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Space Photos of the Week: These Galaxies Got a Warped POV

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:00am
 These Galaxies Got a Warped POVSpace photos of the week, July 17—23, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: These Galaxies Got a Warped POV appeared first on WIRED.

Mining Black Hole Collisions for Hints of the Elusive Axion

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 1:00am
Mining Black Hole Collisions for Hints of the Elusive AxionThe physicist Asimina Arvanitaki is thinking up ways to search gravitational wave data for evidence of dark matter particles orbiting black holes. The post Mining Black Hole Collisions for Hints of the Elusive Axion appeared first on WIRED.

It Would Take a Lot of THC to Contaminate a Water Supply

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 7:20pm
It Would Take a Lot of THC to Contaminate a Water SupplyA small town in Colorado detected THC in samples of its water supply. That's probably not what it is. The post It Would Take a Lot of THC to Contaminate a Water Supply appeared first on WIRED.

Think Explosions Are the Only Way to Form Calderas? Think Again

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:00am
Think Explosions Are the Only Way to Form Calderas? Think AgainNot all caldera are made the same, but we got to watch one type form during the 2014-15 Holuhraun eruption in Iceland. The post Think Explosions Are the Only Way to Form Calderas? Think Again appeared first on WIRED.

Fossil Fuel Industry Finds a New Way to Stymie Protests

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 7:00am
Fossil Fuel Industry Finds a New Way to Stymie ProtestsWhen lease sales for offshore oil and gas drilling are held online, environmental protesters won't have a place to protest. The post Fossil Fuel Industry Finds a New Way to Stymie Protests appeared first on WIRED.

Utah Lake’s Poop-Driven Algal Bloom Is a Crappy Situation

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 7:00am
Utah Lake’s Poop-Driven Algal Bloom Is a Crappy SituationIt's big. It's green. It's algae caused by ... well, take a guess. The post Utah Lake's Poop-Driven Algal Bloom Is a Crappy Situation appeared first on WIRED.

What Would Happen if the Olympics Banned Russia?

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 6:03pm
What Would Happen if the Olympics Banned Russia?Because the Olympics are always political, and state-sponsored doping sure is too. The post What Would Happen if the Olympics Banned Russia? appeared first on WIRED.

So, Space Shuttle Pilot Eileen Collins Speaking at the RNC. That Was Interesting

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:06pm
So, Space Shuttle Pilot Eileen Collins Speaking at the RNC. That Was InterestingCollins has been critical of the Obama administration and NASA’s current mission for a few years now. The post So, Space Shuttle Pilot Eileen Collins Speaking at the RNC. That Was Interesting appeared first on WIRED.

Here’s How to Make Perfect, Fluffy Soft Serve—with Dry Ice

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 8:00am
Here’s How to Make Perfect, Fluffy Soft Serve—with Dry IceBetter than a freezer, better than liquid nitrogen: It's dry ice. The post Here's How to Make Perfect, Fluffy Soft Serve—with Dry Ice appeared first on WIRED.

SoCal’s Massive Water Agency Grabs Up Land on NorCal’s Wettest River

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 7:00am
SoCal’s Massive Water Agency Grabs Up Land on NorCal’s Wettest RiverSouthern California's huge water agency hopes that buying four islands east of San Francisco will secure its future water resources. The post SoCal's Massive Water Agency Grabs Up Land on NorCal's Wettest River appeared first on WIRED.

Florida May Have Its First Case of Zika from Local Mosquitoes

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 6:23pm
Florida May Have Its First Case of Zika from Local MosquitoesThe Florida Department of Public Health announced late yesterday that it is investigating a case of non-travel related Zika in Miami-Dade County. The post Florida May Have Its First Case of Zika from Local Mosquitoes appeared first on WIRED.

Super Slippery Coatings Are Good for Way More Than Ketchup Bottles

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:44pm
Super Slippery Coatings Are Good for Way More Than Ketchup BottlesIn a world of super slippery coatings, the very concept of “cleaning” goes away. The post Super Slippery Coatings Are Good for Way More Than Ketchup Bottles appeared first on WIRED.

A New Map of the Brain Redraws the Boundaries of Neuroscience

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 1:00pm
A New Map of the Brain Redraws the Boundaries of NeuroscienceJust like regular maps, brain maps are useful points of reference. Scientists use them to agree on what they’re studying in the first place. The post A New Map of the Brain Redraws the Boundaries of Neuroscience appeared first on WIRED.

Buying Space Memorabilia Can Be Cheaper Than You’d Think

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 7:00am
Buying Space Memorabilia Can Be Cheaper Than You’d ThinkWhat kind of person pays thousands of dollars for the right to own a piece of space history? The post Buying Space Memorabilia Can Be Cheaper Than You’d Think appeared first on WIRED.

This Lab Releases Two Million Mosquitoes a Week for Science

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 7:00am
This Lab Releases Two Million Mosquitoes a Week for ScienceKevin Frayer's images take viewers inside a lab in Guangzhou, China where scientists are infecting mosquitoes with Wolbachia, a bacterium that prevents their eggs from hatching. The post This Lab Releases Two Million Mosquitoes a Week for Science appeared first on WIRED.

Inside K2, NASA’s Mission that Just Discovered More than 100 New Exoplanets

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 7:00am
Inside K2, NASA’s Mission that Just Discovered More than 100 New ExoplanetsKepler's K2 mission confirms 104 new exoplanets. The post Inside K2, NASA’s Mission that Just Discovered More than 100 New Exoplanets appeared first on WIRED.

Someone Got Zika in Utah and No One Knows How

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 2:23pm
Someone Got Zika in Utah and No One Knows HowThe patient had cared for someone else with Zika, but no mosquitoes or sexual contact are reportedly involved. The post Someone Got Zika in Utah and No One Knows How appeared first on WIRED.

No, the Death Star Isn’t Impossibly Big in the Rogue One Poster. We Did the Math

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 10:00am
No, the Death Star Isn’t Impossibly Big in the Rogue One Poster. We Did the MathPeople are complaining about the size of the Death Star in the Rogue One poster. Here's how you could actually make that picture. The post No, the Death Star Isn’t Impossibly Big in the Rogue One Poster. We Did the Math appeared first on WIRED.

The Sea Will Get a Lot Quieter Without the Navy’s Whale-Killing Sonar

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 7:00am
The Sea Will Get a Lot Quieter Without the Navy’s Whale-Killing SonarOn July 15, a federal court ruled that the Navy can't use a particularly powerful sonar tool in waters inhabited by marine mammals. The post The Sea Will Get a Lot Quieter Without the Navy’s Whale-Killing Sonar appeared first on WIRED.

David Chang’s Unified Theory of Deliciousness

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 6:50am
David Chang’s Unified Theory of DeliciousnessThe great foods of the world share the same flavor patterns. Learn the code, and crank out the hits. The post David Chang's Unified Theory of Deliciousness appeared first on WIRED.