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'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Reveals the Hero's Future

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:00
After umpteen versions of Peter Parker, the new animated feature gives fans the multidimensional hero they deserve.
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'Congo Does Not Take Any Orders From Anybody': Interview With President Joseph Kabila

Joseph Kabila is barred from seeking a third consecutive term as president of Congo, where elections are scheduled later this month. But he doesn't rule out running again in the future.

(Image credit: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images)

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A Virus Can Eavesdrop On Bacterial Communication

A researcher had an idea about viruses that was wild. And it turned out to be true.

(Image credit: Bonnie Bassler and Justin Silpe, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University)

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Warring Sides In Yemen Agree To Cease-Fire In Key Port City

After week-long peace talks at a castle in Sweden, the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels have agreed to a cease-fire in Hodeidah, a strategically significant city held by the rebels.

(Image credit: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

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Startup Founders Think Real Progress on Diversity Is Years Away

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:00
Most startup founders think it’ll take more than a decade for the tech workforce to look like America; more than one-third think it will take more than two decades.
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Astronauts Anne McClain and Serena Auñón-Chancellor Work Aboard the Station

NASA Image of the Day - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:38
NASA astronauts Anne McClain (background) and Serena Auñón-Chancellor are pictured inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory module aboard the International Space Station.
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A Designer Seed Company Is Building a Farming Panopticon

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:00
Indigo Ag, known for its microbe-coated seeds, is acquiring geospatial data startup TellusLabs to use satellites to learn every last thing about its farmers’ fields.
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Postmates' Quest to Build the Delivery Robot of the Future

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:00
The company has spent the past two years stealthily learning how to design and build its own delivery robots, coming soon to a city near you.
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Aston Martin's $3M Valkyrie Hypercar Gets a V12 Engine

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:00
The forthcoming hypercar will draw more than 1,000 horsepower from the naturally aspirated engine, made with help from Formula 1 engineers.
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Apple Will Build $1 Billion Campus in Austin, Adding 5,000 Jobs

Apple says the move is expected to make it the largest private employer in Austin. The city already has the most Apple employees outside of the company's headquarters in California.

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Major Project To Identify Long Nameless Korean War Dead Begins

Advances in DNA and other forensics now make identification of Americans who died in the Korean War highly likely. The Pentagon is exhuming hundreds of remains in a Honolulu military cemetery.

(Image credit: Elyse Butler for NPR)

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The Bitter Boom-And-Bust Tale Of Colorado's Bet On Local Beer Hops

Even with the backing of state-based beer giant Coors, small farmers just couldn't compete with the Pacific Northwest. And with more people choosing wine and spirits, some craft brewers are closing.

(Image credit: Esther Honig/Harvest Public Media)

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Gift Ideas for the Neat Freak: Coasters, Desk Organizers, Slippers

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:00
From coasters and slippers to elegant lifestyle accoutrements, this collection of beautiful objects will keep their home looking perfect.
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How Zoos Protect Animals When Natural Disasters Strike

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:00
With hurricanes and wildfires becoming more frequent and intense, zoos are facing the staggering task of protecting animals while the world runs amok.
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How Facebook Made a Universal Open Source Language for the Web

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 07:00
GraphQL is a widely used tool allowing applications written in different programming languages to talk to one another.
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Social Media Is Terrible For Mental Health. But It Could Also Help

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 07:00
The internet holds potential solutions to pernicious mental health issues. Harnessing that potential is proving complicated.
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Does More Federal Aid Raise Tuition Costs? Not For Most Students, Research Says

Experts say there isn't solid evidence that federal aid drives up college prices, except in one sector: for-profit colleges.

(Image credit: Chelsea Beck/NPR)

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5G: The Complete WIRED Guide

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 06:00
Here's everything you'll ever want to know about the spectrum, millimeter wave technology, and on why 5G could give China an edge in the AI race.
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Marvel Comics Genius Stan Lee Turned Outcasts Into Heroes

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 06:00
Stan Lee, who died in November at the age of 95, turned comic books into art through his ability to empower others.
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Dr. Elon & Mr. Musk: Life Inside Tesla's Production Hell


Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 06:00
Unfettered genius. Unpredictable rages. Here's what it was like to work at Tesla as Model 3 manufacturing ramped up and the company's leader melted down.
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