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02/04/2023   Wired Science
Growers fear a perfect storm for a tradition that has long bound rural communities together.
02/03/2023   Wired Science
Many are celebrating Australia’s decision to pave the way for these psychedelic therapies, but questions around accessibility remain.
02/03/2023   Wired Science
If you want to know what the cloud of gas that surrounds the planet is really doing for us, you have to see what the world would be like without it.
02/03/2023   Wired Science
Scientists have uncovered the Roman recipe for self-repairing cement—which could massively reduce the carbon footprint of the material today.
02/02/2023   Wired Science
These tiny organoids with working immune systems mimic the function of the GI tract and could be used to study intestinal diseases and drugs to treat them.
02/01/2023   Wired Science
Data gaps, funding cuts, and shyness about sex let gonorrhea gain drug resistance. There are no new treatments yet.
01/31/2023   Wired Science
Enigma Labs launches a project to crowdsource and quantify data about “unidentified aerial phenomena.”
01/31/2023   Wired Science
Audacious plans to resurrect the long-extinct bird could be lucrative. But the moonshot raises thorny philosophical questions.
01/31/2023   Wired Science
Biological amino acids could have celestial or terrestrial roots. An experiment simulated their formation in deep space—but the mystery isn’t solved yet.
01/31/2023   Wired Science
A tiny Scottish village is betting its future on rocket launches. But the plan may threaten the fragile landscape—and a tenacious billionaire’s ambitions.
01/30/2023   Wired Science
Scientists kept the rodents’ immune T cells active four times longer than mice can live—with huge implications for cancer, vaccination, and aging research.
01/29/2023   Wired Science
Mathematicians predicted that if they imposed enough restrictions on how a shape might tile space, they could force a periodic pattern to emerge. They were wrong.
01/28/2023   Wired Science
A new research and monitoring program aims to conserve threatened but overlooked saline ecosystems.
01/27/2023   Wired Science
A simultaneous solution to California’s extreme drought and flooding is to bank more water underground. Send in the choppers (and a few ATVs).
01/25/2023   Wired Science
The escalating risks of Russia’s war in Ukraine have led scientists to study the unthinkable and model the aftermath of nuclear detonation.
01/25/2023   Wired Science
Fat activists say they’re tools of coercion. Celebrities are taking them to get slim. Is this really the road people want to go down?
01/24/2023   Wired Science
It’s been ticking down the seconds to nuclear apocalypse for three-quarters of a century, but it’s not so helpful when it comes to climate change.
01/24/2023   Wired Science
Google Research spinout Osmo wants to find substitutes for hard-to-source aromas. The tech could inspire new perfumes—and help combat mosquito-borne diseases.
01/23/2023   Wired Science
Half of the globe’s crop productivity comes from a key fertilizer ingredient that’s nonrenewable—and literally washing away.
01/23/2023   Wired Science
If you agree to provide some of your car’s battery power in times of high energy demand, you’ll get paid, and help make the grid more stable.