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This very hungry caterpillar pins its snail victims down with silken ropes. Then it crawls inside their shells and devours them alive. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: Silly Caterpillar, You Shouldn’t Be Devouring Snails Alive appeared first on WIRED.
For the first time in history, a genetically modified organism is declared safe to eat. It's a salmon. The post In a First, the FDA Clears Genetically Modified Salmon for Eating—It Just Took 20 Years appeared first on WIRED.
Star Wars VII includes a new weapon, the starkiller. How could you destroy a star? Here are three ideas. The post Three Ways a Starkiller in the New Star Wars Could Work appeared first on WIRED.
What do a humpback and a wind turbine have in common? Scalloped blade edges. The post Humpback Whales Solve a Problem for Wind Turbines appeared first on WIRED.
NASA just gave two US universities a robot each. Their mission: Get this thing to move like a human. The post NASA Wants to Make a C-3PO to Help Colonize Mars, But That May Not Be a Super Idea appeared first on WIRED.
Materials scientist Brian Pillay designed a elephant tusk brace out of carbon fiber, fiberglass, and polymer resin. The post Bulwagi the Elephant Cracked His Tusk. Carbon Fiber to the Rescue! appeared first on WIRED.
A (somewhat) premature obituary for the last line antibiotic. The post A Once Powerful Antibiotic Goes the Way of All Flesh appeared first on WIRED.
You could control robot sharks with your mind in the comfort of your own home thanks to OpenBCI, a Brooklyn company building open source brain computer interfaces. The post Watch These Guys Make a Shark Swim With Their Minds appeared first on WIRED.
Congress just passed a bill giving more leeway to the burgeoning space industry. The post Congress Says Yes to Space Mining, No to Rocket Regulations appeared first on WIRED.
In the wee hours of a morning in December, San Francisco will block off its main street to map it with LiDAR. The post Bombarding San Francisco With Lasers to Create a Perfect 3-D Map appeared first on WIRED.
A fungus is killing amphibians all over the world. But on one tiny island, the people who study the amphibians have found a solution. The post A Frog-Killing Fungus Finally Meets Its Match on the Island of Mallorca appeared first on WIRED.
Mound termites are pros at building self-regulating homes. Human architects want to get in on the action. The post Building Skyscrapers Like Termite Mounds Could Save Energy appeared first on WIRED.
Holly Holm delivered a knockout kick in her match against Ronda Rousey. Here's an estimate of the impact force it carried. The post Holly Holm Kicked Ronda Rousey With 50 Pounds of Force, Says Science appeared first on WIRED.
Many American governors have banned Syrian refugees from their states. But that choice might not have the intended consequences. The post Turning Away Refugees Won’t Fight Terrorism. It Might Make It Worse appeared first on WIRED.
The Internet search giant sets its sights (and bank account) on developing a way to reverse coronary heart disease. The post Google Aims a $50 Million Moonshot at Curing Heart Disease appeared first on WIRED.
Astronomers deduced that WT1190F was a piece of rocket by looking at orbital wobbles and telescopic flickers. The post Last Week’s Downed UFO? A Rocket, But No One Knows Which appeared first on WIRED.
A single genetic change and some clever geometry show how single-celled organisms can band together to form cooperative multicellular entities. The post What Yeast Reveals About the Origins of Multicellular Life appeared first on WI...
A few muffled booms, then some spouting water, and like that, 50 million pounds of concrete disappeared into the San Francisco Bay. The post Watch Part of the Old Bay Bridge Implode appeared first on WIRED.
Each Saturday we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth at WIRED, but which deserve your attention nonetheless. The post Security News This Week: Someone’s Cutting Fiber Optic Cables in the Bay Area appeared first on WIRED.
To study beaked whales, scientists use high-tech tags, large underwater microphones, and really fast boats. The post Scientists Learn to Spot—and Tag—the Ocean’s Elusive Beaked Whale appeared first on WIRED.