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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
Caren Alpert Flu virus All flu vaccines start with flu viruses: genetic material packaged in an envelope of proteins and fats, studded with yet more proteins—antigens—that push the body’s immune system into action. With thousands ofShow More Summary
The center of the galaxy should be chock-full of rapidly spinning, dense stellar corpses known as pulsars. The problem is, astronomers can't seem to find them. The post Mysterious Missing Pulsars May Have Gotten Wrapped in Dark Matter and Turned Into Black Holes appeared first on WIRED.
Workers start with gloves, then don Tyvek suits, boots, masks, eye protection, aprons, and another pair of gloves. The post How Ebola Healthcare Workers Get Dressed appeared first on WIRED.
One photo captures the astonishing moment before a wildebeest plunges into a stream in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Park. And another image chronicles the unlikely escape of a penguin from the looming jaws of a leopard seal. From the...Show More Summary
Scientists who study wild animals want to get as close as possible to their subjects without stressing them out or disrupting their natural behaviors. One possible solution: remote-controlled rovers. The post Dressing Up a Rover as a Baby Penguin—For Science! appeared first on WIRED.
November’s New York City Marathon is a little bit Jekyll-and-Hyde, combining benevolent descents with sinister climbs; the equally prestigious Boston course gifts a runner with merciful downhills. And if the there-and-back Whiskey Row race in Arizona looks too hellish, head to Berlin. Show More Summary
Friday morning, Virgin Galactic’s spaceship, meant to eventually take wealthy passengers on brief rides into space, crashed during a test flight over southern California. One of the pilots onboard was killed, the other suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital. Show More Summary
Today, a brave Virgin Galactic test pilot is dead and another one critically injured---in the service of a millionaire boondoggle thrill ride. The post Space Tourism Isn’t Worth Dying For appeared first on WIRED.