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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

How Can California Cut Methane Emissions if Cows Keep Cutting the Cheese?

California wants to limit the amount of greenhouse gas emitted by belching and farting of 5.5 million cows, but the industry is hitting back with a dose of reality The post How Can California Cut Methane Emissions if Cows Keep Cutting the Cheese? appeared first on WIRED.

If You Want a Superstar Horse, Start by Hacking Its DNA

Today, breeders and owners can look to genetics to produce the exact horses they want. And sometimes the difference comes down to a single gene or mutation. The post If You Want a Superstar Horse, Start by Hacking Its DNA appeared first on WIRED.

Marine Heatwaves Are Spawning Unprecedented Climate Chaos

Wide-scale disruption from warming oceans is increasing, but they could change our understanding of the climate The post Marine Heatwaves Are Spawning Unprecedented Climate Chaos appeared first on WIRED.

Space Photos of the Week: Don’t Tell This Irregular Galaxy What to Do

Space photos of the week, August 7–13, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: Don’t Tell This Irregular Galaxy What to Do appeared first on WIRED.

Rio’s Diving Pool: Still Finding It Too Easy to Be Green

The green water in the Rio Olympic diving pool isn't turning blue quite yet. And it smells. The post Rio's Diving Pool: Still Finding It Too Easy to Be Green appeared first on WIRED.

A New Measurement Deepens the Puzzle of the Proton’s Size

A discrepancy in the measured size of the “deuteron” increases the chance that something is amiss in our understanding of atoms. The post A New Measurement Deepens the Puzzle of the Proton's Size appeared first on WIRED.

The Perfection of the Continuity Equation, Key to the Foundations of Reality

Physicists want equations that connect behaviors directly to the foundations of reality. With the continuity equation, they actually pull it off. The post The Perfection of the Continuity Equation, Key to the Foundations of Reality appeared first on WIRED.

Why Patient HM’s Mysteries Are Still Locked in His Brain

HM’s scientific potential remains unfulfilled—thanks to delays from a custody fight and the limitations of current neuroscience itself. The post Why Patient HM’s Mysteries Are Still Locked in His Brain appeared first on WIRED.

The Adorable Island Fox Is Back—But Saving It Meant Going to War

This is the story of the little fox that came back from oblivion, and the people who have dedicated their lives to protecting it at all costs. The post The Adorable Island Fox Is Back—But Saving It Meant Going to War appeared first on WIRED.

The Feds Just Made It Easier to Do Research on Weed

A new Drug Enforcement Agency rule decentralizes the supply of scientific cannabis. The post The Feds Just Made It Easier to Do Research on Weed appeared first on WIRED.

The Perseid Meteor Shower Will Really Outdo Itself Tonight

This year's abnormally heavy shower is all thanks to the outsized gravitational pull of the gas giant Jupiter. The post The Perseid Meteor Shower Will Really Outdo Itself Tonight appeared first on WIRED.

What’s in the CDC’s Zika Prevention Kits, From Permethrin to Condoms

The CDC wants you to stock up on the right stuff, but for many it will be too little, too late. The post What's in the CDC's Zika Prevention Kits, From Permethrin to Condoms appeared first on WIRED.

How That Chucklehead Climbed Trump Tower Without Splattering

They are calling him the human fly. He uses suction cups to climb walls. But what about the physics? The post How That Chucklehead Climbed Trump Tower Without Splattering appeared first on WIRED.

Drink Juice Like an Astronaut With the Magic of Reverse Spherification

Reverse spherification ramps up the surface tension of a droplet, making it so stable that it stays together even if it’s pushed around a bit. The post Drink Juice Like an Astronaut With the Magic of Reverse Spherification appeared first on WIRED.

Why Olympic Boxers Aren’t Wearing Headgear Anymore

Headgear doesn't protect boxers from concussions. The post Why Olympic Boxers Aren’t Wearing Headgear Anymore appeared first on WIRED.

How Olympic Gymnasts Use Physics to Pull Off Those Crazy Twists

The twist is a rotational motion about an axis from head to feet. But how do you perform such a maneuver? Here are three ways. The post How Olympic Gymnasts Use Physics to Pull Off Those Crazy Twists appeared first on WIRED.

Dissolving Pills Aren’t Just Beautiful. They’re Science as Hell

A crisscrossed network of holes counterintuitively helps extended release tablets expel the same amount of medicine all day long. The post Dissolving Pills Aren’t Just Beautiful. They’re Science as Hell appeared first on WIRED.

Wanna Swim Like Phelps? Take a Dive Into the Physics of Drag

In swimming, humans try to achieve the greatest possible speed. However, the drag forces also depend on the speed. How much of an impact can small changes make? The post Wanna Swim Like Phelps? Take a Dive Into the Physics of Drag appeared first on WIRED.

How the Candidates’ Talking Points Are Getting Inside Your Head

Turns out political rhetoric is only as powerful as the emotions it triggers. The post How the Candidates’ Talking Points Are Getting Inside Your Head appeared first on WIRED.

The Untold Story of Neuroscience’s Most Famous Brain

In 1953, a neurosurgeon cut out two slivers from a patient's brain. The surgery helped the patient's epilepsy, but left him unable to form any new memories. The post The Untold Story of Neuroscience’s Most Famous Brain appeared first on WIRED.

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