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A Cash-Strapped Forest Service Faces Its Most Epic Fire Season Ever

7 hours 22 min ago
A Cash-Strapped Forest Service Faces Its Most Epic Fire Season EverThe Forest Service has to fork over most of its budget to battle increasingly intense blazes, leaving little left for prevention and restoration. The post A Cash-Strapped Forest Service Faces Its Most Epic Fire Season Ever appeared first on WIRED.

A Cash-Strapped Forest Service Faces Its Most Epic Fire Season Ever

7 hours 22 min ago
A Cash-Strapped Forest Service Faces Its Most Epic Fire Season EverThe Forest Service has to fork over most of its budget to battle increasingly intense blazes, leaving little left for prevention and restoration. The post A Cash-Strapped Forest Service Faces Its Most Epic Fire Season Ever appeared first on WIRED.

A Knock on the Head Can Give You the British Accent of Your Dreams

8 hours 22 min ago
A Knock on the Head Can Give You the British Accent of Your DreamsA Texas woman got jaw surgery and wound up with a British accent. Sounds legit. The post A Knock on the Head Can Give You the British Accent of Your Dreams appeared first on WIRED.

A Knock on the Head Can Give You the British Accent of Your Dreams

8 hours 22 min ago
A Knock on the Head Can Give You the British Accent of Your DreamsA Texas woman got jaw surgery and wound up with a British accent. Sounds legit. The post A Knock on the Head Can Give You the British Accent of Your Dreams appeared first on WIRED.

Jay Leno Can’t Do Flips in a Car and Not Expect Us to Do the Physics

8 hours 23 min ago
Jay Leno Can’t Do Flips in a Car and Not Expect Us to Do the PhysicsIn this video, Jay Leno rides with Bob Riggle in a high power car. The car pulls a wheelie and then ends up rolling. Here is the physics behind both of these events. The post Jay Leno Can’t Do Flips in a Car and Not Expect Us to Do the Physics appeared first on WIRED.

Jay Leno Can’t Do Flips in a Car and Not Expect Us to Do the Physics

8 hours 23 min ago
Jay Leno Can’t Do Flips in a Car and Not Expect Us to Do the PhysicsIn this video, Jay Leno rides with Bob Riggle in a high power car. The car pulls a wheelie and then ends up rolling. Here is the physics behind both of these events. The post Jay Leno Can’t Do Flips in a Car and Not Expect Us to Do the Physics appeared first on WIRED.

Banned for Doping, Floyd Landis Is Getting in the Weed Biz

9 hours 23 min ago
Banned for Doping, Floyd Landis Is Getting in the Weed BizHe won the Tour de France, and then authorities banned him for doping. Then he ratted out Lance Armstrong. Now Floyd Landis has a brand new bag. The post Banned for Doping, Floyd Landis Is Getting in the Weed Biz appeared first on WIRED.

Banned for Doping, Floyd Landis Is Getting in the Weed Biz

9 hours 23 min ago
Banned for Doping, Floyd Landis Is Getting in the Weed BizHe won the Tour de France, and then authorities banned him for doping. Then he ratted out Lance Armstrong. Now Floyd Landis has a brand new bag. The post Banned for Doping, Floyd Landis Is Getting in the Weed Biz appeared first on WIRED.

Central American Volcanoes Let Out Spectacular Eruptions

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 5:13pm
Central American Volcanoes Let Out Spectacular EruptionsFive volcanoes across three Central American countries have people's attention after a restless weekend. The post Central American Volcanoes Let Out Spectacular Eruptions appeared first on WIRED.

We Can Prove Why Extra Mass on Bike Wheels Is Your Worst Enemy

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 9:00am
We Can Prove Why Extra Mass on Bike Wheels Is Your Worst EnemyThere's a saying that adding mass to the wheel of a bike has twice the impact compared to adding the same mass to the frame. Why would that be true? The post We Can Prove Why Extra Mass on Bike Wheels Is Your Worst Enemy appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creatures: Someone Tell the Tree Kangaroo to Get Down From There

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 8:00am
 Someone Tell the Tree Kangaroo to Get Down From ThereNothing against kangaroos, but they don't really belong in trees. The post Absurd Creatures: Someone Tell the Tree Kangaroo to Get Down From There appeared first on WIRED.

If We’re Going to Get to Mars, These Rockets Need to Work

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 7:00am
If We’re Going to Get to Mars, These Rockets Need to WorkNASA is testing their latest high-powered rocket to see if it's ready to send us past the moon and towards Mars. The post If We're Going to Get to Mars, These Rockets Need to Work appeared first on WIRED.

E-Cigs Are Going Tobacco-Free With Synthetic Nicotine

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 7:00am
E-Cigs Are Going Tobacco-Free With Synthetic NicotineSynthetic nicotine just might not fall under the Food and Drug Administration’s vaping regulations coming down in August. The post E-Cigs Are Going Tobacco-Free With Synthetic Nicotine appeared first on WIRED.

Brexit Could Make Space Boffins All Topsy Wopsy, Innit?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:03pm
Brexit Could Make Space Boffins All Topsy Wopsy, Innit?Space transcends political boundaries, but access to it is still subject to the decisions made here on Earth. The post Brexit Could Make Space Boffins All Topsy Wopsy, Innit? appeared first on WIRED.

A Gold-Leaf Brain Lights Up With the Awesome Complexity of Neurons

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:00pm
A Gold-Leaf Brain Lights Up With the Awesome Complexity of Neurons"When you have this gigantic thing looming in front of you with the lights draping over it and it’s just exploding with activity, even a little kid can look at that and just be like, 'Holy shit! This is really complicated.'" The post A Gold-Leaf Brain Lights Up With the Awesome Complexity of Neurons appeared first on WIRED.

The Physicist Who Might Have Discovered a New Building Block of Matter

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:30pm
The Physicist Who Might Have Discovered a New Building Block of MatterSuchitra Sebastian on the potential discovery of a new building block of matter, better ways to find superconductors, and her circuitous path to becoming a world-class physicist. The post The Physicist Who Might Have Discovered a New Building Block of Matter appeared first on WIRED.

Brexit Is a Red Alert for the Environment

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 2:10pm
Brexit Is a Red Alert for the EnvironmentFrom the ‘red-tape’ slashing desires of the Brexiters to the judgment of green professionals, all indications are for weaker environmental protections The post Brexit Is a Red Alert for the Environment appeared first on WIRED.

Watch NASA Set a Fire in Space … on Purpose

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:00am
Watch NASA Set a Fire in Space … on PurposeSpace is dangerous. Fire is dangerous. Combine the two, and you've got a serious threat to astronaut safety. The post Watch NASA Set a Fire in Space ... on Purpose appeared first on WIRED.

Scientists Are Trying to Make Nuclear Fusion With Frickin’ Lasers

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 7:00am
Scientists Are Trying to Make Nuclear Fusion With Frickin’ LasersA report released in May questioned whether the so-called National Ignition Facility would ever meet its goal. The post Scientists Are Trying to Make Nuclear Fusion With Frickin' Lasers appeared first on WIRED.

Facebook’s Research Ethics Board Needs to Stay Far Away from Facebook

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:49pm
Facebook’s Research Ethics Board Needs to Stay Far Away from FacebookFacebook needs to address the same ethical questions other behavioral scientists do. The post Facebook’s Research Ethics Board Needs to Stay Far Away from Facebook appeared first on WIRED.