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Laura Boykin Makes the Case for Cassava

The computational biologist collects cassava DNA with a pocket-sized system to be able to combat the pathogens threatening the very important staple crop. The cassava plant is likely one of the most necessary meals sources on this planet. In Africa, it sustains 500 million folks and supplies a secure revenue …

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A Visual Diary of This Year’s WIRED25 Festival

Dina Litovsky captured the weirdest and the WIRED-est moments from our 2019 occasion. Forecasting the longer term was the mandate throughout final week’s WIRED25, our second annual concepts pageant. Onstage, tech executives and scientists hashed out plans for a greater tomorrow, and offstage attendees mentioned what these days forward might …

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Like Y Combinator, but for Hollywood Scripts

Think about Impression makes use of machine studying to sift by purposes for its screenwriter boot camp and determine new voices. Apple, Disney, Amazon: The profusion of streaming platforms means an ever-increasing demand for content material. The best way to discover the nice scripts that shall be aggressive in an …

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For N. K. Jemisin, World-Building Is a Lesson in Oppression

In her workshop on world-building, the grasp fantasist faculties the viewers within the structural forces that trigger inequality. The worlds of the fantasy author N. Ok. Jemisin are as imaginative as they’re intimate. In her Inheritance trilogy, the gods are actual and stroll the streets. Her Hugo Award-winning Damaged Earth …

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The Tao of Goo: Lessons From a Slime Workshop

Teenage slime influencer Katie Anstett teaches grownups the viral, sticky craft. At WIRED25’s Saturday slime workshop, adults have been invited to present in to the highly effective, long-suppressed urge to squish gooey issues and scent a wide range of nostalgic eaux de childhood. Bins filled with brilliant pastels harking back …

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Esther Wojcicki on How to Raise Successful People

The famed journalist and trainer explains her philosophy to parenting. Esther Wojcicki—journalist, trainer, the famend “Godmother of Silicon Valley,” and mom of uber-successful daughters Susan Wojcicki (YouTube’s CEO), Anne Wojcicki (23andMe founder and CEO), and Janet Wojcicki (UCSF physician and researcher)—didn’t wish to write simply one other parenting guide. Her …

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Astro Teller on How to Handle Failure (With an Infinite Budget)

And what Alphabet’s moonshot manufacturing unit, X, goes after subsequent. Failure is all the time disappointing, however two issues might help take the sting away: Dispassion and cash. Numerous cash. As the pinnacle of X, Alphabet’s so-called moonshot manufacturing unit, Astro Teller has loads of each. Funded by mum or …

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NSA Cybersecurity Boss Anne Neuberger on What Keeps Her Up at Night

At WIRED25, the NSA’s Anne Neuberger talked election safety, low-orbit satellites, and weaponized autonomous drones. On the WIRED25 convention in San Francisco at present, Anne Neuberger, head of the Nationwide Safety Company’s new Cybersecurity Directorate, detailed the threats that she confronts in her position. Neuberger significantly emphasised the significance of …

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Stripe’s Patrick Collison on Crypto, China, and Fixing the Web

In a dialog at WIRED25, the web funds CEO talks about cryptocurrency, authorities regulation, the housing disaster, and doing enterprise in China. Patrick Collison, cofounder of on-line fee system Stripe, thinks that even with its wide-ranging and well-documented issues, the web continues to be wonderful. “The important thing query—why aren’t …

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Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince on the Struggles of Policing the Web

At WIRED25 the web infrastructure chief talks about doing the laborious calculus of pulling assist from controversial websites—and why that’ll occur once more. For years, the web infrastructure firm Cloudflare maintained that as a form of web utility—offering velocity, reliability, and safety providers to websites around the globe—it had no …

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