Wired Weird Science
The cloud of methane is temporarily controlled, and a permanent fix is on the way.
The post SoCalGas Plugs the Massive Porter Ranch Methane Leak—For Now appeared first on WIRED.
This is the saga of bowerbird hanky-panky, a romance packed with more lies, illusions, and thievery than a soap opera—with none of the insufferable soft focus.
The post Absurd Creature of the Week: Meet the Bird That Lies and Tricks Its Way Into Sex appeared first on WIRED.
A website hopes to teach women how to have better orgasms, backed up by data.
The post Silicon Valley Wants to Disrupt Orgasms—With Science! appeared first on WIRED.
In the recent LIGO announcement, it was claimed the event was two colliding black holes 1.3 billion years ago. How do we know this?
The post Using Gravitational Waves to Pinpoint Colliding Black Holes appeared first on WIRED.
Zika can be transmitted through blood transfusions. But the technology to inactivate nearly all pathogens in donated blood exists---and it’s existed for over a decade.
The post The US Has the Tech to Keep Zika Out of the Blood Supply appeared first on WIRED.
Direct evidence at last for gravitational waves, ripples in spacetime that Einstein predicted 100 years ago, comes from a years-long Big Physics project.
The post LIGO’s First-Ever Detection of Gravitational Waves Opens a New Window on the Universe appeared first on WIRED.
Using open government data and free web tools, you can keep an eye on North Korea's Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite.
The post How to Track North Korea’s New Satellite as It Streaks Through Space appeared first on WIRED.
Giant clams are endangered in the South China Sea. Could a Chinese government ban on ivory be the cause?
The post Blame an Ivory Ban for China’s Vanishing Giant Clams appeared first on WIRED.
For years, Zika has been collecting dust on the shelves of virus researchers in the United States. Now the research begins.
The post These Scientists Saw Zika Coming. Now They’re Fighting Back appeared first on WIRED.
Today, the US Supreme Court turned the US's promise to fight climate change into a solid maybe.
The post The Supreme Court May Have Nuked the Paris Climate Deal appeared first on WIRED.
Ole Roemer used the moons of Jupiter to estimate the speed of light. Here's how he did it.
The post You–Yes, You–Can Calculate the Speed of Light Using Jupiter appeared first on WIRED.
Conspira-Sea is a seven-day cruise where fringe thinkers can discuss everything from crop circles to mind control on the open sea.
The post A Skeptic Infiltrates a Cruise for Conspiracy Theorists appeared first on WIRED.
The same ability that makes roaches gross–their flexible, collapsible exoskeleton–makes them a good model for disaster robots.
The post Rescue Robots Should Be Built Just Like Cockroaches. Sorry. appeared first on WIRED.
A number of volcanoes around the world put on impressive shows over the weekend, including Santiaguito, Turrialba, and Soputan.
The post All the Volcanic Eruptions You Missed During the Super Bowl appeared first on WIRED.
Mosquito control is tedious, underfunded, and very, very necessary.
The post Ride With the Mosquito Hunters Protecting the US Against Zika appeared first on WIRED.
NASA's Solar System Dynamics Group stands between us and flaming death by asteroid.
The post NASA’s Front-Line Defense Against Killer Rocks From Space appeared first on WIRED.
The biological world is computational at its core, argues computer scientist Leslie Valiant. His “ecorithm” approach uses computational concepts to explore fundamental mysteries of evolution and the mind.
The post The Hunt for the Algorithms That Drive Life on Earth appeared first on WIRED.
Space photos of the week, January 31 – Februrary 6, 2016.
The post Space Photos of the Week: Nobody Puts Galaxy in a Corner appeared first on WIRED.