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The Polls Are All Wrong. A Startup Called Civis Is Our Best Hope to Fix Them

During primary season, when they were still mainly just spectators to the 2016 presidential race, Dan Wagner and David Shor

It’s Easy to Forget Hillary Clinton Is About to Make History

Hillary Clinton speaking to supporters on June 6, 2016 in Lynwood, California.FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Bernie Sanders still isn’t giving

AP Psychics Call the Nomination for Clinton—And They’re Right

Matt Rourke/AP The Associated Press says Hillary Clinton has enough delegates to become the Democratic nominee for president. The AP

T-Mobile Is Giving Away Free Stock—And Pizza—to Customers

T-Mobile CEO John LegereChris Goodney/Bloomberg/Getty Images T-Mobile is giving away the company. Starting tomorrow, every account holder with a voice

Game of Thrones Recap: Putting the Broken Man Back Together

Helen Sloan/HBO After five seasons of traumatizing its characters—and sometimes, its audience—Game of Thrones has spent quite a bit of

The Logistical Miracle of Cramming 80,000 People Into Bonnaroo

TDOT For 360 days each year, Manchester, Tennessee is a quiet town of 10,000 people. It has not quite 50

Buzzfeed Takes A Stand Against Trump, Rejects RNC Ads

Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti told employees Monday that the media giant is dropping the Republican National Committee as an advertiser,

What Tarantula Toxins Teach Us About the Science of Pain

Lucas Foglia When David Julius needs a fresh batch of venom, he usually calls an Australian. Which makes sense—the continent

It’s Time to Revisit Ali, Will Smith’s Knockout Boxing Biopic

Columbia Pictures The first 10 minutes of Ali are a history lesson, a character study, and a compact soul-symphony, all

Are Expensive Bicycle Wheels Worth the Money? Let’s Check the Physics

Athletes compete in the cycling during the Ironman 70.3 World Championship Zell am See Kaprun.Joern Pollex/Getty Images In this video,

5 Fascinating Podcasts to Ease Your Commute This Week

Yeah, this Monday feels particularly tough after last week’s glorious three-day weekend. But hey, no moping! We’ve got something for

Tor Developer Jacob Appelbaum Resigns Amid Sex Abuse Claims

Jacob Appelbaum at the re:publica conference in 2014. Credit: DAVIDS/Gregor Fischer Jacob Appelbaum has courted controversy throughout his career as

Etsy Must Grow to Survive. But Can It Stay True to Itself?

Virginie Millefiori’s tools and jewelry. David Brandon Geeting for WIRED Inside a tightly packed studio on the fourth floor of

Crotch Explosions, Severed Heads, and Pee Cups: Yep, It’s Mary Roach on the Science of War

Jake Stangel Mary Roach was never especially interested in war. She didn’t come from a military family, she never served,

The Biggest Crowdfunding Project Ever—the DAO—Is Kind of a Mess

Getty Images The Decentralized Autonomous Organization is a venture capital firm, like Andreessen Horowitz or Kleiner Perkins. It chooses new