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Space Photos of the Week: Awesome Planets and Ancient Gods

Saturday April 4th, 2020 02:00:00 PM Shannon Stirone
Earth aside, all the planets in our solar system were named after Greek and Roman gods.

Coronavirus Has Created a Sex Boom—but Maybe Not a Baby Boom

Saturday April 4th, 2020 02:00:00 PM Maria Mellor, WIRED UK
Isolated couples are purchasing toys by the bucketload, and activity on dating apps is way up. But more babies might not be on the way.

In Xinjiang, Tourism Erodes the Last Traces of Uyghur Culture

Saturday April 4th, 2020 02:00:00 PM Michael Hardy
In the far-western reaches of China, the Communist party has long tried to eliminate markers of the Muslim ethnic minority group's identity.

The JavaScript Framework That Puts Web Pages on a Diet

Saturday April 4th, 2020 02:00:00 PM Klint Finley
Svelte, created by a graphics editor for the New York Times, has attracted a following among programmers who want their pages to load faster.

Jean-Luc Picard Is the Captain We Need Right Now

Saturday April 4th, 2020 01:00:00 PM Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
The CBS All Access show 'Picard' is a reminder of the flawed perfection of the Star Trek character.

The Physics of an Elephant-Powered Slam Dunk

Saturday April 4th, 2020 01:00:00 PM Rhett Allain
What could be better than sailing 30 feet through the air for a two-hand jam? Staying home and analyzing it\!

A Notorious Spyware Vendor Wants to Track Coronavirus Spread

Saturday April 4th, 2020 01:00:00 PM Brian Barrett
Plus: An evacuated aircraft carrier, Iranian hackers, and more of the week's top security news.

Texts From Politicians Could Be More Dangerous Than Ever

Saturday April 4th, 2020 01:00:00 PM Wired Opinion
With rallies and canvassing on ice, 2020 election campaigns are rapidly turning to peer-to-peer texting, which isn't the panacea it appears to be.

9 Easy Mess-Free Indoor Activities and Creative Ideas for Kids

Saturday April 4th, 2020 12:00:00 PM Scott Gilbertson
Need to keep the kids busy while you work at home? Here are some ideas that won't leave your house looking like it's been glitter bombed.

With Sports on Hold, Restless Gamblers Turn to Videogames

Saturday April 4th, 2020 12:00:00 PM Cecilia D'Anastasio
With sports seasons suspended, the billion-dollar betting industry has set its sights on digital arenas.

Turn Off Your Screen Time Notifications

Saturday April 4th, 2020 11:00:00 AM Brian Barrett
It's just one more thing to feel bad about at a time when nothing feels particularly good.

Japan Is Racing to Test a Favipiravir, a Drug to Treat Covid-19

Saturday April 4th, 2020 11:00:00 AM Joshua Hunt
Based on a compound discovered in 1998, the antiviral Favipiravir is already being used in Japan and Turkey. Its maker? A subsidiary of Fujifilm.

The 16 Best Weekend Deals: Sonos Speakers, Nest Wifi, and More

Saturday April 4th, 2020 11:00:00 AM WIRED Staff
Everyone's sheltering in place—might as well enjoy your social isolation with better sound and classic videogames.

A Hacker Found a Way to Take Over Any Apple Webcam

Saturday April 4th, 2020 12:16:06 AM Lily Hay Newman
The Safari vulnerabilities have been patched, but they would have given an alarming amount of access.

'The Last of Us Part II' Is Being Delayed Indefinitely

Friday April 3rd, 2020 10:47:53 PM Julie Muncy
The game's release is being postponed due to logistical concerns caused by the spread of the coronavirus.

The CDC Now Recommends Americans Wear Face Masks

Friday April 3rd, 2020 10:40:54 PM Medea Giordano, Michael Calore
Staying home is still the best way to protect yourself from the coronavirus. But the CDC now says that masks are effective as an additional measure.

Trials of Plasma From Recovered Covid-19 Patients Have Begun

Friday April 3rd, 2020 10:05:50 PM Adam Rogers
US Food and Drug Administration officials approved nationwide tests of two treatments, both derived from the blood of people who have survived the disease.

Google Reveals Location Data to Help the Coronavirus Response

Friday April 3rd, 2020 06:42:13 PM Klint Finley
The search giant is disclosing trends in visits to broad categories of places, as a tool for public health officials.

The Biggest Coronavirus Myths, Busted

Friday April 3rd, 2020 06:32:19 PM Matt Simon
No, drinking water won’t flush the virus out of your mouth. Here’s how to inoculate yourself against bad Covid-19 information.

Wellness Influencers Sell False Promises As Coronavirus Fears Soar

Friday April 3rd, 2020 05:45:26 PM Arielle Pardes
Tips for staying active during the pandemic are one thing. But some influencers are pushing unscientific claims about "immunity boosting" merch.


Last updated April 4, 2020