New York City Wasn’t Built for 21st Century Storms

New York City Wasn’t Built for 21st Century Storms

Wildfire thunderclouds in the West, blackouts in Texas , hurricanes in the South , torrential downpours in the East: “It's all the stuff we said would happen 20 years ago,” says Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist and the director of climate and energy at the Breakthrough Institute.

The Ethics of Rebooting the Dead

The Ethics of Rebooting the Dead

“We often see people hanging on until that relative arrives or that child is born,” says Christopher Kerr, chief medical officer at Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo and the author of Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life's End. Video calls, he adds, can help facilitate passing on.

Raised by Wolves Questions Whether Humanity Can Be Saved

Raised by Wolves Questions Whether Humanity Can Be Saved

First, there are Mother and Father, two androids dispatched by their creator to raise human children to be pacifist atheists after religious wars destroyed Earth.Campion, a boy raised by Mother and Father on Kepler-22b on a vegan mono diet of tubers (scurvy who?

One Man's Radical Plan to Solve Wealth Inequality

One Man's Radical Plan to Solve Wealth Inequality

This story originally appeared on WIRED UK.Piketty’s 753-page book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, published in 2013, sold 2.5 million copies worldwide and helped put inequality on the global agenda.Capital and Ideology builds on Piketty’s long-standing argument that inequality has soared across the world since 1980.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Bringing Down Emissions, but Not for Long

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Bringing Down Emissions, but Not for Long

“When the Chinese economy does recover, they are likely to see an increase in emissions in the short term to sort of make up for lost time, in terms of production,” says Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist and the director of climate and energy at the Breakthrough Institute, which advocates for climate action.

WIRED Book of the Month: Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer

WIRED Book of the Month: Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer

The author of the Southern Reach Trilogy and Borne, he’s worth reading because his visions of humans and the world they inhabit are less Hopper than Dali, or really, Hiernomymous Bosch, who in Dead Astronauts lends his name to a leviathan charged with gobbling up failed biological experiments cast out of laboratories.Fans of Vandermeer will notice bits of his older work echoing through Dead Astronauts.

Netflix's 'Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein' Is a Fun Mess

Netflix's 'Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein' Is a Fun Mess

Stranger Things actor David Harbour plays multiple roles in Netflix's Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein. What Harbour discovers—the bizarre artifact that is the play Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein and lots more scandal besides—challenges everything he thinks he knows about his father in just about 30 minutes.

How Kevin Durant Got Hurt, Why Coffee May Soon Be Gone, and More News

How Kevin Durant Got Hurt, Why Coffee May Soon Be Gone, and More News

We talked to medical experts about what really happened with Kevin Durant's Achilles tendon, we learned what foods you can kiss goodbye thanks to climate change, and we put together a list of Father's Day deals you can still get before Sunday.

You Can't Hate San Francisco Unless You Love San Francisco

You Can't Hate San Francisco Unless You Love San Francisco

Hours before the film was set to premiere in front of a local audience, Wired sat down with them and other cast members inside the Fairmont Hotel, high atop San Francisco’s poshest hill, full of mansions built by railroad barons during the city’s original economic boom, to talk about how the tech industry is bulldozing the city they’ve always called home.“It’s a very strange time to be from San Francisco,” Talbot says.

A Teen Started a Global Climate Protest. What Are You Doing?

A Teen Started a Global Climate Protest. What Are You Doing?

Greta Thunberg cut a frail and lonely figure when she started a school strike for the climate outside the Swedish parliament building last August.

When Algorithms Think You Want to Die

When Algorithms Think You Want to Die

If you’re someone who seeks out graphic images of self-harm, or even if you just follow users who candidly talk about their depression, these recommendation systems will fill your feeds with suggestions, reshaping how you experience your own mental health.

The Batman Will Hit Theaters in 2021—Minus Ben Affleck

The Batman Will Hit Theaters in 2021—Minus Ben Affleck

This week: Batman gets a release date, Oscar Isaac might be going to Dune , Universal has a new plan for its monster mashup, and Zack Snyder is going back to making zombie flicks.

Creed II Doesn't Outdo the Original, But It's a Fair Fight

Creed II Doesn't Outdo the Original, But It's a Fair Fight

More than anything else, Creed II is a film about fatherhood, its necessary failures and its hard-won victories.For all its flash and emotional vibrancy, Creed II is largely an uneven experiment in boxing cinema, laced with the sweet footwork and lyrical bloodthirst of any great sparring match but predictable in all the ways sports flicks have become.Rocky and Adonis' relationship is also tested, the former seeing Apollo for what he was, the latter seeing him for what he wasn't.

My Father Says He’s a ‘Targeted Individual.’ Maybe We All Are

My Father Says He’s a ‘Targeted Individual.’ Maybe We All Are

He cited patents, research, and the central role of something he called MKUltra, a real CIA mind-control program that ran from 1953 to 1973 that targeted drug addicts, prisoners, and other vulnerable people.I didn’t know anything about the pile of facts he’d just left at my feet—his far-fetched answer to the mystery of his breakdown and disappearance—but I felt it was my duty, as a journalist and as his daughter, to investigate the possibility that what he said was true.