director Nia DaCosta on Horror and Black Trauma

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 11:00
On this week’s podcast, the director of the upcoming 'Candyman' talks to WIRED writer Jason Parham about genre, social justice, and the future of going to the movies.
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The Cheating Scandal That Ripped the Poker World Apart

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 10:00
Mike Postle was on an epic winning streak at a California casino. Veronica Brill thought he had to be playing dirty. Let the chips fall where they may.
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The 3 Best VR Headsets and Some Games to Play (2020)

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 13:00
Virtual reality is more accessible than ever and these headsets can take you there, whether you want a standalone, room-scale, or PC-based experience.
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Geoengineering Is the Only Solution to Our Climate Calamities

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 13:00
Altering Earth’s geophysical environment is a moon shot—and it will be the only way to reverse the damage done. It’s time to take it more seriously.
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Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 12:00
Renormalization, a technique that helps bridge the big and the small, has become perhaps the single most important advance in theoretical physics in 50 years.
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The iOS 14 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 11:00
The latest update for your iPhone and iPad will make them safer than ever.
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The Best Creams and Tools for Removing Hair: Creams, Wax, and More

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 11:00
Shaving can cause razor burn and ingrown hairs. These alternative options might be better for your skin—and sanity.
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As Trump Squeezes China, Alipay’s Star Rises

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 11:00
Chinese consumers tap the fintech app to pay bills, order in restaurants, and book appointments. Now it’s preparing for an IPO that could value it at $200 billion.
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Mathematicians May Have Figured Out How ‘Stone Forests’ Form

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 14:00
An NYU team thinks it's finally unlocked the secret to how these mysterious landforms get their interesting shape.
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