‘Birds of Prey’: 5 Essential Comics

The colorful tornado of violence, chaos, and glitter that is Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is arriving in theaters this weekend after a devastatingly long period of anticipation, leaving audiences shaken, stirred, and wanting more. While everyone waits to see if Margot Robbie’s Harley will return to the big…

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Gadget Lab Podcast: The Virus and the Vote

This week on Gadget Lab, WIRED digital director Brian Barrett joins us to talk about the app that derailed the Iowa caucus—and what it means for elections to come. Then, a conversation with WIRED staff writer Megan Molteni about how the spread of the coronavirus is claiming lives, disrupting the economy, and creating chaos in…

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The Digital Colonialism Behind.tv and.ly

In late 2018, the tiny South Pacific island of Niue filed a lawsuit worth more than its entire economy. The case, which is under litigation in Stockholm, hinges on the rights to .nu, one of those country-specific extensions that appends a URL. Since 2013, that extension has been owned not by the Niuean government or…

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Crispr’d Cells Show Promise in First US Human Safety Trial

It’s been over three years since US regulators greenlit the nation’s first in-human test of Crispr’s disease-fighting potential, more than three years of waiting to find out if the much-hyped gene-editing technique could be safely used to beat back tough-to-treat cancers. Today, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford finally revealed the first published…

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