Want to Save the Whales? Eavesdrop on Their Calls

Want to Save the Whales? Eavesdrop on Their Calls

Things have been rough lately—the pandemic, unprecedented wildfires, General Governmental Awfulness—and all the while, a less conspicuous plague has been menacing whales, particularly off the California coast: ship strikes. In 2018, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there were 14 confirmed cases of ships hitting whales in the region, 10 of which were…

Science Journals Are Purging Racist, Sexist Work. Finally

Science Journals Are Purging Racist, Sexist Work. Finally

One paper from 2012 linked darker skin to aggression and sexuality in humans. Another from that year claimed to show that women with endometriosis are more attractive. A third, published last December, lamented physicians who posted casual pictures of themselves online—including some in which they’re wearing bikinis—as being unprofessional.SUBSCRIBESubscribe to WIRED and stay smart with…

Final Fantasy 16 Revealed At PS5 Showcase Event

Final Fantasy 16 Revealed At PS5 Showcase Event

Sony kicked off this week’s PS5 Showcase event in a huge, surprising way by revealing Final Fantasy XVI, the next mainline installment in the storied Japanese RPG franchise. The reveal trailer showcased the game’s fantasy elements and combat, and it looks like it’ll be a next-gen only title.You play as a bodyguard to Joshua, the…

Nintendo Reveals New Milestones For Switch Online And Nintendo Accounts

Nintendo Reveals New Milestones For Switch Online And Nintendo Accounts

Nintendo’s annual corporate management policy briefing took place this week on September 16. While the briefing was largely devoted to reiterating the company’s corporate philosophy and ongoing plans to expand the reach of its IP, Nintendo did share some interesting tidbits during the meeting, including updated numbers for Nintendo Accounts and Switch Online subscribers.According to…