WIRED’s 7 Big Science Stories That Shaped 2019

The practice of science is about progress: Crafting knowledge out of hunches and experiments, finding life-saving remedies, informing sound policies. It doesn’t always go as planned.Scientists would have struggled to predict, for example, that the Human Genome Project would decades later yield powerful tools for badge-wearing detectives, or that the 19th-century search for a sustainable…

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The Worst Hacks of the Decade

Over the last decade, hacking became less of a novelty and more of a fact of life for billions of people around the world. Regular people lost control of their data, faced invasive surveillance from repressive regimes, had their identities stolen, realized a stranger was lurking on their Netflix account, dealt with government-imposed internet blackouts,…

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Today’s Cartoon: Privacy Claus

Monday, December 23, 2019. By Drew Panckeri, with cartooncollections.com. Toys “R” Us got into some hot water this holiday season over how it tracks shoppers inside its stores—and whether it was spying on children. Every weekday, WIRED publishes a new cartoon about the worlds of science and technology. Check back here for more laughs throughout…

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