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Space Photos of the Week: These Galaxy Clusters Are, Like, Crazy Mysterious

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 7:00am
 These Galaxy Clusters Are, Like, Crazy MysteriousSpace photos of the week, April 24–30, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: These Galaxy Clusters Are, Like, Crazy Mysterious appeared first on WIRED.

Take a Digital Magnifying Glass to an Epic New Map of Pluto

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 6:54pm
Take a Digital Magnifying Glass to an Epic New Map of PlutoThis new global map is blurry in spots, but that's because it includes every single image that New Horizons took between July 7 and 14. The post Take a Digital Magnifying Glass to an Epic New Map of Pluto appeared first on WIRED.

Don’t Put a Crane Outside a Physicist’s Window if You Don’t Want Some Math

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 2:45pm
Don’t Put a Crane Outside a Physicist’s Window if You Don’t Want Some MathWith construction next door, I keep seeing physics examples. Here I calculate the torque and forces on a large crane. The post Don't Put a Crane Outside a Physicist's Window if You Don't Want Some Math appeared first on WIRED.

Venezuela’s Energy Crisis Is Proof Renewables Aren’t Enough for the US

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:00am
Venezuela’s Energy Crisis Is Proof Renewables Aren’t Enough for the USScaling up America's reliance on renewable energy poses problems. What do you do when the sun isn't shining, the wind isn't blowing, or the water dries up? The post Venezuela's Energy Crisis Is Proof Renewables Aren't Enough for the US appeared first on WIRED.

No, Harvard’s Mumps Outbreak Doesn’t Mean Vaccines Are Bunk

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 7:00am
No, Harvard’s Mumps Outbreak Doesn’t Mean Vaccines Are BunkBeside of widespread immunization, mumps isn’t common but once it gets into a population, it’s quite contagious. The post No, Harvard's Mumps Outbreak Doesn't Mean Vaccines Are Bunk appeared first on WIRED.

Annotated Volcano: A Spectacular View of Tenerife From the ISS

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:07pm
 A Spectacular View of Tenerife From the ISSA spectacular view of Tenerife in the Canary Island shows off its volcanic history. The post Annotated Volcano: A Spectacular View of Tenerife From the ISS appeared first on WIRED.

A Single $249 Test Analyzes 30 Cancer Genes. But Do You Need It?

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:00pm
A Single $249 Test Analyzes 30 Cancer Genes. But Do You Need It?Our ability to sequence DNA has far outpaced our ability to understand how those genes cause cancer. The post A Single $249 Test Analyzes 30 Cancer Genes. But Do You Need It? appeared first on WIRED.

The Mad Dash to Get Injured Superathletes Like Steph Curry Back on the Court

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 7:00am
The Mad Dash to Get Injured Superathletes Like Steph Curry Back on the CourtWhen injuries sideline superstars like Steph Curry or Chris Paul, doctors take every measure to speed up recovery. The post The Mad Dash to Get Injured Superathletes Like Steph Curry Back on the Court appeared first on WIRED.

SpaceX’s Plan to Reach Mars by 2018 Is … Actually Not That Crazy

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 7:15pm
SpaceX’s Plan to Reach Mars by 2018 Is … Actually Not That CrazySpaceX is already pretty close to having a lot of the tech they need for an uncrewed mission to Mars. The hardest part will be landing a craft on the big, red rock. The post SpaceX's Plan to Reach Mars by 2018 Is ... Actually Not That Crazy appeared first on WIRED.

Get Ready for A Beautiful Planet, a Jaw-Dropping IMAX Movie From Space

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 5:14pm
Get Ready for A Beautiful Planet, a Jaw-Dropping IMAX Movie From SpaceThe new IMAX documentary A Beautiful Planet relies on shooting with digital cameras. The post Get Ready for A Beautiful Planet, a Jaw-Dropping IMAX Movie From Space appeared first on WIRED.

Erupting Russian Volcanoes Could Make a Mess of Your Flight

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:18pm
Erupting Russian Volcanoes Could Make a Mess of Your FlightIt is as volcanically busy as ever in the remote Kamchatka Peninsula, and even relatively small eruptions in the region could impact aircraft. The post Erupting Russian Volcanoes Could Make a Mess of Your Flight appeared first on WIRED.

Theranos’ Lab Problems Go Way Deeper Than Its Secret Tech

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 8:00am
Theranos’ Lab Problems Go Way Deeper Than Its Secret TechNewly unredacted documents show that Theranos' California lab was deficient in a wide range of lab practices. The post Theranos' Lab Problems Go Way Deeper Than Its Secret Tech appeared first on WIRED.

Pluto’s Dwarf Planet Friend Makemake Has a Cute Little Moon

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 7:00am
Pluto’s Dwarf Planet Friend Makemake Has a Cute Little MoonThe Hubble telescope snapped a picture of the undiscovered satellite, which could really shake up what we know about icy dwarf planets. The post Pluto's Dwarf Planet Friend Makemake Has a Cute Little Moon appeared first on WIRED.

If Your Science Professors Aren’t Confusing, They’re Doing It Wrong

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 4:35pm
If Your Science Professors Aren’t Confusing, They’re Doing It WrongStudents say they prefer science classes with "clear cut" answers. Sadly, real learning is never so straightforward. The post If Your Science Professors Aren't Confusing, They're Doing It Wrong appeared first on WIRED.

Yellow Fever’s Comeback Was Utterly Avoidable, But We Blew It

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 1:27pm
Yellow Fever’s Comeback Was Utterly Avoidable, But We Blew ItA yellow fever outbreak in Angola shines a harsh light on the shortage of vaccines. The post Yellow Fever's Comeback Was Utterly Avoidable, But We Blew It appeared first on WIRED.

Nobody Knows How High You Are Right Now—It’s Really Hard to Measure

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 7:00am
Nobody Knows How High You Are Right Now—It’s Really Hard to MeasureUnlike alcohol, which has standardized doses, it is currently impossible to reliably predict how high a dose of weed will get you. The post Nobody Knows How High You Are Right Now—It's Really Hard to Measure appeared first on WIRED.

Venezuela’s Economic Success Fueled Its Electricity Crisis

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 1:16pm
Venezuela’s Economic Success Fueled Its Electricity CrisisIn trying to lift the country out of poverty, the country failed to generate enough electricity and energy to meet sustained demand. The post Venezuela’s Economic Success Fueled Its Electricity Crisis appeared first on WIRED.

Inside the Hidden Global Supply Chain for Frozen Sperm, Eggs, and Embryos

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 7:00am
Inside the Hidden Global Supply Chain for Frozen Sperm, Eggs, and EmbryosIt takes a specialized cold chain to transport finicky eggs, sperm, and embryos across the world for surrogacy via in vitro fertilization. The post Inside the Hidden Global Supply Chain for Frozen Sperm, Eggs, and Embryos appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creatures: Why the Strawberry Squid Has One Tiny Eye and One Giant Eye

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 7:00am
 Why the Strawberry Squid Has One Tiny Eye and One Giant EyeYou'd look weird as hell if you were perfectly symmetrical. But the strawberry squid is really lopsided, with one tiny eye and one giant eye. The post Absurd Creatures: Why the Strawberry Squid Has One Tiny Eye and One Giant Eye appeared first on WIRED.

A NASA Man Faces the Isolation of Space Without Ever Leaving Earth

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 7:00am
A NASA Man Faces the Isolation of Space Without Ever Leaving EarthJason Labay's life had every condition of a space voyage. Except he wasn't going anywhere. The post A NASA Man Faces the Isolation of Space Without Ever Leaving Earth appeared first on WIRED.