Wired Weird Science
Shark skin isn't just for suits (or sharks). It can prevent hospital-transmitted infections.
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The physicist James Bullock explains how a complicated “dark sector” of interacting particles may illuminate some puzzling observations of the centers of galaxies.
The post Dark Matter May Be More Complex Than Physicists Thought appeared first on WIRED.
Space photos of the week, August 23–29.
The post Space Photos of the Week: A Nebula Becomes a Butterfly appeared first on WIRED.
New Horizons' next stop will be a Kuiper Belt object named 2014 MU69 nearly a billion miles beyond Pluto.
The post NASA Finally Picked New Horizons’ Next Destination appeared first on WIRED.
Itch-relieving action for the summer starts with this eponymous pink stuff, a cocktail of zinc oxide and a little iron oxide.
The post What’s Inside Caladryl Will Not Make You Hallucinate appeared first on WIRED.
The year was 2003, and Mark Siddall was in South Africa a-hunting the elusive hippo rectum leech.
The post Absurd Creature of the Week: Um, This Leech Feeds on Hippo Rectums appeared first on WIRED.
Rural areas have the slowest—or in some cases, nonexistent—Internet connections.
The post Telemedicine Can’t Help the People Who Need It the Most appeared first on WIRED.
Enough is enough. The Administrator of NASA calls on congress to fully fund the space program.
The post Congress, Don’t Make Us Hitch Rides With Russia. Love, NASA appeared first on WIRED.
The software a group of scientists used to replicate 100 psychology studies is a framework for the future of science.
The post Science Has Its Problems, But the Web Could Be the Fix appeared first on WIRED.
Katrina looked like a pixelated blob in 2005 hurricane models.
The post Hurricane Models Have Gotten Way Better Since Katrina appeared first on WIRED.
Outbreaks force governments to play an excruciating game of catch up as they scramble to develop vaccines for new pathogens. It doesn't have to be that way.
The post Vaccines Weren’t Ready for Ebola. We Can Do Better appeared first on WIRED.
Ecuador has earmarked $500 million to deal with the impact of a potential eruption of Cotopaxi.
The post Cotopaxi Keeps Rumbling as Ecuador Prepares for Eruption appeared first on WIRED.
Turbo Diesel, Chocolope Kush, and all those other crazy names people use to describe their weed are basically meaningless.
The post Sorry, But the Names for Weed Strains Are Kinda Meaningless appeared first on WIRED.
Americans haven't been smacked with anything worse than a Category 2 hurricane since 2005.
The post 160 Years of Hurricanes in One Incredible Infographic appeared first on WIRED.
Architects and scientists may be able to work together to build natural-disaster resistant buildings...by looking at trees.
The post Think Like a Tree: What We Can Learn From the Oaks That Survived Katrina appeared first on WIRED.