Permafrost Is Thawing So Fast, It’s Gouging Holes…

It’s perhaps the best known and more worrisome of climate feedback loops: As the planet warms, permafrost—landscapes of frozen soil and rock—begins to thaw. And when it does, microbes consume organic matter, releasing CO2 and…

The Internet Is a Toxic Hellscape—But We Can…

These tenets of journalism remain entrenched in subtle and explicit ways across many newsrooms. Some reporters will never let them go. But I’ve found that more and more people, at more and more publications, have…

Snow and Ice Pose a Vexing Obstacle for…

Inclement conditions are challenging for autonomous vehicles for several reasons. Snow and rain can obscure and confuse sensors, hide markings on the road, and make a car perform differently. Beyond this, bad weather represents a…

Todays Cartoons: Robot Barista

Monday, February 3, 2020. By Jon Adams, with cartooncollections.com. One scientist develops a model for making the perfect espresso by unlocking the secrets of the time-grind-water axis. Every weekday, WIRED publishes a new cartoon about…