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Eight thousand years ago climate change and rising sea levels inundated the country of Doggerland. Now archaeologists are mapping its terrain—and its DNA. The post Hunting for DNA in Doggerland, an Ancient Land Beneath the North Sea appeared first on WIRED.
Whatever your epicurean exploits were yesterday, you ain’t got nothin’ on the gluttony going on in the animal kingdom. The post Did You Overdo It This Thanksgiving? You Got Nothin’ on These Critters appeared first on WIRED.
How do these giant balloons work? What makes them both easier and more complicated than a normal sized balloon? The post The Physics of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons appeared first on WIRED.
Moth eyes drink in light. So scientists are copying the nanostructures on those eyes to make better solar panels. The post Moths Inspire Anti-Glare Coatings That Grab Light and Don’t Let Go appeared first on WIRED.
Prosthetics with BioTac robotic fingers can sense the fluffiness of a bunny and the fragility of an egg. The post SynTouch’s Prosthetic Fingers Can Feel How Soft a Bunny Is appeared first on WIRED.
In a recent Star Wars VII trailer, BB-8 gets tossed around in the Falcon. Here is an analysis of the droid's motion. The post The Physics of Star Wars’ BB-8 Bouncing Around the Millennium Falcon appeared first on WIRED.
The drugmaker used only animal studies to prove that vaccine works. The post This Vaccine Can Protect You From Anthrax—After Exposure appeared first on WIRED.
Although we might get a better idea of how the Earth works, Watson isn't likely to start predicting eruptions and earthquakes. The post IBM’s Watson Won’t Be Predicting Eruptions Anytime Soon appeared first on WIRED.
The New Shepard spacecraft plans to launch people into space. However, going into space is different than getting into orbit. The post Getting Into Space Is Much Easier Than Getting Into Orbit appeared first on WIRED.
How gene drives force a gene to spread through a population. The post What Are Gene Drives? Explaining the Technology Behind Malaria-Free Mosquitoes appeared first on WIRED.
Mexico's Colima and Indonesia's Rinjani continue to erupt, Kanlaon in the Philippine awoke and Hakone in Japan and Shishaldin in Alaska calm down. The post Watch Mexico’s Colima Erupt in the Night appeared first on WIRED.
Three years after its discovery, physicists are still fascinated by the Higgs boson’s secrets. The post Physicists Are Desperate to Be Wrong About the Higgs Boson appeared first on WIRED.
The Texas of Canada has one Helsinki of a plan to cut fossil fuels. The post The Texas of Canada Just Turned Its Back on Oil appeared first on WIRED.
Nola's death is a real-time window on extinction. The post Nola the White Northern Rhino’s Death Leaves Just Three on Earth appeared first on WIRED.
The secret to super-sticky glue is in the secretions of mussels. The post Mussels’ Sticky Secretions Make for Super-Strong Adhesives appeared first on WIRED.
Phobos is gradually spiraling in closer to Mars, getting ready to self-destruct. And when it does, its remains will give the red planet a brand-new ring. The post Mars Could One Day Have a Ring Made of Broken-Up Moon Bits appeared first on WIRED.
A new study shows that the automatic economic savings of fuel economy mean many emissions-cutting measures will be free for the airline industry. The post It’s Cheaper for Airlines to Cut Emissions Than You Think appeared first on WIRED.
An international report on the Ebola epidemic comes out just two days after the virus reappeared in Liberia. The post We Blew It With Ebola. Scientists Don’t Want That to Happen Again appeared first on WIRED.
Scientists are homing in on a warning signal that arises in complex systems like ecological food webs, the brain and the Earth’s climate. Could it help prevent future catastrophes? The post Listening to Nature’s Early Warning System May Save Species appeared first on WIRED.
A new startup wants to make DNA writing cheaper and faster. The post Cheap DNA Sequencing Is Here. Writing DNA Is Next appeared first on WIRED.