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A Proactive Way to Detect Cancer at Its Earliest Stages

Medtech firm Earli is working on a way to make tumors announce themselves as they appear—and even provide directions to where they are in the body. 

Pop-Up Farming Pods to Help Colonizers Grow Crops on Mars

Interstellar Lab’s inflatable BioPod is designed to help plants survive inhospitable conditions on Earth and allow explorers to settle on the Red Planet.

Iran’s Protests Reveal What’s Lost If Twitter Crumbles

As authorities hit citizens with more violence, the social network is proving key to documenting abuses. If it breaks, a human rights lifeline may disappear. 

Amazon’s Creep Into Health Care Has Some Experts Spooked

Using the tech giant’s new telehealth service will mean trusting it with your private data.

Drop What You're Doing and Update iOS, Android, and Windows

Plus: Major patches dropped this month for Chrome, Firefox, VMware, Cisco, Citrix, and SAP.

In Case You Missed It

Volvo’s New EV Flagship Is Basically a Family-Friendly Polestar

The EX90 ushers in a new era of lidar-driven safety tech for Volvo. But if it’s nearly the same as the Polestar 3 underneath, how can the brand stand out?

The 49 Absolute Best Cyber Monday 2022 Deals in the UK Still Live Today

Real Cyber Monday discounts on top-class tech, handpicked by WIRED’s Gear team

Layoffs Have Gutted Twitter’s Child Safety Team

Just one person remains to enforce the company’s ban on child sexual abuse across Japan and the Asia Pacific region.

The 29 Best Cyber Monday Deals Under £50 

Thoroughly decent Cyber Monday discounts on earbuds, fitness trackers, tablets, gifts and more 

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A Peek Inside the FBI's Unprecedented January 6 Geofence Dragnet

Google provided investigators with location data for more than 5,000 devices as part of the federal investigation into the attack on the US Capitol. 

This Singer Deepfaked Her Own Voice—and Thinks You Should Too

Self-described “computer musician” Holly Herndon explains why AI vocal clones can help give fellow artists sovereignty over their work.

Apple Tracks You More Than You Think

Plus: WikiLeaks’ website is falling apart, tax websites are sending your data to Facebook, and cops take down a big phone number spoofing operation.

Crypto Contagion Is Spreading, Fast

The collapse of FTX has set off a chain reaction that threatens to topple one of crypto’s oldest and most well-respected institutions.

Long Reads

What Makes a Champagne Vintage Great? Ask a Deep Learning Model

Bollinger is data mining its meticulous records to predict vintage years and weather the challenges of climate change.

Your Final Resting Place Could Be a Coffin Made of Mushrooms

Loop wants to rebuild the world with ecological structures made of fungal mycelium. Its proof of concept? Living coffins.

Meet the UK’s New Woodland Rangers: a Herd of Wild Bison

A rewilding project in Kent thinks that introducing bison to the UK can supercharge biodiversity. But how wild can introduced animals ever be?

Gravity Could Solve Clean Energy’s One Major Drawback

Finding green energy when the winds are calm and the skies are cloudy has been a challenge. Storing it in giant concrete blocks could be the answer.

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35 Actually Good Deals in the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale

Amazon's second Prime sale of 2022 brings offers on top brands like Huawei, Microsoft, Samsung, Lenovo, and more.

The Very Best Prime Day Deals Still Live Today in the UK

From headphones and blenders to smartwatches and a fan, these are the actually good deals still live today on Amazon

The Best Electric Mopeds You Can Ride in 2022

Keen to avoid the petrol pump, road tax and congestion charges? Try one of these electric mopeds.

29 of The Best Subscription Boxes to Send as Gifts

From surprise tech treats and creative craft kits, to plants in the post and alcohol-free booze, these are the best subscription gift boxes to send in 2022. 

Culture guides

37 of the Best Films on Netflix This Week

Stuck for a good film on Netflix? Here are our picks for the best Netflix movies to feast your eyes on, updated weekly.

42 of the Best Netflix Series to Binge-Watch Right Now

Struggling with what to watch on Netflix tonight? Look no further than the WIRED guide to the best Netflix TV shows in 2022. Updated weekly.

10 of the Best Films on Amazon Prime Right Now

From One Night in Miami… to Jiro Dreams of Sushi, these are the best films available on Amazon Prime.

25 of the Best Amazon Prime Series Right Now

From The Underground Railroad to Good Omens, this is our pick of the best Amazon Prime series.
Black Out

Redacted Documents Are Not as Secure as You Think

Popular redaction tools don’t always work as promised, and new attacks can reveal hidden information, researchers say.
Public Health

They Wanted a Baby, Then Twitter Fired Them

From IVF treatments to parental leave, Twitter staff laid off without notice have had their lives upended.
Corpse Guide

The Spooky Quest to Build a Google Maps for Graveyards

Atlantic Geomatics is creating a map of the UK’s cemeteries to help people track down their ancestors’ final resting place.
Infinite Test

65daysofstatic's Wreckage Systems Pushes Algorithmic Music

After pioneering procedurally-generated music with the soundtrack to No Man's Sky, the band took things a step further and created an endless audio loop.
Life’s a Gas

‘Gold Hydrogen’ Is an Untapped Resource in Depleted Oil Wells

The fuel can be produced by adding bacteria to spent drill holes—meaning there are thousands of potential hydrogen sources worldwide.
WIRED Impact

The Quest to Save the Most Precious Voices on Earth

Composer and artist Harry Yeff—aka Reeps One—shares the motivations behind his innovative Voice Gems project with the audience at WIRED Impact.

The (Actually) Good Early Black Friday Deals 

All the worthwhile early offers on TVs, phones, streaming sticks, vacuum cleaners, and more.
Watch This

Omega’s New Bond Watch Plays a Movie on Its Back

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of James Bond films, the company has made new Seamaster divers that mechanically animate 007’s iconic opening sequence.
Sex Bomb

To Ditch Pesticides, Scientists Are Hacking Insects’ Sex Signals

It’s now possible to mass-produce pheromones that keep insects from breeding near crops—protecting cereals and other staples with fewer chemicals.
Trees a Crowd

America’s Billion-Dollar Tree Problem Is Spreading

Grasslands are being overrun by drought-resistant invaders that wreck animal habitats, suck up water supplies, and can cost landowners a fortune.

The Race to Save Sam Bankman-Fried’s Other Crypto Exchange

Following the collapse of FTX, a group of volunteers has gathered to try to salvage Serum. But the work is far from straightforward.
Red Light

Autonomous Vehicles Join the List of US National Security Threats

Lawmakers are growing concerned about a flood of data-hungry cars from China taking over American streets.
Truth Squad

Elon Musk Embraces Twitter's Radical Fact-Checking Experiment

The project allows users to suggest short notes that add missing context to viral tweets. It could change how social platforms operate.
Bright Idea

How to Use a Laser to Kick an Electron out of a Molecule

By firing pulses quintillionths of a second long, physicists study the fleeting motion of an electron leaving two bonded atoms.
WIRED Impact

Diverse Teams Are Needed to Save the Planet

Bringing people with a range of perspectives to the table is the quickest way to solve difficult problems, experts tell WIRED Impact.
Failed Bid

Binance Has a Cunning Plan to Save Crypto—but It’s Too Late

Crypto exchanges want to prove that the market can thrive after the FTX collapse. Despite all their efforts, future failures may be inevitable.
WIRED Impact

Vertical Farming Needs to Grow More Than Salad

Indoor agriculture promises to massively reduce the water and land needed to support crops. But at the moment, it only works for a tiny percentage of foods.
WIRED Q&A

Pentiment’s Director Wants You to Know How His Characters Ate

When Josh Sawyer created his video game about 16th-century Bavaria, he set out to capture the feeling of that world, right down to the food on the table.
Coffee King

Frank Green’s 3-in-1 Is the Only Cup You Need

Is this the ideal reusable cup? We think so. A clever lid, drinking straw, sensible size, and insulation make for a heady caffeine-fueled combo.
WIRED Impact

Bureaucracy Is Blocking the Green Energy Revolution

Greg Jackson, CEO of Octopus Energy, tells WIRED Impact that red tape is causing “disastrous” delays to sustainable energy projects.