What Does It Mean to Say a New Drug ‘Works’?

What Does It Mean to Say a New Drug ‘Works’?

John Beigel’s problem was that not enough people were dying of Covid-19. Not that he wanted them to, of course. It’s just that, as bad as the pandemic has gotten, it hasn’t killed as many people as it seemed like it might. And Beigel, a researcher at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,…

How to Know If You’ve Been Hacked—and What to Do About It

How to Know If You’ve Been Hacked—and What to Do About It

Everyone is vulnerable to the threat of cybercriminals or hackers getting access to your information, but the threats aren’t equal for everyone. WIRED UKThis story originally appeared on WIRED UK.The average person will likely face fewer sophisticated threats than, say, a senior politician, activist, or CEO. High-profile figures may be targeted with phishing emails that…

How Gödel’s Proof Works

How Gödel’s Proof Works

In 1931, the Austrian logician Kurt Gödel pulled off arguably one of the most stunning intellectual achievements in history. Mathematicians of the era sought a solid foundation for mathematics: a set of basic mathematical facts, or axioms, that was both consistent—never leading to contradictions—and complete, serving as the building blocks of all mathematical truths.Original story…

How to Check Your Devices for Stalkerware

How to Check Your Devices for Stalkerware

Whether it’s a prying boss or a paranoid partner, no one should snoop on your phone or laptop. But that’s exactly what can happen if stalkerware somehow gets installed on your devices. These software tools are designed to be hidden and difficult to detect, but you can find them if you know how.There’s a wide…