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Blog Post Archive

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...

No One Nerds Out Over Space Science Quite Like NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins

Kate Rubins is a biologist-turned-astronaut who's studied infectious disease in a biosafety level 4 facility and on the ground in Congo. The post No One Nerds Out Over Space Science Quite Like NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creatures: The Peanut Bug Is Sick and Tired of Being Bullied

Dweebs and nerds and geeks unite! Your troubles ain't nothin' compared to the peanut bug, which suffers more bullying than you can imagine. The post Absurd Creatures: The Peanut Bug Is Sick and Tired of Being Bullied appeared first on WIRED.

NASA’s Juno Probe Just Made It Safely Into Jupiter’s Orbit

If it didn't slow down enough, the probe would have gone right past Jupiter, missing its target. At just the right speed, it would sync up with Jupiter’s gravity. The post NASA's Juno Probe Just Made It Safely Into Jupiter's Orbit appeared first on WIRED.

Watch Live as Juno Enters Jupiter’s Orbit

After five years in space, the NASA spacecraft is finally arriving at Jupiter. The post Watch Live as Juno Enters Jupiter's Orbit appeared first on WIRED.

What’s Inside Sunscreen? The Same Stuff That’s in Silly Putty

This stuff is lightweight yet still shields your epidermis from harmful rays as you sweat through your beach volleyball game. The post What's Inside Sunscreen? The Same Stuff That's in Silly Putty appeared first on WIRED.

NASA Swears It Didn’t Mean to Interrupt Your July 4 Cookout

The space agency insists that the timing of Juno's insertion into Jupiter's orbit is just a matter of solar conjunctions and conflicting launch schedules. The post NASA Swears It Didn't Mean to Interrupt Your July 4 Cookout appeared first on WIRED.

The Oracle of Arithmetic Works Best Without Writing Down a Thing

At 28, Peter Scholze is uncovering deep connections between number theory and geometry. The post The Oracle of Arithmetic Works Best Without Writing Down a Thing appeared first on WIRED.

Juno’s Jupiter Mission Faces Its Most Critical Moment

NASA's Juno mission isn't just a big deal for Jupiter fans—it could help unravel how life itself began. The post Juno's Jupiter Mission Faces Its Most Critical Moment appeared first on WIRED.

NASA Confirms New Horizons Is Hurtling Towards Some Barren Space Rock Named 2014 MU69

NASA has greenlit New Horizons' next target: a lump of rock out in the Kuiper Belt called 2014 MU69. The post NASA Confirms New Horizons Is Hurtling Towards Some Barren Space Rock Named 2014 MU69 appeared first on WIRED.

3 Things You Need to Know About NASA’s Juno Mission

Juno is drawing closer and closer to Jupiter—so buckle up for a whole bunch of new science. The post 3 Things You Need to Know About NASA's Juno Mission appeared first on WIRED.

Exxon Is Fighting for Its Right to Deny Climate Change

Does Exxon Mobil have a constitutional right to sow doubt about climate science? The post Exxon Is Fighting for Its Right to Deny Climate Change appeared first on WIRED.

The US Rowing Team’s Antimicrobial Suit Can’t Defeat Rio’s Polluted Water

Health experts aren't sure US rowers' fancy antimicrobial gear will do much to protect water athletes from nasty viruses and bacteria at the Olympics. The post The US Rowing Team’s Antimicrobial Suit Can’t Defeat Rio’s Polluted Water appeared first on WIRED.

Got Cornstarch and Bacon Grease? You Can Make Your Own Homemade Frisbee

One good flick of the wrist and a Frisbee is marooned on the neighbor’s roof. Save your precious energy with these slightly crappy homemade throwing discs. The post Got Cornstarch and Bacon Grease? You Can Make Your Own Homemade Frisbee appeared first on WIRED.

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