A Clever New Strategy for Treating Cancer, Thanks to Darwin

Robert Gatenby, a radiologist in Tampa, Florida, is rethinking cancer as a chronic illness: studying the link between cancer and Darwin’s principles and finding a way to “outsmart it rather than carpet-bomb it.”

Source: Wired
Published: Mar 25, 2019
Length: 20 minutes (5,042 words)

On the Trail of the Robocall King

One man; some auto-dialing software; 96,758,223 illegal robocalls.

Source: Wired
Published: Mar 25, 2019
Length: 19 minutes (4,820 words)

The Devastating Allure of Medical Miracles

Hand transplant patients at the University of Pittsburgh were given new hands — and hope. But the experimental technique has led to side effects.

Source: Wired
Published: Feb 18, 2019
Length: 34 minutes (8,550 words)

Pan Am Flight 103: Robert Mueller’s 30-Year Search for Justice

Today, Robert Mueller heads the investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 US presidential election. At Wired, Garrett M. Graff reports on one of Mueller’s perhaps lesser known but nonetheless fascinating and insightful previous assignments: at one time, Mueller oversaw the US’ investigation into the the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

Source: Wired
Published: Dec 27, 2018
Length: 23 minutes (5,822 words)

The Mad Scramble to Claim the World’s Most Coveted Meteorite

Meteorite hunters Mike Farmer and Robert Ward travel to Carancas, a tiny village at 12,000 feet in Peru’s remote altiplano, to examine a crater in the hope to claim precious rock from space.

Source: Wired
Published: Dec 17, 2018
Length: 43 minutes (10,805 words)

How WhatsApp Fuels Fake News and Violence in India

“IndiaSpend, a data journalism outlet, pegs the figure at 33 killed in 69 incidents of mob violence between January 2017 and July 2018.”

Source: Wired
Published: Dec 12, 2018
Length: 25 minutes (6,475 words)

My Father Says He’s a ‘Targeted Individual.’ Maybe We All Are

When Jean Guerrero’s father told her that the CIA was monitoring him, she didn’t dismiss him as sick or crazy. She investigated his claims the way a journalist should, and she began to see our digital world very differently.

Source: Wired
Published: Oct 25, 2018
Length: 24 minutes (6,154 words)

It Started as an Online Gaming Prank and Then it Turned Deadly

How a malevolent, remorseless online troll and the shoot-first, ask questions later mode of policing created a real-life tragedy in Wichita Kansas.

Source: Wired
Published: Oct 23, 2018
Length: 31 minutes (7,817 words)

The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

In 2017, during an ongoing unofficial war, Russian targeted Ukraine with malware to test its cyberattack skills and possibly punish countries that did with business with Ukraine. In the process, it knocked out shipping and manufacturing throughout the world. By the time it was contained, the White House estimated the total damages at $10 billion dollars. Authorities say worse attacks are yet to come.

Source: Wired
Published: Aug 22, 2018
Length: 24 minutes (6,221 words)

Inside Palmer Luckey’s Bid to Build a Border Wall

A company named Anduril Industries is testing a sophisticated digital wall, called Lattice, to prevent unauthorized crossings along the US-Mexico border. Instead of using a fence and barbed wire, Lattice uses cameras, virtual reality and radar. If the system works, Anduril hopes to become a major player in the defense industry. But are the politcal values of its co-founder, Palmer Luckey, reason for concern?

Source: Wired
Published: Jun 11, 2018
Length: 18 minutes (4,627 words)