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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Why Country Rules the Airwaves: Chronicling the Genre’s Continuing Moment and Challenging Future in One Music-Filled Night

The brief walk from dressing room 9 to the stage of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry takes about 20 seconds, but passes decades of country music’s most prized heritage. There’s the photo of Dolly Parton with Paul McCartney, next to the piano...Show More Summary

Get Your Shots, Wash Your Hands, Thanks, and Goodbye

A final post from the Superbug blog, with sincere thanks to readers, colleagues and editors. The post Get Your Shots, Wash Your Hands, Thanks, and Goodbye appeared first on WIRED.

Soon, Humans Will Follow Robots Into Deep Space

The crewed space program and the robot space program are two different things with two different purposes. And we need them both. The post Soon, Humans Will Follow Robots Into Deep Space appeared first on WIRED.

Water, Fire, and Costa Rica’s Carbon-Zero Year So Far

Costa Rica hasn't burned any fossil fuel for energy in almost three months. How'd they do it? The post Water, Fire, and Costa Rica’s Carbon-Zero Year So Far appeared first on WIRED.

GlowScript Tutorial 8: Gravity and Orbits

How do you model the Earth-moon system? Here is a tutorial using GlowScript to model the motion of the moon around the Sun. The post GlowScript Tutorial 8: Gravity and Orbits appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creature of the Week: ‘Punk Rocker Frog’ Has Shape-Shifting Spikes and Teen Angst

The punk rocker frog changes the texture of its skin to better blend in with its surroundings, which is very weird for a vertebrate. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: ‘Punk Rocker Frog’ Has Shape-Shifting Spikes and Teen Angst appeared first on WIRED.

A Navy Diving Suit That Recycles Wasted Oxygen and Helium

The US Navy has developed a prototype diving device that could cut down on helium costs, and enable more salvage operations. The post A Navy Diving Suit That Recycles Wasted Oxygen and Helium appeared first on WIRED.

NASA’s Plan to Give the Moon a Moon

It sounds almost like a late '90s sci-fi flick: NASA sends a spacecraft to an asteroid, plucks a boulder off its surface with a robotic claw, and brings it back in orbit around the moon. The post NASA’s Plan to Give the Moon a Moon appeared first on WIRED.

Why Iceland Is the World’s Greatest Genetic Laboratory

Iceland is unique in many ways: It has active volcanoes, semi-tasty whale-based dishes, and a kickass travel advertising campaign. It’s also the best place in the world to do genetic research. The post Why Iceland Is the World’s Greatest Genetic Laboratory appeared first on WIRED.

To See the Birth of an Atlantic Hurricane, Look to Africa

If you're looking for the beginnings of an Atlantic hurricane this season, point your eyes and satellites at Africa. The post To See the Birth of an Atlantic Hurricane, Look to Africa appeared first on WIRED.

My Quest to Reengineer a Legendary Beer in a Dirty Kitchen

The mysteries of so-called sour beers like Belgian lambic aren't as much about brewing as they are about microbes, the yeasts and bacteria that give the beers their special flavors. The post My Quest to Reengineer a Legendary Beer in a Dirty Kitchen appeared first on WIRED.

Earth’s Most Powerful Physics Machine Gets Back in Action

The Large Hadron Collider is finally back in fighting shape. Hopefully this time it won't explode. The post Earth’s Most Powerful Physics Machine Gets Back in Action appeared first on WIRED.

“We Are Not Ready”: Ebola Analysis from Front-Line Workers (And Bill Gates)

A new report from Doctors Without Borders excoriates the international response to Ebola, and at the annual TED conference, Bill Gates outlines how to do better next time. The post “We Are Not Ready”: Ebola Analysis from Front-Line Workers (And Bill Gates) appeared first on WIRED.

Inside Laser Printer Toner: Wax, Static, Lots of Plastic

If you're still printing things to hard copy instead of just using a screen, you're probably using this stuff–the powders that make printed colors pop. The post Inside Laser Printer Toner: Wax, Static, Lots of Plastic appeared first on WIRED.

The Creature Feature: 10 Fun Facts About the American Alligator

The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is the largest reptile in North America. They live in freshwater wetlands in the southeastern United States. The American alligator is a conservation success story. Once endangered, they have now made a remarkable recovery. Show More Summary

Eruption Update for March 23, 2015: Villarrica and Ngauruhoe

Eruptions at Chile's Villarrica march onwards while Ngauruhoe shows sign of new unrest. The post Eruption Update for March 23, 2015: Villarrica and Ngauruhoe appeared first on WIRED.

This Bad-Boy Geneticist Wants to Clone a Mammoth

Hwang Woo-Suk, the disgraced molecular biologist, is trying to clone a mammoth. But his plan was probably foiled 30,000 years ago by cosmic radiation. The post This Bad-Boy Geneticist Wants to Clone a Mammoth appeared first on WIRED...

California’s About to Run Out of Water. We Have to Act Now

California will be out of water in three years, not one. But the state still needs to take drastic measures, right now. The post California’s About to Run Out of Water. We Have to Act Now appeared first on WIRED.

Medical Tools That Spread Superbugs Have to Change

The FDA didn't pay attention to the sterilization of gadgets called endoscopes, and people died. New designs have to fix the problem. The post Medical Tools That Spread Superbugs Have to Change appeared first on WIRED.

What I Learned Writing A Brain Blog For 17 Months

Brain myths die hard, and other things I learned from writing WIRED's popular Brain Watch blog for 17 months. The post What I Learned Writing A Brain Blog For 17 Months appeared first on WIRED.

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