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New Horizon's first color picture of Pluto and its moon was nothing more than a big dot and a little dot. So why does it resonate so deeply within us? The post An Ode to New Horizons appeared first on WIRED.
We've curated a list of some of our favorite animals scientists, writers, and photo feeds that you should follow for a daily serving of cute, with a side of knowledge. The post Where to Find the Most Mesmerizing Creatures on the Web appeared first on WIRED.
Even if you want to believe that volcanoes can be the source of increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the isotopes will tell you otherwise. The post Volcanic versus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide: An Addendum appeared first on WIRED.
These are the little-studied sea pigs, which do indeed look a bit like swine, if swine had way too many legs. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: Chubby Little ‘Sea Pig’ Tastes More Like Poison Than Bacon appeared first on WIRED.
When civil war broke out in Syria, Ahmed Amri immediately thought about seeds. Specifically, 141,000 packets of them sitting in cold storage 19 miles south of Aleppo. The post How Syrians Saved an Ancient Seedbank From Civil War appeared first on WIRED.
Depending on who you talk to, food additives are either toxins or marvels of the modern world. Who's right? The post Are Food Additives Evil? We Have an Almost-Civil Debate appeared first on WIRED.
If you really want to understand California's drought, you need to stop worrying about tree nuts and start learning about the Delta. The post The Drought Isn’t California’s Only Water Problem appeared first on WIRED.
New research suggests that the sound of a joint popping is caused by the formation of a gas-filled cavity when bones in a joint stretch apart. The post Watch This Gross MRI of a Knuckle Cracking appeared first on WIRED.
The United States needs to fix the tax code to incentivize fair and equitable economic decisions instead of perverse political ones. The post The Behavioral Psychology of Why Taxes Suck appeared first on WIRED.
You want to eat fruits and veggies, but most of them come from parched California. Here's our guide to which ones drink the least. The post WIRED’s Guide to Produce That Won’t Make the Drought Worse appeared first on WIRED.
Paid your taxes yet? Sucker. Here's how tech companies use offshore accounting trickery to make their tax liability vanish. The post How Big Tech Companies Make Their Tax Bills Vanish appeared first on WIRED.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft just sent back its first color image of the dwarf planet and its largest moon Charon. The post Pluto’s First Color Portrait From the New Horizons Probe appeared first on WIRED.
Elon Musk's Falcon 9 rocket crashed into his drone boat. Again. The post Look, It’s Really Hard to Land a Rocket on a Boat, OK? appeared first on WIRED.
California's almond czar kinda gets it: It takes a lot of water to grow an almond. But that doesn't mean he thinks the bad rap is fair. And he'd appreciate it if you'd reconsider the almond. The post California’s Almond Czar Seems Like a Reasonable Guy appeared first on WIRED.
Studying global warming in the Amazon will fill a critical gap in the research, but it isn't easy. The post Global Warming Is Already Clobbering the Amazon appeared first on WIRED.
Three months ago, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded spectacularly as it attempted to land on a robot boat. Today, it's going to try again. The post SpaceX Falcon Rocket vs. Robot Boat: Round Two! appeared first on WIRED.
While flying drones may get all the love, it’s autonomous underwater vehicles that are the vanguard of the robotization of Earth’s oceans. The post Brave Robots Are Roaming the Oceans for Science appeared first on WIRED.
No matter what you hear, volcanoes are still not the culprit for rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The post Volcanoes Are (Still) Not the Source of Increasing Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere appeared first on WIRED.
A fight over fish and fresh water in California's drought-ridden Central Valley could spill over into a wider conflict. The post Should California Spend 4 Billion Gallons to Save a Few Fish? appeared first on WIRED.
More smart science feeds to follow. This week, lots of pretty pictures! The post #IAmAScientistBecause Isn’t the Only Feed You Should Follow appeared first on WIRED.