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Scientists Reexamine Why Zebra Stripes Mysteriously Repel Flies

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......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: Gadget7 hr. 25 min. ago Related News

The Planet Desperately Needs That UN Plastics Treaty

An agreement can’t magically end the catastrophe of plastic pollution. But it could be a step in the right direction......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: Gadget7 hr. 25 min. ago Related News

The Future of Sex Ed Is the Internet

Many schools have given up on crafting inclusive and informative sex education. These websites and activists are filling in the gaps......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetNov 28th, 2022Related News

The High-Temperature Superconductivity Mystery Is Finally Solved

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......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetNov 27th, 2022Related News

The Geological Fluke That"s Protecting Sea Life in the Galapagos

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......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetNov 26th, 2022Related News

The Physics of Scuba Diving

A deep dive into the science of staying alive underwater......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetNov 26th, 2022Related News

‘Gold Hydrogen’ Is an Untapped Resource in Depleted Oil Wells

The fuel can be produced by adding bacteria to spent drill holes—meaning there are thousands of potential hydrogen sources worldwide......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetNov 24th, 2022Related News

The Quest to Save the Most Precious Voices on Earth

Composer and artist Harry Yeff—aka Reeps One—shares the motivations behind his innovative Voice Gems project with the audience at WIRED Impact......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetNov 24th, 2022Related News

The Hibernator’s Guide to the Galaxy

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......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetNov 24th, 2022Related News

America’s Billion-Dollar Tree Problem Is Spreading

Grasslands are being overrun by drought-resistant invaders that wreck animal habitats, suck up water supplies, and can cost landowners a fortune......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetNov 23rd, 2022Related News

To Ditch Pesticides, Scientists Are Hacking Insects’ Sex Signals

It’s now possible to mass-produce pheromones that keep insects from breeding near crops—protecting cereals and other staples with fewer chemicals......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetNov 23rd, 2022Related News

Air Quality Mirrors the Racial Segregation of US Neighborhoods

A new study shows that the more divided a community is, the higher the residents’ exposure to hazardous metals and particulates......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetNov 23rd, 2022Related News

5 Good Ideas From COP27—and How Likely They Are to Happen

Negotiators at the annual UN climate conference managed to eke out some plans for action. Now the challenge is turning dreams into reality......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetNov 23rd, 2022Related News

The Marine Lab in the Path of Climate Change’s Fury

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......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetNov 23rd, 2022Related News

Turns Out Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes Actually Works

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......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetNov 21st, 2022Related News

Tiny Aerosols Pose a Big Predicament in a Warming World

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......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetNov 21st, 2022Related News

A New Explanation for How Fireflies Flash in Sync

Field research uncovers clues about the beetles’ coordinated blinking and confirms that a novel form of “chimeric” synchrony occurs naturally......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetNov 20th, 2022Related News

The Marine Lab in the Path of Climate Change’s Fury?

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......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetNov 19th, 2022Related News

NASA Will Not Change the James Webb Telescope’s Name

The moniker, which honors a former agency administrator accused of enforcing anti-LGBTQ policies, has long been controversial......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetNov 19th, 2022Related News

NASA Will Not Change the James Webb Telescope"s Name

The moniker, which honors a former agency administrator accused of enforcing anti-LGBTQ policies, has long been controversial......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetNov 18th, 2022Related News