Blog Profile / Wired: Science


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Filed Under:Academics / General Science
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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Tiny Tests Probe for Dark Matter and Other Exotic Physics

Experiments that can fit on a tabletop are probing the nature of dark matter and dark energy and searching for evidence of extra dimensions. The post Tiny Tests Probe for Dark Matter and Other Exotic Physics appeared first on WIRED.

You Can Livestream Mercury as It Crosses the Sun

The Transit of Mercury is a relatively rare astronomical event, and this time around you can stream it. The post You Can Livestream Mercury as It Crosses the Sun appeared first on WIRED.

Oh, Good Morning, Sleep Science. Welcome to the 21st Century

A new study uses a jet lag-hacking smartphone app to collect data from thousands of people around the world. The post Oh, Good Morning, Sleep Science. Welcome to the 21st Century appeared first on WIRED.

The US: E-Cigs Very Bad! The UK: E-Cigs OK! All of Us: Huh?

Public health officials in the US and UK have different priorities for dealing with e-cigarettes. The post The US: E-Cigs Very Bad! The UK: E-Cigs OK! All of Us: Huh? appeared first on WIRED.

Wanna Win the Kentucky Derby? Get Your Horse Born on January 1

How horse breeders use science (and a magic light) to make sure thoroughbred foals are born as early in the year as possible. The post Wanna Win the Kentucky Derby? Get Your Horse Born on January 1 appeared first on WIRED.

SpaceX Landed a Freaking Rocket on a Robot Boat in the Dark

Say it again. Say it louder! The post SpaceX Landed a Freaking Rocket on a Robot Boat in the Dark appeared first on WIRED.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Will Fail Its Way to Being a Master Lander

SpaceX is going to try another barge landing. Let's hope they succeed, but give it up for them even if they fail. The post SpaceX's Falcon 9 Will Fail Its Way to Being a Master Lander appeared first on WIRED.

Mount St. Helens Is Recharging Its Magma Stores, Setting Off Earthquake Swarms

Mount St. Helens in Washington may have been quiet at the surface since 2008, but that doesn't mean it isn't recharging for the next one. The post Mount St. Helens Is Recharging Its Magma Stores, Setting Off Earthquake Swarms appeared first on WIRED.

The Mysteries of Chickpea Water, a Magical Substitute for Eggs (No, Really)

Labs have spent years trying to recreate the complexity of eggs, scoop by powdery scoop. Little did they know their answer was in a can of chickpeas. The post The Mysteries of Chickpea Water, a Magical Substitute for Eggs (No, Really) appeared first on WIRED.

Whoa: A Tesla Coil Can Zap Nanotubes Into Long Nanowires

Researchers at Rice University have found a new method for assembling carbon nanotubes into wires using high electric fields produced by a Tesla coil. The post Whoa: A Tesla Coil Can Zap Nanotubes Into Long Nanowires appeared first on WIRED.

The Insane Challenges of Fighting Alberta’s Inferno

Fort McMurray is a city in what firefighters call the Wildland Urban Interface, a crazy complex landscape for firefighters. The post The Insane Challenges of Fighting Alberta's Inferno appeared first on WIRED.

Why An Autonomous Robot Won’t Replace Your Surgeon Anytime Soon

Robots are coming for jobs in hospitals. Which ones will they take over first? The post Why An Autonomous Robot Won't Replace Your Surgeon Anytime Soon appeared first on WIRED.

Everything You Need to Know About the Theranos Saga So Far

Theranos is a complicated, secretive company caught up in a fascinating, confusing scandal about medical accuracy and ethics. Let's start at the beginning. The post Everything You Need to Know About the Theranos Saga So Far appeared first on WIRED.

Happy May the 4th! Let’s Break Down a Super Star Destroyer’s Super Death

In this scene from Return of the Jedi, a Super Star Destroyer crashes into the Death Star. What can we learn from a physics analysis of this event? The post Happy May the 4th! Let's Break Down a Super Star Destroyer's Super Death appeared first on WIRED.

New Zealand’s White Island Volcano Rumbles to Life and Paints Itself Green

White Island had its first small eruption since 2013. Also, updates from Ruapehu, Nyiragongo and Turrialba. The post New Zealand's White Island Volcano Rumbles to Life and Paints Itself Green appeared first on WIRED.

The Little Telescope That Just Discovered Three Exoplanets and One-Upped Kepler

These exoplanets might be habitable, but their star looks nothing like the sun. The post The Little Telescope That Just Discovered Three Exoplanets and One-Upped Kepler appeared first on WIRED.

The US Is Finally Taking on Methane, Climate Change’s Hidden Villain

The greenhouse gas hasn't gotten the attention such a potent carbon-polluter deserves. But that's about to change. The post The US Is Finally Taking on Methane, Climate Change's Hidden Villain appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creatures: The World’s Silkiest Anteater Is Not—I Repeat, Not—Stoned

The silky anteater isn't high. It's just tired, because this proficient hunter has no business being up during the day. The post Absurd Creatures: The World's Silkiest Anteater Is Not—I Repeat, Not—Stoned appeared first on WIRED.

How to Get Rid of a Dead, Rotting Whale on Your Beach (Hint: Don’t Blow It Up)

How exactly do you get rid of 80,000 pounds of rotting flesh? The post How to Get Rid of a Dead, Rotting Whale on Your Beach (Hint: Don't Blow It Up) appeared first on WIRED.

Your Simple (Yes, Simple) Guide to Quantum Entanglement

Quantum entanglement is thought to be one of the trickiest concepts in science, but the core issues are simple. The post Your Simple (Yes, Simple) Guide to Quantum Entanglement appeared first on WIRED.

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