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Speeding driver broke lockdown to drive 120 miles for ‘cheap bread’

A motorist caught speeding at 110mph told police he had travelled more than 100 miles to London to buy bread because it was cheaper. Officers stopped the man at about 10:40pm on Sunday as he was heading back to Nottingham on the M1. He was with his ...

The Deliciously Surprising Science of Taste

It’s one of the world’s most famous maps, along with that of the New York City subway system and the one for the Game of Thrones world: the map of your tongue. You probably saw it in high school, and learned that your loquacious mouth muscle is ...

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Review: Flying High

Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook is everything you'd expect from the maker of some of the nicest Android phones on the market: premium hardware, custom adapted to the needs of this device. The fanless design is one-of-a-kind, with the chipset inside, and ...

This Map Shows the Global Spread of Zero-Day Hacking Techniques

So-called zero-day exploits—hacking techniques that take advantage of secret software flaws—were once the calling card of only the most sophisticated hackers. But today, the global map of zero-day hacking has expanded far beyond the United States, ...

Today’s Cartoon: Drone Down

Monday, April 6, 2020. By Drew Panckeri, with cartooncollections.com. If you’re in the market for a new drone, WIRED has recommendations to fit every budget. Every weekday, WIRED publishes a new cartoon about the worlds of science and ...

The Reality of Covid-19 Is Hitting Teens Especially Hard

Just a few weeks ago, the conversation in my household revolved around one thing: Where my daughter was going to college. She’s a senior in high school, high-achieving, and very driven. We spent the fall slaving over college essays and applications, ...

My Bulletproof Vest and the Illusion of Perfect Protection

I. Everything arrives in one large package. I tear off the tape and peel open the panels of the box to reveal four plastic bags. In one bag is the PRESS patch, in another the ceramic rifle plates, in another a matte-black tactical helmet, and, in ...

The Asian Countries That Beat Covid-19 Have to Do It Again

On any digital dashboard tracking the spread of Covid-19, on any graphic comparing country-by-country case curves or death tolls, they were the champs. Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea—leaders there saw what was headed their way from China ...

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett headline 2020 Hall of Fame class

April 5 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, San Antonio Spurs great Tim Duncan and All-Star big man Kevin Garnett were among nine individuals selected for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Bryant, Duncan and ...

William Byron wins NASCAR iRacing event at Bristol; Bubba Wallace ‘rage quits’

April 5 (UPI) -- After leading the most laps in the first two races of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, William Byron finally earned a victory in Sunday's Food City Showdown at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway. Byron, who started from the ...

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