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The Best Movies of 2016 (So Far): Punk Rockers, Sexing Sausages, and One Horny Politician

Believe it or not, there have been plenty of standout films released so far this year—and from some very unlikely places. Here are the best of the …

14 Sci-Fi Heroines Who Inspired Designers to Take Fashion to Another Dimension

Some designers fantasize about traveling back in time; others seek out future worlds. It’s no secret that Nicolas Ghesquière, for example, is a sci-fi fan: He’s referenced <i>Tron</i> in his collections for Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga. “I was thinking of robotic articulation. Car parts. Droids. A boyish …

12 women leading the life sciences movement in Silicon Valley

Breakthroughs in genetic engineering, 3D printing, cloud-based science experiments, A.I. and machine learning technology have created a weird and cool new kind of cutting-edge biotech that goes beyond pharma into what just a few decades ago seemed like magical thinking.<p>And women are leading the …

Silicon Valley

‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ Is the Sort-Of Sequel to ‘Dazed and Confused’ You Didn’t Know You Needed

292<p>SHARES<p>The latest film from Richard Linklater is being touted as a “spiritual sequel” to his 1993 cult classic <i>Dazed and</i> <i>Confuse</i><i>d</i>, but that …

Richard Linklater

Adventures in medicine: ‘I journey through the body every day’

From the eyeball to the umbilical cord, from a messy corpse to the value of ECT – doctor Gavin Francis recounts his adventures in medicine and explores the wonders of the human form<p>Before starting my GP clinic yesterday I glanced through the list of patients I’d see that day. Most of the names I …

Acquainted

The 10 Most Underrated Films of All Time According to Science*

*Science = my opinion.<p><b>Empire Records (1995)</b><p>This movie opened to terrible reviews, but has since become a cult classic, so if you haven't seen it, consider this is your wake-up call. Centering around one epic day at a record store (#RexManningDay), each character brings something different to the …

Tom Hanks

Netflix movies: the 100 best films on Netflix UK

Kim Jong-un

The biggest biotech discovery of the century will make designer babies and genetically edited humans possible

The ability to edit human genes and, consequently, actually engineer a human being from birth, is something science is far closer to achieving than many may think.<p>A fascinating new deep dive from MIT Technology Review explains just how close this technology is and why at this point, even though …

Genetics

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Track Down

Whats Makes Mederma Scar Gel Work?

Lupine Hammack<p>ALLANTOIN<p>The headliner in this gel, which claims to “reduce the appearance” of scars, is allantoin, a nitrogen-rich waste molecule …

This Sponge-Like Polymer Could Fix Facial Deformities

SAN FRANCISCO—Millions of people suffer from facial deformities because an injury, surgery, or birth defect left a gap in their bone structure. These …

All the Shout-Outs and References You Missed in the Sherlock Premiere

After a two-year hiatus, the BBC's <i>Sherlock</i> is back, reuniting stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Created by Mark Gatiss and Steven …

Pass, Flunk or Incomplete? WIRED Gives 10 Fall Shows A Midterm Exam | WIRED

Now that the holiday break is over -- for us and for television -- it's time to take a look back at the most notable new network shows that debuted …

What Comes After Antibiotics? 5 Alternatives to Stop Superbugs

"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal.

Holiday Movie Preview: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ and More

It's movie time! All the films to look forward to this holiday season, from ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel to Scorsese’s latest.

RNA's Secret Life Outside the Cell

For decades, researchers have been finding DNA and its sister, RNA, circulating in the body, outside the safe interior of cells where these molecules …

George R.R. Martin reviews Porn Parody "Game of Bones"

The Psychology Of Loving Heavy Metal

Fans of contemporary heavy metal tend to share a dislike of authority and a bit of a self-esteem problem, one study finds.<p>You can tell a lot about someone from their taste in music. Especially if they have a penchant for contemporary heavy metal. Researchers at the University of Westminster in the …

Psychology

Scared of the dentist? This is why, say neuroscientists

The whir of a dentist's drill might bring on the shakes and a racing heart, but what happens in the brain has long been a mystery.<p>Now researchers in Japan believe they are closer to an answer after scanning people's brains while playing them sounds of dental drills and suction instruments.<p>People …

The Math Trick Behind MP3s, JPEGs, and Homer Simpson’s Face - Facts So Romantic

Nine years ago, I was sitting in a college math physics course and my professor spelt out an idea that kind of blew my mind. I think it isn’t a …

Mathematics