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NASA Swears It Didn’t Mean to Interrupt Your July 4 Cookout

The space agency insists that the timing of Juno's insertion into Jupiter's orbit is just a matter of solar conjunctions and conflicting launch schedules. The post NASA Swears It Didn't Mean to Interrupt Your July 4 Cookout appeared first on WIRED.

The Oracle of Arithmetic Works Best Without Writing Down a Thing

At 28, Peter Scholze is uncovering deep connections between number theory and geometry. The post The Oracle of Arithmetic Works Best Without Writing Down a Thing appeared first on WIRED.

Juno’s Jupiter Mission Faces Its Most Critical Moment

NASA's Juno mission isn't just a big deal for Jupiter fans—it could help unravel how life itself began. The post Juno's Jupiter Mission Faces Its Most Critical Moment appeared first on WIRED.

NASA Confirms New Horizons Is Hurtling Towards Some Barren Space Rock Named 2014 MU69

NASA has greenlit New Horizons' next target: a lump of rock out in the Kuiper Belt called 2014 MU69. The post NASA Confirms New Horizons Is Hurtling Towards Some Barren Space Rock Named 2014 MU69 appeared first on WIRED.

3 Things You Need to Know About NASA’s Juno Mission

Juno is drawing closer and closer to Jupiter—so buckle up for a whole bunch of new science. The post 3 Things You Need to Know About NASA's Juno Mission appeared first on WIRED.

Exxon Is Fighting for Its Right to Deny Climate Change

Does Exxon Mobil have a constitutional right to sow doubt about climate science? The post Exxon Is Fighting for Its Right to Deny Climate Change appeared first on WIRED.

The US Rowing Team’s Antimicrobial Suit Can’t Defeat Rio’s Polluted Water

Health experts aren't sure US rowers' fancy antimicrobial gear will do much to protect water athletes from nasty viruses and bacteria at the Olympics. The post The US Rowing Team’s Antimicrobial Suit Can’t Defeat Rio’s Polluted Water appeared first on WIRED.

Got Cornstarch and Bacon Grease? You Can Make Your Own Homemade Frisbee

One good flick of the wrist and a Frisbee is marooned on the neighbor’s roof. Save your precious energy with these slightly crappy homemade throwing discs. The post Got Cornstarch and Bacon Grease? You Can Make Your Own Homemade Frisbee appeared first on WIRED.

How to Make Kids Eat Well

We care a lot about food in our family, and though we have a small backyard, we started gardening with our daughter when she was a year old. She’s now 4, and she loves sticking seeds into dirt, watering plants, and especially eating vegetables straight from the garden. It’s an extension of letting her “help” […] The post How to Make Kids Eat Well appeared first on WIRED.

It’ll Be Really Hard to Test for Doping at the Rio Olympics

Now that Rio's anti-doping lab is suspended, Olympics organizers might have to take athletes' samples somewhere else. The post It’ll Be Really Hard to Test for Doping at the Rio Olympics appeared first on WIRED.

NASA’s Dawn Mission Is Over, Except Maybe Not

Though its official mission is complete, Dawn may even have a few firsts left under its belt. The post NASA's Dawn Mission Is Over, Except Maybe Not appeared first on WIRED.

The Ethics of Why You Should Definitely Watch Shark Week

You should be watching Shark Week. The post The Ethics of Why You Should Definitely Watch Shark Week appeared first on WIRED.

The Chicken and EEG Problem: Looking For a Humane Way to Kill Chickens

Animal welfare is tricky when you get into the details; it means, essentially, a bunch of humans sitting around considering what it feels like to be a chicken. The post The Chicken and EEG Problem: Looking For a Humane Way to Kill Chickens appeared first on WIRED.

That Dire Helium Shortage? Vastly Inflated

Researchers found a huge pocket of helium in Tanzania. That's great, but it won't fix the global helium shortage...because there isn't one. The post That Dire Helium Shortage? Vastly Inflated appeared first on WIRED.

Humanity Is Killing Off Thousands of Species. But It’s Creating Them, Too

A new world will emerge out of the Anthropocene, shaped by the species humans create and foster as well as the ones they kill off. The post Humanity Is Killing Off Thousands of Species. But It's Creating Them, Too appeared first on WIRED.

A Knock on the Head Can Give You the British Accent of Your Dreams

A Texas woman got jaw surgery and wound up with a British accent. Sounds legit. The post A Knock on the Head Can Give You the British Accent of Your Dreams appeared first on WIRED.

Jay Leno Can’t Do Flips in a Car and Not Expect Us to Do the Physics

In this video, Jay Leno rides with Bob Riggle in a high power car. The car pulls a wheelie and then ends up rolling. Here is the physics behind both of these events. The post Jay Leno Can’t Do Flips in a Car and Not Expect Us to Do the Physics appeared first on WIRED.

A Cash-Strapped Forest Service Faces Its Most Epic Fire Season Ever

The Forest Service has to fork over most of its budget to battle increasingly intense blazes, leaving little left for prevention and restoration. The post A Cash-Strapped Forest Service Faces Its Most Epic Fire Season Ever appeared first on WIRED.

Banned for Doping, Floyd Landis Is Getting In the Weed Biz

He won the Tour de France, and then authorities banned him for doping. Then he ratted out Lance Armstrong. Now Floyd Landis has a brand new bag. The post Banned for Doping, Floyd Landis Is Getting In the Weed Biz appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creatures: Someone Tell the Tree Kangaroo to Get Down From There

Nothing against kangaroos, but they don't really belong in trees. The post Absurd Creatures: Someone Tell the Tree Kangaroo to Get Down From There appeared first on WIRED.

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