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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

To Help Cool the Climate, Add Aerosol

Opinion: As counterintuitive as it seems, deliberately injecting sufficient aerosol into the upper atmosphere to keep global temperatures in check would very clearly save lives. The post To Help Cool the Climate, Add Aerosol appeared first on WIRED.

Nobel Prize in Physics Goes to Another Weird Thing Nobody Understands

The Nobel Committee used pastries to try and explain this year's award. The post Nobel Prize in Physics Goes to Another Weird Thing Nobody Understands appeared first on WIRED.

A Smarter Way to Compare Birth Control Methods

It's easy to find sites listing efficacy rates and side effects, but you rarely get a sense of what it's like to live with a given method of birth control every day. The post A Smarter Way to Compare Birth Control Methods appeared first on WIRED.

Hawaii’s Mysterious Coral Reefs Turn Out to Be Super Weird

A 20-year study is shining a light on a world that's upending the very idea of a coral reef. The post Hawaii’s Mysterious Coral Reefs Turn Out to Be Super Weird appeared first on WIRED.

Let’s Physics the Bejesus Out of Rubber Bands

There is a classic experiment that looks at the end of a falling slinky. Could you repeat this with a rubber band and a mass? No, it doesn't work—here's why. The post Let’s Physics the Bejesus Out of Rubber Bands appeared first on WIRED.

The Kinkajou: Like a Primate, Only With an Identity Problem

It may look like a monkey, with its prehensile tail and predilection for chewing with its mouth open—but don't be fooled. The post The Kinkajou: Like a Primate, Only With an Identity Problem appeared first on WIRED.

How America Is Battling Its Horrific Opioid Epidemic

In bathrooms, bedrooms, and alleyways across the country, people are overdosing and dying every day. So we need to start talking about solutions. The post How America Is Battling Its Horrific Opioid Epidemic appeared first on WIRED.

A New Generation of Astronomers Is on the Hunt for the Next Earth

Advances in radial velocity search—including a new instrument called EXPRES—could help scientists to find and weigh lots of other Earth-mass planets. The post A New Generation of Astronomers Is on the Hunt for the Next Earth appeared first on WIRED.

Happy Droughtiversary, California!

October 1st is the beginning of California's water year. Here's how the state's water situation is currently looking. The post Happy Droughtiversary, California! appeared first on WIRED.

An Ode to the Rosetta Spacecraft as It Flings Itself Into a Comet

Time to break out the tissues, space fans. The post An Ode to the Rosetta Spacecraft as It Flings Itself Into a Comet appeared first on WIRED.

Using Math to Repair a 650-Year-Old Masterpiece

The author shows how new mathematical techniques can be used to revitalize a 650-year-old work of art. The post Using Math to Repair a 650-Year-Old Masterpiece appeared first on WIRED.

Earthquake Swarm at Iceland’s Katla Volcano Raises Alert Status to Yellow

A new earthquake swarm at Iceland's Katla has become intense enough for officials to raise the alert status at the ice-capped volcano. The post Earthquake Swarm at Iceland's Katla Volcano Raises Alert Status to Yellow appeared first on WIRED.

The Weird History of Oysters as Aphrodisiacs

The cold truth on a half shell. The post The Weird History of Oysters as Aphrodisiacs appeared first on WIRED.

The South Hills Crossbill Is Evolving in a Seriously Bizarre Way

In the pine forests of Idaho, a bird called the South Hills crossbill is waging one seriously bizarre evolutionary war. The post The South Hills Crossbill Is Evolving in a Seriously Bizarre Way appeared first on WIRED.

The Arctic Is Melting, and Fast. But Maybe Data Can Save It

A group of 28 nations are meeting in Washington DC to work on better ways to map and track Arctic sea ice loss. The post The Arctic Is Melting, and Fast. But Maybe Data Can Save It appeared first on WIRED.

What’s Your Ideal Running Speed to Conserve Energy?

Clearly running faster uses more energy. But at what speed does a human use the least amount of energy? Here is a model with estimates. The post What’s Your Ideal Running Speed to Conserve Energy? appeared first on WIRED.

If Europa Has Ice Plumes, Maybe They Work Like Earth’s Volcanoes

Europa joins a growing list of planetary bodies that likely have ice volcanism and possibly liquid water. The post If Europa Has Ice Plumes, Maybe They Work Like Earth’s Volcanoes appeared first on WIRED.

NASA Finds More Evidence of Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

It's not aliens. Everyone calm the heck down. The post NASA Finds More Evidence of Water Plumes on Jupiter's Moon Europa appeared first on WIRED.

The Paris Climate Agreement Is Now One Step Closer to Reality

UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, predicts global climate deal will be fully ratified by the end of the year after 31 nations officially sign up in New York The post The Paris Climate Agreement Is Now One Step Closer to Reality appeared first on WIRED.

Carrots Won’t Help You Read This Headline

Eat them anyway. The post Carrots Won't Help You Read This Headline appeared first on WIRED.

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