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Despite Internet froth, the asteroid making a not-so-near flyby past Earth is not going to kill us all. The post Chill. Asteroid 2015 HM10 Isn’t Going to Destroy Earth appeared first on WIRED.
Deep in the heart of caves in New Zealand, a tiny, slimy worm puts on a fantastic show. The post Carnivorous Glowworms Turn Caves Into Stunning Starscapes appeared first on WIRED.
Lego will be launching a center devoted to finding an eco-friendly replacement for oil-based plastic. The post Sorry, But the Perfect Lego Brick May Never Be Eco-Friendly appeared first on WIRED.
On the 4th of July, NASA's New Horizons probe overclocked its computer and took a quick nap. The post New Horizons Got Too Excited and Passed Out on July 4th appeared first on WIRED.
You trust sunscreen, and it comes through. But have you ever wondered how the stuff works? The post Big Question: How Does Sunscreen Shield Your Skin With Science? appeared first on WIRED.
Scientists have been changing genes in livestock embryos for decades in efforts to boost production. And it might be time for them to show up on your plate. The post Genetically Modified Animals Will Be on Your Plate in No Time appeared first on WIRED.
Leelah Alcorn, a trans youth who endured conversion therapy, wrote in her suicide note, “The only way I will rest in peace is if one day transgender people aren’t treated the way I was, they’re treated like humans, with valid feelings...Show More Summary
My son's epilepsy caused him to have up to 100 seizures a day. Our last hope: an untested, unproven treatment. The only problem? It was illegal. The post One Man’s Desperate Quest to Cure His Son’s Epilepsy—With Weed appeared first on WIRED.
Scientists haven’t rigorously tested the cosmic microwave background for a revealing shift in 25 years. A new experiment aims to change that. The post Why the Big Bang’s Light May Have a Tilt appeared first on WIRED.
It's been said science is a full contact sport. And no branch gets rowdier in a political sense than health care. The post Medicine Is a Battlefield. Here’s How to Stay in the Know appeared first on WIRED.
The tarantula hawk is actually a kind of solitary wasp, with a sting that causes a fiercely electric pain that could only be described as totally unacceptable. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: If This Wasp Stings You, ‘Just Lie Down and Start Screaming’ appeared first on WIRED.
The fireworks that go boom so colorfully every Fourth of July are a chemical cocktail of explosives and pigments. The post What’s Inside Fireworks: Glitter, Starch, and Gunpowder appeared first on WIRED.
Scientists are using a combination of outer space technology and crowdsourced observations to map the location of aurora. The post The ‘Aurorasaurus’ Maps This Year’s Spectacular Auroras appeared first on WIRED.
Let’s use an animation to estimate the mass of Pluto! The post Calculating Pluto’s Mass With Snapshots From New Horizons appeared first on WIRED.
On Tuesday, LiquiGlide announced that it will use its super-slippery coating inside mayonnaise bottles---the perfect match for its viral ketchup-pouring video. The post The Physics Behind Those No-Stick Ketchup and Mayo Bottles appeared first on WIRED.
New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman has done his fair share of thinking about how drought conditions factor into our food decisions. The post Mark Bittman Wants You to Know the Drought Isn’t Your Fault appeared first on WIRED...
A new earthquake swarm started off the coast of Iceland, the radius around a Japanese volcano has been evacuated, and the Fuego volcano in Guatemala has a plume more than three miles high! The post Eruption Update: Explosions at Hakone and Fuego, Swarm off Iceland appeared first on WIRED.
For the first time, researchers are able to link comet activity---the tendency for their jets to spew ice, dust, and gas into the cosmos---to features on a space rock's surface. The post Rosetta Found Sinkholes on the Surface of Its Comet appeared first on WIRED.
What’s a healthy baby worth? A pristine lake? How about the market value of a life without cancer? The post How the EPA Puts a Price Tag on Pollution appeared first on WIRED.
Scientists have figured out how to see through just about anything using subatomic particles from space. The post Space Particles Are Helping Map the Inside of Fukushima appeared first on WIRED.