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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

One Year Later, Ebola’s Lessons for the Next Big Outbreak

The sun is setting on the great Ebola crisis. But it---or some other awful disease---will be back. What can we learn about how to react better? The post One Year Later, Ebola’s Lessons for the Next Big Outbreak appeared first on WIR...

The Animal Kingdom’s Most Devoted (And Disturbing) Mothers

There are some seriously bizarre---and devoted---mothers in the animal kingdom. So in honor of Mother’s Day, here's a gallery of the most heroic and doting among them. The post The Animal Kingdom’s Most Devoted (And Disturbing) Mothers appeared first on WIRED.

Spooky Quantum Action Might Hold the Universe Together

Tensor networks could connect space-time froth to quantum information. The post Spooky Quantum Action Might Hold the Universe Together appeared first on WIRED.

The Best Places on the Web to Geek Out Over Weather Science

Weather doesn't have to just be the default topic for a conversation going nowhere. The post The Best Places on the Web to Geek Out Over Weather Science appeared first on WIRED.

The Open Source Maps That Make Rescues in Nepal Possible

More than 4,000 mappers came to aid the effort to map the area around Kathmandu that got hit hardest. The post The Open Source Maps That Make Rescues in Nepal Possible appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Spider Mother That Barfs Up Her Guts to Feed Her Kids

A certain momma spider dissolves her own guts and vomits them up for her kids until she dies. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The Spider Mother That Barfs Up Her Guts to Feed Her Kids appeared first on WIRED.

Why Do Cats Purr? It’s Not Just Because They’re Happy

Why is your cat purring? He might be happy to see you, or hungry, or hurt...or he might just be trying to regenerate his bones. The post Why Do Cats Purr? It’s Not Just Because They’re Happy appeared first on WIRED.

Vaccines Might Not Stop the Midwest Bird Apocalypse

The worst bird flu outbreak in US history is decimating flocks in the Midwest. But vaccination poses a lot of problems. The post Vaccines Might Not Stop the Midwest Bird Apocalypse appeared first on WIRED.

How Satellites Can Monitor California’s Underground Water

California needs to preserve its groundwater, and it's turning to satellite monitoring to keep tabs on how it's doing. The post How Satellites Can Monitor California’s Underground Water appeared first on WIRED.

“I’m Just Not a Math Person”

In a physics class for elementary education majors, I often hear "I'm just not a math person". Here's why that's not true. The post “I’m Just Not a Math Person” appeared first on WIRED.

America Needs More Government Surveillance—On Fish

Fisheries want to preserve the country's aquatic resources, but they can't do that without good science to guide their actions. The post America Needs More Government Surveillance—On Fish appeared first on WIRED.

Watch SpaceX’s First Test of Its Astronaut Bailout System

SpaceX completed the first crucial test of its pad abort system for a crewed version of its Dragon space capsule. The post Watch SpaceX’s First Test of Its Astronaut Bailout System appeared first on WIRED.

That NASA Warp Drive? Yeah, It’s Still Poppycock

The EM Drive being tested by the Eagleworks team at NASA was full of crap last year, and it's still full of crap this year. The post That NASA Warp Drive? Yeah, It’s Still Poppycock appeared first on WIRED.

Did College Ruin Tequila for You? Give It Another Shot

Tequila-makers have to answer a tough question: How do I turn starch from my ingredient (agave) into sugar that yeast will eat? The post Did College Ruin Tequila for You? Give It Another Shot appeared first on WIRED.

Inside the Inflatable Hospital That’s Saving Lives in Nepal

Doctors Without Borders is setting up a 54-bed inflatable hospital in Nepal. The post Inside the Inflatable Hospital That’s Saving Lives in Nepal appeared first on WIRED.

Pigs May Eat Crap, But We Shouldn’t Treat Them Like It

Out today is Mark Essig’s new book exploring humanity’s long relationship with swine, Lesser Beasts. The post Pigs May Eat Crap, But We Shouldn’t Treat Them Like It appeared first on WIRED.

Bees Are Great at Pollinating Flowers—But So Are Vibrators

Help plants get their groove on without bees, using small household appliances. The post Bees Are Great at Pollinating Flowers—But So Are Vibrators appeared first on WIRED.

Give It a Break With the Bird Feeders

That bird feeder in your yard might be harming native birds more than it's helping them. The post Give It a Break With the Bird Feeders appeared first on WIRED.

Read This Before You Freak Out Over Gene-Edited Superbabies

This is the promise of embryonic gene editing: that our species can genetically vaccinate itself against disease, from Alzheimer’s to cystic fibrosis. The post Read This Before You Freak Out Over Gene-Edited Superbabies appeared first on WIRED.

Video Analysis of an Exploding Stormtrooper

In the latest Star Wars VII trailer, we see a stormtrooper flung into the air from an explosion. What is the vertical acceleration of this trooper? The post Video Analysis of an Exploding Stormtrooper appeared first on WIRED.

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