The WIRED Guide to Aliens

Everything you need to know about SETI, the Drake equation, ’Oumuamua, and hot tubs. READ MORE >>

NASA officially orders its first segment of a lunar space station

“This time when we go to the Moon, we’re actually going to stay.” READ MORE >>

A cure for cancer? Israeli scientists say they think they found one

“We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer.” READ MORE >>

AI Finds Traces of a Lost Species in Human DNA

Buried deep within the DNA of Asian individuals is a genetic clue pointing to the existence of an unknown human ancestor. Remarkably, it wasn’t a human who reached this startling conjecture, but rather an artificially intelligent algorithm. Welcome to archaeology in the 21st century. READ MORE >>

Using Google Maps costs more than you think. – The Startup – Medium

Just because you are not exchanging money to use Google Maps does not mean you are not exchanging value. I intend to show you how much. READ MORE >>

We’ve Got the Screen Time Debate All Wrong. Let’s Fix It

The narrative around tech addiction has been driven more by fear than facts. But that’s finally starting to change. READ MORE >>

Bringing balance to the universe: New theory could explain missing 95 percent of the cosmos

Scientists at the University of Oxford may have solved one of the biggest questions in modern physics, with a new paper unifying dark matter and dark energy into a single phenomenon: a fluid which possesses ‘negative mass.” If you were to push a negative mass, it would accelerate towards you. This a… READ MORE >>

NASA Mars probe: Investigation launched after strange ’golden rock’ found on Mars

NASA is investigating a strange “golden rock” found on a historic mission to Mars by its rover called Curiosity. READ MORE >>

Physicists Confirm That We’re Not Living In a Computer Simulation

Scientists have discovered that it’s impossible to model the physics of our universe on even the biggest computer. READ MORE >>

Strange waves rippled around the world, and nobody knows why

Instruments picked up the seismic waves more than 10,000 miles away—but bizarrely, nobody felt them. READ MORE >>