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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Secret to How Chameleons Change Color: Nanocrystals

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

How Two Different Gene Sequencers Comb Through DNA

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.

Media and Education Merge in Latest Cousteau Venture

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

Patent Networks and Invention Big Data

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

Dazzling Photo Shows the Destructive Birth of Stars

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.

This Jay Is Evolving in a Very, Very Weird Way

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.

Solar Is Growing Faster Than Non-Renewable Energy in the US

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.

Can Apple’s ResearchKit Really Change Medical Research?

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.

The Creature Feature: 10 Fun Facts About the Solenodon

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

Get Lost in These Amazing Biomedical Images

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.

The Science Behind a Crazy 6-Way Kidney Exchange

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.

Inside the Holuhraun Crater in Iceland

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.

5 Charts Explaining Colorado’s First Year of Legal Weed

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.

Watch a Mesmerizing Animation of NASA Satellites

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.

Video Analysis of the Avengers Jumping From a Jeep

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 Secret Life of the Aluminum Can, a Feat of Engineering

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.

What Your Bones Have In Common With The Eiffel Tower

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

Hunters Find a Frozen 10,000-Year-Old Baby Woolly Rhino

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....

Photographing Snowflakes in Freefall

A camera has been developed to show photographs of snowflakes in freefall. The post Photographing Snowflakes in Freefall appeared first on WIRED....

The Weird Quantum Behavior of Light, Captured in a Lab

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....

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