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Absurd Creature of the Week: The World’s Tiniest, Most Adorable Snake Can Curl Up on a Quarter

Absurd Creature of the Week: The World’s Tiniest, Most Adorable Snake Can Curl Up on a QuarterIf I learned anything from Honey I Shrunk the Kids, it’s that turning into a human that’s small enough to fit in a Cheerio comes with a unique set of challenges. Scorpions become even bigger jerks than when you’re normal-sized, for instance. And your dad almost eats you because you’re inside a Cheerio. But what […] The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The World’s Tiniest, Most Adorable Snake Can Curl Up on a Quarter appeared first on WIRED.

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Science Graphic of the Week: The Greenland Ice Sheet in 3-D

Science Graphic of the Week: The Greenland Ice Sheet in 3-DThanks to global warming, rising sea levels threaten to permanently flood low-lying regions around the world from the Maldives to Manhattan. The increasing temperatures melt glaciers and polar ice, inundating the oceans with freshwater. One block of melting ice that’s particularly important is the Greenland Ice Sheet, which, covering an area three times the size […] The post Science Graphic of the Week: The Greenland Ice Sheet in 3-D appeared first on WIRED.

The Intriguing New Science That Could Change Your Mind About Rats

The Intriguing New Science That Could Change Your Mind About RatsSome people have non-human neighbors of the usual, inspiring kind: Bald eagles and bears, sea lions and salamanders, the sort of creatures found in nature documentaries intoned by deep-voiced narrators who plead on our planet’s behalf. But I live in New York City. The star of this show, a charismatic megafauna of my own particular wilderness, is none other than the rat — and what science is teaching us may change how we think of this oft-reviled creature, and maybe even ourselves. The post The Intriguing New Science That Could Change Your Mind About Rats appeared first on WIRED.

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Fantastically Wrong: The Bizarre Mirages That Once Scared the Bejesus Out of Sailors

Fantastically Wrong: The Bizarre Mirages That Once Scared the Bejesus Out of SailorsJesuit priests aren’t especially known for their heavy drug use, but it would seem that Father Domenico Giardina was tripping pretty hard on August 14, 1643. Looking out over the sea from Messina, Sicily, Giardina saw “a city all floating in the air, and so measureless and so splendid, so adorned with magnificent buildings, all […] The post Fantastically Wrong: The Bizarre Mirages That Once Scared the Bejesus Out of Sailors appeared first on WIRED.

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Why We’re Looking for Alien Life on Moons, Not Just Planets

Why We’re Looking for Alien Life on Moons, Not Just PlanetsThink “moon” and you probably envision a desolate, cratered landscape, maybe with an American flag and some old astronaut footprints. Earth’s moon is no place for living things. But that isn’t necessarily true for every moon. Whirling around Saturn, Enceladus spits out geysers of water from an underground ocean. Around Jupiter, Europa has a salty, subsurface […] The post Why We’re Looking for Alien Life on Moons, Not Just Planets appeared first on WIRED.

Why Did Vaccinated People Get Measles at Disneyland? Blame the Unvaccinated

Why Did Vaccinated People Get Measles at Disneyland? Blame the UnvaccinatedThe misery of a measles outbreak at the Happiest Place on Earth is an irony even the most jaded epidemiologist could do without, but the 42 measles cases that originated in Disneyland in December hide within them an even scarier number—scary, that is, unless you understand how vaccines work. The post Why Did Vaccinated People Get Measles at Disneyland? Blame the Unvaccinated appeared first on WIRED.

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How Three Guys With $10K and Decades-Old Data Almost Found the Higgs Boson First

How Three Guys With $10K and Decades-Old Data Almost Found the Higgs Boson FirstOn a fall morning in 2009, a team of three young physicists huddled around a computer screen in a small office overlooking Broadway in New York. They were dressed for success—even the graduate student’s shirt had buttons—and a bottle of champagne was at the ready. With a click of the mouse, they hoped to unmask […] The post How Three Guys With $10K and Decades-Old Data Almost Found the Higgs Boson First appeared first on WIRED.

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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Fly That Devours Its Mother From the Inside Out

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Fly That Devours Its Mother From the Inside OutAh, motherhood. I don’t know anything about it, but I heard there’s a lot of, like, sacrifice and stuff. Not only do you have to bring the brat into the world, but then you have to feed it for at least 18 years or you get in big trouble. That’s a lot of pressure. But […] The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The Fly That Devours Its Mother From the Inside Out appeared first on WIRED.

The Weirdest, Coolest Stuff We’ve Learned About Rosetta’s Comet So Far

The Weirdest, Coolest Stuff We’ve Learned About Rosetta’s Comet So FarThe Rosetta spacecraft has been studying comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko up close since August, collecting data of unprecedented detail and taking pictures of a starkly beautiful comet-scape. While the Philae lander has enjoyed much of the spotlight—partly thanks to its now-famous triple landing—Rosetta has been making plenty of its own discoveries. One of the biggest came last […] The post The Weirdest, Coolest Stuff We’ve Learned About Rosetta’s Comet So Far appeared first on WIRED.

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