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Can You Decipher The Message Hidden In This Star?

You can approach this puzzle from two very different angles. Which will you choose?<p>This week's puzzle was submitted by reader Michelle G., who found …

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This App Trains You to See Farther

Twenty-twenty vision? Big deal. UltimEyes could train your brain to see in 20/7.5.<p><b>When a major league baseball pitcher throws</b> a 95-mph fastball, only about 400 milliseconds—the duration of a blink—pass before the ball rockets over the plate. And a batter gets less than half that time to decide …

How to buy an Xbox One for less than $250

If you’ve been waiting for the Xbox One price to drop before upgrading to a next-generation console, well, it looks like your patience has paid …

One Man's Quest to Track Every NBA Shot Remade Basketball

<i>Editor's note: With the start of Olympic basketball medal rounds, WIRED is reprising this feature about how Kirk Goldsberry's obsession with</i> …

How A Trillion-Dollar Market Remains Hidden In Plain Sight

<i>Editor’s note: Charles Moldow is a general partner at Foundation Capital and an investor in Lending Club, Motif Investing, AdRoll, DogVacay, Lending Home and OnDeck.</i><p>Remember the hidden cash craze? Someone was hiding money all over cities, leaving people to find it on their own. It got a lot of …

Tesla resolves trademark dispute in China

It is the second time Tesla has announced an end to the dispute with Chinese businessman Zhan Baosheng, who registered the "Tesla" trademark before the Palo Alto, California-based carmaker came to China.<p>Tesla said in January that the issue had been resolved, but last month, Zhan moved to bring …

What macroprudential regulation is, and why it matters

ONE does not need to look back far in history to see the economic damage an asset-price bubble can wreak. However, the question of how to prevent …

How Secret Societies Stay Hidden on the Internet

Inside the surreal recruitment process of a legendary club—or something like it—at New York University<p>It all started with a Facebook message from a dead guy.<p>His name was Ernest Howard Crosby and his profile picture showed an old-time portrait of a man in a dapper vest sporting a bushy Civil War …

Right wing’s worst nightmare: The master stroke that turns red states blue

Our divisions are phony: There’s broad agreement on more issues. Here’s how we convert the Tea Party<p>Elizabeth Warren's rock star reception at Netroots Nation came as a surprise to absolutely no one, but not so her popularity as a draw for red state Democrats running for Senate, like West Virginia's …

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Hitler’s Killer Women Revealed in New History

A new book pulls back the veil on the widespread involvement of women in the Third Reich’s most murderous and brutal activities. An exclusive excerpt …

Artist Spends Years Working on Just One of His Incredibly Detailed Drawings

The pen-and-ink drawings of Manabu Ikeda are enormous in both size and detail. Working on paper canvases several meters in size, the Japanese artist …

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Artist’s Amazing Anamorphic Drawings Seem Ready to Leap Off the Page

It’s amazing how some people can use rudimentary tools like pencils and paper to trick the brain and make their artworks look like they’re coming to …

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