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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

23andMe Blames Chipper Mornings on Genetics

New research by 23andMe may have found the genes that explain why you hate waking up. The post 23andMe Blames Chipper Mornings on Genetics appeared first on WIRED.

The UK Just Green-Lit Crispr Gene Editing in Human Embryos

This is a controversial first step toward what some see as a future of designer babies. But it doesn't go nearly that far. The post The UK Just Green-Lit Crispr Gene Editing in Human Embryos appeared first on WIRED.

The Zika Epidemic Is Real—A Link to Birth Defects May Not Be

The number of Zika infections is going up as the number of microcephaly diagnoses is increasing. But—sing along; you know the words—correlation is not causation. The post The Zika Epidemic Is Real—A Link to Birth Defects May Not Be appeared first on WIRED.

Restless Chilean Volcano Nevados de Chillán Unleashes a Series of Explosions

Nevados de Chillán is showing signs of continued restlessness. The question is where does it lead. The post Restless Chilean Volcano Nevados de Chillán Unleashes a Series of Explosions appeared first on WIRED.

Psst: You Could Probably Lift a Car by Sucking Through a Straw

The MythBusters lifted a car with a vacuum cleaner. Could you do the same thing by replacing the vacuum cleaner with a human sucking through a straw? The post Psst: You Could Probably Lift a Car by Sucking Through a Straw appeared first on WIRED.

People Cross Antarctica All the Time. It’s Still Crazy Hard

The late Antarctic explorer Henry Worsley was a perfectly closed system skiing across the underbelly of the planet---he might have well have been alone on Mars. The post People Cross Antarctica All the Time. It’s Still Crazy Hard appeared first on WIRED.

DNA Got a Kid Kicked Out of School—And It’ll Happen Again

The genetic discrimination future is here. The post DNA Got a Kid Kicked Out of School—And It’ll Happen Again appeared first on WIRED.

Following Time’s Arrow to the Universe’s Biggest Mystery

The laws of physics work both forward and backward in time. So why does time seem to move in only one direction? One potential answer may also reveal the secrets of the universe’s missing mass. The post Following Time’s Arrow to the Universe’s Biggest Mystery appeared first on WIRED.

Space Photos of the Week: This Cloud’s Going Places

Space photos of the week, January 24–30, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: This Cloud’s Going Places appeared first on WIRED.

Pluto Is Covered in Frozen Water. Lots of Frozen Water

A new estimate using New Horizons data shows that the dwarf planet has a lot more water ice than previously thought. The post Pluto Is Covered in Frozen Water. Lots of Frozen Water appeared first on WIRED.

El Misti in Peru May Be Reawakening for the First Time in Centuries

El Misti might be reawakening after centuries of quiet, but reports of eruption from Chimborazo in Ecuador prove to be false. The post El Misti in Peru May Be Reawakening for the First Time in Centuries appeared first on WIRED.

Use Code to Create Sweet 3-D Visualizations of Electric Fields

Here is a quick introduction to the superposition of electric fields and visualizing the E-field due to a dipole using VPython. The post Use Code to Create Sweet 3-D Visualizations of Electric Fields appeared first on WIRED.

Here’s How Hard It Will Be to Unpoison Flint’s Water

If the powers that be want to make Flint's water safe, they will have to replace all the city's lead plumbing. The post Here’s How Hard It Will Be to Unpoison Flint’s Water appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creature of the Week: This Toad Isn’t Eating a Bug. The Bug Is Eating It

In the case of the Epomis beetle, prey becomes predator. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: This Toad Isn’t Eating a Bug. The Bug Is Eating It appeared first on WIRED.

Print an Army of Giant, Articulated Fish From This 3-D Database

Alex Summers is uploading CT scans of fish into an online database, for science. The post Print an Army of Giant, Articulated Fish From This 3-D Database appeared first on WIRED.

Gerrymandering Is Even More Infuriating When You Can Actually See It

One geographer used data to create visualizations of every congressional district across the 50 states. Some look truly ridiculous. The post Gerrymandering Is Even More Infuriating When You Can Actually See It appeared first on WIRE...

Zika Virus May Push South America to Loosen Abortion Bans

The disease is sparking panic because of a possible link to microcephaly. But so far, medical advice has boiled down to this: Don’t get pregnant. The post Zika Virus May Push South America to Loosen Abortion Bans appeared first on WIRED.

Federal Regulators Say a Theranos Lab Has Serious Problems

Today embattled drug testing startup Theranos received a letter from federal regulators citing serious problems in the company's California laboratory. The post Federal Regulators Say a Theranos Lab Has Serious Problems appeared first on WIRED.

How Fast Did Blue Origin’s Rocket Accelerate on Launch?

Blue Origin just relaunched the New Shepard rocket. Here is an analysis of the acceleration both for the launch and the landing. The post How Fast Did Blue Origin’s Rocket Accelerate on Launch? appeared first on WIRED.

The Death of General Relativity Lurks in a Black Hole’s Shadow

Scientists are compiling a picture of the shadow of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, and it could reveal general relatively breaking down. The post The Death of General Relativity Lurks in a Black Hole’s Shadow appeared first on WIRED.

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