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The internet of things will turn our machines against us

<i>This article was taken from The WIRED World in 2016 -- our fourth annual trends report, a standalone magazine in which our network of expert writers</i> …

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• <b>If</b> <b>you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below</b><p>In …

Books

How to beat Blue Monday - the most depressing day of the year

It is Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year.<p>It may be useful to know that Blue Monday was in fact created in 2005 by a British holiday company. The idea was derived not from the results of any in-depth research, but instead by using a calculation involving such factors as …

Will the Paris Climate Deal Save the World?

It will probably be 10 years before anyone can say whether the Paris climate deal, which was agreed to with much hoopla on December 12th, was a …

Do impulsive people have less free will?

Before you consciously became aware of your decision to read this article, your brain was already making the necessary preparations to click the link.<p>There are a few crucial milliseconds between the moment when you’re consciously aware of a plan to act, and the moment you take action. This brief …

Visually Soothing Arrangements of Everyday Objects Offer Comfort in an Overstimulated World

For years, we've marveled at the beautifully meticulous arrangements by Nashville-based photographer Emily Blincoe. Her aesthetically pleasing compositions organize objects according to their shape, color, and size, to great effect–they delight us with their ability to find uniformity in an …

Robots may soon steal your job and that's a good thing

According to the latest World Economic Forum report (PDF), roughly 7 million jobs are expected to be lost in the next five years thanks to automation and the use of robots.<p>Does that sound like doomsday on the horizon? It’s really not all bad. In fact, the closer you look, the brighter the future …

World Economic Forum

The world’s richest 62 people now have more wealth than the poorest 3.6 billion combined

So much wealth has accumulated among the world’s richest that the 62 wealthiest people on the planet now own more than the poorest 3.6 billion people, or half the planet, according to research published by Oxfam, an anti-poverty charity.<p>That ratio has become a good deal more skewed recently. In …

Five Years After the Fukushima Disaster, Residents Adapt to New Normal

Changing Planet<p><i>Photos by Ari Beser</i> Koriyama City and the Ou Mountain range viewed from atop “Big I”, the city’s tallest building.<p><b>Koriyama, Fukushima –</b> On March 11, 2011 the world all but ended for the people who live on the Tohoku coast. The North Eastern Japanese region was rocked by a 9.0 …

Astronaut Scott Kelly shows off first zinnia flowers grown in space

The flower lives thanks to his gardening skills<p>NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is currently coming up on the end of his year-long stay on the International Space Station. That means it's been almost 300 days since he's experienced all the magnificent nature and plant life that planet Earth has to offer. …

7 Networking Tips for Introverts

How even shy people can master the art of schmoozing.<p>It’s hard out there for an introvert—especially when it comes to working a room. For the less …

Can a Skyscraper Constitute Sprawl?

A spat between two architects has London wondering just how far the city should let its tower boom go.<p>Renzo Piano’s proposed new 735-foot tower might just be a skyscraper too many for London. That, at least, is the highly critical take from rival architect Terry Farrell on the recently announced …

The Front Lines

On the border of ISIS territory, Iraqi civilians fight for their survival.<p>Two months ago, Masoud Barzani, the President of the Kurdish regional government, held a press conference on a hill overlooking Sinjar, a town in the northwestern corner of Iraq. The day before, following an intense …

Street style tip of the day: The floral blouse

Florals are everywhere this spring and if you're looking for a fresh new addition to your closet, look no further!<br>To find out all the details about …

Street Style