Blog Profile / Wired: Science


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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Why Zika Is No Reason to Cancel the Olympics

If Zika were so dangerous that the Olympics should be canceled, no one would be traveling in and out of Zika-affected areas. The post Why Zika Is No Reason to Cancel the Olympics appeared first on WIRED.

SpaceX Is Totally Gonna Land a Rocket on a Drone Boat Again. Right? Right?

If they do, I'm pretty sure I heard Elon promise he's buying everyone a drink. The post SpaceX Is Totally Gonna Land a Rocket on a Drone Boat Again. Right? Right? appeared first on WIRED.

Nobody Waived the HIPAA Privacy Law in Orlando After All

Everyone, including doctors, is confused about the patient privacy law. The post Nobody Waived the HIPAA Privacy Law in Orlando After All appeared first on WIRED.

Can You Teach an Old Mockingbird New Songs?

Mockingbirds are master mimickers who evolved to copy the calls of their fellow birds. And sometimes car alarms. The post Can You Teach an Old Mockingbird New Songs? appeared first on WIRED.

HIPAA Privacy Regulations Didn’t Need to Be Waived After Orlando. Here’s Why They Were Anyway

Doctors worried the patient privacy law would prevent them from talking to families of victims. The post HIPAA Privacy Regulations Didn’t Need to Be Waived After Orlando. Here’s Why They Were Anyway appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creatures: That Fish That Suctions to Sharks? It’s Actually Pretty Righteous

That fish that attaches to sharks is called a remora, and while it may be a parasite, it's actually got a lot going for it. The post Absurd Creatures: That Fish That Suctions to Sharks? It's Actually Pretty Righteous appeared first on WIRED.

Fun Fact: Lots of California Isn’t Metering Its Water

Nobody cares how much water anybody else is using until there's not enough. That leads to some interesting legal predicaments. The post Fun Fact: Lots of California Isn’t Metering Its Water appeared first on WIRED.

Why Most Gay Men Still Aren’t Allowed to Donate Blood

The shooting at a gay night club in Orlando shines a spotlight on one of the FDA's most controversial blood donation policies. The post Why Most Gay Men Still Aren't Allowed to Donate Blood appeared first on WIRED.

A Simple Proof From the Pattern-Matching Card Game Set Stuns Mathematicians

A new series of papers has settled a long-standing question related to the popular game in which players seek patterned sets of three cards. The post A Simple Proof From the Pattern-Matching Card Game Set Stuns Mathematicians appeared first on WIRED.

Banning Plastic Bags Is Great for the World, Right? Not So Fast

Advocates for plastic bag bans often neglect to ask what will replace plastic bags and what the environmental impact of that replacement will be. The post Banning Plastic Bags Is Great for the World, Right? Not So Fast appeared first on WIRED.

The Weirdest Senses Animals Have That You Don’t

You share the planet with creatures that can smell veins, see colors you can’t imagine, and communicate through their feet. The post The Weirdest Senses Animals Have That You Don't appeared first on WIRED.

The Unknown Lab of Millennials Fast-Tracking NASA’s Missions

If you know anything about NASA, you know that missions just don't get launched that fast. The post The Unknown Lab of Millennials Fast-Tracking NASA’s Missions appeared first on WIRED.

A Power Plant in Iceland Has Turned Its CO2 Into Stone

Carbon dioxide is a problem. And everyone knows the best thing to do with problems is bury them deep in the ground and forget they ever existed. The post A Power Plant in Iceland Has Turned Its CO 2 Into Stone appeared first on WIRE...

Backyard Detectives Out-Spy the Spies Orbiting Above

Today the government is launching a new clandestine satellite. The post Backyard Detectives Out-Spy the Spies Orbiting Above appeared first on WIRED.

Bet You Didn’t Hear Shell Spilled a Bunch of Oil in the Gulf

Shell spilled nearly 90,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico last month, and you probably didn't even hear about it. The post Bet You Didn't Hear Shell Spilled a Bunch of Oil in the Gulf appeared first on WIRED.

Save the Galapagos With GMO Rats. What Could Go Wrong?

Will environmentalists embrace genetic modification if it can save an island full of endangered species? The post Save the Galapagos With GMO Rats. What Could Go Wrong? appeared first on WIRED.

Unraveling the Mystery of the Ocean’s Twilight Zone

A new exhibit shows off the undersea creatures who populate one of the most mysterious, poorly understood parts of the ocean. The post Unraveling the Mystery of the Ocean's Twilight Zone appeared first on WIRED.

Chips that Mimic Organs Could Be More Powerful Than Animal Testing

The new Toxic Substances Control Act could encourage research into organs on chips. The post Chips that Mimic Organs Could Be More Powerful Than Animal Testing appeared first on WIRED.

Want to Live on Mars? You’ll Need to Make Some Martian Bricks

Scientists are working to transform Martian regolith into a radiation-shielding construction material. The post Want to Live on Mars? You’ll Need to Make Some Martian Bricks appeared first on WIRED.

Are Expensive Bicycle Wheels Worth the Money? Let’s Check the Physics

If you decrease the drag by just a little bit, you can get significant power savings on a bicycle. However, these savings are only worthwhile at high speeds. The post Are Expensive Bicycle Wheels Worth the Money? Let’s Check the Physics appeared first on WIRED.

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