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Scientists waging war against Ebola are mining a cache of microscopic weapons hidden in Ebola survivors’ blood. Made by the immune system, the weapons are antibodies, small proteins that target and neutralize invading virus particles. Show More Summary
Breathing is so universal and continuous that it can be easy to forget about—until we can’t do it anymore. Then it becomes symbolic of life itself. We take special note of words that are carried on final breaths, and sometimes we even cherish the physical substance of the breaths themselves. Show More Summary
SAN FRANCISCO—An asteroid-mining company has unveiled plans for a new mothership spacecraft designed to carry a dozen small probes to explore asteroids, comets, or even the moon. The mothership, designed by Deep Space Industries, is about 3 feet in diameter and 1.5 feet tall, weighing about 330 pounds. Show More Summary
It’s hard to overstate just how brilliant and huge an idea Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was and continues to be. It absolutely rocked Victorian England, to the extent that stuffy old Victorian England could be rocked past people just barely raising their voices in polite protest. Show More Summary
SAN FRANCISCO—People love the holidays so much you can see it from space. Data collected by a satellite with a special nighttime sensor found that the glow from our collective light displays brightens many major U.S. cities as much as 50 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Show More Summary
Life is pretty interesting, and at the microscopic scale, it can also be beautiful, strange, intriguing, frightening and gross. The winning photos and videos from this year’s Olympus BioScapes competition span the whole range. From rat brains to butter daisies to weevils and barnacle appendages, these microscope photos will amaze. Show More Summary
There's a link between sunlight and happiness, and in winter time a lot of people aren't getting enough of either. The post What’s Up With That: The Dark Days of Winter Bum You Out appeared first on WIRED.
This summer, a team of scientists mapped carbon storage in a massive Alaskan forest using airborne sensors. The post How a Flying Laser Built a 3-D Map of a Massive Alaskan Forest appeared first on WIRED.
For all the medicine they provide at this center, physicians and staff from Doctors Without Borders spend as much time encouraging the patients to eat, drink, and keep fighting. Every patient gets a standard regimen of antibiotics, paracetemol and other pain medications, vitamins, oral rehydration therapy or intravenous fluids. Show More Summary
Earth is a planet of insects, the most successful creatures by far (if you want to get technical, though, Earth is really more a planet of bacteria, but they’re not animals and they’re hard to photograph, so whatever). The beetles alone make up one in four animal species on this planet. Show More Summary
New research suggests physicists, computers and brains employ the same procedure to tease out important features from among other irrelevant bits of data. The post AI Recognizes Cats the Same Way Physicists Calculate the Cosmos appeared first on WIRED.
Autonomous cars will require maps that differ in several important ways from the maps we use today for turn-by-turn directions. The post Autonomous Cars Will Require a Totally New Kind of Map appeared first on WIRED.
While the weather rages outside, keep your brain simmering with one, or all, of our favorite science books from 2014. The post The Best Science Books We Read in 2014 appeared first on WIRED.
The Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight. Watch it live online. The post Watch Live: Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight appeared first on WIRED.
California's three-year drought was briefly disrupted on December 11 by a massive influx of tropical moisture. The post Here’s How Big California’s Downpour Really Was appeared first on WIRED.
So, you've got a map nerd on your list this year? Or maybe an avid traveler? Or perhaps you are just in search of some cool gifts? We've got you covered. Ranging from $11 on up to over $3,000, there's something in this gallery for every price range. The post The Map Lab Holiday Gift Guide appeared first on WIRED.
A man ordering a sandwich threw a live snake at a Tim Horton’s employee during an argument about diced onions. A sheep wearing a Christmas sweater was wandering the streets of Omaha. A deer was eating marijuana in Oregon. The post The Oddest Interactions Between Humans and Wild Animals This Week appeared first on WIRED.
Down in Baja California there crawls a beast so bizarre, so cruel, so foul, that the mere mention of it sends locals scurrying. It’s an opportunist, said to attack humans at their most vulnerable moment: potty time. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The Adorable Mexican Mole Lizard Has a Disgusting Reputation appeared first on WIRED.
Scientists have found the SS City of Rio de Janeiro, the most famous of San Francisco’s many lost ships, and produced 3-D sonar maps of the wreck. The post Scientists Finally Find and Map San Francisco’s Most Famous Shipwreck appeared first on WIRED.
A satellite-derived video of the massive typhoon that tore through the Philippines last week. The post Science Graphic of the Week: 3-D Cutaway Video of Super Typhoon Hagupit appeared first on WIRED.