California Lawmakers Push for More Diversity in the Boardroom

California Lawmakers Push for More Diversity in the Boardroom

At Google, for example 42 percent of the US workforce is Asian, but only 30 percent of people in leadership roles.“I am not going to sit back and allow companies to make an excuse that the talent is not there,” says Thomas, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO.

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.

Amazon Shakes Up the Race for Self-Driving—and Ride-Hailing

Amazon Shakes Up the Race for Self-Driving—and Ride-Hailing

While Alphabet's Waymo is focusing on self-driving tech and leaving the car building to places like Detroit, Zoox has stuck to its plan to design a robotaxi from the ground up—and operate a ride-hail service.

How to Make Government Trustworthy Again

How to Make Government Trustworthy Again

The story behind this divergence was obvious: The governments of South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore were prepared to test, to trace, and to isolate, and ours was not.

How to Watch Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Debate Tonight

How to Watch Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Debate Tonight

Tonight, former vice president Joe Biden and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders will meet onstage to debate for the 11th time in the 2020 campaign season—but it's never been quite like this.

1,357 Delegates Up for Grabs—and More Key Super Tuesday Stats

1,357 Delegates Up for Grabs—and More Key Super Tuesday Stats

That result prompted former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg and Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar to end their campaigns, which will likely push more moderate voters toward Biden.

Going the Distance (and Beyond) to Catch Marathon Cheaters

Going the Distance (and Beyond) to Catch Marathon Cheaters

They had posted photos in which it appeared that Meza entered the run from a sidewalk during the middle of the race, suggesting the possibility that he cut part of the course and then reentered.

How a Street-Smart Supercar Got Ready for the Racetrack

How a Street-Smart Supercar Got Ready for the Racetrack

Team Penske and Meyer Shank Racing, driving machines based on Acura street cars, enjoyed a mood lacking in the frantic energy typical of previous decades in racing.

CES 2020 Liveblog (Tuesday): Photos and News of All the CES Gadget Madness

CES 2020 Liveblog (Tuesday): Photos and News of All the CES Gadget Madness

The WIRED crew is on the ground here in Las Vegas to touch, test, prod, and fondle all of the latest rolling robots, folding phones, and talking fridges.CES Attendees: Come visit WIRED HQ, located at the Yardbird in the Venetian.

A Breakthrough for Chronic Wasting Disease?

A Breakthrough for Chronic Wasting Disease?

Photo © Lisa Ballard A new paper published in the journal PLoS ONE finds household bleach can deactivate Chronic Wasting Disease prions.

The Super-Optimized Dirt That Helps Keep Racehorses Safe

The Super-Optimized Dirt That Helps Keep Racehorses Safe

It began with Psychedelicat, a horse that would have remained unremarkable for the rest of his life, were it not for the precise timing of his death.

Big's Backyard Ultra and the Rise of Women Endurance Stars

Big's Backyard Ultra and the Rise of Women Endurance Stars

On Monday evening, Maggie Guterl and Will Hayward set out for the 60th time on a 4-mile loop through the hickory-covered hills of central Tennessee.It was dark and rainy on day three of the Big’s Backyard Ultra, a running race of fiendish design.

Facial Recognition, a 2-Hour Marathon, and More News

Facial Recognition, a 2-Hour Marathon, and More News

Cities struggle to regulate facial-recognition technology, Eliud Kipchoge prepares for an epic race, and Tern's new folding bike makes getting around a snap.Eliud Kipchoge is set to break the 2-hour marathon barrier.

Eliud Kipchoge Is Set to Break the 2-Hour Marathon Barrier

Eliud Kipchoge Is Set to Break the 2-Hour Marathon Barrier

The first time Kipchoge chased the sub-two-hour marathon, he did it wearing a special edition of Nike's Vaporfly 4%, a shoe the company claimed could make runners 4 percent more efficient on their feet.

Most Deepfakes Are Porn, and They're Multiplying Fast

Most Deepfakes Are Porn, and They're Multiplying Fast

Danielle Citron, a law professor at Boston University, describes pornographic deepfakes made without a person’s consent as an “invasion of sexual privacy.” She spoke at a June hearing by the US House Intelligence Committee about artificial intelligence media manipulation tools.

The True Story of #CivilWar2 and #CivilWarPotluck

The True Story of #CivilWar2 and #CivilWarPotluck

Today, with President Trump tweeting about the Civil War-like effects that will befall America if he's impeached, the people of are responding like their 19th-century counterparts.The hashtags #CivilWar2, #CivilWarSignup, and #CivilWarPotluck burst into being, bearing picnic foods and other battle supplies.

What to Expect From the 2019 World Track Championships

What to Expect From the 2019 World Track Championships

Throughout the IAAF World Athletics Championships, WIRED's editor in chief, Nicholas Thompson, will be chatting with Knox Robinson, the former editor in chief of the Fader and founder of the Black Roses running club in NYC.You’re a decent marathoner, but I’m more impressed that you’ve turned WIRED into the best running magazine out there.

How Anthony Levandowski Put Himself at the Center of an Industry

How Anthony Levandowski Put Himself at the Center of an Industry

He dabbled in robotics while studying industrial engineering at UC Berkeley and made the move into autonomous vehicles when he entered the 2004 Darpa Grand Challenge —a seminal event that helped launch the self-driving industry we know today.

Hard Times for Hardware?

Hard Times for Hardware?

In the coming year, hardware developers will start to see an even bigger desire for responsible labor practices, design for product end-of-life, sustainable material use, and transparency throughout their supply chain.

How Formula E Racing Makes Electric Cars Faster, Smarter, Funner

How Formula E Racing Makes Electric Cars Faster, Smarter, Funner

Now five seasons old , Formula E is meant to utilize racing —long a rolling laboratory for automotive development, yielding advancements like antilock brakes, traction control, and dual-clutch transmissions—to help EV manufacturers and suppliers like BMW, Nissan, Audi, Panasonic, Mahindra, and Jaguar move their battery-powered products forward .

Bored Charging Your Tesla? Play a Videogame Right in Your Car

Bored Charging Your Tesla? Play a Videogame Right in Your Car

As long as the car is in park, drivers can race on 22 tracks, using the steering wheel and brake pedal to control their avatar (acceleration is automatic).Working with Tesla, Vector Unit loaded this edition of the game with nods to electric driving.

What Is Ray Tracing? The Latest Gaming Buzzword Explained

What Is Ray Tracing? The Latest Gaming Buzzword Explained

Simply put, ray tracing is a technique that makes light in video games behave like it does in real life. This newfound excitement around ray tracing comes just as home gaming hardware is on the cusp of being able to process lighting effects in real time.

Are Facebook Ads Discriminatory? It’s Complicated

Are Facebook Ads Discriminatory? It’s Complicated

The Facebook optimization team could come up with a best guess as to the gender, race, and ethnicity of every user, and make sure that the delivery of ads within certain categories like housing and employment are unbiased.

New Balance's New Shoes Give You a Speedier, Bouncier Mile

New Balance's New Shoes Give You a Speedier, Bouncier Mile

This past September, Jenny Simpson headed out in the rain to the start of the 5th Avenue Mile road race with two pairs of running shoes in her bag.

Twitter Users Are Richer and More Woke Than the Rest of Us

Twitter Users Are Richer and More Woke Than the Rest of Us

On Wednesday, Pew Research released a report that compares Twitter users to the rest of the US population. Pew surveyed a nationally representative sample of 2,791 adult Twitter users about everything from their income and education to their thoughts on issues like race and immigration.

In the 2020 Race, What Is the Value of Social Media Stardom?

In the 2020 Race, What Is the Value of Social Media Stardom?

Speaking of that candidate, Buttigieg and his fellow Democrats all have a long way to go if they want to catch up: Not only did President Trump's campaign raise more money than every Democrat last quarter, but last month on Twitter, he earned ten times more interactions than even Mayor Pete.

How the Boston Marathon Messes With Runners to Slow Them Down

How the Boston Marathon Messes With Runners to Slow Them Down

Most marathon courses finish roughly where they start, meaning that the wind will likely blow in your face as frequently as it blows at your back.

Facebook’s Ad System Might Be Hard-Coded for Discrimination

Facebook’s Ad System Might Be Hard-Coded for Discrimination

A new study from researchers at Northeastern University, University of Southern California, and the nonprofit Upturn finds ad delivery —the Facebook algorithms that decide exactly which users see those ads—may be just as important.

Lego’s Break Dancing Robot, Best Email Apps, and More News

Lego’s Break Dancing Robot, Best Email Apps, and More News

Lego has introduced a new coding and robotics set called "Spike Prime" that will help kids gain valuable confidence in team building, STEM skills, and the power of persistence. The sets come with lesson plans for teachers, and kids can build anything from a breakdancing robot to a grasshopper-like racing module.

Gadget Lab Podcast: The Case for Male Birth Control

Gadget Lab Podcast: The Case for Male Birth Control

And survey results are mixed, Arielle tells us on this week’s Gadget Lab podcast: Some men indicate they would be reluctant to use birth control, while others are for it. Also on this week’s pod, Mike, Lauren, and Arielle discuss all of the news announced at Apple’s services-focused event on Monday.