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Gravity Waves Might Be Lighting Up Venus’ Atmosphere

8 hours 48 min ago
Gravity Waves Might Be Lighting Up Venus’ AtmosphereNothing else about the planet's atmosphere makes sense, so sure, why not? The post Gravity Waves Might Be Lighting Up Venus' Atmosphere appeared first on WIRED.

Tour a Brewery That Pumps Out 5,000 Cans an Hour

11 hours 48 min ago
Tour a Brewery That Pumps Out 5,000 Cans an HourCheers to chemistry majors! The post Tour a Brewery That Pumps Out 5,000 Cans an Hour appeared first on WIRED.

The Critter That’s Mushy as a Jellyfish and Long as a Whale

12 hours 48 min ago
The Critter That’s Mushy as a Jellyfish and Long as a WhaleIt's got a name almost as long and threatening as its string of clones. The post The Critter That's Mushy as a Jellyfish and Long as a Whale appeared first on WIRED.

Obamacare’s Demise Is a Looming Disaster for Mental Health

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:00am
Obamacare’s Demise Is a Looming Disaster for Mental HealthRepublicans are on the cusp of undercutting the very mental health and substance abuse services they've promised. The post Obamacare's Demise Is a Looming Disaster for Mental Health appeared first on WIRED.

The Man Who’s Trying to Kill Dark Matter

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 7:00am
The Man Who’s Trying to Kill Dark MatterA proposed theory of gravity does away with dark matter, even as new astrophysical findings challenge the need for galaxies full of the invisible particles. The post The Man Who's Trying to Kill Dark Matter appeared first on WIRED.

Space Photos of the Week: A Supermassive Black Hole Just Wants Some Privacy

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 7:00am
 A Supermassive Black Hole Just Wants Some PrivacySpace photos of the week, January 8—14, 2017. The post Space Photos of the Week: A Supermassive Black Hole Just Wants Some Privacy appeared first on WIRED.

Watch Live as SpaceX Returns to Flight and Attempts a Landing

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:00am
Watch Live as SpaceX Returns to Flight and Attempts a LandingIt sometimes rains in Southern California. When the rain stops, rockets can launch. The post Watch Live as SpaceX Returns to Flight and Attempts a Landing appeared first on WIRED.

Don’t You Dare Try to Teach Science Without Building Models

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 7:00am
Don’t You Dare Try to Teach Science Without Building ModelsI think you can describe the scientific process to be all about building models. Here's how you can include model building in class. The post Don’t You Dare Try to Teach Science Without Building Models appeared first on WIRED.

Wearables Could Soon Know You’re Sick Before You Do

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 2:00pm
Wearables Could Soon Know You’re Sick Before You DoResearchers need to carefully study how biometrics change in individuals over time, and determine which wearables provide data good enough for diagnosis. The post Wearables Could Soon Know You're Sick Before You Do appeared first on WIRED.

Republicans’ Three-Step Plan to Kill Obamacare: Step 1 Complete

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 1:29pm
 Step 1 CompleteRepublicans have started to pave a winding path toward a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Here's how they'll do it, step by step. The post Republicans’ Three-Step Plan to Kill Obamacare: Step 1 Complete appeared first on WIRED.

Why It’s Impossible to Predict When That Giant Antarctic Ice Sheet Will Split

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:00am
Why It’s Impossible to Predict When That Giant Antarctic Ice Sheet Will SplitMelting ice is a master's class in fluid dynamics. The post Why It’s Impossible to Predict When That Giant Antarctic Ice Sheet Will Split appeared first on WIRED.

To Understand PTSD, Send Scientists to War

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 7:00am
To Understand PTSD, Send Scientists to WarA combat veteran says mental trauma is more complicated than we think. To reduce psychological casualties, we need research on the battlefield. The post To Understand PTSD, Send Scientists to War appeared first on WIRED.

Think Exercise Is Hard? Try Training Like a Nike Super-Athlete

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 7:00am
Think Exercise Is Hard? Try Training Like a Nike Super-AthleteOur writer is using the same training regime, apparel, and expertise as three elite Nike athletes. The post Think Exercise Is Hard? Try Training Like a Nike Super-Athlete appeared first on WIRED.

Tillerson’s Hearing Seals It: the US Won’t Lead on Climate Change

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 6:11pm
 the US Won’t Lead on Climate ChangeTillerson and Trump are poised to cede America's leadership role on climate change to other nations. The post Tillerson's Hearing Seals It: the US Won't Lead on Climate Change appeared first on WIRED.

Universities Must Help Educate Woefully Uninformed Lawmakers

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:00am
Universities Must Help Educate Woefully Uninformed LawmakersOpinion: In the age of fake news, Congress is employing fewer and fewer technical experts. Higher education should try to fill the gap.  The post Universities Must Help Educate Woefully Uninformed Lawmakers appeared first on WIRED.

Don’t Turn Earth Into Venus, Warns NASA Ex-Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 7:00am
Don’t Turn Earth Into Venus, Warns NASA Ex-Chief Scientist Ellen StofanNASA's former chief scientist talks rocket explosions, Carl Sagan, cats, and climate change. The post Don't Turn Earth Into Venus, Warns NASA Ex-Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan appeared first on WIRED.

A Robert F. Kennedy Jr.-led Vaccine Commission Would Be Bad News

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 8:58pm
A Robert F. Kennedy Jr.-led Vaccine Commission Would Be Bad NewsHe's an outspoken anti-vaccine activist ... and the new president might put him in charge of a panel to investigate vaccines. The post A Robert F. Kennedy Jr.-led Vaccine Commission Would Be Bad News appeared first on WIRED.

California Floods Its Fields to Keep Its Cities From Flooding

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 12:25pm
California Floods Its Fields to Keep Its Cities From FloodingOpening the Sacramento Weir means flooding the plains to protect the state's capital from the same fate. The post California Floods Its Fields to Keep Its Cities From Flooding appeared first on WIRED.

And the Winner of the Volcanic Event of 2016 Is…

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:00am
And the Winner of the Volcanic Event of 2016 Is…You voted. Now let's count down the top 10 volcanic events of 2016. The post And the Winner of the Volcanic Event of 2016 Is... appeared first on WIRED.

Let’s Learn Some Physics Playing With Compound Pulleys

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 9:00am
Let’s Learn Some Physics Playing With Compound PulleysHumans use compound pulleys all the time. They are based on the work-energy principle. Here is a physics based explanation of this type of simple machine. The post Let’s Learn Some Physics Playing With Compound Pulleys appeared first on WIRED.