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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Backyard Detectives Out-Spy the Spies Orbiting Above

Today the government is launching a new clandestine satellite. The post Backyard Detectives Out-Spy the Spies Orbiting Above appeared first on WIRED.

Bet You Didn’t Hear Shell Spilled a Bunch of Oil in the Gulf

Shell spilled nearly 90,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico last month, and you probably didn't even hear about it. The post Bet You Didn't Hear Shell Spilled a Bunch of Oil in the Gulf appeared first on WIRED.

Save the Galapagos With GMO Rats. What Could Go Wrong?

Will environmentalists embrace genetic modification if it can save an island full of endangered species? The post Save the Galapagos With GMO Rats. What Could Go Wrong? appeared first on WIRED.

Unraveling the Mystery of the Ocean’s Twilight Zone

A new exhibit shows off the undersea creatures who populate one of the most mysterious, poorly understood parts of the ocean. The post Unraveling the Mystery of the Ocean's Twilight Zone appeared first on WIRED.

Chips that Mimic Organs Could Be More Powerful Than Animal Testing

The new Toxic Substances Control Act could encourage research into organs on chips. The post Chips that Mimic Organs Could Be More Powerful Than Animal Testing appeared first on WIRED.

Want to Live on Mars? You’ll Need to Make Some Martian Bricks

Scientists are working to transform Martian regolith into a radiation-shielding construction material. The post Want to Live on Mars? You’ll Need to Make Some Martian Bricks appeared first on WIRED.

Are Expensive Bicycle Wheels Worth the Money? Let’s Check the Physics

If you decrease the drag by just a little bit, you can get significant power savings on a bicycle. However, these savings are only worthwhile at high speeds. The post Are Expensive Bicycle Wheels Worth the Money? Let’s Check the Physics appeared first on WIRED.

What Tarantula Toxins Teach Us About the Science of Pain

Scientists at UCSF are using tarantula venom to figure out how pain works. What they find could lead to new drugs that treat conditions like epilepsy. The post What Tarantula Toxins Teach Us About the Science of Pain appeared first on WIRED.

Crotch Explosions, Severed Heads, and Pee Cups: Yep, It’s Mary Roach on the Science of War

For her new book, Mary Roach sniffed WWII stink bombs, interrogated soldiers about their bowel movements, and tasted caffeinated meat. The post Crotch Explosions, Severed Heads, and Pee Cups: Yep, It’s Mary Roach on the Science of War appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creatures: The Bearcat Isn’t a Bear or Cat But It Does Smell Like Popcorn

The binturong has a prehensile tail, crazy feet, and excretes a scent that smells like popcorn. Just call it Orville Smellenbacher. The post Absurd Creatures: The Bearcat Isn't a Bear or Cat But It Does Smell Like Popcorn appeared first on WIRED.

A Disk of Dark Matter Might Run Through Our Galaxy

In the new, free-for-all era of dark matter research, the controversial idea that dark matter is concentrated in thin disks is being rescued from scientific oblivion. The post A Disk of Dark Matter Might Run Through Our Galaxy appeared first on WIRED.

The History of Humanity’s Bloody War Against the Mosquito

From malaria to Zika, mosquitoes have been the primary vector of human suffering for centuries. Here's how people have fought back. The post The History of Humanity's Bloody War Against the Mosquito appeared first on WIRED.

NASA Steps Up to Track the Shrinking of Earth’s Coral Reefs

A state-of-the-art instrument, usually found on satellites and spacecraft, will survey coral reefs on Earth. The post NASA Steps Up to Track the Shrinking of Earth’s Coral Reefs appeared first on WIRED.

What Happens to Harambe’s Gorilla Troop Now That He’s Gone? It’s Complicated

Harambe's death throws a wrench in the carefully mapped out Gorilla Species Survival Plan. The post What Happens to Harambe's Gorilla Troop Now That He's Gone? It's Complicated appeared first on WIRED.

The Physics Behind Captain America’s Ricocheting Shield

Captain America likes to throw his shield so that it bounces off multiple surfaces. How difficult would these kinds of throws be? The post The Physics Behind Captain America's Ricocheting Shield appeared first on WIRED.

Oh Thank Goodness Donald Trump Knows How to Fix the Drought

The orange one believes he can fix California's tangled water crises by letting a "certain kind of three inch fish" go extinct. Nope. The post Oh Thank Goodness Donald Trump Knows How to Fix the Drought appeared first on WIRED.

The Crisis in Flint Isn’t Over. It’s Everywhere.

The toxic disaster in Flint is not an isolated incident. US water infrastructure is a shambles, a haven for poisonous compounds and lethal bacteria. The post The Crisis in Flint Isn't Over. It's Everywhere. appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creatures: Fish Think They’re Safe From Birds But This Bird Is Like LOL

For a bird called the kingfisher, impalement is a way of life. The post Absurd Creatures: Fish Think They're Safe From Birds But This Bird Is Like LOL appeared first on WIRED.

A Lot of Weird Stuff Has Been Happening in the Oceans

Whether the causes are El Nino or the “Blob” or ultimately climate change, The post A Lot of Weird Stuff Has Been Happening in the Oceans appeared first on WIRED.

Check Out the New Lava Flows From Kilauea and Piton de la Fournaise

Two island volcanoes in the middle of the Pacific and Indian oceans had new lava flows last week. The post Check Out the New Lava Flows From Kilauea and Piton de la Fournaise appeared first on WIRED.

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