Russia Tested a Space Weapon Last Week

Russia Tested a Space Weapon Last Week

This week, WIRED broke the news of a Russian military intelligence hacking campaign that dates all the way back to December 2018. The targets included government organizations and energy utilities, as Russia’s Fancy Bear hackers used a variety of techniques to break into targeted email accounts. While the intrusions don’t appear to be election-related, they’re…

N64 Prototypes And Source Code Surfaces

N64 Prototypes And Source Code Surfaces

A day after prototypes and source code for SNES games were spilled online, leakers have reportedly moved onto N64 titles. Perhaps the highlight is a supposed early build of Super Mario 64 – titled, “Ultra 64 Mario Brothers”. It has files referencing Luigi and there’s been no time wasted getting them up and running in-game.…

In India, Modern Construction Threatens Prehistoric Sites

In India, Modern Construction Threatens Prehistoric Sites

This story originally appeared on Undark and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.Every evening after archaeologist Shanti Pappu and her colleagues head home for the night, two watchmen patrol the team’s excavation site—a plot of dry scrubland near Sendrayanpalayam village, a two-hour drive from Chennai in southern India.Without such vigilance, the site could easily…