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Filed Under:Academics / General Science
Posts on Regator:6618
Posts / Week:19.1
Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Weirdest Incidents Involving Wild Turkeys This Week

Wild turkeys were “everywhere” on Cape Cod, despite having once been extinct in Massachusetts. The birds were also booming again in Ohio, Florida, Texas, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, and New Jersey, where turkey numbers had increased a...Show More Summary

Science Graphic of the Week: Rising Sea Levels Show Strange Patterns

Two ocean systems that once rose and fell out of synch with each other are now rising in tandem. The post Science Graphic of the Week: Rising Sea Levels Show Strange Patterns appeared first on WIRED.

What’s Up With That: The Real Causes of the Thanksgiving Sleepies

Is turkey to blame for your food coma, or could there be another reason Thanksgiving always leaves you as a crumpled mess on the couch? The post What’s Up With That: The Real Causes of the Thanksgiving Sleepies appeared first on WIR...

Fantastically Wrong: Why Is the Sky Blue? It’s Packed With Sexy Energy, of Course

I know of a simple box that can radically improve your health, a device so powerful that the FDA once banned it and condemned its inventor to prison. But luckily, and quite graciously, its design has been left unpatented, free for all who might care to harness the mysterious “orgone energy” that pervades our universe. Show More Summary

Genetics Suggest Autism Isn’t Just One Disorder—It’s Hundreds

Each child with autism is different from the next. One approach rapidly gaining momentum makes sense of this diversity by grouping children together based on their genetics, then looking for patterns in their symptoms. The long-term aim: personalized treatments for each subtype of autism. Show More Summary

What’s Next for the Rosetta Mission and Comet Exploration

Somewhere dark and icy on a comet 320 million miles away, the history-making, comet-bouncing Philae spacecraft is sleeping. Its batteries are depleted and there isn’t enough sunlight to recharge. But while the lander finished its primary...Show More Summary

Prize-Winning Videos Capture the Strange Beauty of Fluids in Motion

A gallery of gifs showing the most beautiful fluid dynamics visualizations from the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Mechanics 2014 annual meeting. The post Prize-Winning Videos Capture the Strange Beauty of Fluids in Motion appeared first on WIRED.

Magnified Plankton Looks Just Like Outer Space

When photographed through a microscope, drops of seawater look like the outer reaches of the cosmos. The post Magnified Plankton Looks Just Like Outer Space appeared first on WIRED.

Can the Internet Count Coins as Well as a Bank Machine?

Is the wisdom of the crowd as good as the bank's coin counter? Guess how much money is in this huge jar of coins to help us find out. The post Can the Internet Count Coins as Well as a Bank Machine? appeared first on WIRED.

The US Is Stockpiling Ebola Survivors’ Plasma to Treat Future Patients

On Friday, the FDA announced that it would start developing a stockpile of blood plasma from Ebola survivors, treated with a pathogen inactivation system that's never been used before in the US. So far, the United States has had some amazing success in curing Ebola, possibly thanks to experimental plasma treatments. Show More Summary

The Cutest and Weirdest Wild Animal Incidents This Week

This Week in Wild Animals for November 21, 2014 Starfish were deflating. Polar bears were going bald. Fur seals were raping penguins. A 400-pound tortoise named Benjamin Franklin made an appearance outside a Walmart. This Week in Wild...Show More Summary

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Adorably Creepy Gliding Mammal That’s Basically Just a Big Flap of Skin

The colugo is the most accomplished mammalian glider of all—on account of being essentially a giant flap of skin—capable of soaring an incredible 200 feet from tree to tree. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The Adorably Creepy Gliding Mammal That’s Basically Just a Big Flap of Skin appeared first on WIRED.

A brief hiatus and a call for help

I won’t be able to post many (or any) posts on Beyond Apollo in the next few weeks because of holiday and work travel. I’ll be hauling along research material when I travel (I always do), but I doubt that I’ll have time to do much more than take notes. The good news is that […] The post A brief hiatus and a call for help appeared first on WIRED.

This Is What It Sounded Like When We Landed on a Comet

Instruments recorded the thump of Philae’s first of three landings on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last week. The post This Is What It Sounded Like When We Landed on a Comet appeared first on WIRED.

Surprising Study of Human Immune Responses Could Lead to Better Flu Vaccines

A new computer modeling study suggests the human immune system has a better memory than scientists had thought for strains of the flu it’s encountered in the past. In the future, the researchers say, it might be possible to exploit this to design better vaccines. The post Surprising Study of Human Immune Responses Could Lead to Better Flu Vaccines appeared first on WIRED.

Science Graphic of the Week: Nighttime Satellite Maps Show Increasing Flood Risks

Researchers have combined nighttime satellite imagery with river maps to quantify where people and property are most in danger of flooding. The post Science Graphic of the Week: Nighttime Satellite Maps Show Increasing Flood Risks appeared first on WIRED.

Get to Know a Projection: Azimuthal Orthographic

The fascinating backstory behind the azimuthal orthographic, the map projection that makes flat maps look like 3-D globes. The post Get to Know a Projection: Azimuthal Orthographic appeared first on WIRED.

Time Travel is Real. Here Are The People and Spacecraft Who Have Done It

Carl De Torres To get ahead in life, spend some time on the International Space Station. Why? Well, according to the theory of relativity, astronauts on the ISS age more slowly due to the spacecraft’s high orbital speed. It’s called time dilation, and it means that when they return they’re a bit younger than they […] The post Time Travel is Real. Show More Summary

The XKCD Guide to the Universe’s Most Bizarre Physics

Randall Munroe is the author of What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, published in September. The post The XKCD Guide to the Universe’s Most Bizarre Physics appeared first on WIRED.

The Startup That Lets You Communicate from Beyond the Grave

Christoph Niemann One way to imagine dying is like time travel, except instead of journeying into the future or seeing Ancient Rome, you go to eternity, see nothing, and never come back. We have no idea where people go when they die; it’s what makes death so scary and awful. Show More Summary

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