Science voyage cut short for researchers, crew to be with family

Science voyage cut short for researchers, crew to be with family

While the ship could have remained at sea until its intended return, NIWA vessels manager Greg Foothead said the decision was made to bring the ship back early so those on board could be reunited with families in the nationwide lockdown.

ReleaseTheButtholeCut Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

ReleaseTheButtholeCut Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

What Really Happened: With social distancing and self-quarantining becoming the norm around the world, the internet is becoming even more important in people’s lives as a tool with which to communicate, with platforms like Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook assuming even more central roles in how we talk to each other and share information—which makes it a problem when things start to go inexplicably wrong, disrupting that communication in worrying ways.

The 24 Absolute Best Movies of the 2010s

The 24 Absolute Best Movies of the 2010s

Tom Cruise (whose effectiveness as a movie star has been one career-long live-die-repeat) and Emily Blunt do normally linear-time things like fall in love and kill aliens over a looping single day.One answer is empowering, and for that we have movies like Black Panther and Wonder Woman and Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse on this list.

Love Baby Yoda, You Must

Love Baby Yoda, You Must

There is Baby Yoda merch on the way, but, historically speaking, there have been toys, T-shirts, keychains, and all manner of schwag for nearly every Star Wars character regardless of their adorableness level.Hate leads to suffering.” Yes, people love Baby Yoda.

Los Angeles, 'Blade Runner,' and the Theory of Relativity

Los Angeles, 'Blade Runner,' and the Theory of Relativity

That’s called rotational frame-dragging—a massive object carries its past and future with it while it spins forward.The reason people say it doesn’t have any history is that its timeline gets pulled along, not entirely consensually, as the city bumbles into the future.

The Glorious Victories of Trans Athletes Are Shaking Up Sports

The Glorious Victories of Trans Athletes Are Shaking Up Sports

The International Olympic Committee has more granular rules: Transgender women can compete in the women’s category as long as their blood testosterone levels have been maintained below 10 nano moles per liter for a minimum of 12 months.

50 Fish, 50 States: Small Stream Wonders

50 Fish, 50 States: Small Stream Wonders

Miller I’m on a quest to catch a fish in each of the 50 U.S. states – and to use each adventure as a means to explore conservation, the latest fisheries research and our complicated connections to the natural world.The cutlip minnow has been swimming in streams I’ve poked around my whole life, and this is my first meeting.

Cut Your Own Vinyl Records With This $1,100 Machine

Cut Your Own Vinyl Records With This $1,100 Machine

The Phonocut is an analog vinyl lathe, the first consumer device capable of making custom records immediately, right there in your home (assuming you’re willing to pay $1,100 for the privilege).The device cuts 10-inch vinyl records, which can hold about 10 to 15 minutes of audio on each side.

'Ripper'—the Inside Story of the Egregiously Bad Videogame

'Ripper'—the Inside Story of the Egregiously Bad Videogame

But it was my job to get him whatever he wanted—I was the production coordinator on the videogame Ripper, my first real job out of college, and Walken was the game’s star actor.

50 Fish, 50 States: Trout at 11,000 Feet

50 Fish, 50 States: Trout at 11,000 Feet

The quest rewarded: Greenback cutthroat trout at 11,000 feet © Matt Miller I’m on a quest to catch a fish in each of the 50 U.S. states – and to use each adventure as a means to explore conservation, the latest fisheries research and our complicated connections to the natural world.

A Black Lady Sketch Show Is a Much-Needed Jolt to TV Comedy

A Black Lady Sketch Show Is a Much-Needed Jolt to TV Comedy

In fact, the foursome are among a rising comedy avant-garde on TV that includes Spanish language curios (HBO's charming Los Espookys ), alt-sketch programs (Netflix's deliriously clever I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson and Comedy Central's Alternatino ), black mockumentaries (IFC's Sherman’s Showcase ), and more traditional fare ( South Side , which debuted on Comedy Central last week to impressive numbers).The boom is likely to hold, too.

New Zealand to have world-leading hazard risk modelling tool

New Zealand to have world-leading hazard risk modelling tool

EQC, GNS Science and NIWA have joined forces to further develop world-leading natural hazards risk modelling for New Zealand. Mr Morgan said the new partnership will broaden use of RiskScape to include more government, council and infrastructure company users, enabling more people to get a better understanding of the potential costs of natural hazards.

Comic-Con's Unexpectedly Great Cosplay Moments

Comic-Con's Unexpectedly Great Cosplay Moments

"I wanted to photograph it with my own eye," Shannon says, "to find the weird, wacky moments that maybe aren't classic Comic-Con beauty shots.". "I felt so bad for those security guys," Shannon says, "Every five minutes they're like, 'Sorry, you can't stand there.

Did Marvel Just Save Comic-Con?

Did Marvel Just Save Comic-Con?

Did Marvel Just Save Comic-Con. During Marvel's panel at this year's Comic-Con International, Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi announced that Natalie Portman would be the new Thor.

The Best Things at Comic-Con Aren't at Comic-Con

The Best Things at Comic-Con Aren't at Comic-Con

Thursday morning, as the con opened with its first big Hall H panel, Comic-Con programming director Eddie Ibrahim took to the podium to give his usual address to the crowd.

Spider-Man: Far From Home Is Full of Clues About the Future of the MCU

Spider-Man: Far From Home Is Full of Clues About the Future of the MCU

For all the twists and turns in Spider-Man: Far From Home —and it does have quite a few surprises—the entire film seems set on answering one question: Can Peter Parker be the new Tony Stark?.

50 Fish, 50 States: A Conservation Journey

50 Fish, 50 States: A Conservation Journey

Largescale sucker © Ben Cantrell I’m on a quest to catch a fish in each of the 50 U.S. states – and to use each adventure as a way to explore conservation, the latest fisheries research and our complicated connections to the natural world. Miller / TNC Pyramid Lake once teemed with monstrous fish, a subspecies known as the Lahontan cutthroat trout.

Bosch Settles German Diesel-Engine Probe for $100 Million

Bosch Settles German Diesel-Engine Probe for $100 Million

Robert Bosch GmbH agreed to pay 90 million euros (US$100 million) to end a probe by German prosecutors into rigged diesel engines, following much more costly settlements by its customer Volkswagen AG.

'Game of Thrones': The Fans Were the Biggest Losers

'Game of Thrones': The Fans Were the Biggest Losers

To help put the show to rest, WIRED gathered our biggest Thrones fans—writers Emily Dreyfuss, Emma Grey Ellis, and Peter Rubin, and editors Brian Barrett and Angela Watercutter—one last time to talk about everything that happened in the series finale, and what it all means now that it's over.

Recovery: The Once and Future Greenback Cutthroat Victory

Recovery: The Once and Future Greenback Cutthroat Victory

In 2013 ten-acre Zimmerman Lake, high in the Poudre River basin, was cleared (with rotenone) of non-native fish to create a brood source for greenbacks, stocked the following year.

The Law Being Used to Prosecute Julian Assange Is Broken

The Law Being Used to Prosecute Julian Assange Is Broken

Now the UK courts will evaluate the US’s request to send Assange to Virginia to stand trial in federal court for a single felony charge of conspiracy to commit unauthorized access to a government computer, a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).

A Spoiler-Packed Review of 'Avengers: Endgame' Highlights

A Spoiler-Packed Review of 'Avengers: Endgame' Highlights

We assembled WIRED writers and editors Jason Kehe, Jason Parham, Peter Rubin, and Angela Watercutter to analyze all of the biggest themes of Marvel's franchise-defining movie.

Not Even the Avengers Know Who All the Avengers Are

Not Even the Avengers Know Who All the Avengers Are

On their recent press tour, WIRED asked Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Okoye (Danai Gurira), War Machine (Don Cheadle), and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to name their compatriots and the results were … not exactly spot-on.

Avengers: Endgame Review: Time Is on Their Side

Avengers: Endgame Review: Time Is on Their Side

It’s a trip that, in the best ways possible, feels like a band reuniting for a greatest-hits tour, one where the songs gets played by a frontman or frontwoman who wasn’t on the original track—some Traveling Wilburys covering a George Harrison track, Jay-Z and Nas ending their beef to perform “Dead Presidents,” and Beyoncé reuniting Destiny’s Child at Coachella all rolled into one.

GoDaddy Takes Down 15,000 Spammy 'Snake Oil' Subdomains

GoDaddy Takes Down 15,000 Spammy 'Snake Oil' Subdomains

The details vary slightly from one spam scam to the next, but the campaign that Palo Alto Networks researcher Jeff White tracked follows the same basic steps.

Women's Homicidal Rage Is All Over TV—and It's Funny

Women's Homicidal Rage Is All Over TV—and It's Funny

"If a woman kills her children, news stories will call her a modern-day Medea," says Jennifer Cavenaugh, who studies the depiction of women criminals on television at Rollins College.

'Game of Thrones': What We Want—and Need—from Season 8

'Game of Thrones': What We Want—and Need—from Season 8

Dreyfuss: There's a moment in the last season where Jon addresses the curse directly and is like, "Yo, Dany, why would you assume that witch was telling the truth?" Watercutter: Yes. Dreyfuss: Imagine if at the end, Cersei is dead and Dany invents … democracy.

Breaking Down the Hacking Case Against Julian Assange

Breaking Down the Hacking Case Against Julian Assange

Ekeland also points out that to expand the statute of limitations for the CFAA from the normal five years to the necessary eight in this case, given the indictment's date of March 2018, the Justice Department is charging Assange under a statute that labels his alleged hacking an "act of terrorism."

Avengers: Endgame Will Rule the Box Office—But Not For Long

Avengers: Endgame Will Rule the Box Office—But Not For Long

According to the latest projections, the movie is on track to make $200-250 million in its opening weekend and online ticket retailers are struggling to keep up. If Endgame brings in more than $257.6 million, it'll beat out its predecessor, Avengers: Infinity War, for the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time.

The Comedian With the Best Trump Impression? None of Them

The Comedian With the Best Trump Impression? None of Them

In the latest episode of WIRED's Technique Critique series, dialect coach Erik Singer analyzed a series of actors portraying US presidents and zeroed in on three comedians—Jimmy Fallon, Taran Killam, and Darrell Hammond— who have taken on Trump.