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After a surprise discovery, astrophysicists are racing to understand superenergetic flashes of radio waves that sometimes beep out from distant galaxies. The post Inside the Hunt for the Source of a Mysterious Cosmic Burst appeared first on WIRED.
Arguing for political activism may have been what science needed, but it could also make the fights ahead harder to win. The post Marching Brought Scientists Together—But What Do They Do Now? appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED Science writers across the United States follow the March for Science from Washington DC, Boston, and San Francisco. The post March for Science: Live Updates from Washington DC and Around the US appeared first on WIRED.
The March for Science happening on Saturday has some big ideological problems. The post Why Memphis Has Two Marches for Science appeared first on WIRED.
Poás in Costa Rica had its biggest explosion in years, while Etna keeps having a busy year and Nishinoshima wakes up for the first time since 2015. The post A Costa Rican Volcano Sees Its Biggest Blast in Years appeared first on WIR...
A classic physics experiment features a moving cart firing a ball into the air. What happens if you place the cart on an incline? The post The Wacky Physics of Firing a Ball Out of a Moving Cart appeared first on WIRED.
The odds of 2014 JO25 actually hitting Earth were around one in a million. But the odds of getting great science were much better. The post So, That Asteroid Didn’t Kill Earth. Bonus: It Delivered Tons of Data appeared first on WIRE...
When it comes to big, ambitious science conducted on human beings, you have to ask: Who benefits? Is it you? Other people? Or the people collecting the data? The post Who'll Really Benefit From Verily’s Exhaustive Health Study? appeared first on WIRED.
After two decades of discoveries, Cassini is out of fuel and ready to retire. The post Cassini Is Ready to Sacrifice Itself for the Good of the Solar System appeared first on WIRED.
Yo-yos, glass orbs, and underwater robots on a physicist's budget. The post At the Bottom of the Sea, Glass Spheres Prepare to Hunt for Mysterious Neutrinos appeared first on WIRED.
An update to Illumina's gene sequencing technology could have contaminated the results of recent high-sensitivity data produced on the machines. The post The Go-To Gene Sequencing Machine With Very Strange Results appeared first on WIRED.
A new documentary explores the history of the Apollo space program, focusing on the mission control engineers who made it possible. The post The Untold Story of the Back-Room Team That Saved Apollo 13 appeared first on WIRED.
The Apple Co-founder talks pranks, his forthcoming comic book convention, and why he no longer fears our robot overlords. The post How Steve Wozniak Got Over His Fear of Robots Turning People Into Pets appeared first on WIRED.
Opinion: Researchers should spend more trying to reproduce other scientists' results. The post Want to Fix Science’s Replication Crisis? Then Replicate appeared first on WIRED.
No one knows if lethal injection really is more humane than other execution methods. And they can't really find out. The post The Shocking Lack of Science Behind Lethal Injections appeared first on WIRED.
Her skin is perpetually on fire. He can't even feel a bone break. Together they might hold the key to ending America's opioid epidemic. The post How a Single Gene Could Become a Volume Knob for Pain appeared first on WIRED.
The ISS is a major launch platform for CubeSats—it has ejected more than 100 small payloads from companies and universities into orbit in the past few years. The post Watch NASA Launch 38 Itty Bitty Satellites to the ISS appeared first on WIRED.
Solving the mystery of the giant shipworm—a scientific legend that can grow to over five feet long. The post The Mystery of the 5-Foot-Long Shipworm Just Got Stinkier appeared first on WIRED.
You can use Legos, pennies, beans---whatever, really---and a six-sided die to model radioactivity. Why? Because physics is fun. The post Let's Model Radioactive Decay to Show How Carbon Dating Works appeared first on WIRED.
Powerful new quantitative tools are now available to combat partisan bias in the drawing of voting districts. The post Gerrymandering Is Illegal, But Only Mathematicians Can Prove It appeared first on WIRED.