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The Plan to Bring Nature Back to the Los Angeles River

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The Plan to Bring Nature Back to the Los Angeles River

Los Angeles' river, a long-neglected wasteland, is about to become an urban oasis: a linear, riparian Central Park.

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Want the Latest Science News? Here’s Who to Follow

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 1:54pm
Want the Latest Science News? Here’s Who to Follow

If you want to follow the latest science news, may we suggest following people who make their living following it?

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I Dare You To Change This Numerical Calculation

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:58am
I Dare You To Change This Numerical Calculation

Here is an example of a numerical calculation for the motion of a mass on a spring. You can change the code and see what happens - you can be a programmer.

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Crowdfunded Science Is Here. But Is It Legit Science?

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 7:00am
Crowdfunded Science Is Here. But Is It Legit Science?

More and more scientists are turning to crowdfunding to get money to run their experiments.

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America Needs to Figure Out the Ethics of Gene Editing Now

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:05pm
America Needs to Figure Out the Ethics of Gene Editing Now

Co-signors of moratoriums on germ line DNA editing speak up about the recent revelation the scientists in China have been editing human embryos.

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Calbuco Calms Down After Explosions

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:30pm
Calbuco Calms Down After Explosions

After lava flows and a second explosion, Calbuco takes a breather from its new eruption.

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Amazing Photos Reveal How the Natural World Copies Itself

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 9:00am
Amazing Photos Reveal How the Natural World Copies Itself

In these beautiful images, photographer Christopher Marley finds the each of his snakes, birds, or spiders its perfect counterpoint.

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The Science Bill With the Bit That’s Very Bad for Science

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:00am
The Science Bill With the Bit That’s Very Bad for Science

A bill to fund scientific research includes some sneaky rules that could undermine science as an institution.

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Chile’s Calbuco Unleashes Dramatic Explosive Eruption

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 8:57pm
Chile’s Calbuco Unleashes Dramatic Explosive Eruption

Calbuco in Chile erupts in impressive fashion for the first time since 1972.

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The Biggest Threat to the Earth? We Have Too Many Kids

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:49pm
The Biggest Threat to the Earth? We Have Too Many Kids

Earth Day is a holiday focused on solving things like pollution, climate change, and extinction. But it rarely addresses their common cause: too many people.

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Science Is Closing in on Dark Matter, But Beware the Hype

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:00pm
Science Is Closing in on Dark Matter, But Beware the Hype

The past few weeks have brought a bevy of dark matter announcements. Some of the observations and claims have been genuinely thrilling, but some have been dubious.

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Fascinating Photos Take You Behind the Scenes of Hubble

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:00am
Fascinating Photos Take You Behind the Scenes of Hubble

Few photographers have had access to the restricted world of spaceflight. Michael Soluri gets you behind the scenes of Hubble.

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What You Should Be Reading on Earth Day

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 7:00am
What You Should Be Reading on Earth Day

Need some enviro-reading to get you through the day? WIRED's got you covered.

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How Fast Is Rey’s Speeder in the Star Wars Teaser?

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:59pm
How Fast Is Rey’s Speeder in the Star Wars Teaser?

We get another look at a speeder in the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. How fast was it moving? Video analysis included.

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Chimpanzees Take a Huge Step Toward (Some) Human Rights

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:20pm
Chimpanzees Take a Huge Step Toward (Some) Human Rights

According to a New York judge, two chimpanzees now have a right that until Monday was reserved for humans.

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Restless Spring Continues for Perú’s Ubinas

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 2:12pm
Restless Spring Continues for Perú’s Ubinas

April has brought more explosions and mudflows to Ubinas in Peru.

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The Big Question: Why Does Hair Grow in Some Places But Not Others?

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 1:22pm
 Why Does Hair Grow in Some Places But Not Others?

To evolutionary biologists, humans are amazing not because they have so much hair but because they have so little.

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Vivid Map Pinpoints Every Street Tree in NYC

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:00am
Vivid Map Pinpoints Every Street Tree in NYC

Manhattan’s trees tend to get overshadowed the city's by skyscrapers. But they play an essential role in New York's environment.

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Why Testing Drugs on Our Dogs Is Good for Our Health

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:00am
Why Testing Drugs on Our Dogs Is Good for Our Health

Trying medicines out on pet dogs is a practical way to research new human uses for out-of-patent drugs.

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What’s Inside Jell-O? Lots of Sugar and, Well, Cowhide

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 5:58pm
What’s Inside Jell-O? Lots of Sugar and, Well, Cowhide

Back when the future was bright, and every night was Family Night, it was the gleaming Technicolor finale of suburban suppers ...

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