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Police interrogations are built on the assumption that innocent people never confess to crimes they didn’t commit. But false confessions are fairly common. The post Why People Confess to Crimes They Didn't Commit appeared first on WIRED.
In this exclusive WIRED interview, Al Gore weighs in on the presidential election, the Iraq war, and, of course, the ongoing battle against climate change. The post 10 Years After An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore May Actually Be Winning appeared first on WIRED.
A novel interrogation technique borrowed from the war on terror is transforming the art of detective work: Shut up and let the suspect do the talking. The post A Severed Head, Two Cops, and the Radical Future of Interrogation appeared first on WIRED.
This crab has everything: wildly powerful claws, the ability to invade your nightmares, and a penchant for coconuts and sometimes kittens. The post Absurd Creatures: Three-Foot-Wide Crab Will Eat Your Soul and Maybe Also Kittens appeared first on WIRED.
Ivanpah, the world’s largest solar plant, is a glittering sea of mirrors that concentrate sunlight into three blindingly bright towers. Too bad it's so expensive. The post A Huge Solar Plant Caught on Fire, and That’s the Least of Its Problems appeared first on WIRED.
A small group of citizens are on a mission to convince lawmakers that going to Mars is both possible and affordable. The post The Citizen Lobbyists Gunning for a Trip to Mars appeared first on WIRED.
An experiment claims to have invalidated a decades-old criticism against pilot-wave theory, an alternative formulation of quantum mechanics that avoids the most baffling features of the subatomic universe. The post New Evidence Could Overthrow the Standard View of Quantum Mechanics appeared first on WIRED.
In addition to the city it consumed to earn its name, the Fort McMurray fire has burned forest over 500,000 hectares of land across northern Alberta. The post In Case You Forgot, Canada's Massive Fort McMurray Fire Is Still Burning appeared first on WIRED.
Institutional review boards have long governed research ethics, but do they need to evolve in the digital age? The post Scientists Are Just as Confused About the Ethics of Big-Data Research as You appeared first on WIRED.
For a decade, scientists have been developing a system called ShakeAlert that promises to warn people in the crucial moments before an earthquake hits. The post Why It's So Darn Hard to Build a Fast Quake Warning System appeared first on WIRED.
Seven people graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in physics. This is a big deal. No, really. The post A New Record for Physics Graduates appeared first on WIRED.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Theranos has voided two years' worth of blood tests results The post Theranos' Voided Tests Could Make It a Magnet for Lawsuits appeared first on WIRED.
What we talk about when we talk about the science and psychology of flavor. The post Inside the Lab That's Inventing Your Next Favorite Flavor appeared first on WIRED.
These souped-up hot air balloons are the training ground for the next generation of space scientists. The post Balloons. NASA Is Using Balloons to Study Space appeared first on WIRED.
The Reventazón and Klamath dams seem to be telling opposite stories about hydropower’s place in the world. The post The Death and Birth of the American Dam appeared first on WIRED.
Here's what to do and what not to do the next time you visit Acadia, Yellowstone, or any of the country's parks and monuments in between. The post The Essential Guide to Not Ruining a National Park for Everyone appeared first on WIR...
The chemical cocktail you apply to your furry best friend’s back uses a double tap bound together with a secret blend of inert chemicals. The post What's Inside Frontline Plus: The Chemical One-Two Punch That Kills Your Pet's Fleas appeared first on WIRED.
Goma is a Western lowlands gorilla, born in captivity and moved halfway across the country as part of a decades-long effort to keep the species genetically healthy. The post This Is How You Move a 390-Pound Gorilla Across the Country appeared first on WIRED.
In the trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence, the alien spacecraft seems to gravitationally lift some buildings. What kind of mass would it have to have to do this? The post The Independence Day: Resurgence Spaceship Has Its Own Gravity appeared first on WIRED.
Justin Schmidt is a connoisseur of insect stings. The post Insect Stings: Why Do They Ouch So Bad? appeared first on WIRED.