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Over the last several decades, DNA – the genetic material of life as we know it – has completed a remarkable scientific cycle. In 1953, it was a mysterious blur on an X-ray diffractogram. By the 1970s, it was possible to determine the sequence of short nucleotide chains. Show More Summary
MIT researchers are testing Huggable, a therapeutic robotic bear designed to relieve pain and anxiety for children who are hospitalized for extended periods. The post A Blue Robotic Bear to Make Sick Kids Feel Less Blue appeared first on WIRED.
The new Apple MacBook charges with a USB-C cable instead of the magnetic MagSafe power cord. How much safer is the MagSafe? The post Is the MagSafe Power Adapter Safer Than USB-C? appeared first on WIRED.
The brief walk from dressing room 9 to the stage of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry takes about 20 seconds, but passes decades of country music’s most prized heritage. There’s the photo of Dolly Parton with Paul McCartney, next to the piano...Show More Summary
A final post from the Superbug blog, with sincere thanks to readers, colleagues and editors. The post Get Your Shots, Wash Your Hands, Thanks, and Goodbye appeared first on WIRED.
The crewed space program and the robot space program are two different things with two different purposes. And we need them both. The post Soon, Humans Will Follow Robots Into Deep Space appeared first on WIRED.
Costa Rica hasn't burned any fossil fuel for energy in almost three months. How'd they do it? The post Water, Fire, and Costa Rica’s Carbon-Zero Year So Far appeared first on WIRED.
How do you model the Earth-moon system? Here is a tutorial using GlowScript to model the motion of the moon around the Sun. The post GlowScript Tutorial 8: Gravity and Orbits appeared first on WIRED.
The punk rocker frog changes the texture of its skin to better blend in with its surroundings, which is very weird for a vertebrate. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: ‘Punk Rocker Frog’ Has Shape-Shifting Spikes and Teen Angst appeared first on WIRED.
The US Navy has developed a prototype diving device that could cut down on helium costs, and enable more salvage operations. The post A Navy Diving Suit That Recycles Wasted Oxygen and Helium appeared first on WIRED.
It sounds almost like a late '90s sci-fi flick: NASA sends a spacecraft to an asteroid, plucks a boulder off its surface with a robotic claw, and brings it back in orbit around the moon. The post NASA’s Plan to Give the Moon a Moon appeared first on WIRED.
Iceland is unique in many ways: It has active volcanoes, semi-tasty whale-based dishes, and a kickass travel advertising campaign. It’s also the best place in the world to do genetic research. The post Why Iceland Is the World’s Greatest Genetic Laboratory appeared first on WIRED.
If you're looking for the beginnings of an Atlantic hurricane this season, point your eyes and satellites at Africa. The post To See the Birth of an Atlantic Hurricane, Look to Africa appeared first on WIRED.
The mysteries of so-called sour beers like Belgian lambic aren't as much about brewing as they are about microbes, the yeasts and bacteria that give the beers their special flavors. The post My Quest to Reengineer a Legendary Beer in a Dirty Kitchen appeared first on WIRED.
The Large Hadron Collider is finally back in fighting shape. Hopefully this time it won't explode. The post Earth’s Most Powerful Physics Machine Gets Back in Action appeared first on WIRED.
A new report from Doctors Without Borders excoriates the international response to Ebola, and at the annual TED conference, Bill Gates outlines how to do better next time. The post “We Are Not Ready”: Ebola Analysis from Front-Line Workers (And Bill Gates) appeared first on WIRED.
If you're still printing things to hard copy instead of just using a screen, you're probably using this stuff–the powders that make printed colors pop. The post Inside Laser Printer Toner: Wax, Static, Lots of Plastic appeared first on WIRED.
The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is the largest reptile in North America. They live in freshwater wetlands in the southeastern United States. The American alligator is a conservation success story. Once endangered, they have now made a remarkable recovery. Show More Summary
Eruptions at Chile's Villarrica march onwards while Ngauruhoe shows sign of new unrest. The post Eruption Update for March 23, 2015: Villarrica and Ngauruhoe appeared first on WIRED.
Hwang Woo-Suk, the disgraced molecular biologist, is trying to clone a mammoth. But his plan was probably foiled 30,000 years ago by cosmic radiation. The post This Bad-Boy Geneticist Wants to Clone a Mammoth appeared first on WIRED...