Blog Profile / Wired: Science


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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Charcoal Grilling Tastes Better Than Gas. It’s Just Science

The charcoal crowd swears that their method imparts some sort of magical flavor to their food. But they’re wrong about where that flavor comes from. The post Charcoal Grilling Tastes Better Than Gas. It’s Just Science appeared first on WIRED.

Darwin Would Have Been a Pokémon Go Master

Darwin was a nerd, and if he were alive today, he would definitely be trying to catch ‘em all. The post Darwin Would Have Been a Pokémon Go Master appeared first on WIRED.

How to Use Python to Teach High School Physics

I recently facilitated two workshops for high school teachers to introduce them to python in physics. Here are my lessons learned. The post How to Use Python to Teach High School Physics appeared first on WIRED.

Annotated Volcano: A Volcano’s Shape Can Tell You How It Will Erupt

You can get a sense of the type of eruption a volcano tends to have based on the shape of the volcano itself. The post Annotated Volcano: A Volcano's Shape Can Tell You How It Will Erupt appeared first on WIRED.

The Psychology of How Pokémon Go Gets Inside Your Brain

Pokémon Go hits the right psychological cues to make you yearn for a nice walk. The post The Psychology of How Pokémon Go Gets Inside Your Brain appeared first on WIRED.

The Physical Damage Racism Inflicts on Your Brain and Body

A growing body of research now links experiencing racism to poorer health outcomes. Much of it comes from the experience of African Americans in the US. The post The Physical Damage Racism Inflicts on Your Brain and Body appeared first on WIRED.

Here’s How Fast Harry Potter‘s Treasure Trap Would Kill You

In this scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, a magical trap creates treasure that continuously multiplies. How long would it take to fill a room? The post Here's How Fast Harry Potter's Treasure Trap Would Kill You appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creatures: Sea Spiders Won’t Bite, But They Do Have Genitals in Their Legs

The sea spider is a super special kind of arthropod with a tiny body and huge legs that, you guessed it, house their guts and genitals. The post Absurd Creatures: Sea Spiders Won't Bite, But They Do Have Genitals in Their Legs appeared first on WIRED.

How Olympians Choose Which Sports Supplements Are Worth It

Lots of elite athletes take performance-enhancing supplements--but precious few actually work. The post How Olympians Choose Which Sports Supplements Are Worth It appeared first on WIRED.

The 9 Fiascos That Have Pretty Much Doomed Theranos

Federal regulators just ordered Theranos to close up shop. Here's how the company came to this point. The post The 9 Fiascos That Have Pretty Much Doomed Theranos appeared first on WIRED.

How Richard Feynman’s Famous Diagrams Almost Saved Space

Richard Feynman's famous diagrams embody a deep shift in thinking about how the universe is put together. The post How Richard Feynman’s Famous Diagrams Almost Saved Space appeared first on WIRED.

Fish With Creepy Curved Backbones Could Help Explain Scoliosis

It’s easy to take for granted that our spines grow straight, our hearts on the left, and our limbs in pairs. But it actually takes incredible coordination. The post Fish With Creepy Curved Backbones Could Help Explain Scoliosis appeared first on WIRED.

150 MPH Typhoon Winds Mean Disaster, Right? Well, Not Necessarily

Scales that evaluate hurricane, typhoon, or cyclone threat based on wind speed alone ignore that the real danger comes from inland flooding. The post 150 MPH Typhoon Winds Mean Disaster, Right? Well, Not Necessarily appeared first on WIRED.

Don’t Be So Quick to Flush 15 Years of Brain Scan Studies

Neuroscientists—including the study's whistleblowing authors—are saying the negative attention focused on fMRI studies is overblown. The post Don’t Be So Quick to Flush 15 Years of Brain Scan Studies appeared first on WIRED.

Hey Mosquitoes: Let’s See How You Like a Killer Fungus

New research reveals how brutally and effectively one fungus can kill mosquito larvae. The post Hey Mosquitoes: Let's See How You Like a Killer Fungus appeared first on WIRED.

Physics Says The BFG Shouldn’t Just Look Like a Giant Human

In the movie The BFG, a giant looks like a human but just bigger. But big things are not the same as small things. The post Physics Says The BFG Shouldn't Just Look Like a Giant Human appeared first on WIRED.

A Fleet of M&M-Shooting Drones Is the Black-Footed Ferret’s Last Hope

Only 300 of the endangered ferret are left in the wild, and their survival depends on keeping the plague from chewing through their prey: prairie dogs. The post A Fleet of M&M-Shooting Drones Is the Black-Footed Ferret's Last Hope appeared first on WIRED.

Watch Three Astronauts Rocket to the International Space Station

Tonight, astronauts Kate Rubins and Takuya Onishi and cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin are launching to the International Space Station. The post Watch Three Astronauts Rocket to the International Space Station appeared first on WIRED.

Your Senses Are Talking Behind Your Back

Charles Spence is a gastrophysicist and experimental psychologist at Oxford University who studies multisensory perception. The post Your Senses Are Talking Behind Your Back appeared first on WIRED.

The Weird Business Behind a Trendy “Anti-Aging” Pill

Elysium has attracted press because of its scientific stars, but it’s ChromaDex that is quietly blurring the boundary between drug and supplement. The post The Weird Business Behind a Trendy "Anti-Aging" Pill appeared first on WIRED...

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