Todays Cartoon: Roomba Commute

Tuesday, March 31, 2020. By Shannon Wheeler, with cartooncollections.com. When the cat isn’t monopolizing the vacuum, here’s WIRED’s guide to cleaning all the things. Monday, March 30, 2020. By Mick Stevens, with cartooncollections.com. These days…

This Pandemic Is Perilously Boring

When the city of Cleveland instituted a partial lockdown in October 1918, shuttering nearly all businesses after 8 pm, a writer for a local newspaper observed that life had become “ just a big vacuum,…

Covid-19 Symptoms: What to Do If You Might…

If you're experiencing constant chest pain or pressure, extreme breathing difficulties, severe dizziness, slurred speech, confusion, difficulty waking up, or have bluish lips or face, call 911 or get immediate medical attention. The Apple and…

Its Time to Face Facts, America: Masks Work

When you look at photos of Americans during the 1918 influenza pandemic, one feature stands out above all else: masks. Fabric, usually white gauze, covers nearly every face. Across the country, public health experts recommended…

A Wearable for Opioid Patients Gets Retooled for…

Hospitals already use telemedicine to monitor the manageably sick, but few apps have any built-in capability to detect or respond to a change in patient vitals. So far, four patients have begun at-home monitoring, according…

This Is Not the Apocalypse You Were Looking…

The shock itself is shocking. Shouldn’t we have been more prepared? Hasn’t culture been drenched in catastrophe porn for decades? The bomb. The breakdown. The fallout. The senseless armies of shambling corpses, all the nightmares…

Todays Cartoon: Watercooler Talk

Monday, March 30, 2020. By Mick Stevens, with cartooncollections.com. These days Zoom is the new watercooler. Follow WIRED’s tips and become a videoconferencing power user. Every weekday, WIRED publishes a new cartoon about the worlds…

Where Did Plants Come From? This Ancient Algae…

Around 500 million years ago—when the Earth was already a ripe 4 billion years old—the first green plants appeared on dry land. Precisely how this occurred is still one of the big mysteries of evolution.…

BMWs i4 Electric Concept Comes With a Hans…

BMW's i4 (shown here in concept form) will be the first car to carry a Hans Zimmer score when it enters production late next year. Courtesy of BMW“Think about your morning, where you have to…

‘Star Trek: Picard,’ Fancy Sheets, and the Meaning…

Star Trek: Picard, the new reloading of the Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) universe, explores contemporary disasters—refugees denied havens, racist paranoia, travel bans, genocide—but, if I may, I’d like to land into this world…