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Neuralink’s First User Is ‘Constantly Multitasking’ With...

Noland Arbaugh is the first to get Elon Musk’s brain device. The 30-year-old speaks to WIRED about what it’s like to use a computer...

The World Is Ignoring the Other Deadly Kind of Carbon

Not only is black carbon terrible for human health, but ever-fiercer wildfires are covering the Arctic with the dark particles, accelerating...

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The Complex Social Lives of Viruses

New research has uncovered a social world full of cheating, cooperation, and other intrigues, suggesting that viruses make sense only...

How Big Dairy Took Over Your TikTok Feed—With Help from...

A vast constellation of celebrities, from Kelly Ripa to the McDonald’s mascot Grimace, have helped push dairy sales.

There’s New Hope for an HIV Vaccine

A trial vaccine has succeeded in generating low levels of antibodies needed to target HIV. It’s a first but much-needed step toward...

Lab-Grown Meat Is on Shelves Now. But There’s a Catch

A store in Singapore is selling lab-grown chicken, but it contains only 3 percent animal cells.

Wegovy Can Keep Weight Off for at Least 4 Years, Research...

Users receiving weekly injections saw their weight fall, plateau, and stabilize over the course of a four-year trial—but it’s still...

Despite Bird Flu Risk, Raw-Milk Drinkers Are Undaunted

As H5N1 continues its spread among US cow herds, raw milk enthusiasts remain utterly unfazed.

These Electric School Buses Are on Their Way to Save the...

Loaded with ever more renewables, the grid will need to store a whole lot of energy. Enter: a new kind of magic school bus—one that...

Saunas Are the Next Frontier in Fighting Depression

The preliminary results of a clinical trial of using heat exposure to combat depression are in—and are fueling cautious optimism that...