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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Sea Pig Has Tentacles for a Face and Balloons for Feet

May I introduce you to the sea pig, a bizarre type of sea cucumber with tentacles for a face and long clown balloons for feet. The post The Sea Pig Has Tentacles for a Face and Balloons for Feet appeared first on WIRED.

A Freaky Anti-Rubber Is Still Weirding Scientists Out

Auxetics are a class of materials whose curious and complex properties have excited researchers for decades. The post A Freaky Anti-Rubber Is Still Weirding Scientists Out appeared first on WIRED.

How Doctors in Florida Are Protecting Pregnant Women From Zika

Miami ob-gyn Christine Curry has treated about a dozen pregnant women with Zika. Now, she's telling us how it's done. The post How Doctors in Florida Are Protecting Pregnant Women From Zika appeared first on WIRED.

Cool Catchphrase, Hillary, but Science Isn’t About Belief

When Hillary Clinton said that she believed in science, she scored a campaign hit, but made it harder for people to understand how science works. The post Cool Catchphrase, Hillary, but Science Isn't About Belief appeared first on WIRED.

Google’s Famous Kitchens May Serve Fake Shrimp Made of Algae

Which is better: Shrimp made of shrimp or shrimp made of algae? The post Google’s Famous Kitchens May Serve Fake Shrimp Made of Algae appeared first on WIRED.

Photo of the Week: Hell Hath No Fury Like a Dirty Thunderstorm

Japan’s Mount Sakurajiwa isn’t half as famous—or big—as Mount Fuji. But it still knows how to put on a show. The post Photo of the Week: Hell Hath No Fury Like a Dirty Thunderstorm appeared first on WIRED.

Germs Are Magic and Other Things We Learned From Ed Yong’s New Book

Babies eat germ poop, there are probiotics for goats, and certain viruses act as your own personal bodyguards. The post Germs Are Magic and Other Things We Learned From Ed Yong's New Book appeared first on WIRED.

The US Is Finally Getting Its First Offshore Wind Farm

Designing and building spinning fans hundreds of feet tall that stay sutured to the ocean floor in the face of currents and wicked winds has taken almost three years of work. The post The US Is Finally Getting Its First Offshore Wind Farm appeared first on WIRED.

Olympic Drug Cops Will Scan for Genetically Modified Athletes

Nobody knows if Olympic athletes have learned to gene dope yet, but the World Anti-Doping Agency isn't taking any chances. The post Olympic Drug Cops Will Scan for Genetically Modified Athletes appeared first on WIRED.

How New Zealand Plans to Kill Its (Non-Human) Invasive Mammals

What could go wrong? The post How New Zealand Plans to Kill Its (Non-Human) Invasive Mammals appeared first on WIRED.

Hear Us Out: You Can Totally Make a Latte Without Milk

If you want a latte without the milk, you should be making it with poop. From bacteria, that is. The post Hear Us Out: You Can Totally Make a Latte Without Milk appeared first on WIRED.

How Queer Scientists Are Shaping Their Future With a Survey

Why are there so few openly queer people in STEM? And what are LGBTQ scientists and their experiences actually like? The post How Queer Scientists Are Shaping Their Future With a Survey appeared first on WIRED.

Your Scientific Guide to Eating Like a Good Human in 2016

If you care about health, sustainability, and food that actually tastes good, we’re here to help. So relax, pick up your fork, and chow down. The post Your Scientific Guide to Eating Like a Good Human in 2016 appeared first on WIRED...

The Bird That Kicks the Ever-Loving Crap Out of Its Prey

This hard-core bird of prey doesn't soar and swoop on its victims---it prefers to kick them to death. The post The Bird That Kicks the Ever-Loving Crap Out of Its Prey appeared first on WIRED.

The Physics of Trying to Crash Into the Sun

Why is it so difficult to crash into the Sun? This numerical calculation in python shows just how difficult it can be. Homework questions included. The post The Physics of Trying to Crash Into the Sun appeared first on WIRED.

There’s a Good Explanation for This Bouncy Patch of Grass in Siberia

During an unusually hot summer this year, researchers in Siberia stumbled upon fifteen of these oddly bouncy patches of grass. The post There's a Good Explanation for This Bouncy Patch of Grass in Siberia appeared first on WIRED.

The Whale Guardians of San Francisco Bay

This time of year, humpback and blue whales come to feed on masses of krill in the San Francisco Bay. They make for an amazing research opportunity. The post The Whale Guardians of San Francisco Bay appeared first on WIRED.

Space Photos of the Week: These Galaxies Got a Warped POV

Space photos of the week, July 17—23, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: These Galaxies Got a Warped POV appeared first on WIRED.

Mining Black Hole Collisions for Hints of the Elusive Axion

The physicist Asimina Arvanitaki is thinking up ways to search gravitational wave data for evidence of dark matter particles orbiting black holes. The post Mining Black Hole Collisions for Hints of the Elusive Axion appeared first on WIRED.

It Would Take a Lot of THC to Contaminate a Water Supply

A small town in Colorado detected THC in samples of its water supply. That's probably not what it is. The post It Would Take a Lot of THC to Contaminate a Water Supply appeared first on WIRED.

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