JP Yim / Getty Bill Gates released his annual “What I learned at work this year” letter, which reflects on the issues of the past year and predicts what may happen in the upcoming 12 months. In his 2018 edition, the Microsoft founder shared what he believes will be the next epidemic: the flu. “If […]
Millions of migrants are fleeing violence around the world, but some countries don’t want them coming to their borders. On International Migrants Day, the international president of Médecins Sans Frontières reflects on whether the world is losing its humanity.
Skye Gould/Business Insider Daylight-saving time, or DST, began in the US in 1918 as a way to conserve energy. However, many Americans believe the practice is not worth the hassle. Scientific studies also suggest that daylight-saving time may cause more problems than it solves. There are two main proposals to get rid of DST: by […]
Cancan Chu/Getty Images The posthumous writings of Stephen Hawking warn of ‘superhumans’ threatening the end of humanity. The world-famous physicist argued that gene-editing technologies could lead to genetic augmentation. Hawking warned that this genetic augmentation could create a race of ‘superhumans’ — causing natural humans to die out or become unimportant. It’s been several months since the late Stephen […]
Dr. Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist treating victims of sexual violence in Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by the ISIS, have won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.
Alfonso Cuarón‘s Roma is a singular achievement – a visually resplendent tale of empathy, focusing on a housekeeper in 1970s Mexico, and the family she works and lives with. “The movies are like a machine that generates empathy,” wrote Roger Ebert, and that description is more than apt for Roma, Alfonso Cuarón’s new masterpiece. The most personal film […]
In 2009, Atul Gawande received a surprise check for $ 20,000. It came not from The New Yorker, the magazine for which the 52-year-old Boston-based doctor has been a staff writer since 1998, or from a thankful patient, but from an executive in Warren Buffett’s inner circle. The money was a token of gratitude for […]
One chemist thinks he’s found a way for us to outrun the lethal juggernaut of antibiotic resistance. https://media.wired.com/photos/5a5aba55c06062536a164b80/master/pass/0087-1-9-2018_Wired-drugs-from-dirt.jpg
By the time the ISS makes its fiery return to Earth, it will have become a stepping stone to lunar colonies and the first human mission to Mars. https://media.wired.com/photos/5a2716c8e1d4a86600d1eccc/master/pass/0118-WI-APANNI-01_sq.jpg Feed: All Latest
It wouldn’t be an internet-worthy week without some cat commentary. While The Awl has owned this corner of the webz this week, we’re doing our part by highlighting the adorable cat photography of pet photographer Carli Davidson. The artist is probably better known for her series of dogs shaking their damn cute selves around. Davidson […]