Bitcoin owners are getting rich because the cryptocurrency has soared. But what happens when you can’t tap that wealth because you forgot the password to your digital wallet?
Scientists count carbon stored at the Amazon rainforest
Even Tyrannosaurus rexes needed to nap sometimes. A still-growing fossil record is showing how dinosaurs used to doze.
What are the biggest, boldest things that humanity could engineer? From planet lifters to space cannons, Anders Sandberg explores some of history's most ambitious visions.
One secret is their specialized hind wings.
Embracing divergent perspectives at the same time is a key to understanding reality
Stefan Thomas is not the first person to forget a password, but memory lapses are rarely so potentially costly
The vast majority of things that get transported via truck are things that are, generally, smaller than the trucks that are transporting them. Sometimes, though, they’re bigger, much bigger, and...
It's making the kinds of world-shaping decisions that used to be in the hands of governments.
The death rate for Nipah virus is up to 75% and it has no vaccine. While the world focuses on Covid-19, scientists are working hard to ensure it doesn't cause the next pandemic.
If we give technology credit for changing history, does that mean we give ourselves less?
Self-enhancement through spiritual practices can fool some of us into thinking we’re evolving and growing when all we’re growing is our ego
It appears the infection came from a member of the park’s wildlife care team who also tested positive for the virus.
Turns out giving an internet-connected device control of your penis may not be the best idea ever.
Organisms do not evolve blindly under forces beyond their control, but shape and influence the evolutionary environment itself
Grid-scale plants can now store enough renewable energy for hundreds of thousands of homes.
New gene-editing technology could be used to save species from extinction—or to eliminate them.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is promising to build a network of smart cities that won’t have any cars or roads. It’s called The Line, due to its arrangement of ”hyper-connected future...
After the turbulent year of 2020, BBC Future takes stock on the state of the climate at the beginning of 2021.
Scientists found that only nine out of 8,700 planets could survive for as long as the Earth has
Tim Berners-Lee wants to put people in control of their personal data. He has technology and a start-up pursuing that goal. Can he succeed?
The Mercedes EQS will include a giant, 56-inch 'Hyperscreen' that includes the dash and infotainment systems in one massive display.
From backyard astronomy to birding, amateurs have been busy collecting data — and making real discoveries.
In 1995, a WIRED cofounder challenged a Luddite-loving doomsayer to a prescient wager on tech and civilization’s fate. Now their judge weighs in.
In a mere four minutes, this interactive page imparts some of the most basic rules of good web design. Even if you’re not a web designer, it’s a great investment in 21st century literacy.
Avi Loeb discusses why we need to consider the possibility that the object was sent by aliens, the dangers of unscientific speculation, and what belief in an advanced extraterrestrial civilization...
Aaron Saunders, Boston Dynamics’ VP of Engineering, tells us where Atlas got its moves from
Two individuals spotted in the wild seem to have classic long necks but unusually short, stubby legs
Scientists have mapped how the heart forms at its earliest stages of development, paving the way for future treatments.
In this spookily prescient booklet, people are advised to keep six feet apart, avoid shaking hands and only send one person per household out to do the shopping.
A new study shows immune cells primed to fight the coronavirus should persist for a long time after someone is vaccinated or recovers from infection.
One of nature’s most simple creatures has an elegant approach to propulsion.
In January 1967, an A-12, then a secret CIA spyplane, crashed in the Nevada desert outside Area 51. Decades later, one amateur explorer made it his mission to find it.
It could mean a "negative" leap second.
What will we lose when Najin and Fatu die?
Intel introduced Intel RealSense ID, an on-device solution that combines an active depth sensor with a specialized neural network to deliver authentication.
From laser-guided missiles in combat, to virtual reality simulations in training, the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm’s Wildcat and Merlin Mk2 helicopters are powered by cutting-edge tech on their...
Salt seems to be the reason why bolts are brighter over the ocean than over land.
For a century, critics of all political stripes have challenged the role of science in society. Repairing distrust today requires confronting those arguments head on.