Is Online Grocery Shopping Better for the Planet?

Is Online Grocery Shopping Better for the Planet?

This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.The coronavirus pandemic has transformed how Americans get our food. We’re no longer going to restaurants; we’re limiting our trips to the grocery store. Many of us are, for the first time, ordering groceries online. That’s causing huge spikes in demand on…

300 Drones Illuminate the Sky to Honor Health Care Workers

300 Drones Illuminate the Sky to Honor Health Care Workers

Last Tuesday, at 10 pm local time, medical workers and patients at the Netherlands’ Erasmus MC hospital—currently the epicenter of the country’s Covid-19 response—flocked to the windows. Outside, above Rotterdam’s inky black Nieuwe Maas river, a swarm of mysterious floating lights were rising in gentle flight. Shimmering, they swirled into a mass both organic and…

Microsoft Is Starting to Tease Xbox Series X Games

Microsoft Is Starting to Tease Xbox Series X Games

Hello, and welcome once again to Replay, WIRED’s rundown of all of the week’s big videogame news. This time around we’ve got some updates on Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, the Tokyo Game Show, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Let’s get started.Here’s What Games Will Look Like on the New Xbox Series XSlowly but surely, Microsoft…

Defcon Is Canceled

Defcon Is Canceled

For years, a simple and elegant inside joke has permeated Defcon, the influential hacking conference. You say it to your friends, you reference it during your talk, you design a fake website to try to trick unsuspecting rubes: Defcon is canceled. On Friday, though, the bit became reality. Organizers announced that the Las Vegas gathering,…

Shuttered: Mathery’s Technicolor Coronavirus PSAs

Shuttered: Mathery’s Technicolor Coronavirus PSAs

Imagine an alternate reality where guidelines on how to protect yourself from the coronavirus are written in groovy technicolor. Where the situation is still serious, but slightly less weighty, because the reminders to not touch your face are actually fun. Such is the world of Mathery, the name of Brooklyn-based duo Erika Zorzi and Matteo…

As Deaths Mount, Trump’s Disinformation Strategy Will Adapt

As Deaths Mount, Trump’s Disinformation Strategy Will Adapt

In the beginning, coronavirus denialism was easy. When widespread American deaths were still confined to the rising slopes of epidemiological models, skeptics could dismiss them as alarmist predictions. That included the nation’s most prominent coronavirus truther: “Just stay calm,” Donald Trump said on March 10, “it will go away.” Two months later, as the official…