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Blog Post Archive

Absurd Creatures: The Nudibranch Is Gorgeous, So You Should Never Touch It

Look at the nudibranch. Beautiful, right? That's its way of saying it will mess you up. You see, the nudibranch packs a punch—in a very unusual way. The post Absurd Creatures: The Nudibranch Is Gorgeous, So You Should Never Touch It appeared first on WIRED.

You Pay to Read Research You Fund. That’s Ludicrous

Saying that Sci-Hub is about copyright infringement is like saying the Boston Tea Party was about late-night vandalism. The post You Pay to Read Research You Fund. That's Ludicrous appeared first on WIRED.

Mathematical Matchmaker Michael Atiyah Dreams of a Quantum Union

At 86, Britain’s preeminent mathematical matchmaker is still tackling the big questions and dreaming of a union between the quantum and the gravitational forces. The post Mathematical Matchmaker Michael Atiyah Dreams of a Quantum Union appeared first on WIRED.

Oh Good: Congress Can’t Even Agree to Protect the US From Zika

Republicans are currently holding up an emergency Zika funding that states need to control mosquito populations. The post Oh Good: Congress Can't Even Agree to Protect the US From Zika appeared first on WIRED.

How British Scientists Got Inside North Korea to Study a Volcano

For weeks at a time in 2011, British and American researchers have gone to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as North Korea is formally known, to collect rock samples and deploy seismometers---some even in the homes of North Korean villagers. The post How British Scientists Got Inside North Korea to Study a Volcano appeared first on WIRED.

What Would Inky Think: Is It OK to Cage an Octopus?

If octopuses are smart enough to run away, should you be locking them up in the first place? The post What Would Inky Think: Is It OK to Cage an Octopus? appeared first on WIRED.

The Great Barrier Reef’s Best Hope Is a Killer Robot

Crown-of-thorns starfish are the zombies of the sea. They won’t die even if you cut them in half. The post The Great Barrier Reef's Best Hope Is a Killer Robot appeared first on WIRED.

Blood in a Mosquito’s Belly Could Reveal How Diseases Spread

Some scientists are looking for human DNA in mosquitoes to understand mosquito-borne disease. The post Blood in a Mosquito's Belly Could Reveal How Diseases Spread appeared first on WIRED.

Theranos’ Future Looks Bloody Grim as Feds Threaten a Shutdown

Federal regulators are threatening to shut down Theranos' California lab and ban its owners from running any labs for two years. The post Theranos' Future Looks Bloody Grim as Feds Threaten a Shutdown appeared first on WIRED.

Zika Causes Microcephaly, the CDC Confirms

"It is now clear that the virus causes microcephaly," says Tom Frieden, director of the CDC. The post Zika Causes Microcephaly, the CDC Confirms appeared first on WIRED.

California’s Water Wars Flare Up As SoCal Makes a Land Grab

A massive southern California water agency has bought up land surrounding northern California's most important piece of water infrastructure. The post California's Water Wars Flare Up As SoCal Makes a Land Grab appeared first on WIR...

A Brain Implant Brings a Quadriplegic’s Arm Back to Life

A quadriplegic patient can swipe credit cards and play video games thanks to the microchip implanted in his brain two years ago. The post A Brain Implant Brings a Quadriplegic's Arm Back to Life appeared first on WIRED.

Sean Parker Just Gave $250M to the Darling of Cancer Research

Napster, Facebook, cancer immunotherapy. One of these sounds it like doesn’t belong, but what they all have in common is Sean Parker. The post Sean Parker Just Gave $250M to the Darling of Cancer Research appeared first on WIRED.

When Your Job Is Researching (Animal) Sex on the Beach

Marah Hardt is on a quest to investigate the elaborate mating rituals of life in the deep. The post When Your Job Is Researching (Animal) Sex on the Beach appeared first on WIRED.

Rich Dude Yuri Milner Wants 100-Million-MPH, Laser-Powered Satellites. Is That Too Much to Ask?

Yuri Milner's Breakthrough Starshot aims to propel a tiny satellite to 100 million miles per hour using a freaking laser. The post Rich Dude Yuri Milner Wants 100-Million-MPH, Laser-Powered Satellites. Is That Too Much to Ask? appeared first on WIRED.

The Far-Out Summit Where Geniuses Learn to Build Starships

Every year-and-a-half or so, a bunch of hardcore space engineers meet in Tennessee to figure out how to get humanity to the stars. The post The Far-Out Summit Where Geniuses Learn to Build Starships appeared first on WIRED.

Sonar May Have Turned Up a Long-Lost Civil War Ship, the Agnes E. Fry

Archaeologists think they’ve found the shipwreck of a long-lost blockade runner: the Agnes E. Fry. The post Sonar May Have Turned Up a Long-Lost Civil War Ship, the Agnes E. Fry appeared first on WIRED.

Ace Rocketeers Swear They’ll Put Inflatable Space Stations in Orbit, and Soon

Bigelow Aerospace's inflatable space habitats find a company with the Atlas rockets The post Ace Rocketeers Swear They'll Put Inflatable Space Stations in Orbit, and Soon appeared first on WIRED.

Genetic Superheroes Walk Among Us, But Shhh! No One Can Tell ‘Em

Scientists announced they have found 13 “resilient” people who have genetic mutations that should have doomed them to serious childhood disease. The post Genetic Superheroes Walk Among Us, But Shhh! No One Can Tell 'Em appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creatures: The Botfly Wants a Hug Just Kidding It Wants to Mess You Up

Behold the botfly, whose larva burrows into your skin, feeds on your flesh, and erupts out in alien fashion. Good times! The post Absurd Creatures: The Botfly Wants a Hug Just Kidding It Wants to Mess You Up appeared first on WIRED.

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