e greatest and worst thing about the Internet is how much amazing stuff it has to offer. Websites, tweets, Instagrams, podcasts, newsletters—it’s a tsunami of awesome, threatening to drown you in mind-expanding revelations. Venture into this informational vortex with caution. Seek guidance—ours. What follows is the most comprehensive collection of Internet excellence around. The capstone to our New Guide to Cultural Literacy, this is WIRED’s uberlist of feeds: Everyone you need to follow in Science, Culture, Business, Security, and Design. Collect ‘em all.
Emily Lakdawalla | Twitter
You don’t love space science enough. Lakdawalla works for the Planetary Society, and her Twitter feed (What’s Cassini up to? Oh hai Saturn!) will boost your affection. (Illustrated above).
CityLab | Website
Cities aren’t—or at least shouldn’t be—accidental. The intrepid writers for CityLab find the data that explains how cities work and how they’re changing.
Alex Wellerstein | Twitter
It’s nuclear weapons all the way down, as tweeted by a nuclear historian.
Myles Lab | Twitter
Sean Myles’ plant biology lab at Dalhousie University in Canada uses genetics to understand the history and evolution of what people eat. He’s an ace with apples and trained on wine grapes, and his team’s insights on the genetics of our food are invaluable.
Retraction Watch | Blog
When a journal pulls a paper for being wrong or fake or plagiarized, Ivan Oransky’s crew is there to make sure science does better next time.