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Houdini Power Air Houdi Review: An Environmentally-Friendly Hoodie

At WIRED, we often have microplastics on our minds. But in between debating whether to carry bamboo or stainless steel utensils to reduce waste or comparing the merits of different travel mugs, we often overlook an important source of microplastic ...

On This Day, Jan. 26: India gains independence from Britain

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- On this date in history: In 1788, the first shipload of British convicts arrived in Australia. The establishment of an Australian prison colony was aimed at relieving overcrowding in British prisons. In 1837, Michigan joined ...

Police have bone to pick with motorist using fake skeleton as a passenger

A motorist who plonked a fake skeleton in his passenger seat so he could use a high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane has been fined. Police in Arizona stopped the 62-year-old man after spotting the odd-looking companion in his front seat. The plastic ...

Pete Stark, 40-year congressman who expanded health insurance, dies

Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Fortney 'Pete' Stark, who represented northern California in the U.S. House for 40 years, including helping expand health insurance through the Affordable Care Act and COBRA, died Friday. He was 88. Fortney H. "Fish" Stark III, told ...

Baby girl left in drop-off box installed by Indiana teen

Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Less than one year after a teenager earned $10,000 to install a Safe Haven Baby Box, a baby girl was dropped off in the container at a fire station in southern Indiana. Hunter Wart, 19, took one year to raise the money mowing lawns ...

Psychics correctly predict Kentucky girl Haylee Martin w found safely in Kentucky

Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A missing 17-year-old girl was found in north central Kentucky after psychics told a sheriff's office the teenager would be located alive in an adjacent county. On Friday morning, Haylee Martin was "found safe," according to a ...

Video: ‘Take her out,’ Trump appears to say about Ukraine ambassador’s removal

Jan. 25 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump appears to tells donors at a dinner in 2018 to "get rid" of Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, in a video released Saturday. Joseph Bondy, an attorney for Lev Parnas, who was present at the ...

Colorado man took over a week to realize he won $2M lotto

Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A Colorado man held onto a $2 million lotto ticket for more than a week before giving it a second look and realizing he won. The winner, identified as Paul T. in a Colorado Lottery news release Friday, bought the ticket at a King ...

$1M worth of Corvettes trapped after deadly Houston warehouse explosion

Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The owner of Houston Corvette Service said that $1 million worth of Corvettes were trapped in two buildings flattened due to a warehouse explosion at that killed two people across the street. Gordon Andrus, owner of the company, has ...

Florida plane crash kills pilot

Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A small plane crashed into the front yard of a home in Florida on Saturday, killing the pilot and setting the home ablaze, local officials said. The single-engine plane crashed around 10 a.m. in Cannon Creek Airpark in Lake City, ...

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