Covid-19 Poses a Heightened Threat in Jails and Prisons

Covid-19 Poses a Heightened Threat in Jails and Prisons

Due to extra security measures put in place during the global outbreak of Covid-19, she will have to wait a further 14 days before she can travel from prison to a post-correctional treatment facility, just in case she has been exposed to coronavirus while incarcerated.

Greta Thunberg's Online Attackers Reveal a Grim Pattern

Greta Thunberg's Online Attackers Reveal a Grim Pattern

However, as the degrading sexualization of Thunberg and others demonstrates, the criticism and harassment women politicians and activists experience is different in kind than that experienced by their male counterparts.

How to Levitate Objects With Sound (and Break Your Mind)

How to Levitate Objects With Sound (and Break Your Mind)

But at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, physicist Chris Benmore and his colleagues are levitating objects with an unlikely tool: sound.Beyond the entertainment value, acoustic levitation is helping Benmore and his team do science: They're suspending pharmaceuticals and watching how molecules interact, by pointing the most intense X-ray source in the western hemisphere at the acoustic levitator.

How Much Superpower Does It Take to Bash a Bullet in Midair?

How Much Superpower Does It Take to Bash a Bullet in Midair?

I can use a stationary object like the wall behind Wonder Woman as a reference point, but it’s only an approximation, since the wall is farther away.

The Disturbing Case of the Disappearing Sci-Fi Story

The Disturbing Case of the Disappearing Sci-Fi Story

At the beginning of this year, the science fiction and fantasy magazine Clarkesworld published a short story called “I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter” by Isabel Fall.

Sex-Tech Companies Are Having More Fun Than the Rest of Us at CES

Sex-Tech Companies Are Having More Fun Than the Rest of Us at CES

If there was ever a metaphor for the newfound openness around women’s sex tech at the annual consumer electronics fest, it might be the Lora DiCarlo truck.That’s what happened in early 2019, when DiCarlo and her team were awarded a CES Innovation prize in the Robotics and Drone category.

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.

What a 5,700-Year-Old Piece of Gum Reveals About Its Chewer

What a 5,700-Year-Old Piece of Gum Reveals About Its Chewer

And just because she may have been noshing on duck before she chewed the birch pitch, doesn’t mean she wasn’t eating cultivated crops too.“There's actually nothing to tell us that on a Thursday she didn't do farming, and was eating duck on the weekend,” says Schroeder.

Scientists Find a Weak Spot in Some Superbugs' Defenses

Scientists Find a Weak Spot in Some Superbugs' Defenses

Soon after the procedure, she came to a local hospital with low blood pressure and what turned out to be a dangerous antibiotic-resistant infection from a bacteria called Enterococcus faecalis.

The First Wonder Woman 1984 Trailer Is Here

The First Wonder Woman 1984 Trailer Is Here

Not to be outdone by Warner Bros., Disney also brought a slew of stuff to CCXP, including the new trailer for Free Guy, which stars Ryan Reynolds as a character in an open-world videogame who decides to make himself the hero.

Kamala Harris' Opposing Truths

Kamala Harris' Opposing Truths

Case in point: Headlines this week reporting that California senator Kamala Harris was suspending her presidential campaign and, in doing so, ceding her chance to become the first black woman to win the Democratic Party’s nomination.

Tesla's Cybertruck, an Aston Martin SUV, and More Car News This Week

Tesla's Cybertruck, an Aston Martin SUV, and More Car News This Week

One automotive design expert we spoke to this week called it “horrifying.” (He came around later, though—you should read the story .)At the very least, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk put it during the all-electric pickup truck’s Thursday night unveiling, CYBRTRCK “doesn’t look like anything else!”.

Uber’s Self-Driving Car Didn’t Know Pedestrians Could Jaywalk

Uber’s Self-Driving Car Didn’t Know Pedestrians Could Jaywalk

The software inside the Uber self-driving SUV that killed an Arizona woman last year was not designed to detect pedestrians outside of a crosswalk, according to new documents released as part of a federal investigation into the incident.

Why the Internet Thinks Tropical Storm Karen Is Hilarious

Why the Internet Thinks Tropical Storm Karen Is Hilarious

For the last three years or so, "Karen" has been the internet's stock female antagonist: a righteously annoyed middle-aged white woman who loves coupons, reverse mullet bobs, and, above all else, speaking to the manager.

What to Expect From a Pooch on a Paddleboard

What to Expect From a Pooch on a Paddleboard

First, there is the frictional force that the board exerts on the dog.And that means the dog pushes back on the board with an equal force in the opposite direction (Fdb).

The 10 Things We're Most Excited to See at Comic-Con

The 10 Things We're Most Excited to See at Comic-Con

There are usually sneak peeks of future blockbusters and surprise announcements about comic-book heroes getting their own movies. Marvel skipped Comic-Con in 2018, but it's coming back this year to bring fans … something.

In Alabama, 'The Handmaid's Tale' Is a Haunting Metaphor

In Alabama, 'The Handmaid's Tale' Is a Haunting Metaphor

Pro-choice advocates wore the attire of women in Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale novel while protesting Alabama's new abortion ban bill. Protesters flooded the streets outside the Alabama State House in Montgomery as news of the bill began to spread. It moves like time.

Caster Semenya and the Twisted Politics of Testosterone

Caster Semenya and the Twisted Politics of Testosterone

Joanna Harper, a trans woman and biophysicist who testified on IAAF’s behalf in the Semenya case, argues that testosterone levels are the most important metric for deciding sex because sports divisions are ultimately split between male and female, and a distinction needs to be made somehow.

Melinda Gates Wants Tech to Wake Up to Women's Empowerment

Melinda Gates Wants Tech to Wake Up to Women's Empowerment

We vote with our feet, and young women I know are saying I don't want to work at those three companies but I'm going to consider these two and I think that will start to change things.

James Cameron Doesn't Seem to Mind Taunts From Avengers Fans

James Cameron Doesn't Seem to Mind Taunts From Avengers Fans

James Cameron congratulated the Avengers: Endgame team for breaking his Titanic box-office record. Star Wars and Avatar Will Be Swapping December Release Dates for a While. Of course, there may be a reason for James Cameron's graciousness to the Marvel team: They're new coworkers.

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.

Microsoft Employees Protest Treatment of Women to CEO Nadella

Microsoft Employees Protest Treatment of Women to CEO Nadella

The protesters asked Nadella to address claims of discrimination against women in promotion and advancement, as well as claims of sexual harassment, raised as part of a widespread discussion that has been building steam on internal company forums for the past two weeks.

AI Could Scan IVF Embryos to Help Make Babies More Quickly

AI Could Scan IVF Embryos to Help Make Babies More Quickly

In new research published today in NPJ Digital Medicine , scientists at Cornell University trained an off-the-shelf Google deep learning algorithm to identify IVF embryos as either good, fair, or poor based on the likelihood each one would successfully implant.

Our 11 Favorite Matrix Scenes, Ranked

Our 11 Favorite Matrix Scenes, Ranked

The effect, created by placing cameras in a 360-degree circle around the action and then stitching their images together in a way that makes viewers feel like they're moving around a slow-motion scene, popped up in quite a few fights.

'Captain Marvel' Shows How Trolls Lost Their Edge

'Captain Marvel' Shows How Trolls Lost Their Edge

(To be fair—sorry, Kate McKinnon—it wasn't a great movie .) Then the same trolls went after Rogue One , Black Panther , Wonder Woman , and Star Wars: The Last Jedi : complaining that casting women and people of color was racist, sexist, and childhood-ruining; launching #boycott campaigns; spreading fake news stories designed to damage ticket sales; and carpeting the internet with bad-faith pre-release negative reviews.

A Genetic Mutation Might Explain Why Birth Control Can Fail

A Genetic Mutation Might Explain Why Birth Control Can Fail

“Instead, maybe we need to pay more attention as physicians to other things that might be going on, like genetics, so we can give better, more individualized treatment to women instead of just blindly adhering to the motto that if you just throw some hormones at it, that usually fixes the problem.” It’s the first time anyone has ever identified unique snippets of DNA associated with birth control performance.

10 Women in Science and Tech Who Should Be Household Names

10 Women in Science and Tech Who Should Be Household Names

Today, in honor of International Women’s Day, we want to highlight just a few of the incredible women WIRED has written about over the years, whose work breaks boundaries, makes new worlds possible, and sets the stage for the future.

The Best-Worst Marketing Ideas for International Women’s Day

The Best-Worst Marketing Ideas for International Women’s Day

Yes, there was.) Several reporters received pitches from publicists about women fighting “ neglected tropical diseases ”; PepsiCo Foundation’s quest to bring gender equality to farming in developing countries; and the documentary Brave Girl Rising , which is about female refugees, features Beyoncé’s music, and is narrated by Thor: Ragnarok and Sorry to Bother You actress Tessa Thompson.

'Black Panther' Won Three Oscars—and Made History

'Black Panther' Won Three Oscars—and Made History

Ruth Carter won for Best Costume Design, becoming the first African-American woman to win in the category. Carrie Fisher Probably Didn't Want That Dedication The biggest shock of last night's Oscars telecast came at the end, when Green Book overcame many controversies to win Best Picture.

Netflix's Umbrella Academy Is Your New X-Men—Ugh

Netflix's Umbrella Academy Is Your New X-Men—Ugh

The others include a hothead with super-accurate murdering skills, an adult trapped in a kid's body, and a mouthy addict with death-related powers played by Robert Sheehan, who had the same role in Misfits .