Blog Profile / Wired: Science


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Filed Under:Academics / General Science
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Posts / Week:12
Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Think Like a Tree: Learning From the Oaks that Survived Katrina

Architects and scientists may be able to work together to build natural-disaster resistant buildings...by looking at trees. The post Think Like a Tree: Learning From the Oaks that Survived Katrina appeared first on WIRED.

NASA’s Failed Orion Parachute Test Was a Success

NASA didn't deploy two of the parachutes---on purpose. The post NASA’s Failed Orion Parachute Test Was a Success appeared first on WIRED.

How Nairobi Got Its Ad-Hoc Bus System on Google Maps

Matatus are the main mass transit network in the Kenyan capital, but the system is chaotic. The post How Nairobi Got Its Ad-Hoc Bus System on Google Maps appeared first on WIRED.

What I Learned From Sequencing the Bacteria in My Apartment

Yes, there are poop bacteria. The post What I Learned From Sequencing the Bacteria in My Apartment appeared first on WIRED.

Millipede Genitals, Now in Glorious 3-D!

You wanted to see rotating millipede genitals, right? Here you go. The post Millipede Genitals, Now in Glorious 3-D! appeared first on WIRED.

How That Spinning Spacecraft From The Martian Would Work

In The Martian astronauts use a spinning spacecraft to create artificial gravity. How does this compare to other spacecraft? The post How That Spinning Spacecraft From The Martian Would Work appeared first on WIRED.

Why Frozen Sperm Can’t Save Earth’s Imperiled Species—Yet

Why can’t we just artificially inseminate all the endangered animals? Game over, extinction … right? The post Why Frozen Sperm Can’t Save Earth’s Imperiled Species—Yet appeared first on WIRED.

An Amazonian Field Test For a Smartphone Microscope

A microscope attachment for your smart phone gets field tested by bug scientists in the Amazon. The post An Amazonian Field Test For a Smartphone Microscope appeared first on WIRED.

Volcano Erupts on the Island Where MH370 Debris Washed Up

For the second time in two months, Piton de la Fournaise is erupting. The post Volcano Erupts on the Island Where MH370 Debris Washed Up appeared first on WIRED.

Scientists Get One Step Closer to a Universal Flu Vaccine

Two new studies bring us closer to a flu vaccine that works every year. The post Scientists Get One Step Closer to a Universal Flu Vaccine appeared first on WIRED.

The Huge, Pricey Detectors That Capture Tiny Neutrinos

A roundup of some of the super-elaborate—and super-expensive—detectors physicists use to study neutrinos. The post The Huge, Pricey Detectors That Capture Tiny Neutrinos appeared first on WIRED.

Meet the Guy Who Sorts All the World’s Numbers in His Attic

For more than 50 years, the mathematician Neil Sloane has curated the authoritative collection of interesting and important integer sequences. The post Meet the Guy Who Sorts All the World’s Numbers in His Attic appeared first on WI...

Space Photos of the Week: Curiosity’s Got a Selfie Stick

Space photos of the week, August 15–22. The post Space Photos of the Week: Curiosity’s Got a Selfie Stick appeared first on WIRED.

You Can’t Walk in a Straight Line—And That’s Great for VR

Redirected walking can trick people into believing they’re exploring huge areas when they’ve been walking in circles in a room. The post You Can’t Walk in a Straight Line—And That’s Great for VR appeared first on WIRED.

The Coolest Obscure Science You Don’t Know About Yet

The weirdest science journals can be an awesome source of entertainment (and knowledge). The post The Coolest Obscure Science You Don’t Know About Yet appeared first on WIRED.

Here’s How Burners Can Prepare for the Bugpocalypse

How is Burning Man going to deal with this year's insect boom? Hopefully with vacuums and not insecticides. The post Here’s How Burners Can Prepare for the Bugpocalypse appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Fish That Wears a Suction Cup as a Hat

You know those fish that cling to sharks? It's all possible thanks to a suction cup they wear as a hat. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The Fish That Wears a Suction Cup as a Hat appeared first on WIRED.

Listen Up America: You Need to Learn How to Recycle. Again.

If you want to help the struggling recycling industry, you should stop throwing away plastic bags. The post Listen Up America: You Need to Learn How to Recycle. Again. appeared first on WIRED.

Dozens of Dead Whales Are Washing Ashore in Alaska

Since May, over 30 whales have washed ashore in the Gulf of Alaska The post Dozens of Dead Whales Are Washing Ashore in Alaska appeared first on WIRED.

California’s Ag Land Is Sinking Hella Fast

Without rain, California's farmers have been forced to suck water from the ground. But they've pulled so much that parts of the state are sinking at incredible rates. The post California’s Ag Land Is Sinking Hella Fast appeared first on WIRED.

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