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[l] at 5/22/24 12:00am
Noland Arbaugh is the first to get Elon Musk’s brain device. The 30-year-old speaks to WIRED about what it’s like to use a computer with his mind—and gain a new sense of independence.

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[l] at 5/21/24 12:00am
Not only is black carbon terrible for human health, but ever-fiercer wildfires are covering the Arctic with the dark particles, accelerating melting.

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[l] at 5/19/24 12:00am
New research has uncovered a social world full of cheating, cooperation, and other intrigues, suggesting that viruses make sense only as members of a community.

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[l] at 5/18/24 12:00am
A vast constellation of celebrities, from Kelly Ripa to the McDonald’s mascot Grimace, have helped push dairy sales.

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[l] at 5/18/24 12:00am
A vast constellation of celebrities, from Kelly Ripa to the McDonald’s mascot Grimace, have helped push dairy sales.

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[l] at 5/17/24 11:19am
A trial vaccine has succeeded in generating low levels of antibodies needed to target HIV. It’s a first but much-needed step toward preventing infection.

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[l] at 5/16/24 6:36am
A store in Singapore is selling lab-grown chicken, but it only contains 3 percent animal cells.

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[l] at 5/16/24 5:00am
Users receiving weekly injections saw their weight fall, plateau, and stabilize over the course of a four-year trial—but it’s still unclear how long these effects last after stopping taking the drug.

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[l] at 5/15/24 11:48am
The preliminary results of a clinical trial of using heat exposure to combat depression are in—and are fueling cautious optimism that sauna practice could become an accepted treatment.

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[l] at 5/15/24 8:00am
Loaded with ever more renewables, the grid will need to store a whole lot of energy. Enter: a new kind of magic school bus—one that can both charge and give power back.

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[l] at 5/15/24 5:30am
As H5N1 continues its spread among US cow herds, raw milk enthusiasts remain utterly unfazed.

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[l] at 5/13/24 1:05pm
The hospital that carried out the procedure two months prior says there’s “no indication” that the transplant was related to his death.

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[l] at 5/13/24 12:00am
Platelets help blood clot, but they have a short shelf life. With blood in short supply, synthetic platelets could help meet demand.

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[l] at 5/12/24 12:00am
The outer layers of the sun’s atmosphere are a blistering million degrees hotter than its surface. NASA sent a probe to find out why—by getting closer to the star than ever before.

[Category: Science, Science / Space]

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[l] at 5/11/24 12:00am
Nature can’t run without parasites, and climate change is driving some to extinction. What happens when they start to disappear?

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[l] at 5/10/24 3:31pm
Three bursts of charged particles ejected from the sun have merged into a wave that could lead to brilliant auroras being visible from Moscow to Oklahoma City.

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[l] at 5/10/24 9:53am
Two cicada broods, XIX and XIII, are emerging in sync for the first time in 221 years. They’re bringing the banquet of a lifetime for birds, trees, and humans alike.

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[l] at 5/9/24 2:10pm
Neuralink experienced a mechanical issue with its first human brain-computer interface implant. Its novel design may make it more prone to failure.

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[l] at 5/9/24 9:49am
Anyone found guilty of selling or manufacturing cultivated meat in Alabama will face up to a three-month jail sentence and $500 fine.

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[l] at 5/9/24 4:30am
Green spaces significantly cool our ever-hotter cities. New research suggests more trees could cut heat-related ER visits in LA by up to two-thirds.

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[l] at 5/8/24 6:55pm
Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. had both a brain parasite and mercury poisoning at the same time. Just how rare is each condition?

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[l] at 5/6/24 12:30pm
Seven years behind schedule, this month Starliner will send two astronauts to space on a mission for NASA. The troubled company still has lots of catching up to do.

[Category: Science, Science / Space]

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[l] at 5/6/24 5:00am
It’s not the technology itself. It’s that we don’t yet have enough trained workers to install heat pumps for full-tilt decarbonization.

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[l] at 5/6/24 3:30am
Synthetic DNA could be used to spark a pandemic. A move by President Biden aims to create new standards for the safety and security of mail-order genetic material.

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[l] at 5/5/24 5:00am
Mathematicians think abstract tools from a field called symplectic geometry might help with planning missions to far-off moons and planets.

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[l] at 5/4/24 5:00am
Hydrostor, a leader in compressed-air energy storage, aims to break ground on a 200-MW plant in New South Wales by the end of this year. It wants to follow that with a 500-MW facility in California.

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[l] at 5/4/24 4:00am
On Star Wars Day, we use some basic physics to measure the power of the Force. It’s strong!

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[l] at 5/3/24 10:26am
With little incentive for US farmers to test their cattle, and many undocumented laborers on dairy farms, the full scale of the outbreak is unclear.

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[l] at 5/2/24 7:00am
Scientists are forecasting 11 North Atlantic hurricanes this year, five of them being major. Here’s what’s turning the storms into increasingly dangerous behemoths.

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[l] at 4/30/24 1:13pm
China's brain-computer interface technology is catching up to the US. But it envisions a very different use case: cognitive enhancement.

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[l] at 4/29/24 3:09pm
Britain’s former climate adviser says the country’s future plans are weak, climate protests are no longer helpful, and working closely with Big Oil is a jarring necessity.

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[l] at 4/28/24 5:00am
Physicists call the dark energy that drives the universe “the cosmological constant.” Now the largest map of the cosmos to date hints that this mysterious energy has been changing over billions of years.

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[l] at 4/27/24 5:00am
Climate change is increasing the number of days people are exposed to hazardous pollution, affecting already disadvantaged communities the most.

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[l] at 4/24/24 12:00pm
The far-traveled space probe is once again transmitting usable data, after a glitch caused months of gibberish.

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[l] at 4/24/24 9:07am
In the first procedure of its kind, a 54-year-old New Jersey woman received a genetically engineered pig kidney and thymus after getting a heart pump.

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[l] at 4/22/24 11:06am
Sales of vegan meat are trending downward in the US, with companies scrambling to win back customers.

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[l] at 4/22/24 4:00am
Amsterdam is experimenting with roofs that not only grow plants but capture water for a building’s residents. Welcome to the squeezable sponge city of tomorrow.

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[l] at 4/21/24 4:00am
Mathematicians are using topological abstractions to find places poorly served by polling stations.

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[l] at 4/20/24 4:00am
In an unprecedented deal, a private company purchased land in a tiny Arizona town—and sold its water rights to a suburb 200 miles away. Local residents fear the agreement has “opened Pandora’s box.”

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