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Filed Under:Academics / General Science
Posts on Regator:6616
Posts / Week:19.1
Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Here’s How You Milk Snakes to Make Antivenom

Get bitten by a rattlesnake and your problems won’t stop at the excruciating pain and grotesque swelling. After a few hours you’ll be black and blue from all the broken blood vessels—and if the venom-induced hemorrhaging spreads to your brain, you could have a stroke. Show More Summary

New Nanomaterial Takes the Stink Out of Submarine Air

The chemical that cleans CO2 from submarine air leaves it smelling awful. The Navy is testing a new ventilation system built around a nanomaterial that cleans the air without the funk. The post New Nanomaterial Takes the Stink Out of Submarine Air appeared first on WIRED.

How to Check If Your Universe Should Exist

If modern physics is to be believed, we shouldn’t be here. The meager dose of energy infusing empty space, which at higher levels would rip the cosmos apart, is a trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion times tinier than theory predicts. Show More Summary

The Woman Who Bravely Mashed Up Cosmopolitan and Cosmos

You might know comedy writer Megan Amram's must-follow Twitter feed, but the 27-year-old from Portland, Oregon, is also a rising star—she has written for the Oscars and Kroll Show, and has a staff gig at Parks and Recreation. What comes after conquering the Internet and TV? Satirical pseudoscience textbooks, apparently. Show More Summary

Absurd Creature of the Week: This Crazy-Looking Sea Slug Has an Ingenious Secret Weapon

All over our world’s oceans, the many astoundingly colored species of nudibranch are eating things like the vicious Portuguese man o' war, incorporating their stingers or toxins into their own skin, and using them to fend off predators. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: This Crazy-Looking Sea Slug Has an Ingenious Secret Weapon appeared first on WIRED.

Scientists Are Going to Shoot Lasers Into the Sky to Measure the Wind

In order to get better wind measurements, scientists are equipping buoys with lasers that fire up at the sky and bounce off microscopic, airborne particles. The post Scientists Are Going to Shoot Lasers Into the Sky to Measure the Wind appeared first on WIRED.

Capturing NASA’s Abandoned Launch Sites Before They Disappear

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity's greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated. Show More Summary

This Robot Makes People Experience a Ghostly Presence

People who’ve stared death in the face and lived to tell about it—mountain climbers who’ve made a harrowing descent, say, or survivors of the World Trade Center attacks—sometimes report that just when their situation seemed impossible, a ghostly presence appeared. Show More Summary

Science Graphic of the Week: 3-D Scanned Dodo

Scientists have created the first 3-D laser scan of a dodo bird’s skeleton. The post Science Graphic of the Week: 3-D Scanned Dodo appeared first on WIRED.

How One Experimental Drug May Be Defeating Ebola and Saving People

Since the worst Ebola outbreak on record ignited last December in West Africa, scientists have been racing to develop drugs and vaccines to combat the virus. Several experimental drugs have been given to patients, and a new study details how scientists think one of those drugs might neutralize the virus. Show More Summary

The Best Baby Picture Ever of a Planetary System

Astronomers have taken the best picture yet of a planetary system being born. The image, taken by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in the high-altitude desert in Chile, reveals a planet-forming disk of gas around a young, sun-like star, in great detail. The post The Best Baby Picture Ever of a Planetary System appeared first on WIRED.

Meet the Bartender Who’s Using Science to Reinvent the Cocktail

Dave Arnold is not a typical bartender. As head of Manhattan bar Booker and Dax (and before that a kind of culinary engineer for molecular gastronomy outpost wd~50), Arnold perfects his boozy recipes with equipment out of a science lab. The post Meet the Bartender Who’s Using Science to Reinvent the Cocktail appeared first on WIRED.

Want to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria? Forget About Antibiotics

Damn bacteria. The wily things keep mutating, developing resistance to antibiotics. The good news: Researchers are developing new approaches, and many can target specific bacterial strains. These strategies could save our skins (and guts and lungs). The post Want to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria? Forget About Antibiotics appeared first on WIRED.

Why Google’s Cancer-Detecting Pill Is More Than Just Hype

Before Google started work on a pill that could detect cancers and other diseases by sending magnetic nanoparticles into your bloodstream, it talked to Sam Gambhir. The post Why Google’s Cancer-Detecting Pill Is More Than Just Hype appeared first on WIRED.

How Gravity Explains Why Time Never Runs Backward

We can’t avoid the passing of time, even at the DMV, where time seems to come to a standstill. And daylight savings notwithstanding, time always ticks forward. But why not backward? For a group of physicists, the answers to these deep and complex questions may arise from a familiar source: gravity. Show More Summary

Fantastically Wrong: History’s Most Hilarious Misconceptions About the Elephant

Follow Wired Twitter Facebook RSS Fantastically Wrong: History’s Most Hilarious Misconceptions About the Elephant By Matt Simon 11.05.14 | 6:30 am | Edis the cursive that someone wrote all over it. Show More Summary

These Submersible Sensors Measure All the Ways Dams Brutalize Fish

Scientists have created small fish-sized sensors that record how the little swimmers get spun, stunned, and barometrically burst in the hydroelectric gauntlet. The post These Submersible Sensors Measure All the Ways Dams Brutalize Fish appeared first on WIRED.

What’s Up With That: Boarding Airplanes Takes Forever

Waiting to get on an airplane sucks. Is it possible that there's a better way? The post What’s Up With That: Boarding Airplanes Takes Forever appeared first on WIRED.

This High-Tech Greenhouse Tests What Crops Will Survive Climate Change

It may have a glass roof and be filled with plants, but the Advanced Crop Lab at the Durham, North Carolina, headquarters of agricultural biotech firm Syngenta does a lot more than a typical greenhouse. Scientists can program its dozens...Show More Summary

Alvin dives to new depths

With the completion of the new Alvin, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute’s storied deep-sea submersible, 50 million square miles of previously inaccessible seafloor real estate is now open to scientific investigation. Before itsShow More Summary

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