Wired Weird Science
Ronda Rousey is an impressive fighter, but how impressive? Are all of her fights short? How much energy in each punch? Here is an estimate.
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Greene Street in Manhattan has been up and down (and up again) several times in its 400-year history.
The post From Brothels to Luxury, Mapping 400 Years on One NYC Block appeared first on WIRED.
That number probably means less than you think it does---it might not help get the vaccine approved by regulators.
The post What ‘100 Percent Effective’ Means for That Ebola Vaccine appeared first on WIRED.
The plan will drastically reduce America’s reliance on coal-fired power plants, the country’s biggest source of carbon emissions.
The post Obama’s Climate Change Plan Is Actually About Public Health appeared first on WIRED.
Scientists at Harvard are studying taste buds in action by beaming lasers onto mouse tongues.
The post Sucking on Mouse Tongues to Understand How Taste Buds Work appeared first on WIRED.
Americans inherited a legal system shaped by history, not by science.
The post America’s Justice System Sure Doesn’t Know Much Science appeared first on WIRED.
With snowpacks at zero percent and reservoirs looking more like puddles, engineers in San Diego are preparing to hook up a new $1 billion desalinization plant.
The post One Way to Fight California’s Drought: Desalt the Ocean appeared first on WIRED.
A new study says the reason buildings always seem cold to women is because they were designed for men.
The post Why Men and Women Battle Over the Office Thermostat appeared first on WIRED.
Space photos of the week, July 26 – August 1.
The post Space Photos of the Week: This Nebula Doesn’t Come in Peace appeared first on WIRED.
An international coalition of researchers might have an effective Ebola vaccine.
The post At Last: An Ebola Vaccine That Might Actually Work appeared first on WIRED.
A new video series takes a look at the science behind cocktails---in the bar and at home.
The post Welcome to Booze Science, Our Drunkest Video Series Ever appeared first on WIRED.
Google has partnered with an environmental testing startup to measure air quality within a city.
The post Google Street View Cars Now Sniff Pollution Instead of Wi-Fi appeared first on WIRED.
Reigning among sea stars is Labidiaster annulatus, a two-foot-wide titan that menaces the waters around Antarctica.
The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The Two-Foot-Wide Sea Star That’s Basically a Bear Trap appeared first on WIRED.
Manam in Papua New Guinea appears to have had a massive new explosive eruption.
The post Volcano in Papua New Guinea Fires Off a 12-Mile-High Plume appeared first on WIRED.
Philae's bumpy landing has importance for asteroid mining companies eager to excavate small bodies in space.
The post Asteroid Miners Can Learn a Lot From Philae’s Bumpy Landing appeared first on WIRED.