Katherine Hayhoe: ‘The true threat is the delusion that our opinion of science somehow alters its reality’

In her 2009 book, co-authored with husband Andrew Farley, Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions, Katharine Hayhoe wrote: “Most Christians are not scientists, and it’s hard to say how many scientists are Christians. In our family, we are both.” The Texas Tech atmospheric physicist, who’s also an Evangelical Christian, has long been…

Highlights from WIRED security: Post-Show Roundup

Charlie Winter, senior research fellow at ICSR Leon Csernohlavek Advertisement At the second annual WIRED Security conference the people keeping you safe online gathered to discuss the changing face of online security. Terrorism researchers, AI developers, government scientists, threat-intelligence specialists, investors and startups discussed the rise of new forms of online attacks, how to protect…

Friday briefing: CRISPR can correct disease-causing mutations using epigenetic switches

Vertigo3d/iStock Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, CRISPR/Cas9 has been adapted to trigger epigenetic switches that reverse the effects of disease, Iranian hackers are thought to have infiltrated critical infrastructure across the Middle East, accidental gun deaths in the USA increase following mass shootings and more. Advertisement Get WIRED Awake sent straight to your inbox every…

Highlights from WIRED Energy: Post-Show Roundup

Wired Energy Demos Leon Csernohlavek Barely a week goes by without the UK setting new standards in the renewables sector: electric cars are becoming affordable as well as desirable; and emerging technologies – from innovative generation products to artificial intelligence and the blockchain – are shifting the balance of power. At WIRED’s annual Energy conference…

Reykjavik’s startup scene is powered by equality

Yukai Du A small population, tight investment laws and high living costs pose potential obstacles for would-be founders in Reykjavik. But tough conditions can spark opportunity. The fallout of Iceland’s banking collapse led to unemployment in the country hitting nine per cent, but it also kindled an entrepreneurial spark. “Everybody was employed in well-paying jobs……

Gear of the Year 2017: The best toys and games

Vincross HEXA HEXA is a six-legged mechanical insect that’s designed to be hacked. Would-be developers can teach the app-controlled, open-source droid new tricks and then make them available online. It is hugely manoeuvrable and can climb over obstacles with ease. A 720p camera with night vision and infrared transmitter helps it boost its skills. $949…

Why’s this panda looking so smug?

Tim Flach Photography Photographer Tim Flach is a renowned for his animal portraiture. An expert in capturing dogs, he searches for the human qualities in all his images. In 2012, he set out to photograph one of nature’s most loved animals: the giant panda. The result? An expression that is as confusing as it is…

Friday briefing: World AIDS Day highlights the gender gap putting men at risk

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, World AIDS Day is highlighting the treatment gap facing men infected with HIV/AIDS around the world, Facebook has temporarily disabled ethnicity-based ad targeting, The Boring Company is bidding to build Chicago a high-speed autonomous Loop and more. Advertisement Get WIRED Awake sent straight…

WIRED Recommends: the best gadgets of 2017

Wireless Multi-Room Speaker: Sonos Play:5 Sonos has long been the go-to brand for multiroom speakers, and the Play:5 (£499) confirms why. This understated-looking speaker easily fills rooms with rich sounds and its 3.5mm audio socket means you can also plug in your favourite non-streaming audio device. Head to our best wireless speaker guide for our…

The best wireless multi-room speakers

Because the CDs are in the loft. Because music streaming services have replaced physical formats anyhow. Because no-one has room for floor-stander speakers. Because we do almost everything through our phones these days. It’s time to think about buying a multiroom wireless speaker (and then make it into a house-wide system). These are the best…