The US Army Corps of Engineers Deploys Against…

“This is an unbelievably complicated problem, and there’s no way we’re going to be able to do this with a complicated solution,” Lieutenant General Todd Semonite said in a briefing last week. “We need something…

Covid-19 Poses a Heightened Threat in Jails and…

On Monday, Mo Korchinski drove to pick a woman up from prison. Korchinski is the project administrator for Unlocking the Gates Peer Health Mentoring Program, which provides support for formerly incarcerated people during the first…

The Promising Math Behind ‘Flattening the Curve’

Last week I wrote about the alarming math of a viral pandemic. We talked about how infectious diseases spread exponentially, not linearly—and how that can make what seems, for weeks, like a small problem suddenly…

Squids Gene-Editing Superpowers May Unlock Human Cures

The fact that the squid does this editing with messenger RNA, rather than DNA, intrigues some researchers who are interested in human gene editing. Coding changes made to DNA—the kind medical researchers are working on…

Todays Cartoon: Dumb Mattresses

Tuesday, March 24, 2020. By Drew Dernavich, with cartooncollections.com. From smart mattresses to aural headbands, gadgets claiming to deliver a more satisfying slumber keep materializing. Monday, March 23, 2020. By Andrew Hamm, with cartooncollections.com. Things…

The Videogames WIRED Is Playing While Staying Home

We live in exceedingly strange and challenging times. Now more than ever, simple acts like sharing what games we're into, what art is helping us cope, feel vital and essential. To that end, below are…

iPad Pro Is the Best iPad Yet. Does…

I struggled to write about this new iPad. It’s not because it isn’t a good iPad. Technologically, it’s the best iPad you can buy. It’s an iPad Pro, one with a brilliant display and a…

Were Not Going to Run Out of Food—so…

Of the many ways in which the novel coronavirus has changed American life, one of the most peculiar has been the traditional trip to the grocery store. For many families, the weekly or biweekly errand…

As Clubs Shut Down, Performers Must Find New…

Birds fly through high winds. Fish swim in stormy seas. And performers who are stuck alone in an unprecedented global health crisis will perform anyways, even if they’re jerryrigging their own lighting and shimmying around…

Google Removes Adware-Laced Kids Apps From Play Store

Google has struggled for years to keep malicious applications from sneaking into the Play Store, but a new round of takedowns is highlighting the challenge of getting the problem under control. At the beginning of…