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How Can You Measure How Much Pain a Baby Feels?

5 hours 58 min ago
How Can You Measure How Much Pain a Baby Feels?The FDA is issuing a new warning on anesthesia for infants, and it poses a difficult question for doctors. What's more dangerous: pain or pain treatment? The post How Can You Measure How Much Pain a Baby Feels? appeared first on WIRED.

The Journey of NASA’s Smartest Satellite Finally Comes to an End

10 hours 58 min ago
The Journey of NASA’s Smartest Satellite Finally Comes to an EndThe Earth Observing-1 satellite is retiring, and leaving behind an oddball technological legacy. The post The Journey of NASA’s Smartest Satellite Finally Comes to an End appeared first on WIRED.

Somebody Just Buy the ISS Already

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:00pm
Somebody Just Buy the ISS AlreadyAn argument for a big investment from some billionaire space lover. The post Somebody Just Buy the ISS Already appeared first on WIRED.

Astronomers Don’t Point This Telescope—The Telescope Points Them

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 8:30am
Astronomers Don’t Point This Telescope—The Telescope Points ThemThe era of big data astronomy will find stuff astronomers never even knew to look for. The post Astronomers Don't Point This Telescope—The Telescope Points Them appeared first on WIRED.

The Billionaire on a Mission to Save the Planet From Trump

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 6:00am
The Billionaire on a Mission to Save the Planet From TrumpAs a hedge fund manager, Tom Steyer turned $15 million into $30 billion. Then he learned what humanity is doing to the planet. The post The Billionaire on a Mission to Save the Planet From Trump appeared first on WIRED.

What’s the Point of Going to Space if You Don’t Make Booze?

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:00pm
What’s the Point of Going to Space if You Don’t Make Booze?Here's how astronauts can make liquor without breaking the laws of physics. The post What's the Point of Going to Space if You Don't Make Booze? appeared first on WIRED.

Trump’s FDA Pick Has Friends in Big Pharma. But Who Doesn’t?

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:00am
Trump’s FDA Pick Has Friends in Big Pharma. But Who Doesn’t?Cronyism aside, is that so bad? The companies Gottlieb has worked with do vital work that few others can afford to do. The post Trump's FDA Pick Has Friends in Big Pharma. But Who Doesn't? appeared first on WIRED.

Only an End to Global Warming Can Save the Great Barrier Reef

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:00pm
Only an End to Global Warming Can Save the Great Barrier ReefImprovements to water quality or fishing controls don't prevent underwater heatwaves damaging coral, studies of mass bleaching events reveal The post Only an End to Global Warming Can Save the Great Barrier Reef appeared first on WIRED.

Iron Fist Can Totally Break His Fall With a Pole. Physics Says So

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:30am
Iron Fist Can Totally Break His Fall With a Pole. Physics Says SoIn his new show, the superhero catches himself on a pole. Let's look at the stopping force and acceleration involved. The post Iron Fist Can Totally Break His Fall With a Pole. Physics Says So appeared first on WIRED.

Catnip Ain’t the Only Plant That’ll Send Your Kitty to Blissville

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 7:00am
Catnip Ain’t the Only Plant That’ll Send Your Kitty to BlissvilleThree other plants tweak your feline's neurons. The post Catnip Ain't the Only Plant That'll Send Your Kitty to Blissville appeared first on WIRED.

Meet Iorek, the Robot That Communicates in a Remarkable Way

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:00am
Meet Iorek, the Robot That Communicates in a Remarkable WayA new robot not only recognizes an object a human being is pointing at and talking about, but asks questions to clarify what they mean. The post Meet Iorek, the Robot That Communicates in a Remarkable Way appeared first on WIRED.

Got a Sock Stuck in Your Vacuum? It’s Time for Some Physics

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:00am
Got a Sock Stuck in Your Vacuum? It’s Time for Some PhysicsWhat happens when you get a sock stuck in your vacuum cleaner? The motor sounds like it's working harder, but is it? The post Got a Sock Stuck in Your Vacuum? It's Time for Some Physics appeared first on WIRED.

Bacteria Are Brewing Up the Next Generation of Antivenoms

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 7:00am
Bacteria Are Brewing Up the Next Generation of AntivenomsBut it will take more than science to solve the global shortage of snakebite medicine. The post Bacteria Are Brewing Up the Next Generation of Antivenoms appeared first on WIRED.

A ‘Digital Alchemist’ Unravels the Mysteries of Complexity

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 7:00am
A ‘Digital Alchemist’ Unravels the Mysteries of ComplexityComputational physicist Sharon Glotzer is uncovering the rules by which complex collective phenomena emerge from simple building blocks. The post A 'Digital Alchemist' Unravels the Mysteries of Complexity appeared first on WIRED.

Peer Into the Post-Apocalyptic Future of Antimicrobial Resistance

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 7:00am
Peer Into the Post-Apocalyptic Future of Antimicrobial ResistanceThe overuse of antibiotics is brewing disaster for humanity. The post Peer Into the Post-Apocalyptic Future of Antimicrobial Resistance appeared first on WIRED.

Space Photos of the Week: Three Young Stars Decide to Peace Out

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 7:00am
 Three Young Stars Decide to Peace OutA close-up of Saturn's moons, deposits on Mars, and erupting lava from this week in space. The post Space Photos of the Week: Three Young Stars Decide to Peace Out appeared first on WIRED.

The Caribbean Is Mobilizing 300,000 People for an Epic Tsunami Drill

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 10:30am
The Caribbean Is Mobilizing 300,000 People for an Epic Tsunami DrillIf you happen to be sunbathing on a quiet Caribbean beach next week, don't be alarmed if a helicopter flies overhead telling everyone to evacuate. The post The Caribbean Is Mobilizing 300,000 People for an Epic Tsunami Drill appeared first on WIRED.

Artificial Intelligence Is Learning to Predict and Prevent Suicide

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 7:00am
Artificial Intelligence Is Learning to Predict and Prevent SuicideDoctors at research hospitals and even the US Department of Veterans Affairs are piloting new, AI-driven suicide-prevention platforms. The post Artificial Intelligence Is Learning to Predict and Prevent Suicide appeared first on WIRED.

Trump’s Trying to Chainsaw Nearly Every Environmental Program

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:05pm
Trump’s Trying to Chainsaw Nearly Every Environmental ProgramHere's an inventory of all the proposed cuts to US government environmental, energy, and climate programs. It goes way beyond the EPA. The post Trump's Trying to Chainsaw Nearly Every Environmental Program appeared first on WIRED.

Trump’s Budget Would Break American Science, Today and Tomorrow

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 8:17pm
Trump’s Budget Would Break American Science, Today and TomorrowBy eviscerating federal funding of science, this proposed budget pays for a world where the only infrastructure is megacities connected by Fury Roads. The post Trump's Budget Would Break American Science, Today and Tomorrow appeared first on WIRED.