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One Scientist’s Crazy Bet to Save the Bees: Join Monsanto

3 hours 3 min ago
 Join MonsantoJerry Hayes is on a quest to save the bees. So when Monsanto began investigating a way to help, he joined them---and kicked up a swarm of controversy. The post One Scientist’s Crazy Bet to Save the Bees: Join Monsanto appeared first on WIRED.

The Mystery of How Cancer Cells Barrel Through Your Body

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:00am
The Mystery of How Cancer Cells Barrel Through Your BodyThe subtle mechanics of densely packed cells may help explain why some cancerous tumors stay put while others break off and spread through the body. The post The Mystery of How Cancer Cells Barrel Through Your Body appeared first on WIRED.

Space Photos of the Week: This Star Ain’t No Angel

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 8:00pm
 This Star Ain’t No AngelSpace photos of the week, August 21 — 27, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: This Star Ain't No Angel appeared first on WIRED.

Testing for Zika Isn’t the Only Way to Keep the Blood Supply Safe

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:36pm
Testing for Zika Isn’t the Only Way to Keep the Blood Supply SafeTests can keep Zika out of the blood supply, but they also give false positives. Enter Intercept: the pathogen reduction tech we've all been waiting for. The post Testing for Zika Isn't the Only Way to Keep the Blood Supply Safe appeared first on WIRED.

Human-Induced Climate Change Has Been Going On Longer Than You Think

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:00am
Human-Induced Climate Change Has Been Going On Longer Than You ThinkSigns of warming appear as early as 1830 say researchers, whose analysis will help build accurate baseline of temperature before influence of human activity. The post Human-Induced Climate Change Has Been Going On Longer Than You Think appeared first on WIRED.

Meet Luigi the PoopBot. He’s Here to Scrape Your Sewers

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 8:00am
Meet Luigi the PoopBot. He’s Here to Scrape Your SewersMIT is studying waste to understand everything from heroin use to antibiotic-resistant bacteria—and all with the help of a sewer-slurping robot named Luigi. The post Meet Luigi the PoopBot. He’s Here to Scrape Your Sewers appeared first on WIRED.

Y’all Need to Chill About Proxima Centauri b

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:00am
Y’all Need to Chill About Proxima Centauri bProxima Centauri b’s nearby neighborhood heightens humans’ perception of its value, which is still questionable. The post Y'all Need to Chill About Proxima Centauri b appeared first on WIRED.

The Science of Waiting … and Waiting … for Your Page to Load

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:28pm
The Science of Waiting … and Waiting … for Your Page to LoadWeb designers are getting better and better at manipulating how you perceive wait time online. The post The Science of Waiting ... and Waiting ... for Your Page to Load appeared first on WIRED.

All Aboard the Most Tricked-Out Science Ship in America

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 8:00am
All Aboard the Most Tricked-Out Science Ship in AmericaClimb aboard for a tour of the Sally Ride, the ship that'll lead America into a new era of ocean science. The post All Aboard the Most Tricked-Out Science Ship in America appeared first on WIRED.

Experts Answer Your Biggest Questions About Earthquakes

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 7:00am
Experts Answer Your Biggest Questions About EarthquakesHere's WIRED's guide to some common earthquake questions. The post Experts Answer Your Biggest Questions About Earthquakes appeared first on WIRED.

Lava Flows Added 5 Acres to Hawaii’s Shoreline This Month

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 3:14pm
Lava Flows Added 5 Acres to Hawaii’s Shoreline This MonthLava flows from Kilauea have added over 5 acres to the island of Hawai'i and the lava keeps coming. The post Lava Flows Added 5 Acres to Hawaii’s Shoreline This Month appeared first on WIRED.

Instagram Probably Can’t Predict Depression. GPS, Though…

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 9:00am
Instagram Probably Can’t Predict Depression. GPS, Though…With the right permissions, psychiatrists could someday use GPS, microphones, and other sensors to get real insights into a person's mental wellbeing. The post Instagram Probably Can’t Predict Depression. GPS, Though... appeared first on WIRED.

Join Scientists as They Explore the Sunken USS Independence Aircraft Carrier

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:00am
Join Scientists as They Explore the Sunken USS Independence Aircraft CarrierOn Monday evening, scientists aboard the research vessel Nautilus piloted two ROVs 2,700 feet deep to find an icon of World War II. The post Join Scientists as They Explore the Sunken USS Independence Aircraft Carrier appeared first on WIRED.

College Won’t Train You for a Job, and That’s Just Fine

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 8:00am
College Won’t Train You for a Job, and That’s Just FineHere are some pieces of advice for new college students. The post College Won't Train You for a Job, and That's Just Fine appeared first on WIRED.

Aliens in Orbit? Probably Not. $100K on a Kickstarter to Check? Oh, Sure

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 7:00am
Aliens in Orbit? Probably Not. $100K on a Kickstarter to Check? Oh, SureHey, it’s probably not aliens—but you should stay excited anyway! The post Aliens in Orbit? Probably Not. $100K on a Kickstarter to Check? Oh, Sure appeared first on WIRED.

No, the Seafloor Didn’t Grow Hair. Those Are Eels

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 8:00am
No, the Seafloor Didn’t Grow Hair. Those Are EelsSome things just aren't supposed to have hair. Patrick Stewart, for instance, or hairless chihuahuas. And definitely not the ocean floor. The post No, the Seafloor Didn't Grow Hair. Those Are Eels appeared first on WIRED.

Video: How Olympic Athletes Hack Their Sports With Physics

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 7:00am
 How Olympic Athletes Hack Their Sports With PhysicsFive videos to understand the incredible science that went into preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games. The post Video: How Olympic Athletes Hack Their Sports With Physics appeared first on WIRED.

What’s Inside Industrial Epoxy? BPA and Somethin’ Garlicky

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 10:00am
What’s Inside Industrial Epoxy? BPA and Somethin’ GarlickyJ-B Weld adhesive was invented by a truck mechanic as an alternative to torch welding. The post What's Inside Industrial Epoxy? BPA and Somethin' Garlicky appeared first on WIRED.

A Master of Umbral Moonshine Toys With String Theory

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:00am
A Master of Umbral Moonshine Toys With String TheoryThe physicist-mathematician Miranda Cheng is working to harness a mysterious connection between string theory, algebra, and number theory. The post A Master of Umbral Moonshine Toys With String Theory appeared first on WIRED.

Space Photos of the Week: Star Shrapnel Comin’ Through!

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 6:00pm
 Star Shrapnel Comin’ Through!Space photos of the week, August 14 — 20, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: Star Shrapnel Comin' Through! appeared first on WIRED.