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NASA created a stunning visualization of ice developing over the northern pole, and the thin, swirling sheets just don't reach as far as they used to. The post Arctic Ice Extent Hits a 30-Year Low appeared first on WIRED.
With winds gusting at more than 185 miles per hour, Cyclone Pam pummeled the Pacific archipelago nation of Vanuatu last Friday and Saturday, destroying 90 percent of the country’s infrastructure and killing 11—with that number expected to rise in the days ahead. Show More Summary
The US has a lot of research satellites in the skies above Earth, looking both up and down. Here's what's seeing what. The post Infoporn: America’s Science Space Armada, From Hubble to CubeSats appeared first on WIRED.
It has been 70 years since the last eruption of Vesuvius in Italy, but even in silence it is still one of the most dangerous volcanoes on Earth. The post 70 Years of Silence from Italy’s Vesuvius appeared first on WIRED.
Silvie De Burie methodically photographs tiny sections of coral reef a couple centimeters big, and has made them into a stunning series of underwater photos called My Life Aquatic, filled with blindingly bright colors and engrossing geometric patterns. The post Vivid Close-Ups Reveal the Intricate Beauty of Coral Reefs appeared first on WIRED.
The ick factor isn't the only thing keeping grasshoppers from being a viable food in North America. The real problem is learning to farm them. The post We’ll All Eat Grasshoppers—Once We Know How to Raise Them appeared first on WIRE...
This article is not about Nick Bilton. This article is about science, and how conspiracy-miners like Bilton misrepresent science to manufacture support for controversial ideas. The post The Times’ Attack on Wearables Is Really an Attack on Science appeared first on WIRED.
When anyone tries to tell you something in a biological system has a single cause....beware. The post Pesticides and Bees: It’s complex. appeared first on WIRED.
This engineer-turned-musician's magic mushrooms will make you trip. But you don't have to eat these fungi to get their mesmerizing effects. The post Dude, You Can Draw Magic Mushrooms With an Oscilloscope appeared first on WIRED.
For more than 3 billion years, the cyclical light of sun, moon, and stars governed life on Earth. Then along came electric light. Our bodies and brains may not have been ready. The post This Screen May Be Terrible for You, and Now We Know Why appeared first on WIRED.
Every March, millions of Americans who pay little or no attention to college basketball throughout the year test their knowledge of the sport with their friends, co-workers, and families in March Madness pools. I’ve got friends who couldn’t...Show More Summary
The velvet worm uses physics when squirting slime at its prey. The post How the Velvet Worm Pulls Off Its Bizarre Slime Attack appeared first on WIRED.
You may have heard that you can ‘hypnotize’ large predators like sharks or alligators by rubbing their bellies. There’s some truth behind this. Tonic Immobility is a reflex characterized by a state of immobility and apparent paralysis. Show More Summary
The low, flat, wet state of Florida is being ravaged by hurricanes and sea-level rise. Everyone knows why. But allegedly they're not allowed to say. The post Florida and the Science Who Must Not Be Named appeared first on WIRED.
If three notes repeated four times defines a song, how many different songs can there be? Could I make one song that plays all possible combinations? Let's find out. The post How Many Different Songs Can There Be? appeared first on WIRED.
Like every other trait on every other living thing, a clover's lucky fourth leaf sprouts from DNA. But understanding the clover genome won't necessarily help you find one. The post The Mysterious Genetics of the Four-Leaf Clover appeared first on WIRED.
Watch researchers steer a flying beetle using a remote control. The post Backpack Turns a Beetle Into a Remote-Controlled Cyborg appeared first on WIRED.
For scientists looking for alien life, the first hint they've found it might be a rainbow sherbet-colored planet. The post If You Want to Find Aliens, Look for a Colorful Planet appeared first on WIRED.
Top predators have been removed from many a food web, throwing entire ecosystems into disarray. Conservationists want to put them back, but it's a complicated problem blending ecology, geography, and social tact. The post For the First Time in a Millennium, a Top Predator Returns appeared first on WIRED.
The social disruption and fear created by the Ebola epidemic in Africa may open the door to a second, larger epidemic, of measles. The post Ebola Could Cause Thousands More Deaths — By Ushering In Measles appeared first on WIRED.