Protesters are calling for China to ease restrictions most nations have already ditched. But the country faces a fraught path toward normalcy.
As carbon concentrations rise, conditions are becoming more like they were 3 million years ago, when the area was wetter and the rain was heavier.
While biologists still aren't exactly sure how it works, a new study closes in on why the insects that pester Savannah animals zig when anything zags.
An agreement can’t magically end the catastrophe of plastic pollution. But it could be a step in the right direction.
Many schools have given up on crafting inclusive and informative sex education. These websites and activists are filling in the gaps.
An atomic-scale experiment all but settles the origin of the strong form of superconductivity seen in cuprate crystals, confirming a 35-year-old theory.
The islands are in the line of an icy current that provides marine ecosystems refuge amid warming oceans. But the good news might not last for long.
A deep dive into the science of staying alive underwater.
The fuel can be produced by adding bacteria to spent drill holes—meaning there are thousands of potential hydrogen sources worldwide.
Composer and artist Harry Yeff—aka Reeps One—shares the motivations behind his innovative Voice Gems project with the audience at WIRED Impact.
Scientists are on the verge of figuring out how to put humans in a state of suspended animation. It could be the key to colonizing Mars.
Grasslands are being overrun by drought-resistant invaders that wreck animal habitats, suck up water supplies, and can cost landowners a fortune.
It’s now possible to mass-produce pheromones that keep insects from breeding near crops—protecting cereals and other staples with fewer chemicals.
A new study shows that the more divided a community is, the higher the residents’ exposure to hazardous metals and particulates.
Negotiators at the annual UN climate conference managed to eke out some plans for action. Now the challenge is turning dreams into reality.
New evidence indicates that an effort to stamp out disease-carrying insects is working. The key? Mosquitoes genetically engineered to kill off their own kind.
Fossil fuels are rapidly heating the planet, but their aerosols also help cool it. Just how much, though, is a major uncertainty in climate science.
Field research uncovers clues about the beetles’ coordinated blinking and confirms that a novel form of “chimeric” synchrony occurs naturally.
The DeFelice Marine Center sits on a strip of land that dangles into a bay. Staff is living, working, and adapting to the climate crisis in real time.
The moniker, which honors a former agency administrator accused of enforcing anti-LGBTQ policies, has long been controversial.