Think Climate Change Is Messy? Wait Until Geoengineering

WIRED: Would we notice this? Visually, would we see anything?  KR: Yes, on an absolute scale.…

Meet the Cyberpunk Albatrosses Scanning for Secret Explosions

Recording infrasound on land isn’t particularly tricky; you can place sensors pretty much anywhere. Not so…

Your Brain Is an Energy-Efficient ‘Prediction Machine’

How our brain, a three-pound mass of tissue encased within a bony skull, creates perceptions from…

Hints of New Life in the Shadows of Venezuela’s Last Glacier

This story originally appeared on Atlas Obscura and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In…

Will Nathan Drake Make This Jump in the Uncharted Trailer?

The time it takes for Drake to move in the vertical direction is the exact same…

Are Instagram’s Aesthetic Moms Hindering Kids’ Development?

Of course, babies also like to suck their own toes. Does it really matter what colors…

How Early Warning Systems Help Us Deal With Extreme Weather

In April 2021, the Southeast Asian island nation of Timor-Leste was hit by the worst floods…

The UK Government Wants to Sequence Your Baby’s Genome

In November 2019, Matt Hancock, then the United Kingdom’s health secretary, unveiled a lofty ambition: to…

Austria’s Covid Surge Is a Warning to the World

At University Hospital Salzburg, intensive care doctor Andreas Kokofer has been observing the surge of Covid-19…

To Help People With Long Covid, Scientists Need to Define It

Almost from the beginning of the Covid pandemic, reports have accumulated of persistent, weird, disabling symptoms…