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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Where to Find the Most Mesmerizing Creatures on the Web

We've curated a list of some of our favorite animals scientists, writers, and photo feeds that you should follow for a daily serving of cute, with a side of knowledge. The post Where to Find the Most Mesmerizing Creatures on the Web appeared first on WIRED.

Volcanic versus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide: An Addendum

Even if you want to believe that volcanoes can be the source of increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the isotopes will tell you otherwise. The post Volcanic versus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide: An Addendum appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creature of the Week: Chubby Little ‘Sea Pig’ Tastes More Like Poison Than Bacon

These are the little-studied sea pigs, which do indeed look a bit like swine, if swine had way too many legs. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: Chubby Little ‘Sea Pig’ Tastes More Like Poison Than Bacon appeared first on WIRED.

How Syrians Saved an Ancient Seedbank From Civil War

When civil war broke out in Syria, Ahmed Amri immediately thought about seeds. Specifically, 141,000 packets of them sitting in cold storage 19 miles south of Aleppo. The post How Syrians Saved an Ancient Seedbank From Civil War appeared first on WIRED.

Are Food Additives Evil? We Have an Almost-Civil Debate

Depending on who you talk to, food additives are either toxins or marvels of the modern world. Who's right? The post Are Food Additives Evil? We Have an Almost-Civil Debate appeared first on WIRED.

The Drought Isn’t California’s Only Water Problem

If you really want to understand California's drought, you need to stop worrying about tree nuts and start learning about the Delta. The post The Drought Isn’t California’s Only Water Problem appeared first on WIRED.

Watch This Gross MRI of a Knuckle Cracking

New research suggests that the sound of a joint popping is caused by the formation of a gas-filled cavity when bones in a joint stretch apart. The post Watch This Gross MRI of a Knuckle Cracking appeared first on WIRED.

The Behavioral Psychology of Why Taxes Suck

The United States needs to fix the tax code to incentivize fair and equitable economic decisions instead of perverse political ones. The post The Behavioral Psychology of Why Taxes Suck appeared first on WIRED.

WIRED’s Guide to Produce That Won’t Make the Drought Worse

You want to eat fruits and veggies, but most of them come from parched California. Here's our guide to which ones drink the least. The post WIRED’s Guide to Produce That Won’t Make the Drought Worse appeared first on WIRED.

How Big Tech Companies Make Their Tax Bills Vanish

Paid your taxes yet? Sucker. Here's how tech companies use offshore accounting trickery to make their tax liability vanish. The post How Big Tech Companies Make Their Tax Bills Vanish appeared first on WIRED.

Pluto’s First Color Portrait From the New Horizons Probe

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft just sent back its first color image of the dwarf planet and its largest moon Charon. The post Pluto’s First Color Portrait From the New Horizons Probe appeared first on WIRED.

Look, It’s Really Hard to Land a Rocket on a Boat, OK?

Elon Musk's Falcon 9 rocket crashed into his drone boat. Again. The post Look, It’s Really Hard to Land a Rocket on a Boat, OK? appeared first on WIRED.

California’s Almond Czar Seems Like a Reasonable Guy

California's almond czar kinda gets it: It takes a lot of water to grow an almond. But that doesn't mean he thinks the bad rap is fair. And he'd appreciate it if you'd reconsider the almond. The post California’s Almond Czar Seems Like a Reasonable Guy appeared first on WIRED.

Global Warming Is Already Clobbering the Amazon

Studying global warming in the Amazon will fill a critical gap in the research, but it isn't easy. The post Global Warming Is Already Clobbering the Amazon appeared first on WIRED.

SpaceX Falcon Rocket vs. Robot Boat: Round Two!

Three months ago, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded spectacularly as it attempted to land on a robot boat. Today, it's going to try again. The post SpaceX Falcon Rocket vs. Robot Boat: Round Two! appeared first on WIRED.

Brave Robots Are Roaming the Oceans for Science

While flying drones may get all the love, it’s autonomous underwater vehicles that are the vanguard of the robotization of Earth’s oceans. The post Brave Robots Are Roaming the Oceans for Science appeared first on WIRED.

Volcanoes Are (Still) Not the Source of Increasing Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere

No matter what you hear, volcanoes are still not the culprit for rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The post Volcanoes Are (Still) Not the Source of Increasing Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere appeared first on WIRED.

Should California Spend 4 Billion Gallons to Save a Few Fish?

A fight over fish and fresh water in California's drought-ridden Central Valley could spill over into a wider conflict. The post Should California Spend 4 Billion Gallons to Save a Few Fish? appeared first on WIRED.

#IAmAScientistBecause Isn’t the Only Feed You Should Follow

More smart science feeds to follow. This week, lots of pretty pictures! The post #IAmAScientistBecause Isn’t the Only Feed You Should Follow appeared first on WIRED.

Why the Midwest Is Getting Hit With Some Janky-Shaped Hail

The hail falling from the supercell traveling across the US looks like a weird menagerie of frozen sea anemones, marble mushroom caps, and jellyfish. What's going on? The post Why the Midwest Is Getting Hit With Some Janky-Shaped Hail appeared first on WIRED.

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