Microsoft Is Taking Quantum Computers to the Cloud

Microsoft got where it is by ensuring that Windows ran on many different types of hardware. Monday, the company said its cloud computing platform will soon offer access to the most exotic hardware of all:…

Where Do Hippos Wander? An Aquatic Mystery, Solved

It’d be tough to mistake a hippo for a sensitive type. Weighing more than a Honda Accord and packing massive incisors, it’s one of the most dangerous animals on Earth. But in reality it’s far…

WIRED Book of the Month: Carmen Maria Machados…

Midway through In the Dream House, her memoir about an abusive relationship with a former girlfriend, Carmen Maria Machado makes a painful observation: "Putting language to something for which you have no language is no…

Today’s Cartoon: Slow Internet

Monday, November 4, 2019. By Jeremy Nguyen, with cartooncollections.com. Here are some easy ways to make your janky Wi-Fi faster and better. Every weekday, WIRED publishes a new cartoon about the worlds of science and…

These Researchers Are Trying to Build a Better…

There’s a rule in the world of blockchains so ingrained that some call it folklore. Bitcoin, the original iteration of blockchain technology, is great at two things. One is keeping data secure, with a ledger…