The hottest startups in Istanbul

Pip Pell Just months after 2016’s attempted coup and the subsequent political crackdowns, Turkish startups received 43 funding rounds, investments from Middle East-based VCs and big-money IP-focused seed funds. Raising capital to grow beyond seed stage, however, remains a key obstacle for local companies. “Most international investors are more cautious about investing in Turkish startups,…

Friday briefing: Coastal US cities sue oil firms over cost of climate change

Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, US cities including San Francisco are suing oil firms for the cost of climate change defences, Facebook is to overhaul its political advertising policy over apparent Russian attempts to influence elections, CCleaner malware infected select targets at major companies and more. ADVERTISEMENT Get WIRED…

Galaxies are violently chucking cosmic rays towards the Earth

Nasa says galactic cosmic rays flowing into our solar system originate from clusters such as this one NASA/U. Virginia/INAF, Bologna, Italy/USRA/Ames/STScI/AURA A 50-year scientific debate about the origin of cosmic rays, dangerous high-energy particles that zoom through space and hit our planet’s atmosphere, may have finally been answered. ADVERTISEMENT In a new research paper, published…