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The same ability that makes roaches gross–their flexible, collapsible exoskeleton–makes them a good model for disaster robots. The post Rescue Robots Should Be Built Just Like Cockroaches. Sorry. appeared first on WIRED.
A number of volcanoes around the world put on impressive shows over the weekend, including Santiaguito, Turrialba, and Soputan. The post All the Volcanic Eruptions You Missed During the Super Bowl appeared first on WIRED.
Mosquito control is tedious, underfunded, and very, very necessary. The post Ride With the Mosquito Hunters Protecting the US Against Zika appeared first on WIRED.
NASA's Solar System Dynamics Group stands between us and flaming death by asteroid. The post NASA’s Front-Line Defense Against Killer Rocks From Space appeared first on WIRED.
The biological world is computational at its core, argues computer scientist Leslie Valiant. His “ecorithm” approach uses computational concepts to explore fundamental mysteries of evolution and the mind. The post The Hunt for the Algorithms That Drive Life on Earth appeared first on WIRED.
What path should you take to catch another football player? Here are three different ways to run the play. The post Tackle a Runner Like a Super Bowl Player—With Physics! appeared first on WIRED.
Things had gotten quiet at Japan’s Sakurajima for the past few months, but today the volcano unleashed an impressive explosive eruption. If you watch the video of the eruption, you can see incandescent volcanic bombs and ash being hurled hundreds of meters into the air — and the eruption even generated some of its own lightning. Show More Summary
Yesterday, engineers used pulleys to lower the first of five 504-foot long trusses from the old Bay Bridge onto two floating barges hundreds of feet below. The post You Can’t Just Blow Up Every Retired Bridge. Deploy the Barges! appeared first on WIRED.
Earlier this year, Stockton started adding chloramines to its water supply, a chemical additive many residents fear is poisoning the well. The post Erin Brockovich Thinks This California City Is the Next Flint appeared first on WIRE...
Solenodons are one of just a handful of mammals with venom glands that deliver a powerful toxin. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The Mystery of Solenodon, the Mammal That Bites Like a Snake appeared first on WIRED.
In so-called mechanical doping, a rider hides an electric motor in a bike. How could you detect these motors without taking the bike apart? The post Clever Ways to Catch a Pro Cyclist Cheating With a Hidden Motor appeared first on WIRED.
Editas Medicine, an upstart hoping to treat patients by correcting their genes, went public yesterday. But the company already faces several concerns---most pressingly, a patent battle. The post Crispr Gene-Editing Upstart Editas Goes Public as Patent Battle Rages appeared first on WIRED.
The battle over parsimony is actually the story of a war between biologists and a scientific society with a reputation for bullying. The post Twitter Nerd-Fight Reveals a Long, Bizarre Scientific Feud appeared first on WIRED.
A congressional hearing about climate change gave a glimpse of each party's strategy with regards to climate change. The post The House Science Committee Thinks the Paris Climate Agreement Stinks appeared first on WIRED.
New research by 23andMe may have found the genes that explain why you hate waking up. The post 23andMe Blames Chipper Mornings on Genetics appeared first on WIRED.
This is a controversial first step toward what some see as a future of designer babies. But it doesn't go nearly that far. The post The UK Just Green-Lit Crispr Gene Editing in Human Embryos appeared first on WIRED.
The number of Zika infections is going up as the number of microcephaly diagnoses is increasing. But—sing along; you know the words—correlation is not causation. The post The Zika Epidemic Is Real—A Link to Birth Defects May Not Be appeared first on WIRED.
Nevados de Chillán is showing signs of continued restlessness. The question is where does it lead. The post Restless Chilean Volcano Nevados de Chillán Unleashes a Series of Explosions appeared first on WIRED.
The MythBusters lifted a car with a vacuum cleaner. Could you do the same thing by replacing the vacuum cleaner with a human sucking through a straw? The post Psst: You Could Probably Lift a Car by Sucking Through a Straw appeared first on WIRED.
The late Antarctic explorer Henry Worsley was a perfectly closed system skiing across the underbelly of the planet---he might have well have been alone on Mars. The post People Cross Antarctica All the Time. It’s Still Crazy Hard appeared first on WIRED.