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This Documentary on Netflix Will Make You Love Science

The Most Unknown explores the wonders and mysteries of science.<p>The new documentary <i>The Most Unknown</i> opens with geomicrobiologist Jennifer Macalady collecting strange slimes in Italy’s Frasassi Caves. “Probably the most beautiful slime I’ve ever seen,” she says, pointing at a labyrinthian structure …

Puerto Rico

"The Vibe of the Times": How Nike Became the Biggest Fashion Brand in the World

The Swoosh's stable of designers—Virgil Abloh, Riccardo Tisci, Kim Jones, Rei Kawakubo—rivals that of any luxury conglomerate. The brand's shoes are a fixture at runway shows, and sell out in stores. This is the story of how Nike turned itself into a globe-spanning fashion brand.<p><b>Biblical rains have</b> …

Men's Fashion

Overwatch Bets Gaming Fans Will Cheer for the Home Team to Save the World

Jay Goldthwaite had never felt passion for a Boston sports team, no matter how often his neighbors’ cheers pierced the walls of his condo during playoff games for the Red Sox or the Celtics.<p>But then came the Boston Uprising, a franchise in the Overwatch League whose players shoot it out in a video …

Overwatch League

20 Adorably Funny Animal Comics by Liz Climo

For over five years, we've been following the witty work of artist and animator Liz Climo. Today, Climo continues to tickle our funny bone and tug at our heartstrings with her ongoing collection of lighthearted animal comics.<p>These sweet and silly animal illustrations feature a regular cast of …

Photos

Is Messing With Lagers a Good Thing?

Ales have long been a brewer’s playground. Lagers, the time-matured, technically difficult, were the other side of the coin. Now, lagers are being …

Flavors

Bill Gates Loves These 4 Learning Hacks

Bill Gates knows a thing or two about hacking.<p>When it comes to learning hacks, in particular, here are a few of his favorites.<p><b>Learning Hacks: An Overview</b><p>Put simply, learning hacks are a quick way to get great information in a short amount of time.<p>If you are – or want to be – a digital learner, …

Bill Gates

Runs in the Family

Kansas City Chiefs running backs coach Deland McCullough went searching for his biological parents. He found them where he never would have …

Indiana University

Juan Martín del Potro Strikes Back

The Argentinian was the world's best tennis player until injuries kept him out of the sport for two years. In 2018, he returned to the number three spot—and now he's one of the favorites to win the U.S. Open. But del Potro tells GQ just how close he came to retiring.<p><b>“Do you fear your body?”</b> I ask …

Tennis

Inception: Michael Caine Spoils What Christopher Nolan Revealed About the Ending

After eight years, Michael Caine has finally cleared up the hotly-debated ending of Inception.<p><i>Spoiler warning if you've never seen Inception, or</i> …

To Remember, the Brain Must Actively Forget

Researchers find evidence that neural systems actively remove memories, which suggests that forgetting may be the default mode of the brain.<p>Going …

University of Toronto

Revisiting Braid, the Indie Video Game That Set the Industry Ablaze

A decade after its release, a look back at the surreal, cerebral video game that openly challenged what a game could be.<p>It’s been a decade since <i>Braid</i> arrived on the Xbox 360 and set the video game industry ablaze. A surreal, cerebral, and defiantly retrograde project in an era of triple-A releases,</i> …

The Sandman: A Beginner's Guide

With a brand-new Sandman series just a week away, let’s take a deep dive into the critically beloved comic series that started it all.<p>Comic books don’t come much more acclaimed than Neil Gaiman’s <i>The Sandman</i>. The original series ran for 75 issues between 1989 and 1996, landed on the <i>New York Times</i> …

Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet

No language in history has dominated the world quite like English does today. Is there any point in resisting? By Jacob Mikanowski<p>On 16 May, a lawyer named Aaron Schlossberg was in a New York cafe when he heard several members of staff speaking Spanish. He reacted with immediate fury, threatening …

Trump Administration

Which Water Is Best For Health? Hint: Don't Discount The Tap

You can buy water with electrolytes, minerals or completely "purified." You can buy it with the pH changed to make it alkaline. You can purify your own tap water or even add nutrients back into it. But after seeing a video of a pricey, high-tech filter (about $400 U.S. on sale) that you can monitor …

Tap Water

20+ Funny And Dark Comics With Unexpected Endings By Channelate

Ryan Hudson, from Salt Lake City, UT, is the creative genius behind the webcomic Channelate, an eclectic mix of the absurd, dark and always hilarious …

The Dark Knight Is 10 Years Old and You Need to Rewatch It

Christopher Nolan's second Batman movie remains a high point for the superhero genre.<p><i>The Dark Knight</i> needs no introduction. A decade after its release, it’s one of the elder statesmen of the superhero genre—one of the first movies that convinced audiences, critics, and film studios that meaty, …

Guardians of the Galaxy Is Great Because It's About Jerks Learning to Be Better People

Trolls may have gotten James Gunn fired, but not before he redeemed himself.<p>Over the weekend, writer and director James Gunn was fired from <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3</i> after right-wing trolls resurfaced old offensive tweets in a successful bid by disingenuous assholes to punish someone they …

See Original Graph Paper Sketches That Became 'Super Mario Bros'

It's hard to imagine that, not very long ago, developers created video games with tools as rudimentary as a pencil and paper. But that's exactly what …

The comic book artists that fuelled a century of science innovation

In 1905, Scientific American ran an intriguing advertisement from the Electro Importing company. “Everything for the Experimenter,” it boasted. “We give you the opportunity to tick yourself up to the head of a future wireless telegraph company as did Marconi, De Forest and others.” The Temlico, a …

Comic Books

How 4 Mexican Immigrant Kids and Their Cheap Robot Beat MIT

<i>Editor's note: Ten years ago, WIRED contributing editor Joshua Davis wrote a story about four high school students in Phoenix, Arizona—three of them</i> …

20 Fascinating Facts About The Legend of Zelda Series

Last month, Nintendo along with Dark Horse Comics released The Legend Of Zelda: Encyclopedia, the third book in their series of Zelda almanacs. The …

What Beer Was Like Before Hops

German beer purists would have you believe beer was divinely begotten from malt, water, hops, and nothing else. If it wasn’t divine, then it was at …

Nintendo Can Keep a Secret

It is a truth universally acknowledged, or at least that one time by Howie Day and Kevin Griffin, that even the best fall down sometimes. What …

20 Art History Terms to Help You Skillfully Describe a Work of Art

Like any creative field, art history has its own language. While this reality can be overwhelming for aspiring art historians, having a handy <b>glossary of art terms</b> can make analyzing a work of art a lot less intimidating.<p>In this list, you'll find 20 words that will help you discuss art with ease. …

Every NFL Logo Ranked by Over 1,400 NFL Fans

As a sports fan, you may not put much thought into a team’s logo, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t important. From a branding perspective, a good …

Graphic Design

The Trilogy That Ruined Action Films Forever

Bourne. Jason Bourne. Although many of you are yelling at currently yelling at your screen, making a case for why the <i>Bourne</i> trilogy is one of the …

Jason Bourne

The 25 Most Important American Craft Beers Ever Brewed

With more than 5,000 breweries, some of which produce dozens of different beers every year, America is home to the largest and most diverse beer …

This functional pinball machine is built entirely of LEGO

I’ve spent a good chunk of my life piecing together various LEGO projects… but even the craziest stuff I’ve built pales in comparison to this. It’s a fully functioning pinball machine built entirely out of official LEGO parts, from the obstacles on the playfield, to the electronic brains behind the …

Lego

'World of Warcraft' gold is worth 7 times more than Venezuela's currency

Venezuela's currency, the bolívar, has been drastically losing value on the global market ahead of its reform in June. The bolívar has lost so much …

Venezuela

2018 World Beer Cup Winners Announced

(Photo courtesy the Brewers Association)(Press Release)<b>NASHVILLE, Tenn.—</b>The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated …