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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

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Volcanic Explosions Rock an Alaskan Island as Etna Rumbles

After a few weeks of quiet, two Alaskan volcanoes had big explosions this week, while Etna rumbled but didn't pop. The post Volcanic Explosions Rock an Alaskan Island as Etna Rumbles appeared first on WIRED.

Brrrr. The Secret History of Frozen Food

Hint: Move fast, and don't forget the calcium chloride spray The post Brrrr. The Secret History of Frozen Food appeared first on WIRED.

How Do Drones Fly? Physics, of Course!

A typical drone has four rotors. By varying the power to the these four motors, the drone can hover, climb, descend, and turn. The post How Do Drones Fly? Physics, of Course! appeared first on WIRED.

How Boring Old Pension Funds Might Curb Global Warming

A bunch of retirement funds—plus the world's largest asset manager—used their shareholder votes to make an oil company report its climate risk. The post How Boring Old Pension Funds Might Curb Global Warming appeared first on WIRED.

Everyone Stop Freaking Out Over Italy’s Supervolcano

A new study suggests that the Campi Flegrei might be closer to an eruption than we thought. But don't let that keep you up at night. The post Everyone Stop Freaking Out Over Italy's Supervolcano appeared first on WIRED.

Crispr Creator Jennifer Doudna on the Promises—and Pitfalls—of Easy Genetic Modification

Easy genetic modification could mean cures for cancer (yay!), kitty-sized pigs (squee!), and, yes, designer babies (ack). The post Crispr Creator Jennifer Doudna on the Promises—and Pitfalls—of Easy Genetic Modification appeared first on WIRED.

A Chinese Genome Giant Sets Its Sights on the UItimate Sequencer

A new US-based R&D facility will support Chinese genetics company BGI in its efforts to develop next-next-generation sequencing technologies. The post A Chinese Genome Giant Sets Its Sights on the UItimate Sequencer appeared first on WIRED.

Los Angeles Says It’ll Stay In the Paris Climate Agreement It Isn’t In

The Mayor of Los Angeles says his city will stay in the Paris Climate Agreement even if the US doesn't. It sort of can't. But then again, it already is. The post Los Angeles Says It'll Stay In the Paris Climate Agreement It Isn't In appeared first on WIRED.

The Best Way To Transmit Satellite Data? In Trucks. Really

When you have nearly unfathomable depths of information, the quickest way to move it is still the actual highway, not the information-super-one. The post The Best Way To Transmit Satellite Data? In Trucks. Really appeared first on WIRED.

Denying Health Care to Diabetics Makes Just About Zero Sense

It's not worth denying care to people based on health habits—even if you could prove those habits caused disease. The post Denying Health Care to Diabetics Makes Just About Zero Sense appeared first on WIRED.

Scientists 3-D Print Mouse Ovaries That Actually Make Babies

Researchers used "tissue as ink" to squirt out ovaries that successfully grew mouse pups. The post Scientists 3-D Print Mouse Ovaries That Actually Make Babies appeared first on WIRED.

The Bizarre Quantum Test That Could Keep Your Data Secure

Here's a test that could keep future quantum technology from being hacked. The post The Bizarre Quantum Test That Could Keep Your Data Secure appeared first on WIRED.

Physicists Can’t Agree on What Science Even Means Anymore

A nerd fight has broken out over whether cosmic inflation—one of the most widely accepted theories in physics—breaks the rules of testability. The post Physicists Can't Agree on What Science Even Means Anymore appeared first on WIRE...

Scientists Found Sperm’s Power Switch—And a Way to Turn It Off

Sperm need calcium ions to drill into an egg and fertilize it. Compounds that muck up ion transport could create a new class of male birth control. The post Scientists Found Sperm’s Power Switch—And a Way to Turn It Off appeared first on WIRED.

Watch SpaceX Sacrifice a Falcon 9 in the Name of Better Internet

Didn't SpaceX already figure out this whole reusable rocket thing? Not when it comes to massive, fuel-gobbling payloads. The post Watch SpaceX Sacrifice a Falcon 9 in the Name of Better Internet appeared first on WIRED.

Your Fidget Spinner Is (Maybe) Making You Smarter

Fidget spinners are a way to cope with our sedentary, deskbound lifestyles. They also have cognitive benefits. The post Your Fidget Spinner Is (Maybe) Making You Smarter appeared first on WIRED.

How to Calculate How Fast a Plane’s Flying—While You’re on It

When you look out of the window of a plane, everything looks so small. But they're all big enough to do some physics. The post How to Calculate How Fast a Plane’s Flying—While You’re on It appeared first on WIRED.

Moms: Your Kids Hijacked Your Brain for Life

Let Mother's Day be a chance to ruminate on how pregnancy fiddles with moms' minds The post Moms: Your Kids Hijacked Your Brain for Life appeared first on WIRED.

Swirling Bacteria Illuminate the Strange Physics of Swarms

The new experiments suggest that simple models can explain the behavior of thousands of interacting organisms. The post Swirling Bacteria Illuminate the Strange Physics of Swarms appeared first on WIRED.

Ebola Returns, and Central Africa’s Virus Hunters Are Ready

Six people are in the hospital, three people have died, and at least five of them tested positive for Ebola. The post Ebola Returns, and Central Africa's Virus Hunters Are Ready appeared first on WIRED.

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