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