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The Mysterious Machinery of Creatures That Glow in the Deep

8 hours 19 min ago
The Mysterious Machinery of Creatures That Glow in the DeepBioluminescent organisms have evolved dozens of times over the course of life's history. Recent studies are narrowing in on the complicated biochemistry needed to illuminate the dark. The post The Mysterious Machinery of Creatures That Glow in the Deep appeared first on WIRED.

Space Photos of the Week: Mosey on Down to the Star Bar

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:00am
 Mosey on Down to the Star BarSpace photos of the week, November 28 — December 2, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: Mosey on Down to the Star Bar appeared first on WIRED.

A Warming Earth Is Making It Harder to Study Mars

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:00am
A Warming Earth Is Making It Harder to Study MarsAntarctic researchers test their ideas about how humans could live on Mars. But these windows into life on the red planet could be closing. The post A Warming Earth Is Making It Harder to Study Mars appeared first on WIRED.

Dozens of Earthquakes Rattle a Chilean Volcano, Raising Alerts

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:02pm
Dozens of Earthquakes Rattle a Chilean Volcano, Raising AlertsChilean officials raised the alert status around Cerro Hudson after earthquakes near the same source of the 2011 eruption. The post Dozens of Earthquakes Rattle a Chilean Volcano, Raising Alerts appeared first on WIRED.

Why Did Donald Trump Get Elected? Ask the Bees

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:00am
Why Did Donald Trump Get Elected? Ask the BeesOpinion: The way bees choose their nests offers important lessons about how humans elect presidents. The post Why Did Donald Trump Get Elected? Ask the Bees appeared first on WIRED.

The Fail-Safe Science of Delicious Crispy Chicken

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 8:00am
The Fail-Safe Science of Delicious Crispy ChickenA little extra effort for a whole lot of pay-off. The post The Fail-Safe Science of Delicious Crispy Chicken appeared first on WIRED.

New Zealand, the Kardashians, and the Battle to Control Manuka Honey

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 7:00am
New Zealand, the Kardashians, and the Battle to Control Manuka HoneyChemists aren't convinced there's any meaningful difference between Manūka honey from New Zealand and Australia. But the Kiwis beg to differ. The post New Zealand, the Kardashians, and the Battle to Control Manuka Honey appeared first on WIRED.

Pull a Car From a Ditch With the Super-Strength of Physics

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:15pm
Pull a Car From a Ditch With the Super-Strength of PhysicsIf you ever need to pull a heavy object with a rope, there is a simple physics trick that can give you greater tension. The post Pull a Car From a Ditch With the Super-Strength of Physics appeared first on WIRED.

Steam Explosions Rock New Zealand’s Rotorua Caldera

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 8:00am
Steam Explosions Rock New Zealand’s Rotorua CalderaSteam explosions rocked the shores of Lake Rotorua in New Zealand for the first time in 15 years. The post Steam Explosions Rock New Zealand's Rotorua Caldera appeared first on WIRED.

The Neuroscientist Who’s Building a Better Memory for Humans

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 7:00am
The Neuroscientist Who’s Building a Better Memory for HumansTed Berger's implant electrically stimulates the brain to form memories—at least in rats and monkeys. And now, he's testing one that could work in humans. The post The Neuroscientist Who's Building a Better Memory for Humans appeared first on WIRED.

No, Gotham, That’s Not How Tightropes Work

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 8:00am
No, Gotham, That’s Not How Tightropes WorkIn this scene from Gotham, Bruce Wayne holds a tight rope for Selina. It turns out this might be much more difficult than it looks. The post No, Gotham, That's Not How Tightropes Work appeared first on WIRED.

Check Out the ExoMars Orbiter’s Beautiful First Pics

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 7:00am
Check Out the ExoMars Orbiter’s Beautiful First PicsLast week, the ESA's new Martian orbiter started sending back its first images of the Red Planet. The post Check Out the ExoMars Orbiter's Beautiful First Pics appeared first on WIRED.

Kratom: The Bitter Plant That Could Help Opioid Addicts—if the DEA Doesn’t Ban It

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 7:00am
 The Bitter Plant That Could Help Opioid Addicts—if the DEA Doesn’t Ban ItThe DEA is considering regulating an herb called kratom using its strictest regulations. However, many users say this plant helps them stay off harder drugs. The post Kratom: The Bitter Plant That Could Help Opioid Addicts—if the DEA Doesn't Ban It appeared first on WIRED.

Magnets Aren’t Miracles, But Solar Flares Burst With Magic

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 5:13pm
Magnets Aren’t Miracles, But Solar Flares Burst With MagicA new paper shows how large magnetic fields burst to release massive amounts of energy. The post Magnets Aren't Miracles, But Solar Flares Burst With Magic appeared first on WIRED.

Trump’s Health Czar Tom Price is a One-Man Death Panel for Obamacare

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 4:46pm
Trump’s Health Czar Tom Price is a One-Man Death Panel for ObamacarePending Senate confirmation, Tom Price will play a central role in the new administration's plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. The post Trump’s Health Czar Tom Price is a One-Man Death Panel for Obamacare appeared first on WIRED.

Artificial Intelligence Could Dig Up Cures Buried Online

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 7:00am
Artificial Intelligence Could Dig Up Cures Buried OnlineArtificial intelligence could be a solution to science overload: machine learning assistants to read incoming papers, distill their information, and highlight relevant findings. The post Artificial Intelligence Could Dig Up Cures Buried Online appeared first on WIRED.

Drop Into an Enchanting Desert Canyon (But Do Mind the Floods)

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 2:23pm
Drop Into an Enchanting Desert Canyon (But Do Mind the Floods)For its new series Planet Earth II, the BBC paid a visit to a canyon in Arizona. Oh, and they brought along a 360-degree camera. The post Drop Into an Enchanting Desert Canyon (But Do Mind the Floods) appeared first on WIRED.

The Arapaima Is Pretty Much a Tank With Scales and Eyeballs

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 11:00am
The Arapaima Is Pretty Much a Tank With Scales and EyeballsThis massive fish grows to 10 feet long and is covered with armored scales, making it an apex predator of incredible proportions. The post The Arapaima Is Pretty Much a Tank With Scales and Eyeballs appeared first on WIRED.

Blood Diseases Could Show Crispr’s Potential as Therapy

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 7:00am
Blood Diseases Could Show Crispr’s Potential as TherapyThe jury's still out on whether Crispr will be as transformative as a medical therapy as it has been as lab tool, but inherited blood diseases are a good test. The post Blood Diseases Could Show Crispr's Potential as Therapy appeared first on WIRED.