14 Best Fitness Trackers (2021): Bands, Watches, Rings, and More

Like every piece of gear you wear on your body day in and day out, fitness trackers are incredibly personal. Not only do they have to be comfortable and attractive, but they must also accommodate your lifestyle and when and how you like to work out. Did you just buy a Peloton, or can you […]

A Decades-Long Quest Reveals New Details of Antimatter

It often goes unmentioned that protons, the positively charged matter particles at the center of atoms, are part antimatter. We learn in school that a proton is a bundle of three elementary particles called quarks—two “up” quarks and a “down” quark, whose electric charges (+2/3 and −1/3, respectively) combine to give the proton its charge […]

23 Best Nintendo Switch Games for Every Player (2021)

The Switch is one of Nintendo’s most successful and influential systems ever. There’s something unique about carrying a home-console-quality gaming device everywhere you go. Figuring out what to play, though—that’s getting harder every year, as the roster of first-party and indie games grows deeper and deeper. Thankfully, WIRED has plenty of opinionated Nintendo fans on […]

Period Underwear Changed My Life—and I’m Never Going Back

I’ve tried six different brands with differing absorbency levels. You can read about them more in-depth in the menstrual products guide, but I have some favorites. If you want to make the switch, I suggest trying a few different pairs to find what works best for you and your body. My favorite is Modibodi. It […]

The 20 Best Weekend Deals: Work-From-Home Gear and More

We’re coming up on a year since the pandemic first imposed a lockdown in the US, forcing many people to work from home for the first time, and kids to learn remotely. If you’ve yet to make a home office of sorts, temporary or not, now is still a good time, as the pandemic isn’t […]

Ultimate Ears Fits Review: The Comfiest Earbuds Around

Whether you’re running a marathon or watching Wandavision in bed, comfort is king when it comes to wireless earbuds. Not only is a well-fitting pair less annoying, but a proper seal also has a dramatic impact on the sound quality of the headphones. Ultimate Ears’ engineers know a thing or two about great-fitting earbuds. For […]

Border Disputes Threaten Climate Science in the Himalayas

Molden recalls how bad blood almost thwarted a key program involving the sharing of water data. In that instance, he says, an international team of scientists had gathered in Nepal, at ICIMOD headquarters, when one scientist claimed—without evidence—that data sharing would create a national security threat. Molden says he worried that the scientist would press […]

The Best Menstrual Products (2021): Period Underwear, Cups, Pads, and More

One afternoon when I was in fourth grade, the girls were whisked away to watch a video about periods, pads, and tampons. That’s about where my public education on menstruation began and ended—a secret discussion that boys couldn’t be privy to. It was, from that moment forward, ingrained in us that it is somehow embarrassing […]

Lora DiCarlo Baci Robotic Massager Review: Pure Suction Fun

Lora DiCarlo’s Baci looks like a space pod. It’s an oblong device that would have no trouble blending into the set of HBO’s next prestige sci-fi drama. (I say next because, well, we don’t talk about Westworld in this house.) It’s sleek, sexy, and surprisingly discreet. But despite its unassuming exterior, this little gadget will […]