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The ‘Complete’ Cancer Cure Story Is Both Bogus and Tragic

Is there any more tantalizing headline than “Scientists discover a cure for cancer”? Some version of this fantastical claim has been dropped into...

The Very Vortex-y Science of Making Snow From Boiling Water

I guess it's a mixture of boredom from staying home in the super-cold weather and access to the internet that causes this problem....

The WIRED Guide to Commercial Human Space Flight

On the morning of December 13, 2018, the Virgin Galactic WhiteKnightTwo wheeled down a stark runway in Mojave, California, ready to take off....

The Polar Vortex As Seen From Space

While folks in the Midwest and Northern Plains pull on yet another blanket, NASA is...

Loon will sell its next-gen networking tech to satellite company Telesat

Since its secret beginnings in 2011, Loon has been pursuing the seemingly quixotic task of bringing internet to the world’s most...

Vaping may help some people quit cigarettes, but what about the nicotine?

E-cigarettes helped more people quit smoking than traditional nicotine replacement therapy did, a new study says — but vapes aren’t a...

Little Blue Penguins Stolen in ‘Late-Night Raid’ in New Zealand

A little blue penguin in its nest. (Photo Credit: New Zealand Department of...

Measles are coming back because of vaccination loopholes

Yet another measles outbreak is endangering children — this one in Washington state. Of the 37 people already infected in this...

It’s So Cold in Chicago, They’re Setting Tracks on Fire to Keep Trains Moving

You may have heard: It’s miserably cold in the Midwest right now. The polar vortex...

Why Your Phone (and Other Gadgets) Fail You When It’s Cold

Across the Midwest today, hundreds of schools and businesses are closed, dozens of flights and trains have been cancelled, and the governors of...

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