What Hulu’s Shrill Gets Right—and So Wrong—About Trolling

What Hulu’s Shrill Gets Right—and So Wrong—About Trolling

What Hulu’s Shrill Gets Right—and So Wrong—About Trolling The Hulu series (starring Aidy Bryant as Annie) is adapted from the memoirs of writer Lindy West, who has written extensively about her own experiences with the furious Twitter fingers of fat-phobic men.

'Captain Marvel' Shows How Trolls Lost Their Edge

'Captain Marvel' Shows How Trolls Lost Their Edge

(To be fair—sorry, Kate McKinnon—it wasn't a great movie .) Then the same trolls went after Rogue One , Black Panther , Wonder Woman , and Star Wars: The Last Jedi : complaining that casting women and people of color was racist, sexist, and childhood-ruining; launching #boycott campaigns; spreading fake news stories designed to damage ticket sales; and carpeting the internet with bad-faith pre-release negative reviews.

How Amazon's Algorithms Curated a Dystopian Bookstore

How Amazon's Algorithms Curated a Dystopian Bookstore

One has a confident-looking doctor on the cover, but the author doesn’t have an MD—a quick Google search reveals that he’s a medical journalist with the “ThinkTwice Global Vaccine Institute.” Scrolling through a simple keyword search for “vaccine” in Amazon’s top-level Books section reveals anti-vax literature prominently marked as “#1 Best Seller” in categories ranging from Emergency Pediatrics to History of Medicine to Chemistry.

Rotten Tomatoes' Revamp Could Save Captain Marvel

Rotten Tomatoes' Revamp Could Save Captain Marvel

(They also might have been fueled by Russian trolls.) It also happens that, from time to time, a movie gets a terrible RT score from critics and fans claim bias on the part of professional reviewers, as was the case with Justice League . So will Rotten Tomatoes' new changes come in time to save Captain Marvel from the trolls?

Hai-Anh H. Dang

Hai-Anh H. Dang

Dang Economist, Poverty and Inequality Unit, Development Research Group, World Bank Hai-Anh H. Dang is an Economist in the Surveys and Methods Team, Development Data Group, World Bank. His main research is on development, poverty, education, labor, and methodology to construct synthetic (pseudo) panel data from cross sections.

Trump's Missile Defense Plan Creates More Problems Than It Solves

Trump's Missile Defense Plan Creates More Problems Than It Solves

The assessment also discusses more radical ideas, like capabilities that could neutralize a missile anywhere in the world during its initial ascent, space-based tracking and interception technologies, and even high-energy lasers mounted on "airborne platforms." Anywhere, Any Time, Any Place And while Trump described a comprehensive, airtight vision of missile defense in his remarks, analysts say the administration's actual report is more of a survey of all possible avenues, from realistic, incremental next steps to unlikely moonshots.

The 10 Best Games of 2018—and Yes, They're Ranked

The 10 Best Games of 2018—and Yes, They're Ranked

Nintendo excels at building games that are just good, clean fun, and this is the best the company they put out this year. Spider-Man (Insomniac Games, PS4)2018 was a conservative year in videogames.

After a Deadly Crash, Uber Returns Robocars to the Road

After a Deadly Crash, Uber Returns Robocars to the Road

The company fired its safety drivers in that state and has no plans to return.The relaunch comes amid reports of neglect in Uber’s self-driving team in the months leading up to the fatal Tempe crash.

Locals Kill One of Elon Musk's Plans for a Tunnel Under LA

Locals Kill One of Elon Musk's Plans for a Tunnel Under LA

Elon Musk’s Boring Company has abandoned its plan to dig a tunnel under the west side of Los Angeles after it and the city settled a lawsuit brought by two area neighborhood groups who opposed the scheme.The project, announced last spring, had entailed building a 2.7-mile test tunnel under Sepulveda Boulevard, adjacent to the crowded 405 freeway, under public property.

Scientist Who Crispr’d Babies Bucked His Own Ethics Policy

Scientist Who Crispr’d Babies Bucked His Own Ethics Policy

“Two beautiful little Chinese girls, Lulu and Nana, came crying into the world as healthy as any other babies a few weeks ago,” the scientist, He Jiankiu, said in the first of five promotional videos posted to YouTube hours after MIT Technology Review broke the news.LEARN MOREThe WIRED Guide to CrisprLulu and Nana are reported to have a genetic mutation, courtesy of Crispr, that makes it harder for HIV to invade and infect their white blood cells.