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Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it.<p>“For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to concern ourselves with what people are building on <i>top</i> of it,” Tim Berners-Lee told me one morning in …

These charts reveal America's complicated relationship with exercise

New data shows just how few of us are meeting the recommended guidelines.<p>We all already know that America, as a country, is pretty inactive. Not nearly enough of us exercise nearly as often as we should. But talking about averages in a country as populous and diverse as the U.S. is also kind of …

Exercise

18 New Music Books to Read This Summer

Whether you’re lounging in a beach chair, perched under a tree, or taking refuge next to a blasting air conditioner, the summer months offer many opportunities to sit back and read for hours on end. In that spirit, here are some of our favorite recent or soon-to-be-released music books, ranging …

Books

Gossiping Is Good

The surprising virtues of talking behind people’s backs<p>Word on the street is that gossip is the worst. An Ann Landers advice column once characterized it as “the faceless demon that breaks hearts and ruins careers.” The Talmud describes it as a “three-pronged tongue” that kills three people: the …

Psychology

Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay: Which mobile payment system is best?

Mobile payments want you to swap your wallet for a phone or in some cases, a watch.<p>Rather than carrying around cash and cards, just tap your phone to pay. Currently, the three most established systems are from Apple, Samsung and Google, although some wearables from brands like Garmin and Fitbit …

Samsung Pay

Net neutrality: A cheat sheet

Do internet service providers have a right to throttle certain traffic? That's the question at the heart of net neutrality, and here's everything you …

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

99 Percent of Job Seekers Fail to Answer "Why Do You Want This Job" Correctly. Here's Why

An innocent response could cost you the job.<p>As a career coach, I work with people every day on interview preparation. Interviews are a form of public speaking. 99 percent of people fear public speaking more than death. Thus, it's no wonder interviews unnerve my clients. Not only do we go over all …

World Cup 2018: complete guide to all 736 players

Marcus Christenson, David Hills, Garry Blight, Frank Hulley-Jones and Jim Powell

FIFA World Cup

LA Is Doing Water Better Than Your City. Yes, That LA

The frantic phone calls to the Community Water Center began in the summer of 2014. In the 7,000-strong unincorporated community of East Porterville, …

Inside Amazon’s $3.5 million competition to make Alexa chat like a human

Onstage at the launch of Amazon’s Alexa Prize, a multimillion-dollar competition to build AI that can chat like a human, the winners of last year’s challenge delivered a friendly warning to 2018’s hopefuls: your bot <i>w</i><i>ill</i> mess up, it <i>will</i> say something offensive, and it <i>will</i> be taken offline. Elizabeth …

Machine Learning

Fathers also want to ‘have it all,’ study says

Have you seen the T-shirt slogan: Dads don’t babysit (it’s called “parenting”)?<p>This slogan calls out the gendered language we often still use to talk …

The Wounds of the Drone Warrior

<b>I</b>n the spring of 2006, Christopher Aaron started working 12-hour shifts in a windowless room at the Counterterrorism Airborne Analysis Center in Langley, Va. He sat before a wall of flat-screen monitors that beamed live, classified video feeds from drones hovering in distant war zones. On some …

The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.<p>Image above: Workers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit practicing safe procedure on a mannequin<p>At 6 o’clock in the morning, shortly …

Expert Takeaway Tips for Organizing Your Bookshelf

There’s way more to book organization than sorting by color.<p>A stylish library or polished nook filled to the brim with books is one way to bring a …

Can Hemp Clean Up the Earth?

In 2017, Gavin Stonehouse, a graduate student in plant biology at Colorado State University, started cultivating hemp plants in a special soil …

Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?

The Voorhes<p>Science<p>Is there any truth to anti-aging schemes?<p>On a Thursday evening in late January, the faithful gather. They trickle into the Church of Perpetual Life, about an hour’s drive north of Miami, until a throng of around 100 people cram around tables lining the first-floor hall of this …

How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective

Forgeries have got so good – and so costly – that Sotheby’s has brought in its own in-house fraud-busting expert. By Samanth Subramanian<p>The unravelling of a string of shocking old master forgeries began in the winter of 2015, when French police appeared at a gallery in Aix-en-Provence and seized a …

France

What It Means to Be a 'Good' Father in America Has Changed. Here's How

The purpose of Father’s Day, an annual holiday that falls in the U.S. on the third Sunday in June is clear: families spend some quality time with …

Everything you need to know about broccoli coffee

We’re no stranger to outrageous coffee trends over here. Whether it’s butter coffee, mushroom coffee or even a splash of cockroach milk for your cup …

This Is the Netflix Exec to Thank for Your Wild Wild Country Binge

Lisa Nishimura, the streaming giant’s head of documentary and comedy programming, is changing the way filmmakers and viewers approach nonfiction TV.<p>In July 2015, filmmakers Chapman and Maclain Way pitched a documentary series to Netflix executive Lisa Nishimura that they had spent the previous year …

Making a Murderer

Why Backers of Intermittent Fasting Believe It Can Slow Aging

"We’re trying to get more productive, more cognitive function, and potentially live longer."<p>At the offices for HVMN, the workplace culture is all …

Holistic Medicine

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.<p>Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a …

NASA is learning the best way to grow food in space

The Voorhes<p>Space<p>Can gardens help astronauts go farther?<p><b>“Our plants aren’t looking too good,”</b> astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted from the International Space Station on December 27, 2015. He was right: The attached picture showed four baby zinnias bathed in magenta light. Three of the four leafy stalks …

Middle School

Behind the Personal Branding of Frida Kahlo

“People are talking about . . . Frida Kahlo de Rivera’s paintings looking like D. H. Lawrence on canvas,” wrote <i>Vogue</i> in 1938, “all fertility and gore.”<p>André Breton described Kahlo’s art as “a ribbon around a bomb” and claimed it for the Surrealists, but her intensely personal work was more or less …

Coffee

The Difference Between Being Broke and Being Poor

<i>Words by Erynn Brook | Illustrations by Emily Flake|</i> <i>Longreads | June 2018</i><i>Erynn Brook is a feminist and freelance writer who studies media, people,</i> …

The Collapse of a $40 Million Nutrition Science Crusade

<i>Editor’s note: Since this story's publication WIRED has made several clarifications and corrections, which are described at the bottom of this …

The Dark Side of the Orgasmic Meditation Company

When Michal got married in August 2015, her family and longtime friends didn’t attend. The woman who walked her down the aisle, the dozens of beaming …

How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother

If you've ever tasted pesto in Italy you know that the pesto here in the United States just isn't the same. I received a lesson in how to make pesto …

Pesto

12 Edible Bugs That Could Help You Survive

In many parts of the world, eating bugs is commonplace. Insects are actually the most abundant protein source on the planet, and many of them boast …