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Elon Musk Announces His Plan to Colonize Mars and Save Humanity

2 hours 19 min ago
Elon Musk Announces His Plan to Colonize Mars and Save HumanityMusk doesn't just want to go to Mars, he wants to build a civilization there. The post Elon Musk Announces His Plan to Colonize Mars and Save Humanity appeared first on WIRED.

Congress Will Soon Lose These Crucial Science Advocates

6 hours 24 min ago
Congress Will Soon Lose These Crucial Science AdvocatesA number of science-minded members of Congress are retiring after this term, and that means crucial initiatives could be in jeopardy. The post Congress Will Soon Lose These Crucial Science Advocates appeared first on WIRED.

If Europa Has Ice Plumes, Maybe They Work Like Earth’s Volcanoes

8 hours 5 min ago
If Europa Has Ice Plumes, Maybe They Work Like Earth’s VolcanoesEuropa joins a growing list of planetary bodies that likely have ice volcanism and possibly liquid water. The post If Europa Has Ice Plumes, Maybe They Work Like Earth’s Volcanoes appeared first on WIRED.

What College Physics Students Can Learn from Little Kids

14 hours 32 min ago
What College Physics Students Can Learn from Little KidsWhen it comes to ideas about force and motion, children and adults mostly think the same way. Why? The post What College Physics Students Can Learn from Little Kids appeared first on WIRED.

Why I Won’t Get the Genetic Test for Breast Cancer

16 hours 33 min ago
Why I Won’t Get the Genetic Test for Breast CancerBRCA is a powerful tool to estimate cancer risk, but it's not a crystal ball. And I don't want the results of one imperfect test to propel me into surgery. The post Why I Won’t Get the Genetic Test for Breast Cancer appeared first on WIRED.

NASA Finds More Evidence of Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 5:37pm
NASA Finds More Evidence of Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon EuropaIt's not aliens. Everyone calm the heck down. The post NASA Finds More Evidence of Water Plumes on Jupiter's Moon Europa appeared first on WIRED.

The US May Not Be Able to Hit Its Ambitious Climate Goal

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:00am
The US May Not Be Able to Hit Its Ambitious Climate GoalA new study estimates that the US is probably undershooting its 2025 climate change goal. The post The US May Not Be Able to Hit Its Ambitious Climate Goal appeared first on WIRED.

The Two-Foot-Wide Starfish That’ll Ruin Your Day

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 8:00am
The Two-Foot-Wide Starfish That’ll Ruin Your DayThe crown of thorns starfish's spikes not only pierce flesh, but come loaded with a toxin that will make you say, "Oh, so I wasn't supposed to touch that?" The post The Two-Foot-Wide Starfish That'll Ruin Your Day appeared first on WIRED.

Time Might Only Exist in Your Head. And Everyone Else’s

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 6:00am
Time Might Only Exist in Your Head. And Everyone Else’sTo physics, time has no direction. Until you come along and give it a past, present, and future. The post Time Might Only Exist in Your Head. And Everyone Else's appeared first on WIRED.

Computer Scientists Close In on Perfect, Hack-Proof Code

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 8:00pm
Computer Scientists Close In on Perfect, Hack-Proof CodeComputer scientists can prove certain programs to be error-free with the same certainty that mathematicians prove theorems. The post Computer Scientists Close In on Perfect, Hack-Proof Code appeared first on WIRED.

Space Photos of the Week: Dying Star Insists on Being Dramatic About It

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:30pm
 Dying Star Insists on Being Dramatic About ItSpace photos of the week, September 18 — 24, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: Dying Star Insists on Being Dramatic About It appeared first on WIRED.

What’s Inside Blue Ballpoint Ink? Fatty Acids and Alcohol

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:00am
What’s Inside Blue Ballpoint Ink? Fatty Acids and AlcoholPatents for ballpoint pens go back to the late 1800s, but it took half a century to develop good, fast-drying inks. The post What's Inside Blue Ballpoint Ink? Fatty Acids and Alcohol appeared first on WIRED.

We Might Have Gotten a Little Carried Away With Physics This Time

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 9:00am
We Might Have Gotten a Little Carried Away With Physics This TimeWhy do you always make a graph in physics lab? It's not just for fun, there is a reason. Here is an example. The post We Might Have Gotten a Little Carried Away With Physics This Time appeared first on WIRED.

America’s Most Elaborate Corn Maze Is Made of GPS and Math

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:00am
America’s Most Elaborate Corn Maze Is Made of GPS and MathOne farm in Massachusetts has used an arsenal of high- and low-tech tools, and over the years that gear available has changed the look of the maze. The post America’s Most Elaborate Corn Maze Is Made of GPS and Math appeared first on WIRED.

Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano Makes an Ashy Mess for Airports

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 6:26pm
Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano Makes an Ashy Mess for AirportsVigorous explosive eruptions at Turrialba in Costa Rica have made an ashy mess for air travelers. The post Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano Makes an Ashy Mess for Airports appeared first on WIRED.

The Paris Climate Agreement Is Now One Step Closer to Reality

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:35pm
The Paris Climate Agreement Is Now One Step Closer to RealityUN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, predicts global climate deal will be fully ratified by the end of the year after 31 nations officially sign up in New York The post The Paris Climate Agreement Is Now One Step Closer to Reality appeared first on WIRED.

To Save the Oceans, These Guys Are Turning to Sci-Fi

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 10:00am
To Save the Oceans, These Guys Are Turning to Sci-FiHow do you make people care about oceans? Hit them right in the nerd. The post To Save the Oceans, These Guys Are Turning to Sci-Fi appeared first on WIRED.

Carrots Won’t Help You Read This Headline

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 9:00am
Carrots Won’t Help You Read This HeadlineEat them anyway . The post Carrots Won't Help You Read This Headline appeared first on WIRED.

The Muddled Link Between Booze and Cancer

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 7:00am
The Muddled Link Between Booze and CancerAlcohol’s potential health benefits may have been grossly oversold by industry-funded research—distracting consumers from the realities of cancer risk. The post The Muddled Link Between Booze and Cancer appeared first on WIRED.

The Quest to Build a Portable Anti-Neutrino Detector for Nukes

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 1:25pm
The Quest to Build a Portable Anti-Neutrino Detector for NukesIn theory, anti-neutrinos are a perfect fingerprint for nuclear reactor activity, a spoof-proof method that doesn’t require inspections or satellite spying. The post The Quest to Build a Portable Anti-Neutrino Detector for Nukes appeared first on WIRED.