Easy Nature Adventures to Enjoy Near You

Easy Nature Adventures to Enjoy Near You

Over the years, Cool Green Science has covered many wildlife activities that can be enjoyed in a backyard, a city park or a vacant lot.While scavenger hunts don’t have to involve nature, the challenge of finding plants and animals makes for a more rewarding quest.

The Mars Landing Was the Best Thing on TV This Week

The Mars Landing Was the Best Thing on TV This Week

NASA Lands the Perseverance Rover on Mars.The Atlas V rocket transporting NASA’s latest Mars rover launched from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center in July and has spent the past six months en route to the Red Planet.

Apple Offers Its Closest Look Yet at iOS and MacOS Security

Apple Offers Its Closest Look Yet at iOS and MacOS Security

This year's edition contains significantly expanded information about hardware like M1, new details about the secure enclave, and an accounting of a host of software features.Strafach wants to know more about how M1 chips securely handle booting other operating systems, always a question for jailbreakers when Apple releases new processors.

How to Double Mask

How to Double Mask

Now the CDC’s lab tests show that double masks can reduce the likelihood of coronavirus transmission between two people by up to 95 percent if both parties wear them correctly.All About That Fit. The report released by the CDC this week wasn’t just about double-masking.

How to Cook in Your Tiny Kitchen (and Stay Sane)

How to Cook in Your Tiny Kitchen (and Stay Sane)

Ask yourself how often you really use that quesadilla maker, ice cream maker, bread machine, deep fryer, steaming basket, Crock-Pot, or rice cooker.A Dutch oven, like this enameled one from Lodge ($70), can replace several single-use pots or machines.

21 Best Black Friday Deals on Fitness and Outdoors Gear (2020): Weights, Fitness Trackers, and More

21 Best Black Friday Deals on Fitness and Outdoors Gear (2020): Weights, Fitness Trackers, and More

We've waded through tons of Black Friday deals for the best fitness and outdoor gear that will help you stay in shape this cold winter.Running Gear Deals.Check out our Outdoor Gift Guide and roundup of the Best Outdoor Furniture and Gear for more picks.

A Nameless Hiker and the Case the Internet Can’t Crack

A Nameless Hiker and the Case the Internet Can’t Crack

He told people he met along the way that he had worked in the tech industry and he wanted to detox from digital life.A veteran hiker named Matt Mason was working that day, and the two men started talking.

School in the Age of Covid: A Series of Impossible Decisions

School in the Age of Covid: A Series of Impossible Decisions

Sign up for our Podcasts newsletter and never miss an episode of Get WIRED, Gadget Lab, and Geek's Guide to the Galaxy.So for this episode of the Get WIRED podcast, we asked our listeners to share their back-to-school experiences and any solutions they’ve come up with so far.

Amazon's Kids Tablets Are $50 Off Right Now

Amazon's Kids Tablets Are $50 Off Right Now

Right now, Amazon's Fire HD Tablets, especially the Fire HD Kids Editions, are at some of the lowest prices we've seen recently.Amazon recently refreshed its 8-inch Fire HD 8 tablets (8/10, WIRED Recommends ), and these brand-new versions are among the models currently on sale.

How to Watch NASA Launch Its New Perseverance Mars Rover

How to Watch NASA Launch Its New Perseverance Mars Rover

The skycrane is outfitted with eight small engines that start firing when the rover is about half a mile up to rapidly slow its fall to just a few miles per hour.“These particular engines are actually a derivative of the original engines developed for Viking landers in the early ’70s, but we've made very significant upgrades,” says Fred Wilson, a propulsion expert at Aerojet Rocketdyne, the company that made the propulsion system for the Perseverance landing system.

To Navigate Risk In a Pandemic, You Need a Color-Coded Chart

To Navigate Risk In a Pandemic, You Need a Color-Coded Chart

Giving people permission to do things that seem likely to be safe was an important part of formulating the next guide to be published, which was drawn up by the Covid-19 Task Force of the Texas Medical Association and released July 8.

Coronavirus Tips and Supplies Guide: What to Buy (and Avoid) for Home

Coronavirus Tips and Supplies Guide: What to Buy (and Avoid) for Home

The WIRED Gear team has talked to experts (and among ourselves) to come up with this master guide to everything you might need right now—and a few things you should avoid buying for the sake of the greater good.

The Women of Ukraine's Railroads Keep the Trains Running

The Women of Ukraine's Railroads Keep the Trains Running

In fact, the buildings are railroad crossing offices presided over by traffic controllers, the vast majority of them women.Photograph: Sasha MaslovEleven years ago, Maslov moved to New York City, where he shoots for clients like NBC, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

A Lifelong Love of Field Guides

A Lifelong Love of Field Guides

In 1933, Peterson convinced Houghton Mifflin to publish a Field Guide to the Birds as a new way to identify our feathered friends.Identifying nature is fun, but what I love most about field guides is that the change the way you see .

Moment's Lenses and Gear Are On Sale Right Now

Moment's Lenses and Gear Are On Sale Right Now

Peak Design Everyday Sling 10L for $120 ($30 off): Moment sells a bevy of its own bags and some from other companies.Peak Designs makes one of our favorite messenger bags , and it doesn't go on sale frequently.

Let's Have the GIF Pronunciation Debate Forever

Let's Have the GIF Pronunciation Debate Forever

Today, Giphy and the peanut butter brand Jif released limited-edition jars of spread sure to reignite the discourse of how to pronounce GIF all over again.

If You Want a Sonos Speaker, Today Is the Day

If You Want a Sonos Speaker, Today Is the Day

If you're just starting your system, the Sonos One SL is also on sale today ($129, $50 off).Photograph: SonosThe Sonos Beam (8/10, WIRED Recommends ) is also on sale.It's one of three soundbars that Sonos offers, and the best one to buy right now.

How Airports Are Protecting Themselves Against Rising Seas

How Airports Are Protecting Themselves Against Rising Seas

It will also be the centerpiece of SFO’s plan to protect itself from the steady rise of San Francisco Bay. Since the 1980s, SFO has installed a variety of features to protect itself from the risk of flood associated with rising waters, including berms, concrete walls, and the kind of sheet piling construction projects use to keep water out of building sites.

Tesla's Cybertruck Is Coming—Here's How to Watch the New Pickup's Announcement

Tesla's Cybertruck Is Coming—Here's How to Watch the New Pickup's Announcement

“I actually don’t know if a lot of people will buy this pickup truck or not,” he told Recode a year ago, “but I don’t care.” He’s said the truck will be “literally bulletproof” and that it will look like “an armored personnel carrier from the future.”.

Review: What Fishing Books Can Be

Review: What Fishing Books Can Be

Fishing writer Chris Hunt takes one of the most well-known fishing destinations in the world, and covers it with new insights and approaches.Instead, he describes how he prepares for a new fishing situation, how he reads habitat, how he focuses during long days on the water.

Here’s What Happens When You Leave Weed Up Your Nose for 18 Years

Here’s What Happens When You Leave Weed Up Your Nose for 18 Years

Doctors excavated from the man's right nasal cavity a 19 mm by 11 mm rock-hard mass—the calcified remains of a small amount of marijuana he tried to smuggle into prison a startling 18 years earlier.

A New Crispr Technique Could Fix Almost All Genetic Diseases

A New Crispr Technique Could Fix Almost All Genetic Diseases

But if you want to replace a faulty gene with a healthy one, things get more complicated .In addition to programming a piece of guide RNA to tell Crispr where to cut, you have to provide a copy of the new DNA and then hope the cell’s repair machinery installs it correctly.

Remember The Dress? Here’s Why We All See Colors Differently

Remember The Dress? Here’s Why We All See Colors Differently

When The Dress went viral in 2015—driving tens of millions of online onlookers into existential conniptions over whether the garment was blue and black or white and gold—it didn't just break the internet , it broke color science as researchers had conceived of it up to that point.But unlike that dress, nearly everyone perceives Kitaoka's berries as red.

Software Company Chef Won’t Renew ICE Contact After All

Software Company Chef Won’t Renew ICE Contact After All

Last week on Thursday, the CEO of Seattle software company Chef defended the firm’s contract with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, after a former employee as a protest deleted open source projects used by Chef customers.

Space Photos of the Week: Here Comes the Sun

Space Photos of the Week: Here Comes the Sun

Space Photos of the Week: Here Comes the Sun. We’re turning the space oddities up to 11 this week, peeping at galaxy mergers, asteroid photobombs, and more.

The New Charlie's Angels Trailer Is Here

The New Charlie's Angels Trailer Is Here

Today we have the first trailer from the new reboot of Charlie's Angels and a whole lot of news about Netflix. George Clooney will be directing and starring in an upcoming film adaptation of the sci-fi thriller Good Morning, Midnight for Netflix.

Hybrid Ferraris! Flying Cars! And More Car News This Week

Hybrid Ferraris! Flying Cars! And More Car News This Week

This week, WIRED Transportation got several tiny glimpses into the future. And we checked out Ferrari’s hybrid supercar , which should be the fastest thing to ever come out of its Maranello factory. Love tiny electric cars? Love tiny electric cars and gigantic airplanes?

Another Ripple From the Huawei Ban: Scientific Peer Review

Another Ripple From the Huawei Ban: Scientific Peer Review

But this week the Chinese technology news publication Pandaily published an email sent by IEEE to the editors of its publications, instructing them to stop using Huawei employees as peer reviewers for articles they're considering for publication.

Tesla Raises Money, Drones Get Certified, and More Car News This Week

Tesla Raises Money, Drones Get Certified, and More Car News This Week

Tesla Raises Money, Drones Get Certified, and More Car News This Week. This week, Tesla shares took a much-needed hop as the company announced an effort to raise a small mountain of capital to keep the electric carmaker climbing.

Star Wars Fans Know Nostalgia Well. It’s Time to Build a Future

Star Wars Fans Know Nostalgia Well. It’s Time to Build a Future

Now, though, with plans for future movies still uncertain and the new Disney+ Star Wars series set well before the latest trilogy, I'm thinking maybe I was wrong.