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Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills 57

<b>A suicide bomb attack at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 57 people, officials say.</b><p>The dead include 21 women and five children, killed when the blast hit the queue outside. A further 119 people were injured.<p>The Islamic State group (IS) said it had carried …

Afghanistan

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

AI Just Learned How to Boost the Brain's Memory

When it comes to black boxes, there is none more black than the human brain. Our gray matter is so complex, scientists lament, that it can’t quite …

5 years after Sandy Hook, the victims have not been forgotten

<b>(CNN) —</b> It remains among America's most heinous nightmares: the lives of 20 little children -- dancers and swimmers, pianists and painters, budding readers, little sisters and big brothers -- extinguished in a flash of violence inside Sandy Hook Elementary.<p>Taken with them on that chilly Friday in …

Siblings

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were bound together as an …

Maps

There and Back Again

What J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic The Hobbit still has to offer, 80 years after its publication<p>“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” So began the legendarium that dominated a genre, changed Western literature and the field of linguistics, created a tapestry of characters and mythology that …

New technologies are transforming health, but culture lags behind

Healthcare is becoming more decentralized every day thanks to new technologies and a growing emphasis on consumer-focused services, according to …

Rise Of The Beerbots: Is Tech Taking The Craft Out Of Homebrewing?

In 2009, food writer Emma Christensen began brewing beer at home. She quickly grew to love each stage of the hours-long process, much of which is spent tending to a crock of boiling wort, or unfermented beer, and adding hops every few minutes. Over the course of making more than a hundred batches, …

Beer

The Holocaust’s Great Escape

Shortly after dawn one January day in 1944, a German military truck departed the center of Vilnius, in what is today Lithuania, and rattled southwest …

To Increase Well-Being, Train Your Brain

<i>by Mimi O' Connor</i><p>The tired cliché that claims, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" is being effectively laid to rest once and for all. The integration of contemporary science and ancient contemplative practices is proving that, regardless of age, we are capable of altering our bodies and our …

How Giphy's Alex Chung created a $300 million GIF empire

<i>This article was first published in the June 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Retire at 45, or even 40? It can be done

By the time he's 40, Timothy Stobbs hopes to realize his Canadian dream – to retire from his engineering job and enjoy life with his wife and two sons in Regina.<p>"Retiring would be my 40th birthday present to myself, if everything goes according to plan," says the 37-year-old, who carries no debt, …

Here's How to Know Your Gut Type

You know your blood type and your skin type—but what about your gut type?<p>According to natural medicine doctor and nutritionist Josh Axe, nearly all of us are prone to one of five distinct digestive imbalances, which he presents in his new book <i>Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your</i> …

Wellness

The Surprising Inspiration Behind Dogfish Head Beer

Ask Sam Calagione about how his brewery comes up with its unusual flavors, and the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery founder may surprise you by reciting …

The Bidding War

How a young Afghan military contractor became spectacularly rich.<p>America’s war in Afghanistan, which is now in its fifteenth year, presents a mystery: how could so much money, power, and good will have achieved so little? Congress has appropriated almost eight hundred billion dollars for military …

Gene editing: The next frontier in America’s abortion wars

Longtime combatants find themselves on the same side when it comes to manipulating the DNA of human embryos.<p>Activists on both sides of the abortion debate now have a common enemy — the use of a powerful new gene editing technology to tinker with the human race.<p>That may seem like an idea from a …

Genetics

A New App Lets You Skip Immigration Lines (No Global Entry Required)

Haven’t had the time or inclination to go through the Global Entry application process? A new app, Mobile Passport Control (for iOS and Android), …

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