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Wikipedia's Biggest Challenge Awaits in 2021

Mon, 01/04/2021 - 08:00
Changes proposed by the Wikimedia Foundation to diversify its community of editors raise existential questions for the online encyclopedia.
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In India, Smartphones and Cheap Data Are Giving Women a Voice

Mon, 01/04/2021 - 07:00
About 200 million women in the country are illiterate. But voice memo and image-sharing apps make it easier to connect, communicate, and run businesses.
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This Drone Sniffs Out Odors With a Real Moth Antenna

Mon, 01/04/2021 - 07:00
Researchers slap a living antenna on a drone to give the machine an insanely keen sense of smell. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the “Smellicopter.”
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Gear and Tips to Winter-Proof Your Home and Stay Warm

Sun, 01/03/2021 - 09:00
So you're freezing inside and outside. Our advice can fix that.
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The Milky Way Gets a New Origin Story

Sun, 01/03/2021 - 08:00
Over the past two years, astronomers have rewritten the history of our galaxy.
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This $40 Cast-Iron Pot Is the Secret to Baking a Perfect Loaf

Sun, 01/03/2021 - 07:00
An inexpensive, so-simple-it-hurts pan has come to rule our food writer's kitchen.
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Humanity Is in Danger of Becoming Obsolete in LX 2048

Sat, 01/02/2021 - 09:00
Director Guy Moshe talks about the ambitious scale and preternatural timeliness of his new sci-fi film.
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What a Victorian Disease Detective Proved About Urban Health

Sat, 01/02/2021 - 08:00
John Snow showed that London's cholera outbreak arose from bad water, not the moral failings of the poor. His legacy can help tackle new problems like Covid-19.
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Ways to Stay Sane and Relaxed During Quarantine

Sat, 01/02/2021 - 07:00
It’s hard to keep calm and carry on when trying not to lose your mind is a struggle. Here are a few tips to help you cope.
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Zoom Book Tours: 5 Authors on Publishing in a Pandemic

Fri, 01/01/2021 - 09:00
WIRED asked the writers of five of our favorite 2020 titles what it was like to release a book during Covid-19.
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How to Make the Most of a Virtual Therapy Session

Fri, 01/01/2021 - 07:00
And some Instagram resources to shore up your mental health, if therapy isn't an option right now.
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How to Cook in Your Tiny Kitchen (and Stay Sane)

Fri, 01/01/2021 - 07:00
Your cooking area is the size of a Game Boy. But with some strategic gear you can still whip up a storm of good food.
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Dungeons, Dragons, and Diversity

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 09:00
Dungeons & Dragons has spent the past few months pushing a new era of diversity and inclusions, but it’s still got a lot of work to do.
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How Tech Could Help Us Contemplate Our Own Mortality

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 08:00
Monks stared at skulls to ponder the inevitability of death. We stare at our phones.
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Yes to Masks. No to Parties. 2021 Will Be a Lot Like 2020

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 07:00
Sorry, folks: Thanks to Covid, next year won’t be much more fun than this one, at least until enough vaccines arrive.
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Timnit Gebru’s Exit From Google Exposes a Crisis in AI

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 07:00
The situation has made clear that the field needs to change. Here’s where to start, according to a current and a former Googler.
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After 2020, Live Events Might Not Look the Same. Good!

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 07:00
This year radically changed what live events—at least those that weren’t canceled—look like. It also taught organizers some lessons.
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20 Things That Made the World a Better Place in 2020

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 09:00
From record-beating scientific discoveries to an elephant baby boom, this year was about much more than just a global pandemic.
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4 Ways to Make Your Home Smart and More Energy Efficient

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 08:00
Smart thermostats, light bulbs, and leak sensors are just a few devices that can help cut  your utility bill.
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The Most Dangerous People on the Internet in 2020

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 07:00
This year saw plenty of destructive hacking and disinformation campaigns—but amid a pandemic and a historic election, the consequences have never been graver.
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