Monday, April 28, 2008

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Imagine a tiny implanted camera that can transfer images to the brain through the optic nerve. The first bionic eyes are already giving sight to the blind.

What’s the Army’s policy on overweight recruits? More lenient than you may think, but you can still eat your way out of service.

Humans almost became extinct 70,000 years ago. A new study says a drought may have reduced world population to as little as 2,000 people at one time.

Break Free from the Tyranny of the Clock! Using your body’s natural rhythms has to be good for you, but your boss probably won’t like it.

An affordable electric car may be available in the US in 2009. The Th!nk City electric car holds four people and retails under $25,000. Yes, that's how it's spelled.

Wired contacted a chef, a food development consultant, and a food scientist to investigate the difference between pizza in New York and in San Francisco. The differences are in the ovens and in the water. Author Joe Brown is partial to the New York style, and describes how he brings home six pies every time he visits.

Gin, Television, and Social Surplus. Free time led to the rise of the sitcom, and the death of the sitcom will lead to a cognitive surplus we can put to better use.

Humanity is extracting and polluting freshwater faster than it can be replenished. Read how three regions are coping with shrinking aquifers.

For the Brain, Cash Is Good, Status Is Better. Which may explain why some people run their finances into the ground to keep up appearances.

The Seven Deadly Sins of a Relationship. A list you can share with someone you love.

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