Andrew Johnson

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Donald Trump: Master of the Masculine Shrill

During the heat of the of the 2016 presidential campaign some thoughtful observers mused that if Donald Trump became president, the White House would …

This Is How Facebook Is Radicalizing You

"Facebook doesn’t want to challenge you, they don’t want to upset you, because they know that if you’re challenged on their platform, you wouldn’t want to use it as much."<p>On December 17, 2013, Facebook announced that videos on your News Feed would start autoplaying. They would mute on default and, …

A Not-So-Easy Hike for an Otherworldly View

Photo: Brandon Morris<p>A year ago, Brandon and LeAnn Morris decided to quit their jobs in Seattle and hit the road. Not an uncommon premise for anyone that follows any adventurous Instagram accounts, but they actually did it. Six months of passport stamps from Nepal, Thailand, New Zealand, Japan, …

What The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Physics Really Means

It’s been quiet here for a couple of weeks, as I was off visiting family for the holidays and then at a meeting in South Carolina. It’s a New Year though, so let’s ease back into things with a simple and non-controversial topic. Say, the Many-Worlds interpretation of quantum physics.<p>OK, maybe that …

Quantum Physics

Exploring the Demise of Skhothane, the Controversial Subculture Destroyed by the Media

Spawned in the townships of Johannesburg, skhothane revolved around garish displays of wealth—but when the media began to film kids burning their cash and clothes, the subculture imploded in on itself.<p>The <i>skhothane</i> scene of South Africa blew up seemingly overnight and fell apart almost as quickly. …

Spiraliser turns courgettes into ‘hero vegetables’ as supermarket sales soar

Supermarket sales of courgettes are soaring thanks to health-conscious consumers embracing new kitchen gadget the spiraliser, which cuts raw vegetables into ribbons and curls, making them an easy substitute for pasta or noodles.<p>Sales of courgettes are up by 20% compared with last year, says Marks & …

Food

For us 40- and 50-somethings, Taylor Swift isn’t just mid-life crisis music | Michael Moran

It’s no surprise that middle-aged music lovers are listening to the same songs as our kids – we invented the idea of pop culture as an all-you-can-eat buffet<p>I broke popular culture. Not on my own. I had help. An entire generation of us, born in the 60s and early 70s, saw popular culture as a thing …

This Mysterious Pop Star Has Even Katy Perry Searching for Clues

A new enigmatic force in music is pop's next power player. Meet Allie X.<p>Back in March 2014, a musician called Allie X materialized on the Internet with her first single, "Catch," soon after got a Twitter shoutout from Katy Perry to her more than 50 million followers, and piqued the interest of the …

Apple’s e-book antitrust monitor is charging for reading the paper

Michael Bromwich, the court-appointed antitrust monitor who infamously handed Apple an “unprecedented” legal bill of $138,432 for his first two weeks’ work, is back — and his latest eyebrow-raising offence is charging Apple to “review relevant media articles.”<p>What does that mean, you might ask? In …

How Two Dutch Geniuses Taught Us to See

Vermeer the painter and Leeuwenhoek the scientist were contemporaries in 17th century Delft, where each man pioneered breakthroughs that upended …

David Cameron to consider deploying British forces to Libya to 'smash' smuggling gangs

HMS Bulwark, the Royal Navy’s flagship, will be used for a search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean as Ed Miliband accuses the Prime Minister of creating the crisis<p><b>David Cameron</b> is considering deploying British forces to <b>Libya</b> to “smash” the gangs sending <b>desperate migrants to their deaths</b>, as</b> …

Your Microbiome May Hold Keys To Cancer Treatment

The answer has been inside you all along<p>Today, the field of oncology is exploring new and diverse ways to fight cancer, from antibodies to vaccines to cracking the genetic code. All of these biological elements affect how cancer starts and how doctors can treat it. But according to a review …

Russian Railways Wants To Build An Insanely Long Train That Runs From Europe To North America

“This is an inter-state, inter-civilization project.” But is it even a good idea?<p>If the head of Russian Railways gets his wish, you might eventually be able to take a train–or drive–from Paris to Los Angeles to New York.<p>As reported in a recent <i>Siberian Times</i> article, Vladamir Yakunin, president of …

The top 10 scientific breakthroughs of 2014

It's been a good year for science. 2014 has yielded discoveries across almost every field of research, from the origins of life on Earth to the far …

The return of the newsletter

Like AOL CDs, Hamsterdance and Geocities, the email newsletter once felt like a quaint relic of the early days of the internet. But following the …

Artificial Intelligence

EXCLUSIVE: WIRED meets Professor Stephen Hawking

<i>This article was taken from the January 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

Physics

Ignorant jihadis 'have bought into fantasy fuelled by social media'

Young Australians travelling overseas to take up arms with the militant group Islamic State have naively bought into a fictional fantasy fuelled by social media, a human rights activist says.<p>Dr Qanta Ahmed, who is visiting Melbourne, is a vocal critic of Islamist extremism. After practising …

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>