A recent study finds that both new moms and new dads leave science, technology, engineering, and medicine at higher rates than their childless peers—and some never return.
It’s not about keeping you safe from Facebook’s data-hoovering efforts. It’s about competing with other messaging platforms.
Welcome to the Squad, Stringer Bell.
So you want a new Galaxy. Do you get the S10, S10 Plus, or S10e? Here’s the WIRED guide to choosing—and finding the best deal.
On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg laid out a vision for a very different Facebook—with a lot of unknowns about how to get there.
Carol Danvers has a long history.
In Los Angeles, Spin is experimenting with a move away from gig workers in favor of proper employees, with health insurance and everything.
More frequent and more severe ocean heat waves are behaving like wildfires, wiping out sea life across large areas.
It has a problem with stairs, but this budget robot vacuum and mop offers a lot of bang for your buck.
Researchers built an AI engine that uses tweets to predict the severity of software vulnerabilities with 86 percent accuracy.
Our writer tests six alternative input methods for users who find it difficult to type on a keyboard.
If the Facebook CEO’s reflection tour has revealed anything it is that even as he wrestles with the harms the platform has wrought, he is busy dreaming up new ones.
Rich Benoit stumps for the right-to-repair movement, pushing uncooperative manufacturers to make it easier for owners to fix stuff themselves.
Google, Microsoft, and other tech companies keep injecting more and more smarts into our daily tasks. Will we become indistinguishable, or truly free?
I was ashamed by my inability to readjust to new grammar. If I didn’t, my failure would exact social costs, registering as unintended disrespect—or worse, bigotry.
With its pioneering mesh support, ingenious tilt mechanism, and conspicuously engineered design, the “dotcom throne” has survived and thrived.
More than a century later, the quaint term is back as a basis for long-overdue safety standards in autonomous vehicles.
It used to make sense to believe something until it was debunked; now, it makes sense to assume certain claims are fake—unless they are verified.
When you need a moment of zen, reach for these items to turn the break room, or anywhere you can find some free space, into an escape pod.
Voice computing seeks to deliver a single correct response to any query. That’s why it’s going to upend our relationship with information.
The latest version of Redmond’s dextrous desktop combines thoughtful design and premium guts to boost your productivity—no matter what you do.
Managing your tasks shouldn’t be a distraction unto itself. These desk mates let your phone handle the hard stuff.
We do actually become less attentive as we get older, but refocusing someone’s attention can have concrete physical effects.
Plus: We bid adieu to the Airbus A380, Amazon makes a move, and we take a tour of the gear that keeps Nascar racers on the oval.
The internet also said “hello, again” to more government shutdown talk last week.
A long-standing mystery in neuroscience is how the brain attaches a timestamp to our memories. Researchers now may have identified a neural mechanism.
Even with some flaws, it’s almost certainly the best WearOS smartwatch you can buy.
HashiCorp has won fans among developers, and a billion-dollar valuation, by automating the mundane tasks of setting up and configuring servers.
Opinion: Without more DOD investment, there just aren’t enough incentives to lure talent away from high-paying jobs with great benefits into a life of public service.
3-D printed rifles, Iran missile hacking, and more of the week’s top security news.
Gregory Benford’s new book portrays the writer as a man of action and improvised traps.
As hard as it is to say goodbye to our favorite little rover, the mission had a hell of a run on Mars.
As unease with Big Tech grows, some prescribe a slower, less viral online existence. “Eat independent sites, mostly not Facebook.”
We found the best tech bargains for the long holiday weekend from Beats, Dyson, and more.
Trouble at OKCupid, Coffee Meets Bagel, and Jack’d have made February a bad stretch for romantics online.
As he declared a national emergency Friday, President Trump repeatedly dismissed statistics and reports produced by his own government.
With the HQ2 split, New York lost a chance for a more diverse economy. Amazon lost a chance to engage with critics. And in it all, America lost out too.
All that rain drenching California this week came from an atmospheric river. A new rating scale would tell you how much water is fueling the system.
Joshua Dudley Greer traveled 100,000 miles up and down US interstates for his new book ‘Somewhere Along the Line’.
By taking the ‘Metro’ titles out of the Metro, 4A Games is conducting a massive experiment—one that mostly succeeds.
Outcry about the layoffs has continued throughout the week.
Sure, it’s derivative. That’s what you’ll love about it—and what might drive you crazy.
The James Cameron-produced movie is a lot of fun, but it’s trying so hard to turn into a franchise it forgets to have a third act.
Information about you, what you buy, where you go, even where you look is the oil that fuels the digital economy.
Social science has an image problem—too many findings don’t hold up. A new project will crank through 30,000 studies to try to identify red flags.
He was considered a wacko and denied access to a broad audience. Today, anyone can spread wild ideas online.
President Trump has signaled that in addition to signing a congressional spending bill, he will declare a national emergency to fund his misbegotten border wall.
Following China’s lead, India is restricting some sales by global ecommerce companies, and weakening protections around online free speech.
Researchers at OpenAI decided that a system that scores well at understanding language could too easily be manipulated for malicious intent.
From Ariana Grande and Kacey Musgraves to Tierra Whack and Lizzo, this year is all about female artists remaking the music biz.
Sennheiser’s high-end earbuds are completely wire-free, but they aren’t completely hassle-free.
Mozilla expands its “Privacy Not Included” gift guide to the bedroom: It’s all sexy fun and games until someone hacks a WiFi-enabled butt plug.
This electromagnetic catapult flings airplanes into the sky (and giant sleds into the water). Here’s how to calculate the projectile motion involved.
Close encounters of the orbiting kind are getting so common, the Air Force’s alerts are starting to look like junk mail.
Rollerblades, climbing shoes, and more—here’s our favorite gear for warding off the winter blues.
The virus is the most contagious in the world, exploiting the human body’s immune system to spread with extreme agility and harming its victims for years.
Direct democracy! Universal basic income! … Fascism? The inside story of Italy’s Five Star Movement and the cyberguru who dreamed it up.
he numbers are a little jumbly, but reports published by the state’s DMV show progress toward the day when humans are unshackled from the steering wheel.
Democrats have often opposed telecom mergers, but some prominent Democrats support T-Mobile’s proposed acquisition of Sprint.
There is a ‘Fortnite’ Effect—but it’s not what you think it is.
NASA announced that, after 15 years and 5,000 charge cycles, the Mars rover Opportunity is officially dead. Here’s what killed the tenacious little robot.
In an astonishing indictment, the DOJ details how Monica Witt allegedly turned on her former counterintelligence colleagues.
AntBot looks for the polarized light from the sun in order to find its way. Your robot car could do the same one day.
It’s only a couple months old, but Sony’s miniature PS Classic has dropped from $100 to just $50.
The internet would be thrilled if the sequel was basically ‘Carol’ on Ice. It would be a monumental move for Disney.
In a world of cheap gas, easy-come auto loans, ride-hail, and now a new breed of bike- and scooter-share, transit riders aren’t riding like they used to.
The hybrid-powered aircraft will carry up to 500 pounds with a range of 300 miles and could enter service next year.
A survey finds that the majority of Californians think tech has been “under-regulated” and merits more government oversight.
Drag your finger on the in-app map and the mobile Route Builder translates your scrawl into an ideal path. The beta version debuts soon for Strava Summit users.