How to Watch SpaceX Launch Astronauts to the ISS

How to Watch SpaceX Launch Astronauts to the ISS

On Wednesday afternoon, veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are expected to catch a ride to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. It’s a huge moment for space exploration and it marks the beginning of commercially operated crewed rocket launches. NASA and SpaceX have been working toward this goal for over…

Meet This Museum’s All-Star Arachnids and Insects

Meet This Museum’s All-Star Arachnids and Insects

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco is home to a coral reef, a four-story bubble that encapsulates a replica of a rain forest, and perhaps most famously, Claude the albino alligator. But beneath all that—literally—is a basement chock-full of animal specimens collected from the field by intrepid scientists, tray after tray and jar…

If You Can’t Vote by Mail This Year, Don’t Panic

If You Can’t Vote by Mail This Year, Don’t Panic

Your life or your vote: That’s how many observers and participants framed the decision whether to vote in person in last month’s Wisconsin primary. A mix of Democratic mismanagement and Republican cynicism dragged thousands of people to the polls who would rather have voted absentee. Thousands more were effectively disenfranchised. In one viral photo, a…

Today’s Cartoon: Dream Office

Today’s Cartoon: Dream Office

Monday, May 25, 2020. By Lars Kenseth, with cartooncollections.com. You can still make an impression even if your F2F isn’t IRL: Here are 14 tips for acing your online job interviews. Every weekday, WIRED publishes a new cartoon about the worlds of science and technology. Check back here for more laughs throughout the week. And…

Don’t Be Fooled by Covid-19 Contact-Tracing Scams

Don’t Be Fooled by Covid-19 Contact-Tracing Scams

The Covid-19 pandemic has created prime conditions for scams. From phishing attacks to unemployment fraud, attackers have put new, more exploitative twists on their classic hustles. And now the Federal Trade Commission is warning that those fraudsters have designed scams around state contact-tracing initiatives.You’ve probably heard a lot about contact-tracing mobile apps, but state health…

The New ‘Tenet’ Trailer Dropped in ‘Fortnite’

The New ‘Tenet’ Trailer Dropped in ‘Fortnite’

Greetings friends, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s entertainment news roundup. In this special Memorial Day edition, we have a new Tenet trailer, Tyler Perry’s “Camp Quarantine” (no, that’s not a new TV show), and some good news. Let’s get going.The New Tenet Trailer Dropped in FortniteIn case you haven’t noticed, a…