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  1. Colliding Black Holes Tell the New Story of StarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 30 | Wired

    Selma de Mink of the University of Amsterdam has devised a new theory stating that pairs of black holes close enough to merge come from massive stars whose contents have been mixed until they are homogeneous throughout. Daniel Holz of the University of Chicago works on the classic common-envelope explanation for the formation of black-hole binaries.


  2. Ford Says It'll Have a Fleet of Fully Autonomous Cars in Just 5 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2016 | Wired

    The company announced this morning that it will have thousands of fully autonomous vehicles in urban car-sharing and ride-hailing fleets by 2021. To achieve that goal, the company will double, to 300, the number of people at its Silicon Valley research center and add 60 autonomous vehicles to the fleet of 30 already deployed there.


  3. What Happens When a Harassment Whistleblower Goes on the Science Job MarketRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2016 | Wired

    When astronomer Sarah Ballard walked onto the University of California, Berkeley, campus for an academic job interview in February, it was a homecoming. She had attended college there, walking to class underneath the Seussian London plane trees as the campanile chimed periodically in the background.


  4. Forget Doomsday AI-Google Is Worried about Housekeeping Bots Gone BadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | Wired

    Tom Murphy graduated from Carnegie Melon University with a PhD in computer science. Then he built software that learned to play Nintendo games.


  5. Mathematicians Bridge the Divide Between Infinity and the Physical WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2016 | Wired

    Ludovic Patey, left, and Keita Yokoyama co-authored a proof giving the long-sought classification of Ramsey's theorem for pairs. With a surprising new proof, two young mathematicians have found a bridge across the finite-infinite divide, helping at the same time to map this strange boundary.


  6. Hack, Hack, Hustle, Nap, Repeat: Life as a Young Techie in San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | Wired

    Guillaume Lachaud is a French android engineer who builds mobile apps for Uber. He works on the roof of 20 Mission, a former vacant hotel transformed into a co-living community that's home to many startup entrepreneurs.


  7. A Reboot of the Legendary Physics Site ArXiv Could Shape Open ScienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2016 | Wired

    In the early days of the Internet, scientists erected their own online network, a digital utopia that still stands today. Here, astronomers, physicists, mathematicians, computational biologists, and computer scientists come together to discuss heady, cosmic topics.


  8. A New Crop of Marijuana Geneticists Sets Out to Build Better WeedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2016 | Wired

    "There's so much good that can be done with cannabis," Reggie Gaudino says. "And so little of it is being done."


  9. Big Question: Why Does Scratching Make You Itch More?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 | Wired

    Hell is an itch that can't be scratched. Dante understood this. In his Inferno , he describes a ditch in the Eighth Circle of Hell where alchemists, counterfeiters, and liars are subjected to the burn of an eternal itch .


  10. Silicon Valley Mourns Andy Grove, a Titan of TechRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | Wired

    Silicon Valley can be a place of intense rivalry and competition. But the tech industry has come together to mourn the loss of Andy Grove, the former Intel CEO, author, and mentor who helped pioneer the modern computing industry.


  11. A Rainbow Unicorn Wants to Transform Biology PublishingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 | Wired

    Important biological discoveries have arrived with the same old-fashioned fanfare for the last three centuries. After months, maybe years of research, a paper will wind its way through the peer review process and land in the pages of a high tier journal: a Nature , a Science , a Cell .


  12. Always Wanted to Do LSD With Philip K. Dick? You'll Love Playing CaliforniumRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2016 | Wired

    Never let it be said that science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick didn't grapple with big ideas. "The two basic topics which fascinate me," he once wrote in an essay, "are 'What is reality?' and 'What constitutes the authentic human being?'" During his prolific career, Dick obsessed over those two questions in nearly every way imaginable.


  13. Ford Claims Its New Headlights Make You Feel Better-So It ClaimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2016 | Wired

    The Ford GT is the latest update of the iconic GT40, the race car that dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans through the late 1960s. Its carbon fiber bodywork looks the business, and 600-plus horsepower backs it up.


  14. Internet Outrage Is Shaping the Battle Over CrisprRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | Wired

    Crispr is a powerful gene-editing tool that has upended biology and could revolutionize medicine, but the Crispr controversy of the week has nothing to do with how it's used or even how it works. From the outside, it's kind of comically petty: One famous scientist wrote an article that downplays the work of another famous scientist, and this has gotten some people very mad.


  15. Posse of Mathematicians Bridges Number Theory and GeometryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2015 | Wired

    One of the first collaborations Xinyi Yuan and Wei Zhang ever undertook was a trip to the Social Security office. It was the fall of 2004 and the two of them were promising young graduate students in mathematics at Columbia University.


  16. Landmark Algorithm Breaks 30-Year ImpasseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2015 | Wired

    A theoretical computer scientist has presented an algorithm that is being hailed as a breakthrough in mapping the obscure terrain of complexity theory, which explores how hard computational problems are to solve. Last month, LA szlA3 Babai , of the University of Chicago, announced that he had come up with a new algorithm for the "graph isomorphism" problem, one of the most tantalizing mysteries in computer science.


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