Posts tagged as: science

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

Spending Too Much Time on Your Phone? Try a Digital Detox

A digital detox is like a juice cleanse, but instead of staying away from junk food, you'll be staying away

One Man’s Quest to CT Scan All the World’s Fishes

Adam Summers is on a mission to scan all 33,000 species of ray-finned fish—and upload all of that data for anyone to tinker with. The

Ancient Roman coins turn up in Japanese ruins – CNET

A haul of coins from halfway across the world turned up on an archaeological site in Japan. Exactly how they got there is a fascinating

3-parent baby technique produces a boy

Not everyone is rejoicing following the birth of a seemingly healthy three-parent baby earlier this year, which is detailed in study published in a scientific

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

Campaign manager explains Trump’s climate change stance

Donald Trump's campaign manager said Tuesday the candidate does not believe climate change is man-made, a day after his previous statements on the issue were

Why I Won’t Get the Genetic Test for Breast Cancer

BRCA is a powerful tool to estimate cancer risk, but it's not a crystal ball. And I don't want the results of one imperfect test

NASA says it may have spotted water plumes on Jupiter’s moon

Could a second celestial object in our solar system host living organisms?

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.

Water plumes could be making it rain on Jupiter moon Europa – CNET

Plumes spotted by NASA's Hubble telescope could make it much easier to sample Europa's supposed subsurface ocean, which may harbor the building blocks for life.

The Two-Foot-Wide Starfish That’ll Ruin Your Day

The crown of thorns starfish's spikes not only pierce flesh, but come loaded with a toxin that will make you say, "Oh, so I wasn't

Best and worst sugars to eat before your workout

Many experts tout sugar as public health enemy number one. Considering eating too much of it can lead to obesity, heart disease and diabetes, the

She’s spending the Chan Zuckerberg $3 billion

Hearing the words "$3 billion," most of us felt vaguely stunned, so we missed hearing what came next during Wednesday's announcement from Facebook founder Mark

What’s Inside Blue Ballpoint Ink? Fatty Acids and Alcohol

Patents for ballpoint pens go back to the late 1800s, but it took half a century to develop good, fast-drying inks

Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano Makes an Ashy Mess for Airports

Vigorous explosive eruptions at Turrialba in Costa Rica have made an ashy mess for air travelers. The post Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano Makes an Ashy

Former Cuomo Aides Charged in New York Corruption Case

Ex-"right-hand man" allegedly used code word "ziti" borrowed from "The Sopranos" to refer to bribes.

To Save the Oceans, These Guys Are Turning to Sci-Fi

How do you make people care about oceans? Hit them right in the nerd. The post To Save the Oceans, These Guys Are Turning to

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.

The Muddled Link Between Booze and Cancer

Alcohol’s potential health benefits may have been grossly oversold by industry-funded research—distracting consumers from the realities of cancer risk. The post The Muddled Link Between

The most ancient civilisation on Earth is still around today – CNET

A new world-first DNA study has revealed that Indigenous Australian civilisation dates back more than 50,000 years.

Stephen Hawking and 374 other scientists say don’t vote Trump – CNET

Technically Incorrect: In an open letter, the scientists say voting for the Republican presidential nominee would be disastrous for the fight against global warming.

How To Eat Unprocessed Food for a Year on a Budget

Here are 7 unprocessed grocery shopping tips to start eating better. Once you get going, it can become second nature.

What You Must Doing When Cooking With Cast Iron

It turns out, we've been missing something pretty important. This easy step will take cast iron cooking to the next level.

From Physics With Love: James Bond Cocktail Tricks

This is a simple physics demo to perform, but it looks really cool. It's a serving tray that doesn't spill your drink, and it's a

The Science of Swear Words (Warning: NSFW AF)

When English-speaking fantasy and science fiction writers invent new profanity in imaginary languages, those words have something very curious in common. The post The Science

Can you spot the tiny Saturn moon in this NASA photo? – CNET

Get out your magnifying glass. A Cassini photo of Saturn's rings turns into a visual hunt for one of the planet's smallest moons.

Human Chimera Research’s Huge (and Thorny) Potential

Mixing human cells with animal embryos could greatly enhance our understanding of human development. But the ethics are thorny. The post Human Chimera Research's Huge

The FTC Is Cracking Down on Predatory Science Journals

The FTC is suing predatory journal publishing company, OMICS Group, for hiding fees and deceiving researchers. It's a first for the largely unregulated industry. The

Sea Level Rise Is Already Driving People From the Marshall Islands

The numerous atolls that make up the island nation are now regularly swamped due to sea level rise. The post Sea Level Rise Is Already

Security News This Week: Congress Celebrates the Snowden Movie by Slamming Snowden

Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth but still deserve your attention. The post Security News

Giraffes Get Caught Up in the Great Genetics Nerd Fight

What's in a species? Giraffes may have the answer. The post Giraffes Get Caught Up in the Great Genetics Nerd Fight appeared first on WIRED.

How to Be a Savvy Science Reader

No one is predicting a massive eruption at Sakurajima in Japan. Yet, the media might have you believe that's the class, and that's just wrong.

The Gaia Space Telescope Just Changed How You See the Stars

The first star map from the ESA’s Gaia space telescope is poised to revolutionize our understanding of the Milky Way galaxy. The post The Gaia

How a Champion Powerlifter Became an Astronaut Guinea Pig

Starting this Sunday, former Miss Figure America Jonna Ocampo and three others will spend 30 days inside a three-story building meant to mimic a Mars

IBM Just Made It Easier to Build Apps That Harness the Weather

The Weather Company just put its entire weather API on IBM's BlueMix development platform, making it easier for developers to exploit the power of that

Think twice before sharing drug overdose photos

It was a well-intentioned attempt to show the disturbing effects of drug addiction, a common strategy among law enforcement agencies.

Delaying Star Trek: Discovery Means CBS Can’t Boldly Go Into Streaming

Moving the new series debut from January to May isn't a cause for concern, but it breaks a pattern set by previous shows in the

Child Star Mara Wilson Was Lucky: She Escaped the Social Media Age

The first book by the 'Matilda' actress captures child stardom before the Internet and social media. The post Child Star Mara Wilson Was Lucky: She

Bad Piggies Is the Best Science Game You Didn’t Know Was About Science

The best part of the game Bad Piggies is that you can build your own contraptions and create your own experiments. What happens when you

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