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Meet Bookshop, the Startup Helping Indie Booksellers Take ...

Here’s how it works: For someone buying a book, Bookshop won’t be much different from Amazon. (As the platform is still in beta and was built in six months, it won’t be quite as seamless ...

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How to Disinfect Everything: Coronavirus Home Cleaning ...

There’s something deeply unsettling about stepping out of the home-from-work boredom of self-isolation into the tense, ambient panic of grocery shopping during a pandemic. Normal is a double ...

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The Professors Who Call ‘Bullshit’ on Covid-19 ...

A few years ago, Jevin West told fellow University of Washington professor Carl Bergstrom that he was starting a new course on big data. “Oh yeah,” Bergstrom joked, “I’m starting a course ...

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The Coronavirus' Impact on Libraries Goes Beyond Books | WIRED

The buildings won’t all just sit empty. In San Francisco, for instance, libraries and other public facilities have been repurposed as “emergency care facilities for children of parents on the ...

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Nobel Prize–winning physicist Steven Weinberg's new paper tackles the mystery of why the laws of nature appear to have been composed in triplicate.

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8 Best Electric Bikes for Every Kind of Ride (2020) | WIRED

For most riders, this bike is the best pick on this list. It has that magic blend of affordability and usefulness. Seattle-based Rad Power Bikes ships its bikes direct-to-consumer, and rather than ...

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As Covid-19 Spreads, Truckers Need to Keep on Trucking | WIRED

As cities and states have raced to shut down businesses to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the roads have gone quieter.Normally gridlocked cities like Los Angeles and Chicago have seen much faster ...

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They Say Coronavirus Isn't Airborne—but It's Definitely ...

But I’m afraid this standard line—this single, calming fact about the new coronavirus—may not be as simple as it seems. When health officials say the pathogen isn’t “airborne,” they ...

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Amazon’s New ‘Essential Items’ Policy Is Devastating ...

Bernie Thompson is exactly the kind of entrepreneur Amazon likes to celebrate. In 2009 the former Microsoft developer started his own electronics company, Plugable Technologies. He now employs 35 ...

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Blood From Covid-19 Survivors May Point the Way to a Cure ...

A 100-year-old way to beat disease could help researchers figure out how to harness the antibodies from earlier patients to help the newly infected.

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30 Classic Outdoor Games for Kids | WIRED

When I was a kid, we played outside with the other kids in the neighborhood with most of our free time. We also made the most of recess at school. We kept ourselves quite occupied without any of ...

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Covid-19 Is Bad for the Auto Industry—and Even Worse for ...

The Covid-19 pandemic is producing economic, political, and social disruptions not seen in decades, and major industries, from finance to airlines, have already felt the impact. The latest ...

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Turn Your Car Into a Plug-In Hybrid for $3,000 | WIRED

Students at the University of Middle Tennessee have installed a full plug-in hybrid kit in a stock 1994 Honda Accord. The setup gives between 50 and 100 percent better gas mileage with two ...

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Stop Dropbox's Automatic Photo Uploads From Filling Your ...

Dropbox has an automatic photo upload feature that's pretty wonderful. Turn it on, and it automatically uploads every picture you take to its server. But unless you adjust your sync settings, it's ...

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

By now, you may have noticed a divide among your friends. As social distancing and self-imposed quarantine wear on and more workplaces urge employees to avoid the office, the Covid-19 outbreak has ...

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How Fast Does a Virus Spread? Let’s Do the Math | WIRED

How far and how fast will the Covid-19 pandemic spread? That question is on everyone’s mind, and it’s something most of us don’t have a good intuition for. The problem is that our human ...

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How to Pick the Best Roku: A Guide to Each Model (2020 ...

The Streaming Stick Plus is the best Roku for most people. It works with HD or 4K HDR televisions and sticks into the back of your TV's HDMI port.

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The Best iPad (2020): Which Apple Tablet Should You Buy ...

The iPad Pro is the absolute best iPad, but it doesn't come cheap. Like newer iPhones, it eliminates the home button in favor of Face ID and has a larger display that comes in two sizes. The 13 ...

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Is the Split Over Covid-19 Really About Politics? | WIRED

The schoolbook story of democracy is that political figures compete to cater to voters’ demands. But what we seem to be witnessing is the process by which, in an era of extreme partisanship ...

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March 24, 1976: Ford Orders Swine-Flu Shots for All | WIRED

Mass vaccinations started in October, but within weeks reports started coming in of people developing Guillain-Barré syndrome, a paralyzing nerve disease, right after taking the shot.

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