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SEEK OUT THE DARK • Inside Italy’s Gran Sasso National Laboratory, the hunt for dark matter continues. It requires a vast lab, 1,400 metres below the surface, tonnes of liquid xenon and a series of precision chambers. And we still don’t know if they’ll find anything…
THE METEORITE DETECTIVES • Whenever an interstellar visitor crashes into Earth’s atmosphere, a network of UK citizen scientists swings into action to track it down
INVESTING UNDER THE INFLUENCE • It’s one thing to try copying your favourite TikToker’s moves, but would you follow their financial advice? Gamified investors imitating social traders say yes
THE BUZZKILL: HOW TO TURN CBD PRODUCTS TOTALLY LEGIT • It’s in everything from herbal stress-remedies to stinky vape cartridges, but cannabidiol has to undergo a number of changes before it can be sold in shops without a police officer showing up. Here’s how all the fun gets removed…
BRAND-IDENTITY BINGO: COMPANIES LEAN IN TO THE LANGUAGE OF CRISIS • Company names reflect the world they’re founded in – and in times like these, it’s no surprise that Covid and Brexit have gained a firm grip on entrepreneurs’ imaginations
HYPER-EXCITING NEWS FOR ELECTRIC DRIVERS • Mate Rimac, creator of the Nevera hypercar, plans to kick-start an EV revolution
BIG TECH PREACHES PRIVACY IT DOESN’T ACTUALLY PRACTISE • Apple has taken a public stand on privacy, curtailing data abuses by apps and declaring it doesn’t exploit its users’ information. But it has also created comprehensive new ways to track us, from intimate biometrics to normalising facial recognition and scanning our photos for illicit content. Carissa Véliz thinks we need to stop ourselves opting in
THE DAILY RITUAL AS A SOURCE OF IDEAS • Over his 35-year career, Japanese video game designer Hideo Kojima has rewritten the rules of a whole industry. Kojima’s works – including the sprawling Metal Gear saga and, more recently, sci-fi game Death Stranding – have inspired generations of gamers. But where does he find inspiration?
HOW TO MAKE A STILLSUIT • An adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi masterwork, Dune, is hitting cinemas – and while Timothee Chalamet may think he’s the star of the show, true fans know it’s a certain iconic, water-saving outfit…
MOBILE MIXOLOGY: A SOLARPOWERED SALOON THAT ALSO HELPS THE PLANET • It began as a fun way to get endless craft beer on tap wherever you could fit a box the size of a shipping container, but Wayout’s micro-factory is having a big impact in parts of the world where clean water is a luxury
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FIGHTING DIGITAL INJUSTICE • Foxglove is holding government and tech giants to account for putting power and profits ahead of people
The race for the last mile • GROCERY-DELIVERY APPS ARE GROWING FAST – BUT IS THERE A HIDDEN COST?
Want to deliver change? Subject gig-worker treatment to academic scrutiny
Self-employed workers are rising in numbers – but their rights are falling by the wayside
A fresh twist that’s still full of tradition • With Tercet, Rémy Martin has reinvented what a cognac can be – a blend of aromatic eau-de-vies that deliver a rich, fresh and exotic experience
GEAR OF THE YEAR • WIRED’s annual list of the most essential tech of 2021 (and beyond) is back, featuring kit that’s been tried and tested by the WIRED team – from shoes containing recycled materials to electric cars, robot vacuum cleaners to scuba kit,...