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Scientists Brew Up the Creepiest Batches of Brain Balls Yet

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 1:00pm
Scientists Brew Up the Creepiest Batches of Brain Balls YetStem cell scientists are modern day witches. The post Scientists Brew Up the Creepiest Batches of Brain Balls Yet appeared first on WIRED.

A 130,000-Year-Old Mastodon Threatens to Upend Human History

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 1:00pm
A 130,000-Year-Old Mastodon Threatens to Upend Human HistoryAncient tools scattered around a mastodon suggest that the earliest humans showed up in North American more than 100,000 years earlier than we thought. The post A 130,000-Year-Old Mastodon Threatens to Upend Human History appeared first on WIRED.

You Want Better Beer? Good. Here’s a Better Barley Genome

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 1:00pm
You Want Better Beer? Good. Here’s a Better Barley GenomeA new high-resolution sequence of the barley genome could pave the way for better malt. The post You Want Better Beer? Good. Here's a Better Barley Genome appeared first on WIRED.

Cassini Is Ready to Sacrifice Itself for the Good of the Solar System

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:00am
Cassini Is Ready to Sacrifice Itself for the Good of the Solar SystemAfter two decades of discoveries, Cassini is out of fuel and ready to retire. The post Cassini Is Ready to Sacrifice Itself for the Good of the Solar System appeared first on WIRED.

The Best Map Yet of What Could Be NASA’s Next Mars Landing Site

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 7:30am
The Best Map Yet of What Could Be NASA’s Next Mars Landing SiteA new map charts Northeast Syrtis---a promising potential landing site for NASA's next Mars rover---in unprecedented detail. The post The Best Map Yet of What Could Be NASA's Next Mars Landing Site appeared first on WIRED.

This App Guilts You Into Not Buying From Crummy Companies

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 3:00am
This App Guilts You Into Not Buying From Crummy CompaniesThe Aspiration Impact Measurement rates companies based on how they treat people, and the planet. The post This App Guilts You Into Not Buying From Crummy Companies appeared first on WIRED.

4 Things Robots Need to Learn Before Working With Humans

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:12pm
4 Things Robots Need to Learn Before Working With HumansIf humans are at all going to get along with robots, we need to figure out how we're going to interact with them, and in turn they'll need to adapt to us. The post 4 Things Robots Need to Learn Before Working With Humans appeared first on WIRED.

Iris Scans Come to Nursing Homes. Next Stop, Your Phone

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:30am
Iris Scans Come to Nursing Homes. Next Stop, Your PhoneA retirement community on Lake Erie has turned to a technology more common in sci-fi thrillers than old folks homes: iris scan recognition. The post Iris Scans Come to Nursing Homes. Next Stop, Your Phone appeared first on WIRED.

Scientists Actually Did Some Science at the March for Science

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:00am
Scientists Actually Did Some Science at the March for ScienceA number of academics at the March for Science weren't there to protest—they were there to research the composition and intention of the marchers. The post Scientists Actually Did Some Science at the March for Science appeared first on WIRED.

Hey, Computer Scientists! Stop Hating on the Humanities

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:00am
Hey, Computer Scientists! Stop Hating on the HumanitiesOpinion: Computer science departments need to teach coders more than just how to code. The post Hey, Computer Scientists! Stop Hating on the Humanities appeared first on WIRED.

An Aerospace Coder Drags a Stodgy Industry Toward Open Source

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:00am
An Aerospace Coder Drags a Stodgy Industry Toward Open SourceHow one software engineer at a traditional space company convinced the bigwigs to share his command and control program. The post An Aerospace Coder Drags a Stodgy Industry Toward Open Source appeared first on WIRED.

Inside the Hunt for the Source of a Mysterious Cosmic Burst

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 8:00am
Inside the Hunt for the Source of a Mysterious Cosmic BurstAfter a surprise discovery, astrophysicists are racing to understand superenergetic flashes of radio waves that sometimes beep out from distant galaxies. The post Inside the Hunt for the Source of a Mysterious Cosmic Burst appeared first on WIRED.

Marching Brought Scientists Together—But What Do They Do Now?

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 7:00am
Marching Brought Scientists Together—But What Do They Do Now?Arguing for political activism may have been what science needed, but it could also make the fights ahead harder to win. The post Marching Brought Scientists Together—But What Do They Do Now? appeared first on WIRED.

March for Science: Live Updates from Washington DC and Around the US

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 12:00pm
 Live Updates from Washington DC and Around the USWIRED Science writers across the United States follow the March for Science from Washington DC, Boston, and San Francisco. The post March for Science: Live Updates from Washington DC and Around the US appeared first on WIRED.

Why Memphis Has Two Marches for Science

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 6:12pm
Why Memphis Has Two Marches for ScienceThe March for Science happening on Saturday has some big ideological problems. The post Why Memphis Has Two Marches for Science appeared first on WIRED.

A Costa Rican Volcano Sees Its Biggest Blast in Years

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 1:57pm
A Costa Rican Volcano Sees Its Biggest Blast in YearsPoás in Costa Rica had its biggest explosion in years, while Etna keeps having a busy year and Nishinoshima wakes up for the first time since 2015. The post A Costa Rican Volcano Sees Its Biggest Blast in Years appeared first on WIRED.

The Wacky Physics of Firing a Ball Out of a Moving Cart

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:30am
The Wacky Physics of Firing a Ball Out of a Moving CartA classic physics experiment features a moving cart firing a ball into the air. What happens if you place the cart on an incline? The post The Wacky Physics of Firing a Ball Out of a Moving Cart appeared first on WIRED.

So, That Asteroid Didn’t Kill Earth. Bonus: It Delivered Tons of Data

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 7:00am
 It Delivered Tons of DataThe odds of 2014 JO25 actually hitting Earth were around one in a million. But the odds of getting great science were much better. The post So, That Asteroid Didn’t Kill Earth. Bonus: It Delivered Tons of Data appeared first on WIRED.

That Google Spinoff’s Scary, Important, Invasive, Deep New Health Study

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:20pm
That Google Spinoff’s Scary, Important, Invasive, Deep New Health StudyWhen it comes to big, ambitious science conducted on human beings, you have to ask: Who benefits? Is it you? Other people? Or the people collecting the data? The post That Google Spinoff’s Scary, Important, Invasive, Deep New Health Study appeared first on WIRED.

At the Bottom of the Sea, Glass Spheres Prepare to Hunt for Mysterious Neutrinos

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 8:30am
At the Bottom of the Sea, Glass Spheres Prepare to Hunt for Mysterious NeutrinosYo-yos, glass orbs, and underwater robots on a physicist's budget. The post At the Bottom of the Sea, Glass Spheres Prepare to Hunt for Mysterious Neutrinos appeared first on WIRED.