What Will Happen to the Far-Right After Trump?

What Will Happen to the Far-Right After Trump?

Many experts were looking to Saturday’s Million MAGA March as a kind of violence-and-extremism barometer, but, much like the election itself, it wasn’t decisive enough to be entirely comforting.“Trump was just kind of a golden goose,” says Shannon Reid, who researches street gangs and white power at UNC Charlotte.

Why Are Lines at Polling Places So Long? Math

Why Are Lines at Polling Places So Long? Math

In the name of “voter protection,” this team was working with a balky spreadsheet that was supposed to estimate the capacity of a given polling place based on data like how many check-in stations and voting machines it had, and how many people were likely to vote there—the numbers county election workers use to plan for what each station needs so everyone can vote fast.

How the ‘Diabolical’ Beetle Survives Being Run Over by a Car

How the ‘Diabolical’ Beetle Survives Being Run Over by a Car

But the diabolical ironclad beetle (henceforth known as the DIB) can’t fly, and has over evolutionary time fused its elytra together and to the rest of its exoskeleton, creating a cohesive shell.

From Palmyra to the Pacific: Realigning a Rainforest

From Palmyra to the Pacific: Realigning a Rainforest

To that end, TNC is working with partners, including the USFWS, to derive lessons and best practices to maximize Palmyra’s resilience in the face of climate change by eradicating black rats, realigning the native rainforest, and reintroducing endangered bird species.

See Earth Transform Like You're a Time-Traveling Astronaut

See Earth Transform Like You're a Time-Traveling Astronaut

Satellites have been capturing all the ways we’ve been transforming this planet, images that authors Benjamin Grant and Timothy Dougherty have compiled into the fascinating new book Overview Timelapse: How We Change the Earth.

This Sony OLED Is the Best Prime Day TV Deal (2020)

This Sony OLED Is the Best Prime Day TV Deal (2020)

Just a few years ago, a 55-inch version of a TV like the Sony A8H OLED (8/10, WIRED Recommends) would have cost a few thousand dollars, and I would have told you not to bother.

Amazon Prime Day 2020: The 38 Absolute Best Tech Deals

Amazon Prime Day 2020: The 38 Absolute Best Tech Deals

Photograph: Amazon As usual, Amazon has slashed prices on many of its own house-made products and services, including smart speakers and screens, and even discounted memberships to premium services like Kindle Unlimited.

America’s Top Science Journal Has Had It With Trump

America’s Top Science Journal Has Had It With Trump

To hear that in his own voice, I think, was one of the most devastating things that has ever happened to science.

There's No Better Time to Be an Amateur Radio Geek

There's No Better Time to Be an Amateur Radio Geek

One license covers an entire family, though operators must be over 18.FRS and GMRS are both walkie-talkies, but GMRS radios have the potential for increased range and clarity due to better antennas, higher transmit power, and access to repeaters.

What to Expect From Tuesday's Apple Event

What to Expect From Tuesday's Apple Event

Apple executives have already warned that this year’s new iPhone would be delayed by a few weeks, into October.Bloomberg has also reported that new Apple Watches are in the works.

My Doomed Search for a Bedside Wireless Phone Charger

My Doomed Search for a Bedside Wireless Phone Charger

A good wireless charger should have some kind of grips, so it stays on the surface it sits on, and so it holds onto your phone.

Every Christopher Nolan Film, Ranked for You to Disagree With

Every Christopher Nolan Film, Ranked for You to Disagree With

This, again, seems like it might not be a Nolan film, but it actually bears his hallmarks: thickly plotted yet easy to follow, deep until you think too much about it.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wields Brevity as a Superpower

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wields Brevity as a Superpower

That is just another way of saying young people have learned to make the most of what they were apportioned.On Tuesday, during night two of the first all-virtual Democratic National Convention, Ocasio-Cortez was given just 90 seconds to address the nation.

Microsoft's Dual-Screen Duo Is Here. The Timing's Not Great

Microsoft's Dual-Screen Duo Is Here. The Timing's Not Great

Last October, during a long day of closed-door sessions and windowless-lab meetings with executives and product managers, the kind of closeness that would now make me shudder in the context of a pandemic, Microsoft revealed its dual-screened phone.

What Poetry Means for Doctors and Patients During a Pandemic

What Poetry Means for Doctors and Patients During a Pandemic

I think especially now, when we’re feeling in some ways estranged from our own bodies and disconnected, having that visceral experience of hearing the music and language is just compelling.

TED’s Idea Worth Spreading: Stay Home

TED’s Idea Worth Spreading: Stay Home

Anderson says that over the course of the eight-week conference, even skeptics came around to the idea that the event was TED-like, and even worth the hefty tariff to attend.

In Lockdown, Mathematicians Crack a Stubborn Geometry Riddle

In Lockdown, Mathematicians Crack a Stubborn Geometry Riddle

The problem Greene and Lobb worked on predicts, basically, that every such path contains sets of four points that form the vertices of rectangles of any desired proportion.But again, the problem Greene and Lobb solved involves curves that are smooth, and therefore continuous.

Your Most Vexing New Coronavirus Questions, Answered

Your Most Vexing New Coronavirus Questions, Answered

Kind of the vehicle for this is these little creatures that you feel like if they were real, we would be covering the heck out of them at WIRED, they're called Kentukis.

3 Black Photographers on Capturing the George Floyd Protests

3 Black Photographers on Capturing the George Floyd Protests

And, I mean, I'm not saying that other photographers can't cover it, but I feel that as a black photographer, you can then control the narrative and show a different side.

Why Humans Totally Freak Out When They Get Lost

Why Humans Totally Freak Out When They Get Lost

The day after the surveyor’s gruesome discovery, Kevin Adam and his fellow wardens retrieved the remains of her camp and went through her phone records and her journal, which she had wrapped in a watertight bag, to try to piece together what had happened.

All Aboard Air Koryo, North Korea’s Fleet of Ancient Soviet Planes

All Aboard Air Koryo, North Korea’s Fleet of Ancient Soviet Planes

That said, the Air Koryo fleet is pretty cool in a retro kind of way, and a passionate band of aviation buffs happily spend their days taking joyrides.All told, Mebius has made 24 flights aboard 10 different kinds of aircraft, most of which were all but empty.

Some of Our Favorite Amazon Devices Are on Sale Right Now

Some of Our Favorite Amazon Devices Are on Sale Right Now

Right now, Amazon's Fire Tablets, Echo speakers, and even Kindle e-readers are seeing some steep discounts, and these prices are some of the best we've seen recently.This model uses a 6-inch E Ink capacitive touchscreen for reading, and it lights up so you can read in the dark.

Want to Study Permafrost? Get It Before It's Gone

Want to Study Permafrost? Get It Before It's Gone

The bone of a steppe bison, a large Arctic ungulate that went extinct about 10,000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age, rests in the hard peat.

An AI Meme Generator Gives Us the Absurdist Art We All Need

An AI Meme Generator Gives Us the Absurdist Art We All Need

There’s an almost collage-like aspect to the images the meme generator is producing, like it’s feeding the internet’s twisted humor back to it as a form of commentary.

The Anti-Quarantine Protests Aren't About Covid-19

The Anti-Quarantine Protests Aren't About Covid-19

Many outlets, including WIRED , reminded readers that the groups of demonstrators are pint-sized compared to the vast majority of Americans who support social distancing and that protesters have much to gain from your attention.

Reality TV Has Never Felt More Untethered From Real Life

Reality TV Has Never Felt More Untethered From Real Life

Producers wanted everyone to feel invested, to ultimately have those separate realities merge—theirs with the viewer's.It’s the need for what was, a reminder of how normal used to feel.

‘Hope You’re Well’: Emailing Through a Time of Pandemic

‘Hope You’re Well’: Emailing Through a Time of Pandemic

Most people are still not very emotionally invested in email.“When I think of all of the things that are going to change in the world after coronavirus, culturally and politically, I don’t think email is in the top 100,” says Randy Malamud, author of Email (Object Lessons).

What Coronavirus Isolation Could Do to Your Mind (and Body)

What Coronavirus Isolation Could Do to Your Mind (and Body)

“We can expect depression to kick in, and depression and anxiety are kissing cousins.” These symptoms are likely to be particularly intense during coronavirus-related isolation, according to Lawrence Palinkas, who researches psychosocial adaptation to extreme environments at the University of Southern California.

How to Get Free Kindle Books With Your Library Card

How to Get Free Kindle Books With Your Library Card

With a library card, an internet connection, and an e-reader, you can start reading the book right away without ever leaving your house.There are two ways to read your borrowed book: Directly in the Libby app, or on any Kindle device.

To Fight Covid-19, Curb the Spread of Germs—and Rumors

To Fight Covid-19, Curb the Spread of Germs—and Rumors

That’s not the only kind of sharing there is, however, and it’s not what my student was describing.People may still post public messages not directed at anyone in particular (“To whom it may concern on the internet”), but the most problematic information about the crisis is often locally-focused, spreading through group chat or texting or email between friends, colleagues, and neighbors.