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Google hasn’t stopped reading your emails

Side Note<p>May—11—2018 03:58PM EST<p>Remember when Google said it would stop reading your email?<p>If you’re a Gmail user, your messages and emails likely …

The Future

Is there a way to use social media for good? Scientists say yes

Is it time to turn social media off? After the flurry of stories on Cambridge Analytica, Zuckerberg and Congress, personal data and political …

Why is it more dangerous to have belly fat?

Even people with normal BMIs have to watch out for midriff flab.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go</i> …

Weight Loss

Health Care Is Hemorrhaging Data. AI Is Here to Help

Artificial intelligence used to mean something. Now, everything has AI. That app that delivers you late-night egg rolls? AI. The chatbot that pops up …

The Most-Read WIRED Science Stories of 2017

Back at the start of the summer, WIRED science writer Megan Molteni dropped a bomb: "The Tick That Gives People Meat Allergies Is Spreading." The …

The Math Behind Gerrymandering and Wasted Votes

Imagine fighting a war on 10 battlefields. You and your opponent each have 200 soldiers, and your aim is to win as many battles as possible. How …

Why Negative Thinking Has Cognitive and Emotional Benefits

Positive thinking has long been championed in American culture. While optimism is part of our biological inheritance—when we’re not hopeful about the …