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The DEA is considering regulating an herb called kratom using its strictest regulations. However, many users say this plant helps them stay off harder drugs. The post Kratom: The Bitter Plant That Could Help Opioid Addicts—if the DEA Doesn't Ban It appeared first on WIRED.

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The Family Research Council has close ties to Trump's transition team and cabinet appointees. Its bad science could lead to worse policies. The post Trump's Transition Team Is All Tied Up With Anti-Gay Pseudoscience appeared first on WIRED.

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Design agency Column Five recently gave a makeover to 13 municipal flags, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Newport Beach. The post City Flags Are a Hot Mess. Here Are Some Beautiful Redesigns appeared first on WIRED.

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Garments with microscopic natural carbon particles can evaporate sweat more efficiently and help an athlete's body manage heat. The post Go Ahead, Get Sweaty. Microparticles Can Cool You Down appeared first on WIRED.

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Best solution to the holiday madness? Hit the bar. The post 18 Chilled, Shaken, and Exquisite Gifts for the Bar appeared first on WIRED.

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If you're a hardcore DIYer, an internet-connected garage door opener might be compelling. The post Review: Skylink Atoms Garage Door Opener appeared first on WIRED.

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A new paper shows how large magnetic fields burst to release massive amounts of energy. The post Magnets Aren't Miracles, But Solar Flares Burst With Magic appeared first on WIRED.

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Pending Senate confirmation, Tom Price will play a central role in the new administration's plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. The post Trump’s Health Czar Tom Price is a One-Man Death Panel for Obamacare appeared first on WIRED.

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The defense team demands more information about a mysterious figure known as "alpacino." The post Ross Ulbricht's Lawyers Point to Another Corrupt Agent in Silk Road Case appeared first on WIRED.

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Given the popularity of the flying drones, it's easy to overlook where the RC craze originally started: cars. The post Axial's Brawny RC Off-Roader Eats Boulders for Brunch appeared first on WIRED.

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Artificial brains built by Google can recognize cats in photos. Now they're gaining a more serious kind of sight to help humans. The post Google's AI Reads Retinas to Prevent Blindness in Diabetics appeared first on WIRED.

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Opinion: Sure, smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home can learn your preferences. But as they learn to serve us, the more power they'll have. The post The Subtle Ways Your Digital Assistant Might Manipulate You appeared first on WIRED.

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At a product showcase for the smart kitchen, many of the new ideas for connected appliances seem half-baked. The post Inside the Battle to Rule the Smart Kitchen of Tomorrow appeared first on WIRED.

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Artificial intelligence could be a solution to science overload: machine learning assistants to read incoming papers, distill their information, and highlight relevant findings. The post Artificial Intelligence Could Dig Up Cures Buried Online appeared first on WIRED.

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Deep learning is changing how Google's search engine works. But its new-found efficiency takes a lot of painstaking human work behind the scenes. The post Google's Hand-Fed AI Now Gives Answers, Not Just Search Results appeared first on WIRED.

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The "Precision Cockpit" is all about communication with the human. The post Acura's Concept Cockpit Envisions the Age of Autonomy appeared first on WIRED.

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For once, a pop-up window that does some good. The post Want to Be an Ethical Shopper? Get DoneGood’s Chrome Extension appeared first on WIRED.

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You Vader watch out, you Vader not cry: Rogue One is coming to town. The post Rogue One: Your Definitive Guide to All the Trailers and TV Spots appeared first on WIRED.

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This 12.5-inch ultrabook has limited connectivity and sells for a stratospheric $1,599. The post Review: Asus ZenBook 3 appeared first on WIRED.

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On the occasion of WIRED's first collaboration with our sibling magazine Condé Nast Traveler, here's the right way to chronicle your journeys on Instagram. The post My Secret Formula for the Perfect Instagram Travel Diary appeared first on WIRED.

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From coinventing Photoshop to reinventing movie f/x, ILM's Knoll is always a few parsecs ahead of the pack. Now he's jumping in to hyperspace with Rogue One The post Meet John Knoll, the Creative Genius Who Brought Rogue One to Life appeared first on WIRED.

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To drum well, you gotta drum loud. Earplugs are optional. The post Behind the Scenes With the Best Drummers in the World appeared first on WIRED.

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But many transit systems can barely keep trains running, let alone pay for security upgrades. The post SF's Transit Hack Could've Been Way Worse—And Cities Must Prepare appeared first on WIRED.

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For its new series Planet Earth II, the BBC paid a visit to a canyon in Arizona. Oh, and they brought along a 360-degree camera. The post Drop Into an Enchanting Desert Canyon (But Do Mind the Floods) appeared first on WIRED.

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Opinion: When car insurance companies base pricing on telematics rather than demographics, everybody wins. The post Car Insurance Pricing Is Broken, But Your Phone Could Fix It appeared first on WIRED.

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