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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Does Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Cause Cancer or Not? The Controversy, Explained

The WHO managed to inject even more confusion into an already confusing question: whether glyphosate, the common weed killer also known as Roundup, causes cancer. The post Does Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide Cause Cancer or Not? The Controversy, Explained appeared first on WIRED.

A New Earthquake Swarm Is Rocking Oregon’s Mt. Hood

Hood has joined St. Helens in a reminder that the Cascades are full of potentially active volcanoes. The post A New Earthquake Swarm Is Rocking Oregon's Mt. Hood appeared first on WIRED.

A Chemical Reaction Revolutionized Farming 100 Years Ago. Now It Needs to Go

Making fertilizers requires the use of natural gas...for now. The post A Chemical Reaction Revolutionized Farming 100 Years Ago. Now It Needs to Go appeared first on WIRED.

Physics Says Hollywood Shrank the Angry Birds for Their Leading Roles

In a previous analysis of the Angry Birds game, I found the size of the birds to be quite large. How big are the birds in the Angry Birds Movie? The post Physics Says Hollywood Shrank the Angry Birds for Their Leading Roles appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creatures: The Vicious Fish With a Strike Like You Wouldn’t Believe

The frogfish is a deceptively vicious hunter that strikes in just 1/6,000th of a second. Check out this week's episode of Absurd Creatures to learn more! The post Absurd Creatures: The Vicious Fish With a Strike Like You Wouldn't Believe appeared first on WIRED.

Inside EurekAlert, the News Hub That Shapes the Science You Read

Launched twenty years ago this week, EurekAlert has tracked, and in some ways shaped, the way science is covered in the digital era. The post Inside EurekAlert, the News Hub That Shapes the Science You Read appeared first on WIRED.

Meet Janna Levin, the Chillest Astrophysicist Alive

The astrophysicist, conceptual writer and host of standing-room-only scientific soirees at a repurposed factory in Brooklyn sees science as a powerful force in culture. The post Meet Janna Levin, the Chillest Astrophysicist Alive appeared first on WIRED.

The Devils Hole Pupfish Just Can’t Catch a Break

Last month, three wasted dudebros decided it would be a good idea to go offroading into one of the most important conservation sites in the country. The post The Devils Hole Pupfish Just Can't Catch a Break appeared first on WIRED.

The Underwater Archaeologist Who Surfaced Not One, But Two Ancient Egyptian Cities

Franck Goddio left his job at the UN to pursue his passion for underwater archaeology and discovered lost Egyptian cities in the muck of Alexandria harbor. The post The Underwater Archaeologist Who Surfaced Not One, But Two Ancient Egyptian Cities appeared first on WIRED.

Thanks El Niño, But California’s Drought Is Probably Forever

Even if you can't define a drought, you should by now know exactly what one looks like: California. The post Thanks El Niño, But California’s Drought Is Probably Forever appeared first on WIRED.

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab’s New Chief Has Plans for Space Robots

NASA's new JPL boss talks about the future of space robots. The post NASA Jet Propulsion Lab's New Chief Has Plans for Space Robots appeared first on WIRED.

JPL’s New Director on the Future of Mars Exploration

Michael Watkins talks about JPL's role in NASA's Journey to Mars. The post JPL’s New Director on the Future of Mars Exploration appeared first on WIRED.

Geology Is Breaking Apart Over When the Americas Came Together

3.5 million years ago, Panama collided with South America, cutting off ocean circulation between the Pacific and the Caribbean. Or did it? The post Geology Is Breaking Apart Over When the Americas Came Together appeared first on WIR...

Give Dwarf Planet 2007 OR10 the Real Name It Deserves Already

Thanks to the Kepler space telescope and the Herschel observatory, scientists finally have enough data to get inspired. The post Give Dwarf Planet 2007 OR10 the Real Name It Deserves Already appeared first on WIRED.

Go Ahead, Connect an Inductor and Capacitor and See What Happens

What happens when you connect a charged capacitor to an inductor? You get an oscillating circuit. Here's how it all works. The post Go Ahead, Connect an Inductor and Capacitor and See What Happens appeared first on WIRED.

This? Oh It’s Nothing. Just a Terrifying Robotic Mermaid

Of all the designs to choose from for a remotely operated underwater vehicle, you might think a humanoid would be the silliest to land on. The post This? Oh It's Nothing. Just a Terrifying Robotic Mermaid appeared first on WIRED.

A Bizarre New Model for How Hawaii Got Its Curve

Think you know about hotspots, hotshot? Well, think again! The post A Bizarre New Model for How Hawaii Got Its Curve appeared first on WIRED.

Thinking About Psychic Powers Helps Us Think About Science

I’m not claiming that we know everything. But we know some things, and those are enough to rule out other things, including bending spoons with your mind. The post Thinking About Psychic Powers Helps Us Think About Science appeared first on WIRED.

NASA’s Kepler Just Doubled the Number of Known Exoplanets

Representatives from the US space agency announced that data from the Kepler planet hunting mission confirms 1,284 new exoplanets. The post NASA's Kepler Just Doubled the Number of Known Exoplanets appeared first on WIRED.

That Long-Lost Mayan City a Teen Found Isn’t Lost … or a City

The supposed pyramid in satellite is more likely an abandoned field. The post That Long-Lost Mayan City a Teen Found Isn't Lost … or a City appeared first on WIRED.

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