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As every grade-school kid will confirm, chameleons are special because they can change color. But how these little critters pull off their magic act has always been a little fuzzy. For a long time, scientists thought the color change—which only occurs in males—was controlled by pigment-containing organelles. Show More Summary
Sequencing genomes quickly and cheaply is revolutionizing science---and how you do it depends on what you want to learn. The post How Two Different Gene Sequencers Comb Through DNA appeared first on WIRED.
The modern environmental movement means many things to many people, but to Philippe Cousteau, it still doesn’t mean enough. As the heir to one of the most recognizable family names in oceanography and exploration, Cousteau has embraced environmental causes as his life’s mission, and he sees plenty of room for improvement. Show More Summary
Understanding the shape of innovation is difficult. But one way of looking at this is by examining inventions. Patented inventions have clear pieces of information associated with them, from their subject matter and the work that each one builds on, to the team involved in the idea. Show More Summary
Four thousand light years from Earth, in the constellation called Ara, big, bright stars are illuminating an incredible scene of creation and destruction. The post Dazzling Photo Shows the Destructive Birth of Stars appeared first on WIRED.
New species are only supposed to arise when a population separates into two. So what's going on with the birds on tiny Santa Cruz Island? The post This Jay Is Evolving in a Very, Very Weird Way appeared first on WIRED.
2014 was solar energy's biggest year yet, with 30 percent more panels installed than in 2013. The post Solar Is Growing Faster Than Non-Renewable Energy in the US appeared first on WIRED.
Apple's ResearchKit aims to solve the data collection problem in medical research. But gathering data isn't the same as understanding it. The post Can Apple’s ResearchKit Really Change Medical Research? appeared first on WIRED.
Solenodons look like large, plump shrews with elongated snouts and multicolored fur. They grow to about a foot long, and their naked, scaly tails can add another 10 inches. Solenodons are some of the most unique and rare mammals in the world. Show More Summary
Today, the UK-based Wellcome Trust announced the winners of its 2015 Image Awards, celebrating the best biomedical and health imagery from the past year. The post Get Lost in These Amazing Biomedical Images appeared first on WIRED.
In a surgery worthy of the most convoluted Grey’s Anatomy plot, surgeons at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco completed two-day, six-way kidney transplant late last week. The post The Science Behind a Crazy 6-Way Kidney Exchange appeared first on WIRED.
Only days after the eruption ended, geologists have ventured into the crater of Holuhraun in Iceland. The post Inside the Holuhraun Crater in Iceland appeared first on WIRED.
Colorado's Department of Revenue just released its data from the first year of legalized recreational use. The post 5 Charts Explaining Colorado’s First Year of Legal Weed appeared first on WIRED.
NASA’s Earth-observing satellites get the dubious honor of staring at us all day. Now, this video of the fleet zipping around the planet is just mesmerizing enough to make us want to do the same. The post Watch a Mesmerizing Animation of NASA Satellites appeared first on WIRED.
The most recent trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron shows the heroes jumping from a jeep. How fast were they moving? The post Video Analysis of the Avengers Jumping From a Jeep appeared first on WIRED.
The seemingly unremarkable aluminum can is actually a marvel of modern manufacturing. It is, in fact, a glorious thing. The post The Secret Life of the Aluminum Can, a Feat of Engineering appeared first on WIRED.
Everyone loves the Eiffel Tower. Its classic, iconic shape is an instantly recognizable symbol of Paris. So you might be surprised to learn that while the tower was being built, art critics were not quite as glowing in their praise. Here are some of the more colorful phrases they used to describe it. Show More Summary
A baby wooly rhino was found in the Siberian ice by two Russian hunters. The post Hunters Find a Frozen 10,000-Year-Old Baby Woolly Rhino appeared first on WIRED....
A camera has been developed to show photographs of snowflakes in freefall. The post Photographing Snowflakes in Freefall appeared first on WIRED....
Light can be a particle and a wave, and now researchers have taken a picture of light acting like both things at once. The post The Weird Quantum Behavior of Light, Captured in a Lab appeared first on WIRED....