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A new colorful map reveals the geological history of the asteroid Vesta. The post New Geologic Map Shows the Beauty of the Asteroid Vesta appeared first on WIRED.
NASA has created a new, super high-resolution visualization of a year of CO2 swirling around in the atmosphere. The post Striking Animation Shows One Year of CO2 Swirling Through the Atmosphere appeared first on WIRED.
Here's why light will turn your delicious beer into something that tastes like a skunk's bathwater. The post What’s Up With That: My Beer Tastes Like a Skunk’s Bathwater appeared first on WIRED.
Early in cosmic history, our universe may have bumped into another — a primordial clash that could have left traces in the Big Bang’s afterglow. The post Scientists Search for Evidence of the Multiverse in the Big Bang’s Afterglow appeared first on WIRED.
An award-winning book on optical illusions explains the science of tricking your brain. The post These Optical Illusions Trick Your Brain With Science appeared first on WIRED.
The Leonid meteor shower peaks tonight. Watch it live online. The post Watch Live: The Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight appeared first on WIRED.
Can’t for the life of you figure out what those white spots on your squash plants are? A new app called PlantVillage may be able to help. The post These Scientists Are Training Computers to Help Farmers Save Their Crops appeared first on WIRED.
In 1902, Mt. Pelée erupted, destroying a bustling Caribbean city of 27,000. A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History shows artifacts from that disaster, and many others. The post Photos and Melted Artifacts From a Horrific Volcanic Disaster appeared first on WIRED.
By the time Christopher Nolan signed up to direct Interstellar and started rewriting its script, astrophysicist Kip Thorne had been working with Nolan's brother, Jonathan (who goes by Jonah), on getting his ideas onto film for years....Show More Summary
The robot spacecraft that made history by landing a comet for the first time has gone to sleep—possibly for good, as the Philae lander is expected to exhaust its battery power by sometime Saturday. The post Batteries Nearly Drained and Vital Science Done, Comet Lander Has Gone to Sleep appeared first on WIRED.
Stanford researcher Mark Denny used models from the animal world to examine just how much faster we might be able to get in the future. He explains his work in this video. The post How Animals Can Predict Human Performance appeared first on WIRED.
A deer in Ohio, which had a plastic, pumpkin-shaped bucket stuck on its face for at least six days, finally got the bucket off its face when a teenager ambushed and tackled the animal. “It had to be done today,” the teenager said stoically. The post This Week’s Weirdest Wild Animal Incidents appeared first on WIRED.
In the deep sea, to get ahold of prey you'd do well to have row after row of backward-facing, needle-like teeth---hundreds and hundreds of them that are each forked into three nasty prongs. Such is the grotesque mouth of the frilled shark, surely one of the more bizarre sharks in the ocean. Show More Summary
Illicit fishing goes on every day at an industrial scale. But large commercial fishers are about to get a new set of overseers: conservationists—and soon the general public—armed with space-based reconnaissance of the global fleet. Crews...Show More Summary
For millennia, people have seen comets come and go from afar, watching the mysterious, bright objects suddenly appear in the sky with long, spectacular tails. Now the Rosetta mission has provided an unprecedented close-up perspective. The post Incredible New Photos Taken From the Surface of a Comet appeared first on WIRED.
The Philae spacecraft hit its landing target perfectly yesterday. And then it bounced off into space. Twice. Now it has settled at the base of an enormous comet cliff. The post The Philae Spacecraft Landed in the Shadow of the Comet’s Cliff appeared first on WIRED.
Whether life can exist on a planet may depend on how the planet and its star's magnetic fields interact. The post Science Graphic of the Week: Magnetic Stars and Planets appeared first on WIRED.
Grant Harder Oil pipeline leaks are bad. And that means pipeline operators and companies developing leak-sensing technologies are in a bind—they need to test their inventions without actually letting gunk seep into the earth. So they turn to a Canadian company called C-Fer Technologies. Show More Summary
Exploration has always been risky. Pacific islanders spent weeks in canoes out of sight of land, Antarctic explorers braved sub-zero weather and meager rations, and astronauts took their chances atop powerful explosive devices. And under...Show More Summary
Sleep deprivation makes people talk nonsense—which led animal behaviorist Barrett Klein to wonder if worn-out honeybees might also have trouble communicating with the waggle dances they use to share directions to food and hives. The post Sleep-Deprived Bees Do Weirder Waggle Dances appeared first on WIRED.