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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

We Swear There’s a Reason to Model This Ball Bouncing Off a Wall

When light reflects off a mirror, the incident angle is equal to the reflected angle. Is the same true for a ball bouncing off a wall? The post We Swear There's a Reason to Model This Ball Bouncing Off a Wall appeared first on WIRED...

Why People Confess to Crimes They Didn’t Commit

Police interrogations are built on the assumption that innocent people never confess to crimes they didn’t commit. But false confessions are fairly common. The post Why People Confess to Crimes They Didn't Commit appeared first on WIRED.

10 Years After An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore May Actually Be Winning

In this exclusive WIRED interview, Al Gore weighs in on the presidential election, the Iraq war, and, of course, the ongoing battle against climate change. The post 10 Years After An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore May Actually Be Winning appeared first on WIRED.

A Severed Head, Two Cops, and the Radical Future of Interrogation

A novel interrogation technique borrowed from the war on terror is transforming the art of detective work: Shut up and let the suspect do the talking. The post A Severed Head, Two Cops, and the Radical Future of Interrogation appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creatures: Three-Foot-Wide Crab Will Eat Your Soul and Maybe Also Kittens

This crab has everything: wildly powerful claws, the ability to invade your nightmares, and a penchant for coconuts and sometimes kittens. The post Absurd Creatures: Three-Foot-Wide Crab Will Eat Your Soul and Maybe Also Kittens appeared first on WIRED.

A Huge Solar Plant Caught on Fire, and That’s the Least of Its Problems

Ivanpah, the world’s largest solar plant, is a glittering sea of mirrors that concentrate sunlight into three blindingly bright towers. Too bad it's so expensive. The post A Huge Solar Plant Caught on Fire, and That’s the Least of Its Problems appeared first on WIRED.

The Citizen Lobbyists Gunning for a Trip to Mars

A small group of citizens are on a mission to convince lawmakers that going to Mars is both possible and affordable. The post The Citizen Lobbyists Gunning for a Trip to Mars appeared first on WIRED.

New Evidence Could Overthrow the Standard View of Quantum Mechanics

An experiment claims to have invalidated a decades-old criticism against pilot-wave theory, an alternative formulation of quantum mechanics that avoids the most baffling features of the subatomic universe. The post New Evidence Could Overthrow the Standard View of Quantum Mechanics appeared first on WIRED.

In Case You Forgot, Canada’s Massive Fort McMurray Fire Is Still Burning

In addition to the city it consumed to earn its name, the Fort McMurray fire has burned forest over 500,000 hectares of land across northern Alberta. The post In Case You Forgot, Canada's Massive Fort McMurray Fire Is Still Burning appeared first on WIRED.

Scientists Are Just as Confused About the Ethics of Big-Data Research as You

Institutional review boards have long governed research ethics, but do they need to evolve in the digital age? The post Scientists Are Just as Confused About the Ethics of Big-Data Research as You appeared first on WIRED.

Why It’s So Darn Hard to Build a Fast Quake Warning System

For a decade, scientists have been developing a system called ShakeAlert that promises to warn people in the crucial moments before an earthquake hits. The post Why It's So Darn Hard to Build a Fast Quake Warning System appeared first on WIRED.

A New Record for Physics Graduates

Seven people graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in physics. This is a big deal. No, really. The post A New Record for Physics Graduates appeared first on WIRED.

Theranos’ Voided Tests Could Make It a Magnet for Lawsuits

The Wall Street Journal reports that Theranos has voided two years' worth of blood tests results The post Theranos' Voided Tests Could Make It a Magnet for Lawsuits appeared first on WIRED.

Inside the Lab That’s Inventing Your Next Favorite Flavor

What we talk about when we talk about the science and psychology of flavor. The post Inside the Lab That's Inventing Your Next Favorite Flavor appeared first on WIRED.

Balloons. NASA Is Using Balloons to Study Space

These souped-up hot air balloons are the training ground for the next generation of space scientists. The post Balloons. NASA Is Using Balloons to Study Space appeared first on WIRED.

The Death and Birth of the American Dam

The Reventazón and Klamath dams seem to be telling opposite stories about hydropower’s place in the world. The post The Death and Birth of the American Dam appeared first on WIRED.

The Essential Guide to Not Ruining a National Park for Everyone

Here's what to do and what not to do the next time you visit Acadia, Yellowstone, or any of the country's parks and monuments in between. The post The Essential Guide to Not Ruining a National Park for Everyone appeared first on WIR...

What’s Inside Frontline Plus: The Chemical One-Two Punch That Kills Your Pet’s Fleas

The chemical cocktail you apply to your furry best friend’s back uses a double tap bound together with a secret blend of inert chemicals. The post What's Inside Frontline Plus: The Chemical One-Two Punch That Kills Your Pet's Fleas appeared first on WIRED.

This Is How You Move a 390-Pound Gorilla Across the Country

Goma is a Western lowlands gorilla, born in captivity and moved halfway across the country as part of a decades-long effort to keep the species genetically healthy. The post This Is How You Move a 390-Pound Gorilla Across the Country appeared first on WIRED.

The Independence Day: Resurgence Spaceship Has Its Own Gravity

In the trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence, the alien spacecraft seems to gravitationally lift some buildings. What kind of mass would it have to have to do this? The post The Independence Day: Resurgence Spaceship Has Its Own Gravity appeared first on WIRED.

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