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The Infamous 1972 Report That Warned of Civilization"s Collapse

The Limits to Growth argued that rampant pollution and resource extraction were pushing Earth to the brink. How does it hold up 50 years later?.....»»

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Permanent Birth Control Is in Demand in the US—but Hard to Get

After the Supreme Court’s Dobbs ruling, more people are seeking to get their tubes tied—assuming they can find a sympathetic doctor......»»

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How Landsat Chronicled 50 Years on a Changing, Fiery Planet

The pioneering satellite program has provided the longest continuous document of how fire, global warming, and humanity are remaking our world......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetJul 5th, 2022Related News

Genetic Screening Now Lets Parents Pick the Healthiest Embryos

Those using IVF can see which embryo is least likely to develop cancer and other diseases. But can protecting your child slip into playing God?.....»»

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Climate Change Breaks Plant Immune Systems. Can They Be Rebooted?

When temperatures rise, plants mysteriously lose their ability to defend against invading pathogens—but there may be a fix......»»

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Why Can’t a Magnet-Propelled Truck Actually Work?

The internet thinks it has discovered the secret to fuel-free perpetual motion. Physics knows better......»»

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Scientists Are Trying to Grow Crops in the Dark

Powering plant growth with solar panels instead of photosynthesis could be a more efficient way of using the Sun’s energy for food. But it’s not all good news......»»

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Secrets of the Moon’s Permanent Shadows Are Coming to Light

Robots will venture into the sunless depths of lunar craters to find ancient water ice, while studies find hints about how water arrives on rocky worlds......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetJul 3rd, 2022Related News

130-Year-Old Menus Show How Climate Change Affects What We Eat

By studying the so-called mean temperature of restaurant seafood, scientists have shown how the species that fill our plates have changed with time......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetJul 2nd, 2022Related News

The Secrets of Covid ‘Brain Fog’ Are Starting to Lift

Scientists are getting closer to understanding the neurology behind the memory problems and cognitive fuzziness that an infection can trigger......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetJul 1st, 2022Related News

The Race to Build Wind Farms That Float on the Open Sea

There’s huge potential to generate renewable energy far out in the ocean. But designing turbines that can survive rough waters isn’t exactly a breeze......»»

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The Supreme Court Is Jeopardizing Federal Climate Action

The court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA doesn’t go as far as some climate activists feared it might. But it’s a road map for future challenges......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetJun 30th, 2022Related News

Why the Search for Life on Mars Is Happening in Canada’s Arctic

Scientists show how microbes living in a salty spring near the North Pole might resemble those that could have survived on the Red Planet—or in ocean worlds......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetJun 30th, 2022Related News

The World Can’t Wean Itself Off Chinese Lithium

China dominates the global supply chain for lithium-ion batteries. Now rival countries are scrambling for more control over “white oil.”.....»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetJun 30th, 2022Related News

The Gaia Mission Keeps Unlocking Secrets of the Galaxy

New data from the ESA’s probe, now eight years into its mission, adds significant detail to its portrait of nearly 2 billion objects in the Milky Way......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetJun 30th, 2022Related News

Spotting Objects From Space Is Easy. This Challenge Is Harder

A battle royale called the SMART program has charged teams with a daunting first task: Identify construction sites on Earth using only data from orbiters......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetJun 28th, 2022Related News

The Rise and Precarious Reign of China’s Battery King

Zeng Yuqun is China’s most prolific battery billionaire. His ascent has major implications for a world increasingly reliant on electric vehicles......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetJun 28th, 2022Related News

Behold the Weird Physics of Double-Impact Asteroids

Mars is littered with craters made by binary asteroids. These collisions are as intriguing as they are powerful......»»

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Forget Lasers. The Hot New Tool for Physicists Is Sound

From acoustic tweezers to holograms, engineers are taking inspiration from the field of optics—and riding the sound wave......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetJun 27th, 2022Related News

Astronomers Radically Reimagine the Making of the Planets

Observations of faraway worlds have forced a near-total rewrite of the story of our solar system......»»

Source:  WiredCategory: GadgetJun 27th, 2022Related News