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Aujourd’hui — 2 avril 2020Wired

Disney Is Donating 100,000 N95 Masks to Covid-19 Relief

Par Angela Watercutter
Meanwhile, J.K. Rowling has some new treats for Potterheads stuck quarantining at home. 

The Coronavirus Lockdown Is a Threat for Many Animals, Not a Blessing

Par Matt Simon
You may have seen recent videos of goats roaming an empty town. But for more vulnerable species, like rhinos, this shutdown poses a great danger.

T-Mobile Swallows Sprint, Leaving 3 US Cellphone Giants

Par Klint Finley
Consumer advocates fear  the deal will reduce competition and lead to higher prices. But regulators and a federal judge let it proceed.

A Brief History of the Census—and How Covid-19 Could Change It

Par Andrew Whitby
Census-taking used to spur innovation. Now, the pace of technology, and the challenge of going go door to door, could force it to adopt existing systems instead.

Apple Buys Dark Sky in an Android Worst-Case Scenario

Par Brian Barrett
The best, most beautiful weather app is about to be an iOS exclusive.
Hier — 1 avril 2020Wired

Mmmm, Fungus. It’s the Next Big Thing in Fake Meat

Par Adam Rogers
Fast-growing networks of mycelial filaments can replicate meat’s texture—without meat’s carbon footprint. Just add flavor and fry it up.

The Zoom Privacy Backlash Is Only Getting Started

Par Lily Hay Newman
A class action lawsuit. Rampant zoombombing. And as of today, two new zero-day vulnerabilities.

The Quieter Side of Preparing for Disaster

Par Laura Mallonee
For some longtime preppers, it's not all about bunkers and power generators.

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack - April 2020

Par WIRED Staff
Mohammad Mosaed, a reporter who criticized the Iranian government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, has been arrested and banned from social media.

The Dangers of Moving All of Democracy Online

Par Marion Fourcade, Henry Farrell
To protect governments as well as people’s rights from coronavirus, we need to use tech as a scalpel, not a sledgehammer.

Now Might Be the Time People Need ASMR Most

Par Casey Taylor
It can replicate a sense of being touched, even when there’s no one around. As the world self-isolates, that feeling is more important than ever.

Why You Need a Soundbar for Your TV

Par Adrienne So
If you're also streaming movie after movie, trying to forget that we’re living in a housebound half-life, there's no better time to try one.

Trump Eases the Way for More Gas Guzzlers 

Par Aarian Marshall
The administration reversed Obama-era rules that set strict fuel-economy standards, setting up a fight with states including California.

The State of Coronavirus Testing in the US

Par Lauren Goode
Many Americans who may need a Covid-19 test still can't easily get one. What's going on?

The 5 Best Posture Correctors (2020): Upright Go 2, Wyllielab, and More

Par Medea Giordano
You're hunched over your desk and phone for hours. So we rounded up the gear to help you straighten up—including a DIY trick.

The US Army's Virus Research Lab Gears Up to Fight Covid-19

Par Eric Niiler
The Pentagon's Institute of Infectious Diseases has been handling the world’s most dangerous organisms for decades. Now they're researching the new coronavirus.

The Party Goes On in Massive Online Worlds

Par Cecilia D'Anastasio
MMORPGs aren't a perfect substitute for real-life socializing. But these days it's about as close as you can get.

Why Some States Are Resisting Social Distancing Measures

Par Paris Martineau
Governors of a half-dozen states worry about the economic fallout of forcing businesses to close and say there's no clear guidance from Washington.

What Plant-Based Burgers Can Teach Us About Saving the Planet

Par Virginia Heffernan
Implementing radical climate solutions is less a technological project than an anthropological one—one that goes all the way down into our beliefs about food.

GMOs Could be a Key to Sustainable Farming

Par Emma Marris
If we want to feed a growing population without fueling global warming, we need to redefine what we think of as good food.

To Cut Carbon, Ditch Air Travel—and Get on the Right Track

Par Alex Davies
Some environmentally conscious people are trying to give up flying. For some trips, there's a great, cleaner alternative: It's called a train.

How Airlines Are Trying to Boost Efficiency and Cut Emissions

Par Christie Aschwanden
Winglets. Better engines. Lighter materials. The industry is trying everything it can. But the best fix for the planet would be for us to stop flying so much.

We Can't Tackle Climate Change Without You

Par Mary Annaïse Heglar
It's time to make a commitment to do more for the climate. Do what you're good at, and do your best.

The Political Promise of Carbon Taxes

Par Matt Simon
Putting a price on emissions has become a bipartisan issue. Now we just need to do it the right way.

A One-Time Poultry Farmer Invents the Future of Refrigeration

Par Nicola Twilley
Mechanical cooling revolutionized the global food supply—and accelerated global warming. Peter Dearman’s liquid air engine could change all that.

Rivian Wants to Bring Electric Trucks to the Masses

Par Jon Gertner
Can the automotive upstart break America’s addiction to carbon-spewing pickups and SUVs? With Amazon on its side, it might have a chance.

Climate Change: The Complete WIRED Guide

Par Katie M. Palmer, Matt Simon
The world is getting warmer, the weather is getting worse. Here's everything you need to know about what humans can do to stop wrecking the planet.

Solar Panels Could Be the Best Fad Ever

Par Clive Thompson
Installing an array on your roof is environmental exhibitionism—and it's contagious.

How We Will All Solve the Climate Crisis

Par Nicholas Thompson
We only have one Earth. And we have the technology to save it.

Six-World Sci-Fi: Save the Planet

Par WIRED Readers
Each month we publish a six-word story—and it could be written by you. 

The Fishy Fix to a Methane-Spewing Crop

Par Moises Velasquez-Manoff
Rice has the biggest carbon footprint of any grain. Bite by bite, bacteria-guzzling minnows can make it much smaller.

Build Cities for Bikes, Buses, and Feet—Not Cars

Par Adam Rogers
San Francisco's MTA boss Jeff Tumlin is one of a new breed of planner trying to kick cars out of the city. That's good for business, good for people, and amazing for the planet.

Moment Springtime Sale: Our Favorite Deals on Lenses and Gear

Par Louryn Strampe
You can score some great cases, bags, and other mobile gear today, at a discount.

You Can Still Play *Pokémon Go* Even When You Can’t … Go

Par Kyle Orland, Ars Technica
Niantic is adjusting its game—built around leaving the house and meeting up with others—to fit the era of coronavirus-induced social distancing.

‘Hope You’re Well’: Emailing Through a Time of Pandemic

Par Lauren Goode
“Think twice before you hit Send” has long been solid advice. Now, we need thoughtful emails more than ever.

The Relief Package Ushers In Trump's Planned Economy

Par Matt Stoller
Our success in combating the pandemic and restarting the economy will depend on this administration's choices—and political pressure from citizens.

Marriott Got Hacked. Yes, Again

Par Brian Barrett
The hotel chain has suffered its second major breach in 16 months. Here's how to find out if you're affected.

Disney+ Should Offer the Star Wars Original Cuts—All of Them

Par Drew Stewart
George Lucas has been retro-tweaking the saga for years. It's time to give fans every version.

Covid-19 Is Our 9/11. Who Will Be Our Rudy Giuliani?

Par Garrett M. Graff
The scale of the Covid-19 crisis is dwarfing the leaders confronting it.

Online Credit Card Skimmers Are Thriving During the Pandemic

Par Lily Hay Newman
As brick and mortars close due to the novel coronavirus, thieves have increasingly targeted digital checkout. 

The Coronavirus Relief Bill Promotes Surveillance for Health

Par Sidney Fussell
The package includes $500 million for tracking and data collection, worrying some government watchdogs.

'Tiger King' Is Cruel and Appalling—Why Are We All Watching It?

Par Kate Knibbs
The Netflix docuseries is extremely popular. It’s also appalling. Why are people flocking to such a feel-bad show?

The Search for the Next Big Idea in Magnetic Field Mapping

Par Sarah Scoles
A new competition challenges scientists to innovate on how we map Earth's constantly shifting magnetic field—and make navigation safer and more accurate.

This Pandemic Is Perilously Boring

Par Michael Waters
It's far from being the most important source of human suffering. But the rapid spread of boredom across the world is a crisis of its own.

A Creator of the Ebola Vaccine Has Hope for Slowing Covid-19

Par Fred Vogelstein
Gary Kobinger says a vaccine targeting groups like the elderly could be ready in less than a year, and control measures are slowing the disease's spread.

In Crowded Hospitals, Who Will Get Life-Saving Equipment?

Par Gregory Barber
As health care workers prepare for surges of Covid-19 patients, they must grapple with the ethics of rationing critical medical gear.

People Read a Lot of Covid News—but It Won't Save the Media

Par Philip M. Napoli
Yes, everyone is hungry for information about the pandemic. But media's ability to monetize that readership is dissolving. Time for policymakers to act.

Covid-19 Symptoms: What to Do If You Might Have It

Par Parker Hall
Stay calm. Here's our guide to what symptoms you should look out for, and how to respond if you've been exposed.

Why Life During a Pandemic Feels So Surreal

Par Matt Simon
The study of the surreal has mostly concerned Dali's paintings and Kafka’s writings. But there are psychological reasons why every day seems so otherworldly.

The Newest US Sanctions on China's Huawei Could Backfire

Par Will Knight
A reported ban on sales to Huawei of chips made with American equipment might intensify China's drive to develop its own chip industry.