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SpaceX Wants to Launch Thousands of Satellites. What on Earth For?

SpaceX plans to launch nearly 12,000 satellites to create fast internet access around the globe. But is that all it will do with its constellation?

WoeBot, The Chatbot Therapist, Will See You Now

Meet your new therapist: a chatbot that runs inside Facebook Messenger.

Want to Understand Creativity? Enlist an AI Collaborator

Scientists and artists are working to nurture creativity in computers.

The Physics of Bullets Vs. Wonder Woman's Bracelets

Wonder Woman can deflect bullets with her Bracelets of Submission. But what kind of recoil would she have? And how much power does it require?

A Radical Proposal For Preventing Rare Genetic Diseases

Opinion: Prevention is the best cure, even for rare genetic diseases.

Crispr's Next Big Debate: How Messy Is Too Messy?

Researchers of the gene editing technique observed mutation rates 10 times higher previously reported. But that means different things to scientists and doctors.

What An Old Moon Globe Says About the Nature of Science

I found a moon globe made in 1960. The back side is blank, because that's how science works.

Watch SpaceX Relaunch a Commercial Cargo Capsule for the First Time

No other private company has ever sent the same cargo capsule into space twice.

LIGO Physicists Find Another Gravitational Wave to Prove Einstein Right

LIGO physicists just announced that they observed a gravitational wave for the third time, ever. Here's what it says about our universe.

How California's 'Orange Empire' Became the Land of MegaWarehouses

Traffic and air pollution threaten the town of Moreno Valley, where developers want to build the largest warehouse project anywhere in the country.

Rogue One: The Physics of Ramming an Imperial Star Destroyer, Explained

This epic scene from Rogue One provides an awesome opportunity to do some physics.

Eruptions Says Goodbye to WIRED

Eruptions' run at WIRED ends, but the blog lives on.

How to Make Rum: One Man's Quest to Make 20-Year-Old Booze in Just Six Days

Obsessive distiller Bryan Davis invented a contraption for aging booze—fast. His goal: to create highly engineered spirits unlike any you've tasted before.

Check for Ticks: Lyme Disease Isn't the Only Thing Spreading This Summer

The only way to know the risk of Powassan virus is to collect more data. But that's not as easy as it sounds.

Ecologists Are Drowning in Sea of Data. Open Access Tools Could Help

To assess the ocean’s health, ecology’s “rugged individualists” learned to get with the big data program.

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