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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

No, Jose Ramirez’s Helmet Doesn’t Defy the Laws of Physics

In this clip, José Ramírez kicks his helmet as it falls off his head. The helmet appears to both fly backwards and land on second base. Here's how it works. The post No, Jose Ramirez's Helmet Doesn't Defy the Laws of Physics appeared first on WIRED.

Satellites Are Keeping a Close Eye on Remote Eruptions

Two remote volcanoes had eruptions over the last week. Meanwhile, things heated up in Chile and cooled down in New Zealand. The post Satellites Are Keeping a Close Eye on Remote Eruptions appeared first on WIRED.

Before and After the Insane Fort McMurray Fire, From 350 Miles Above Earth

A pair of satellites give first responders a view of the fire's devastation. The post Before and After the Insane Fort McMurray Fire, From 350 Miles Above Earth appeared first on WIRED.

A Reboot of the Legendary Physics Site ArXiv Could Shape Open Science

The open source physics site arXiv is turning 25, and it's going to get a makeover. But what does that mean for its principles of data transparency? The post A Reboot of the Legendary Physics Site ArXiv Could Shape Open Science appeared first on WIRED.

Maybe You’re Not an Atheist–Maybe You’re a Naturalist Like Sean Carroll

What happens when a CalTech theoretical physicist examines what it means to be human, whether God exists, and what happens after you die? The post Maybe You're Not an Atheist–Maybe You're a Naturalist Like Sean Carroll appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creatures: Hail Hydra, the Incredible, Maybe-Immortal Animal

The hydra's got kind of a jellyfish thing going on, with tentacles it uses to snag prey. But it can live a really, really long time. The post Absurd Creatures: Hail Hydra, the Incredible, Maybe-Immortal Animal appeared first on WIRE...

They Don’t Call Colorado the Mother of Rivers for Nothin’, Folks

Among the many nicknames Coloradans have for their state, "the mother of rivers" is particularly apt. The post They Don't Call Colorado the Mother of Rivers for Nothin', Folks appeared first on WIRED.

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.

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