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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Emoji—Trendy Slang or a Whole New Language?

Will emoji will ride their cultural appeal long enough to become a discrete, complete means of communication? The post Emoji—Trendy Slang or a Whole New Language? appeared first on WIRED.

Making Robot Fish Is Hard When You Don’t Know How They Swim

The key to an efficient swimming robot is understanding the tiny whirlpools fish push against as they move. The post Making Robot Fish Is Hard When You Don’t Know How They Swim appeared first on WIRED.

8-Bit Video Shows the Moon Charon Orbiting Pluto

Stitched-together images from New Horizons show Charon making a jerky orbit around Pluto over six and a half days. The post 8-Bit Video Shows the Moon Charon Orbiting Pluto appeared first on WIRED.

Big Question: Why Do I Yawn When I’m Nervous or Stressed?

Yawning before a stressful event seems improbable and also kind of ridiculous. So why do we do it? The post Big Question: Why Do I Yawn When I’m Nervous or Stressed? appeared first on WIRED.

A New Earthquake Early-Warning System for Mexico City

A Mexico City entrepreneur has a pretty good idea for the Nest of temblor alarms, made for civilians. The post A New Earthquake Early-Warning System for Mexico City appeared first on WIRED.

Dear World: Here Are Some Drought Fixes. Love, California

The state’s problems are a drop in the proverbial bucket compared to the developing world’s water woes. The post Dear World: Here Are Some Drought Fixes. Love, California appeared first on WIRED.

Answer to a 150-Year-Old Math Conundrum Brings More Mystery

A 150-year-old conundrum about how to group people has been solved, but many puzzles remain. The post Answer to a 150-Year-Old Math Conundrum Brings More Mystery appeared first on WIRED.

Are There Active Volcanoes on Venus?

Venus looks to be joining Earth and Io as the only planet's with active volcanoes. The post Are There Active Volcanoes on Venus? appeared first on WIRED.

Get Lost in the Internet’s Mind-Bending, Math-Inspired Art

Our favorite math-inspired artists, curated for your enjoyment. The post Get Lost in the Internet’s Mind-Bending, Math-Inspired Art appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creature of the Week: Forget the Platypus. The Echidna Is the True Champ of Weird

These nocturnal creatures lay eggs like reptiles and detect electrical fields like sharks. And of course the males have four-headed penises. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: Forget the Platypus. The Echidna Is the True Champ of Weird appeared first on WIRED.

The Father-Son Team Chasing America’s Most Ominous Storms

Mitch Dobrowner travels the United States in search of the country's most ominous, beautiful storms. The post The Father-Son Team Chasing America’s Most Ominous Storms appeared first on WIRED.

What Food Can Replace Trans Fats’ Creamy Goodness?

“Making a product that forms crystals at room temperature and melts at body temperature? That’s tough to do.” The post What Food Can Replace Trans Fats’ Creamy Goodness? appeared first on WIRED.

The Pope’s Memo on Climate Change Is a Mind-Blower

In a new encyclical, Francis lays out Earth’s problem with an increasingly messed-up climate. The post The Pope’s Memo on Climate Change Is a Mind-Blower appeared first on WIRED.

Fracking’s Problems Go Deeper Than Water Pollution

Fracking is controversial, but it's possible that the things that make people upset about the practice could be fixed. The post Fracking’s Problems Go Deeper Than Water Pollution appeared first on WIRED.

It’s Alive! Comet Lander Gets Ready to Do Some Science

Now that the Philae lander is sending data home from a comet, mission control is starting to do some science. The post It’s Alive! Comet Lander Gets Ready to Do Some Science appeared first on WIRED.

Fascinating Old Census Maps, Updated for a Modern America

A landmark 19th century atlas based on the US Census gets an update with modern statistics. The post Fascinating Old Census Maps, Updated for a Modern America appeared first on WIRED.

A Restless Volcano Puts Ecuador on Edge Once More

Cotopaxi's unrest has stoked fears that its first eruption in 75 years could be brewing. The post A Restless Volcano Puts Ecuador on Edge Once More appeared first on WIRED.

Bugging Out: The Must-Read Insect Books of the Summer

A preview of some great fiction and non-fiction books published this summer. The post Bugging Out: The Must-Read Insect Books of the Summer appeared first on WIRED.

The Genetic Quest to Make Strawberries Taste Great Again

Botanists are starting to unravel the insanely complicated genetics of the strawberry's delicious flavor. The post The Genetic Quest to Make Strawberries Taste Great Again appeared first on WIRED.

Why Is It So Difficult to See Pluto?

The New Horizons spacecraft will soon flyby Pluto. Why is it so difficult to get a decent image of Pluto from Earth? The post Why Is It So Difficult to See Pluto? appeared first on WIRED.

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