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A black hole simulation gives a dark matter peep show. The post Watch: Black Hole Sim Whips Dark Matter Into a Frenzy appeared first on WIRED.
Less than three minutes into its flight, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket disintegrated along with the cargo it was carrying to the ISS. The post SpaceX’s Rocket Exploded Before It Got To Land On Its Barge appeared first on WIRED.
By replacing black holes with fuzzballs—dense, star-like objects from string theory—researchers think they can avoid some knotty paradoxes at the edge of physics. The post The Fuzzball Fix for a Black Hole Paradox appeared first on WIRED.
Space photos of the week, June 21–27. The post Space Photos of the Week: Galaxy Cannibalism appeared first on WIRED.
Medical and scientific research has a lot wrong with it---so who can you really trust? The truth is out there; here's where to start looking for it. The post Science Fraud Getting You Down? Here’s Who You Can Trust appeared first on WIRED.
For millennia, the larvae of the tortoise beetles have been warding off attackers with a singular weapon: a solidified pile of poo on their backs. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: This Beetle Uses Its Poop as a Shield or Sword appeared first on WIRED.
Lots of inventions come not from focused, dedicated research, but the serendipitous application of tech developed for some other purpose---often a space-going one. The post Space Tech Makes Everything Better, Even Wind Farms appeared first on WIRED.
A research team from the University of York has figured out the last key step in how poppies produce opium. The post Why Harvest Opiates When You Can Get Yeast to Produce Them? appeared first on WIRED.
There are four common ways that humans make light. Here is a look at the physics behind these 4 methods. The post Illumination of Life: The Four Ways Humans Make Light appeared first on WIRED.
The sun is throwing a fit. For the second time this week it 's launched massive chunks of itself at us---from 93 million miles away. The post A Big Solar Burp Pelted Earth Last Night appeared first on WIRED.
This is a lobotomy updated for the 21st century: burning away highly specified parts of the brain to treat mental illnesses. The post Psychosurgeons Use Lasers to Burn Away Mental Illness appeared first on WIRED.
A Norwegian health researcher is studying how to keep farmed fish from going on the lam. The post Keeping Farm Fish Locked Up Keeps Ecosystem Calamity at Bay appeared first on WIRED.
A lamb born to a genetically modified sheep created to express a glowing green protein ended up in France's food supply. But is that really so bad? The post You’d Be Fine if You Ate the French Mutant Lamb appeared first on WIRED.
How can you make your own lightning on demand? Just walk into a storm and send up a rocket on a string. The post Scientists Can Spark Their Own Lightning With Rockets appeared first on WIRED.
Just about every introductory physics course starts off with the definition of a vector. What is the best way to define a vector? The post How Do You Define a Vector? appeared first on WIRED.
This tiny insect lurks in the nests of termites, farting on their unsuspecting prey. The post Silent and Deadly: Fatal Farts Immobilize Prey appeared first on WIRED.
Will emoji will ride their cultural appeal long enough to become a discrete, complete means of communication? The post Emoji—Trendy Slang or a Whole New Language? appeared first on WIRED.
The key to an efficient swimming robot is understanding the tiny whirlpools fish push against as they move. The post Making Robot Fish Is Hard When You Don’t Know How They Swim appeared first on WIRED.
Stitched-together images from New Horizons show Charon making a jerky orbit around Pluto over six and a half days. The post 8-Bit Video Shows the Moon Charon Orbiting Pluto appeared first on WIRED.
Yawning before a stressful event seems improbable and also kind of ridiculous. So why do we do it? The post Big Question: Why Do I Yawn When I’m Nervous or Stressed? appeared first on WIRED.