This Weeks Cartoons: Its Parenting Week at WIRED!

Friday, January 31, 2020. By Tom Toro, with cartooncollections.com. All those fathers out there posting about #dadlife on social media are changing the face of fatherhood. Thursday, January 30, 2020. By Lars Kenseth, with cartooncollections.com.…

Todays Cartoon: Marriage Counseling

Thursday, January 30, 2020. By Lars Kenseth, with cartooncollections.com. Or you could just use a password manager and never ask your kids to log into things for you again. Wednesday, January 29, 2020. By Lila…

A Tiny Glass Bead Goes as Still as…

Inside a small metal box on a laboratory table in Vienna, physicist Markus Aspelmeyer and his team have engineered, perhaps, the quietest place on Earth. The area in question is a microscopic spot in the…

To Survive, Byte Needs to Win Over Creators…

When Twitter suddenly announced it was shutting down Vine in 2016, fans immediately started campaigning to bring the beloved short-form video app back. Dom Hofmann, one of the original cofounders, has been working on doing…

Mark Warner Takes on Big Tech and Russian…

In mid-November, as his House colleagues on Capitol Hill were consumed with questions about Ukraine and impeachment, Senator Mark Warner took to CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss what he saw as one of the most…

San Francisco Joins the Move to Ban Cars…

From more than a block away, I hear the man playing the trumpet. It’s a little after 9 am Wednesday, and his classical sonata carries through the air nearly undisturbed, a remarkable feat given the…

RIP Spitzer, the Coolest Heat Telescope in the…

Spitzer fundamentally changed our view of the universe, but the telescope’s days were numbered from the start. To measure ultra-faint temperature variations across light years of space, Spitzer itself had to be kept very cold.…

How to Nail a Front Flip in a…

In this position, the truck is stable—there is no rotational motion. As before, the gravitational force acts at the center of mass. The force from the ground is not applied at the center of mass,…

The 10,000-Year Clock Is a Waste of Time

Another author with deep roots in the tech scene, Doug Rushkoff, wrote an eye-opening essay called “Survival of the Richest” in 2018. Rushkoff was flown to a private island and given the largest speaker’s fee…

How to Get the Most Out of Your…

You may not think much about encryption day to day, but it’s the reason the FBI can't easily get at the data on the iPhones that come into its possession; it also means if someone…

Todays Cartoon: Art Class

Wednesday, January 29, 2020. By Lila Ash, with cartooncollections.com. Instagram is full of serene, beautiful, caftan-clad mothers. The messy reality of new motherhood can be much harder, if not impossible, to find. Tuesday, January 28,…