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A Whole Lot of Magma Is Lurking Under Taipei

14 hours 49 min ago
A Whole Lot of Magma Is Lurking Under TaipeiA new study suggests a magmatic system as large as 350 cubic kilometers sits below the city. Oh, and India experienced an eruption. The post A Whole Lot of Magma Is Lurking Under Taipei appeared first on WIRED.

Do Cats Cause Schizophrenia? Believe the Science, Not the Hype

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:30am
Do Cats Cause Schizophrenia? Believe the Science, Not the HypeLike many health studies examining relationships between bacon and cancer, salt and obesity, or sugar and heart disease, the science here is not settled. The post Do Cats Cause Schizophrenia? Believe the Science, Not the Hype appeared first on WIRED.

Potential Trump Science Adviser Says Climate Change Is Great

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 7:30am
Potential Trump Science Adviser Says Climate Change Is GreatOpinion: A climate scientist explains why William Tapper, a candidate for science adviser to the president, gets carbon dioxide all wrong. The post Potential Trump Science Adviser Says Climate Change Is Great appeared first on WIRED.

Inside the Extreme Machine That Mimics Bombs and Black Holes

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 7:00am
Inside the Extreme Machine That Mimics Bombs and Black HolesMachines like Z are the only way—short of exploding a weapon or sojourning inside the sun—to measure how matter behaves in extreme environments. The post Inside the Extreme Machine That Mimics Bombs and Black Holes appeared first on WIRED.

California Needs Atmospheric Rivers. But Like, Not This Many

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 5:17pm
California Needs Atmospheric Rivers. But Like, Not This ManyWith warmer weather stirring up bigger, stronger storms, California's flood management system is feeling the strain. The post California Needs Atmospheric Rivers. But Like, Not This Many appeared first on WIRED.

What, You Can’t Tell Two Lemurs Apart? Computers Can

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:00am
What, You Can’t Tell Two Lemurs Apart? Computers CanNew software that sees spots and stripes are helping biologists track animals in the wild without the tranquilizer guns and radio collars. The post What, You Can’t Tell Two Lemurs Apart? Computers Can appeared first on WIRED.

Forget Weather Apps: Measure the Wind Yourself With an Old Electric Motor

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 7:30am
 Measure the Wind Yourself With an Old Electric MotorYou can build an anemometer with an electric motor and a fan blade. Here's how. The post Forget Weather Apps: Measure the Wind Yourself With an Old Electric Motor appeared first on WIRED.

Emails Reveal Close Ties Between EPA Boss Scott Pruitt and Fossil Fuel Interests

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 6:34pm
Emails Reveal Close Ties Between EPA Boss Scott Pruitt and Fossil Fuel InterestsDocuments suggest former Oklahoma AG followed lobby group's guidance on challenging environmental regulations. The post Emails Reveal Close Ties Between EPA Boss Scott Pruitt and Fossil Fuel Interests appeared first on WIRED.

7 Earth-Like Worlds Orbit a Star So Cool, You Didn’t Know It Existed

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 1:00pm
7 Earth-Like Worlds Orbit a Star So Cool, You Didn’t Know It ExistedBut scientists have no idea what the exoplanets look like. The post 7 Earth-Like Worlds Orbit a Star So Cool, You Didn’t Know It Existed appeared first on WIRED.

Inside the Race to Build the Battery of Tomorrow

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:00am
Inside the Race to Build the Battery of TomorrowLiquid batteries. Batteries of molten metal that run as hot as a car engine. Batteries whose secret ingredient is saltwater. The post Inside the Race to Build the Battery of Tomorrow appeared first on WIRED.

The Long-Shot Bid to Put Crispr in the Hands of the People

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 7:00am
The Long-Shot Bid to Put Crispr in the Hands of the PeopleLegal experts are filing a petition. They want the federal government to step in and bring Crispr back to the people. The post The Long-Shot Bid to Put Crispr in the Hands of the People appeared first on WIRED.

If AI Can Fix Peer Review in Science, AI Can Do Anything

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 8:00am
If AI Can Fix Peer Review in Science, AI Can Do AnythingReading a scientific paper is not the same as understanding Shakespeare. The post If AI Can Fix Peer Review in Science, AI Can Do Anything appeared first on WIRED.

Flying at Light Speed Is Pretty Much Impossible—Unless You’re Han Solo

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:00am
Flying at Light Speed Is Pretty Much Impossible—Unless You’re Han SoloIn Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Han needs crazy fast reaction time to get inside the Starkiller shields without crashing into the planet. The post Flying at Light Speed Is Pretty Much Impossible—Unless You're Han Solo appeared first on WIRED.

Old-Guard Archivists Keep Federal Data Safer Than You Think

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 10:00am
Old-Guard Archivists Keep Federal Data Safer Than You ThinkLong before Trump, open government and open data evangelists had been preserving all kinds of data collected and stored by the government. The post Old-Guard Archivists Keep Federal Data Safer Than You Think appeared first on WIRED.

Biologists Are Figuring Out How Cells Tell Left From Right

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 8:30am
Biologists Are Figuring Out How Cells Tell Left From Right"Anything that's not forbidden by the laws of physics is possible." The post Biologists Are Figuring Out How Cells Tell Left From Right appeared first on WIRED.

SpaceX Will Give Its ISS Re-Supply Another Go, After Scrapping Yesterday’s Launch Attempt

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 8:49pm
SpaceX Will Give Its ISS Re-Supply Another Go, After Scrapping Yesterday’s Launch AttemptSaturday marks SpaceX's 10th mission ferrying supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station. The post SpaceX Will Give Its ISS Re-Supply Another Go, After Scrapping Yesterday's Launch Attempt appeared first on WIRED.

How to Avoid Getting Tricked into Assassinating Someone

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 8:47pm
How to Avoid Getting Tricked into Assassinating SomeoneOne surefire way to tell if a spray bottle contains water or something deadly? Chemistry. The post How to Avoid Getting Tricked into Assassinating Someone appeared first on WIRED.

Trump Made a Media Survey That’s More Rant Than Science

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 4:12pm
Trump Made a Media Survey That’s More Rant Than ScienceFirst rule of surveys: Don't ask yes or no questions. The post Trump Made a Media Survey That’s More Rant Than Science appeared first on WIRED.

Drones Are Turning Civilians Into an Air Force of Citizen Scientists

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:30am
Drones Are Turning Civilians Into an Air Force of Citizen ScientistsCitizen drone scientists need some basic training on study design. The post Drones Are Turning Civilians Into an Air Force of Citizen Scientists appeared first on WIRED.

If Trump Sends NASA to the Moon, Congress Might Be Into It

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 7:00am
If Trump Sends NASA to the Moon, Congress Might Be Into ItThe president seems to want to target a human spaceflight program away from Mars and back toward the moon. The post If Trump Sends NASA to the Moon, Congress Might Be Into It appeared first on WIRED.