category_outlined / Science

WIRED September 2016

The Wired mission is to tell the world something they've never heard before in a way they've never seen before. It's about turning new ideas into everyday reality. It's about seeding our community of influencers with the ideas that will shape and transform our collective future. Wired readers want to know how technology is changing the world, and they're interested in big, relevant ideas, even if those ideas challenge their assumptions—or blow their minds.

United States
Conde Nast US
Lire pluskeyboard_arrow_down
11,34 $(TVA Incluse)
28,38 $(TVA Incluse)
12 Numéros


access_time2 min.
release notes

CAGE MATCH THE VIDEO FOR OUR COVER STORY about the new Netflix show Luke Cage, based on the Marvel Comics superhero, grew out of a minor mix-up. Senior editor Peter Rubin, who helms WIRED’s culture coverage and edited this issue’s TV package (page 56), asked producer Paula Chowles what kind of video they might shoot to accompany the story. “Is Luke Cage related to Nic Cage?” asked Chowles. Rubin turned her question into a game of “Who said it, Luke Cage or Nic Cage?” At the photo shoot in Los Angeles, WIRED’s video team filmed Luke Cage star Mike Colter guessing whether lines were spoken by the character of Luke Cage in his four decades’ worth of comics or by veteran actor Nicolas Cage. “Fortunately,” Rubin says, “there’s no shortage of…

access_time2 min.

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT Steven Spielberg can do it all, but his best movies are about childhood. So to celebrate his latest, a CGI-rich adaptation of Roald Dahl’sThe BFG, we not only sent Mr. Know-It-All columnist Jon Mooallem to profile the director (“The Giant”), we also put together a package about how to raise kids today (“Hack Your Kids”). Monstrous, snotty creatures, they require your sharpest wits and sneakiest powers of manipulation—all so they can grow up to be as wonderful and well adjusted as you. Re: “Hack Your Kids” “MOST IMPORTANTLY, TALK TO YOUR KIDS. THEY’LL LET YOU KNOW HOW WISE THEY ARE. DON’T BE DISCOURAGED.” Stacy Cockrum (@scockrum) on Twitter Re: “The Giant” “Spielberg is everyone’s dad.” Omar Mouallem (@omar_aok) on Twitter “Of the many writers I’ve been introduced to this year, Jon Mooallem might…

access_time4 min.
why i won’t get tested for the breast cancer genes

A FEW YEARS AGO, my mother called with an urgent request. She was agitated. She had just come from a meeting of her Jewish women’s group, where she had learned about BRCA1 and BRCA2, the so-called breast cancer genes. She wanted me to get tested. She insisted. I immediately said no. ¶ BRCA1 and 2 are some of the most powerful cancer markers scientists have discovered—archetypes of an ever expanding pool of potentially livesaving genetic tests. A mutation in one of those genes more than quadruples your risk of breast cancer to between 45 and 65 percent. For ovarian cancer, the risk hits 10 to 39 percent. Treatment is ruthless but effective: Cut away your breasts and ovaries to cut down your risk. ¶ When I got that call from…

access_time1 min.
jungle patrol shooting real hunger games

Eyes in the Sky During daylight, at least one drone stays in the air at all times (weather permitting). Tree Pods At each night’s camp, cameras attached to trees (and controlled from afar) capture footage. Power-Ups The DJI Phantom 4 and Inspire drones’ batteries get swapped every 15 minutes. Sharp Shooters Four camerapeople with 820-mm lenses shoot campsites from hundreds of yards away. Magic Mic Who needs booms when everyone’s necklace has an integrated mic? Where-Ables Contestants’ bracelets track their vitals— and location. Point Guards Passing contestants trigger tripodmounted robo cameras at waypoints.…

access_time1 min.
a museum for black lives david adjaye builds emotion

THE IDEA OF A MEMORIAL to African American history is almost a century old, but by the time the Smithsonian chose architect David Adjaye to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2009, he heard rumblings that it might not be needed. Barack Obama had just been elected after all—maybe we were in a post racial America. Seven years and a mounting national sense of racial discord later, the opening of the museum this month is timely. “It’s so urgently needed,” says the Ghanaian British architect, whose portfolio includes an affordable housing project in Harlem and the Nobel Peace Center. To start, Adjaye gave the building a three-tiered corona motif to mimic the sculptures of West Africa’s Yoruba ethnic group— the ancestors of many American slaves. The…

access_time1 min.
money trouble science loses friends in congress

Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) An advocate of space research since her days heading the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, Mikulski repeatedly blocked spending cuts to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Her departure could ground the agency. Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) Reid proved to be a quiet but effective supporter of renewable power, brokering an 11th-hour deal to keep windand solar-energy tax incentives afloat. Representative Chris Gibson (R-New York) One of the few Republicans who actively supported taking action on climate change, Gibson got 13 other GOP House members to sign a resolution noting that “human activities” have warmed the planet and that Congress should address the issue. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) Boxer’s successor on the Environment and Public Works Committee will likely be just as devoted to environmental causes, but California— suffering a severe drought that…