How to Cook With Weedand a Dash of Tasty, Tasty Science

Mac and cheese. Peanut butter and jelly. Asparagus and … cannabis oil with a citrusy terpene profile? Welcome to food pairings in the heady era of cannabis legalization. A new breed of chef is thriving, experimenting with how to infuse dishes with weed, whose various strains might smell and taste of lemon or mushroom or grain. And, of course, they can complement that taste with the intoxicating experience of THC, like traditional chefs might pair foods with particular wines. It’s all nerdy as hell, and it just so happens that one of the top cannabis chefs in America, Michael Magallanes, is also a chef in WIRED’s San Francisco office. (To be clear, the food he cooks for us is great, …

Netflix Amps Up Its Sound, an Asteroid Task Force, and More News

Netflix releases some subtle but significant sound improvements, a science squad gets ready to take on aggro-asteroids, and there's a big sale to nerd out over. Here's the news you need to know in two minutes or less. Your Netflix binges are about to sound better Netflix already employs machine learning to recognize the strength of your internet connection and adjust the video quality accordingly. But now the streaming giant says they will apply that to audio too, starting today. Get ready for your binges to sound a whole lot better. The plan to save us from killer asteroids So we all know the dinosaurs were wiped out by a devastating meteor that rudely hurled onto the planet, but does …