ScienceThe current world record for solving a Rubik's cube is 3.47 seconds. Could it be faster? WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez explores the mind-boggling math and finger-twisting world of speed cubing.
CultureASMR, Slime, and other Oddly Satisfying videos are enormously popular online, but we know surprisingly little about the body's responses that keep us wanting -- and watching -- more. WIRED's Louise Matsakis spoke with psychologist and neuroscientist Nick Davis, who co-authored one of the first studies about ASMR.
SportsLogan Broadbent is one of the world's top boomerang throwers. To throw and catch with his level of precision requires a solid understanding of aeronautics, weather, physics, athletic endurance and the ability to build world class boomerangs from scratch.
Movies & TVLA's Finest stars Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba take the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answer the internet's most searched questions about themselves. Does Jessica Alba know how to dance? How did Gabrielle Union meet Dwayne Wade? Is Jessica still acting? How was Gabrielle discovered? Jessica and Gabrielle answer all these questions and more! L.A.’s Finest is currently available on Spectrum’s On Demand platform.
CultureDavid J. Peterson, the language creator for HBO's Game of Thrones, explains how to go about creating a fictional language. David breaks down how he constructed the Dothraki and Valyrian languages, and shows us what you need to think about when creating a language of your own. David J Peterson created Duolingo's High Valyrian course which you can find here: https://www.duolingo.com/course/hv/en/Learn-High%20Valyrian
ScienceDogs can smell explosives like landmines, and detect medical conditions including seizures, diabetes, and many forms of cancer -- with up to 98% accuracy. Inventor Andreas Mershin wants to replicate that -- and put a nose in every cell phone. WIRED's Emily Dreyfuss spoke with Mershin to find out why that's easier said than done, and to learn what building a robotic nose has taught us about smell.
Movies & TVThe Sun is Also a Star and Riverdale actor Charles Melton takes the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answers the internet's most searched questions about himself. Who is Charles Melton dating? Can Charles speak Korean? Can he sing?? Charles answers all these questions and more! The Sun is Also a Star is in theaters May 17th.
Movies & TVWanda Sykes takes the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answers the internet's most searched questions about herself. How does Wanda Sykes do her hair? What's Wanda's REAL name? Who does she play on Blackish? Wanda answers all these questions and more! WANDA SYKES; NOT NORMAL is available on Netflix May 21st
CultureU-God, Inspectah Deck, and Masta Killa of the Wu-Tang Clan take the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answer the internet's most searched questions about themselves. What does Wu-Tang Clan stand for? Is Logic in Wu-Tang? How was Wu-Tang Clan formed? Check out WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS & MEN on SHOWTIME.
Movies & TVTolkien stars Lily Collins and Nicholas Hoult take the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answer the internet's most searched questions about themselves. How do you get Lily Collins' eyebrows? Is Nicholas Hoult related to Tom Cruise? Where was Lily Collins raised? Tolkien is in theaters May 10
CultureTattoo artist Keith "Bang Bang" McCurdy uses the power of Twitter to answer even more common questions about tattoos and tattooing. What happens when you get a scar on your tattoo? How hard is it to get a tattoo removed? How much should you tip a tattoo artist?
ScienceSome of the world's best scientists are running drills to practice for a near earth object collision. WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez spoke with Cathy Plesko from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, to find out how we would respond to an incoming collision. Would nuclear detonations work? What does a "City Killer" look like? Would impact in the water be worse than impact on land? Find out more from Plesko.
CultureIn a discussion that covers ethics in technology, hacking humans, free will, and how to avoid potential dystopian scenarios, historian and philosopher Yuval Noah Harari speaks with Fei-Fei Li, renowned computer scientist and Co-Director of Stanford University's Human-Centered AI Institute -- in a conversation moderated by Nicholas Thompson, WIRED's Editor-in-Chief.
BusinessRoger McNamee, an early investor in Facebook and mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, and author of "Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe," speaks with WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson at SXSW about the future of the social media giant.