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Filed Under:Academics / General Science
Posts on Regator:6690
Posts / Week:19.1
Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

You Can Help Physicists Make the Next Higgs Boson Discovery

There’s still a lot scientists don’t know about the Higgs boson. Now, you can help make the next discovery. The post You Can Help Physicists Make the Next Higgs Boson Discovery appeared first on WIRED.

Beautiful Photos Show the Bizarre Behavior of Liquids

Liquids come in many forms, from bubbles and droplets to jets and sheets. Henri Lhuissier of Paris Diderot University and his colleagues use high-speed cameras to zoom in on the physics behind all kinds of liquid phenomena, which arise...Show More Summary

Court Hears Second Case for a Chimpanzee’s Legal Rights

Another chimpanzee had his day in court yesterday. Judges at an appeals court in Rochester, New York heard arguments that Kiko, a chimpanzee owned by a couple in Niagara Falls, should be considered a legal person with a right to not be owned or imprisoned. The post Court Hears Second Case for a Chimpanzee’s Legal Rights appeared first on WIRED.

Giant Stick Insects from Vietnam

Sometimes, size does matter. This insect is over a foot long (32cm). The post Giant Stick Insects from Vietnam appeared first on WIRED.

NYC’s Ants Are Tiny but Wildly Efficient Street Cleaning Crews

New York's ant population is a helping clean up all the food that people drop on the ground. The post NYC’s Ants Are Tiny but Wildly Efficient Street Cleaning Crews appeared first on WIRED.

A Field Guide to the Strange and Surprising World of Beetles

How cute it is that we humans think we rule the planet, that somehow we’re the pinnacle of evolution. In reality, it’s the arthropods—ants and spiders and scorpions and such—that truly hold dominion over Earth. And there are no arthropods as successful, as diverse, and as woefully underappreciated as the beetles. Show More Summary

WIRED Space Photo of the Day for December 2014

Follow Space Photo of the Day on Twitter The 2013 WIRED Space Photo of the Day Gallery The 2012 WIRED Space Photo of the Day Gallery For caption information and links to high-resolution images, please use the full-screen version of this gallery. Show More Summary

8 Strange New Spider Species Found on Indian Tiger Reserve

Eight potentially new species of spiders have been found living in India’s Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, a park near the southwestern coast of the subcontinent. The post 8 Strange New Spider Species Found on Indian Tiger Reserve appeared first on WIRED.

Spacecraft Bound for Pluto Prepares for Its Close Encounter

The first spacecraft to ever visit Pluto is set to wake up on Dec. 6 in preparation for its midsummer rendezvous with the solar system’s most famous dwarf planet. The post Spacecraft Bound for Pluto Prepares for Its Close Encounter appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creatures of the Week: Nature’s Weirdest Eaters Will Make You Feel Better About Your Gluttony

I can’t help you with that post-Thanksgiving lethargy, or the hangover for that matter, or with that thing you shouldn’t have said to your grandmother, but I can assure you that you’re not alone. I’m not talking your fellow Americans, I mean your fellow creatures of Earth. Show More Summary

The Weirdest Incidents Involving Wild Turkeys This Week

Wild turkeys were “everywhere” on Cape Cod, despite having once been extinct in Massachusetts. The birds were also booming again in Ohio, Florida, Texas, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, and New Jersey, where turkey numbers had increased a...Show More Summary

Science Graphic of the Week: Rising Sea Levels Show Strange Patterns

Two ocean systems that once rose and fell out of synch with each other are now rising in tandem. The post Science Graphic of the Week: Rising Sea Levels Show Strange Patterns appeared first on WIRED.

What’s Up With That: The Real Causes of the Thanksgiving Sleepies

Is turkey to blame for your food coma, or could there be another reason Thanksgiving always leaves you as a crumpled mess on the couch? The post What’s Up With That: The Real Causes of the Thanksgiving Sleepies appeared first on WIR...

Fantastically Wrong: Why Is the Sky Blue? It’s Packed With Sexy Energy, of Course

I know of a simple box that can radically improve your health, a device so powerful that the FDA once banned it and condemned its inventor to prison. But luckily, and quite graciously, its design has been left unpatented, free for all who might care to harness the mysterious “orgone energy” that pervades our universe. Show More Summary

Genetics Suggest Autism Isn’t Just One Disorder—It’s Hundreds

Each child with autism is different from the next. One approach rapidly gaining momentum makes sense of this diversity by grouping children together based on their genetics, then looking for patterns in their symptoms. The long-term aim: personalized treatments for each subtype of autism. Show More Summary

What’s Next for the Rosetta Mission and Comet Exploration

Somewhere dark and icy on a comet 320 million miles away, the history-making, comet-bouncing Philae spacecraft is sleeping. Its batteries are depleted and there isn’t enough sunlight to recharge. But while the lander finished its primary...Show More Summary

Prize-Winning Videos Capture the Strange Beauty of Fluids in Motion

A gallery of gifs showing the most beautiful fluid dynamics visualizations from the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Mechanics 2014 annual meeting. The post Prize-Winning Videos Capture the Strange Beauty of Fluids in Motion appeared first on WIRED.

Magnified Plankton Looks Just Like Outer Space

When photographed through a microscope, drops of seawater look like the outer reaches of the cosmos. The post Magnified Plankton Looks Just Like Outer Space appeared first on WIRED.

Can the Internet Count Coins as Well as a Bank Machine?

Is the wisdom of the crowd as good as the bank's coin counter? Guess how much money is in this huge jar of coins to help us find out. The post Can the Internet Count Coins as Well as a Bank Machine? appeared first on WIRED.

The US Is Stockpiling Ebola Survivors’ Plasma to Treat Future Patients

On Friday, the FDA announced that it would start developing a stockpile of blood plasma from Ebola survivors, treated with a pathogen inactivation system that's never been used before in the US. So far, the United States has had some amazing success in curing Ebola, possibly thanks to experimental plasma treatments. Show More Summary

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