Posts tagged as: science

WIRED Book Club: The Secret Behind Three-Body Problem’s Ticking Clock

After the first 10 chapters, we fancy ourselves scientist-philosophers, theorizing about aliens, humans, and the nature of the universe. The post WIRED Book Club: The

House Republicans Are Trying to Blackball the Climate Investigation into Exxon

The House Science Committee is dragging out the spurious narrative that science isn't in consensus about climate change, its causes, and effects. The post House

Why Finger Smudges Look So Much Worse on the Glossy Jet Black iPhone 7

Turns out, the same properties that make for superior polish also attract fingerprints faster than a season of CSI: Miami. The post Why Finger Smudges

David Kwong Is the Puzzle Master Behind NBC’s ‘Blindspot’

David Kwong is the consultant for Hollywood's biggest illusion-heavy projects, including movie "Now You See Me" and television drama "Blindspot."

Hillary Clinton Has Pneumonia, and Health-Wise It’s No Big Deal

It's a not-serious lung infection. It set off a media frenzy and speculations about her overall health. She'll probably be fine. The post Hillary Clinton

Biologists Really Can’t Help Naming Species After Obama

Thomas Jefferson has an extinct scallop, Teddy has an elk and a savanna shrew. But Obama has a whole menagerie of fish

Moon Cycles Might Be Linked to Really Big Quakes

New research suggests that spring tides might flex highly stressed fault lines to the point of triggering large quakes. The post Moon Cycles Might Be

The Most Fashionable Crabs Never Wear White After Labor Day

The urchin and decorator crabs wear other organisms as hats and jackets. It's called fashion. Look it up. The post The Most Fashionable Crabs Never

‘It Doesn’t Get Easier’: Marking Sept. 11, 15 Years Later

The grief and the feeling of horror of Sept. 11, 2001 may permanently linger, uniting people across the world who are bonded by little else.

‘It Doesn’t Get Easier’: Remembering Sept. 11, 15 Years Later

The grief and the feeling of horror of Sept. 11, 2001 may permanently linger, uniting people across the world who are bonded by little else.

DoS Attack Crashes Website Monitoring North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site

The timing is odd, and suggests someone doesn't like the NGO keeping an eye on nuclear test sites. The post DoS Attack Crashes Website Monitoring

Colliding Black Holes Tell the New Story of Stars

Just months after their discovery, gravitational waves coming from the mergers of black holes are shaking up astrophysics. The post Colliding Black Holes Tell the

Here’s How Many Apple Cores It Would Take to Poison You

Fact checking an old wives' tale. The post Here’s How Many Apple Cores It Would Take to Poison You appeared first on WIRED.

Let’s Calculate the Mass of Netflix’s Luke Cage

In this image from the Luke Cage series, we see Luke lifting up some dude. From this we can calculate an estimate for the mass

It’s Too Late to Save the Glaciers, but Scientists Are Saving Some Pieces in an Antarctic Vault

Glaciers all around the world are melting, mostly because of climate change. So a group of concerned scientists is flying the stuff to somewhere colder.

Skeleton key: London railway unlocks Great Plague DNA – CNET

DNA has confirmed that skeletons found under the site of a future train station in London are from victims of the 1665 Great Plague.

FCC revises set-top box proposal – CNET

The FCC has backtracked on its controversial set-top proposal, and in a compromise will require cable operators and other pay-TV providers to offer apps to

Space nebula looks like Star Trek’s USS Enterprise, says NASA – CNET

NASA's Spitzer telescope spots a pair of starships in a beautiful set of nebulae.

Wichita, Kansas Gets First Latino, Formerly Undocumented Deputy Police Chief

Deputy Sheriff Jose Salcido of Wichita, Kansas Police Department made history on Wednesday — twice.

Climate Change and the Terrible, No-Good Odds of Bad Weather

Last month, a historic storm flooded southern Louisiana. Was it climate change? Yes and no. The post Climate Change and the Terrible,

Air Force: Stash These F-22s for Us? NASA: Yeah Sure We Got Room

Fitting the planes together was like Tetris, with a prettier result than your most artful video-game moves. The post Air Force: Stash These F-22s for

Was this the 1st ‘Star Trek’ convention?

In September 1976, "Star Trek" fans descended upon the Statler Hilton in New York. Photographer Shalmon Bernstein was there to capture all the "trekkies" and

Watch NASA Launch OSIRIS-REx, Its Asteroid-Sampling Spacecraft

NASA's OSIRIS-REx leaves today on a seven-year journey to collect a scientific windfall of asteroid dust (and very small rocks). Bennu or bust! The post

Introducing NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission: the Unofficial Comic Strip

NASA is prone to anthropomorphizing its rovers and spacefaring robots, so we made OSIRIX-REx (Rex, for short) the star of his own comic strip. The

Looking for community at a ‘Star Trek’ convention

In September 1976, "Star Trek" fans descended upon the Statler Hilton in New York. Photographer Shalmon Bernstein was there to capture all the "trekkies" and

Can You Find the Philae Lander Hiding on the Surface of a Comet?

The ESA found its lost comet probe, and a whole lot of science. The post Can You Find the Philae Lander Hiding on the Surface

We’re ahead of schedule to turn ‘Star Trek’ tech into reality – CNET

Most of the sci-fi franchise takes place centuries in the future, but some of the technology from the universe of Kirk and Picard could be

We’re ahead of schedule to turn ‘Star Trek’ tech into actual reality – CNET

Most of the sci-fi franchise takes place centuries in the future, but some of the technology from the universe of Kirk and Picard could be

Chicago dad prays for son’s safety on 1st day of school

Cute back-to-school photos flooding Facebook feeds are taking on a different tone in Chicago.

How to Fit the World’s Biggest Indoor Waterfall in an Airport

No one has ever cut a giant hole in a bagel-shaped glass roof and dropped water nine stories in the ground. Until Singapore's Changi Airport

Asking for raises benefits men more than women, research finds – CNET

Research finds "no evidence" to support belief that the gender pay gap is due to women not being assertive in workplace negotiations.

Want to Be a Good Science Communicator? You Have to Build Bridges

Science communication rule number 2: Build the best bridge from event to the audience. The post Want to Be a Good Science

To Make Drone Deliveries Work, AT&T Is Tapping Into the Cell Network

Qualcomm and AT&T are collaborating to make wide-ranging drone operations reliable and safe, using current 4G LTE and future 5G networks. The post To Make

‘Star Trek’s’ LCARS could become your virtual assistant – CNET

Step aside, Siri and Cortana. Mama's home.

Why is NASA chasing this asteroid?

NASA's OSIRIS-REx space probe will rendezvous with asteroid Bennu, take a sample and -- in a U.S. space first -- bring the sample back to

Spraying Mosquitoes by Plane Ain’t Perfect, But It’s the Best We’ve Got for Zika

After millions of bees were killed by mosquito pesticides, beekeepers called for a stop to spraying. But it's still one of the best defenses we

Missing Philae Probe Found Wedged in Crack on Comet

High-resolution cameras on the Rosetta spacecraft have found space probe Philae, which landed on a comet nearly two years ago only to lose power.

​’MythBusters’ B-Team return to TV in new Netflix series – CNET

Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci will host a new unscripted show about weird science and unusual tech.

China Embraces Coding Languages as the Future

Kids are being groomed to lead China's push to become an "innovation powerhouse."

Look Out, New Jersey. Hermine is Headed North

The National Hurricane Center just updated its forecast for Hermine, and hoo boy this is going to be an interesting storm. The post Look Out,
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