Sunday, January 16, 2022

Scientists Capture Airborne Animal DNA for the First Time

But for many biologists, tracking mammals that move miles each day and are wary of humans can be nearly impossible. Enter eDNA. “If we...

This AI Software Nearly Predicted Omicron’s Tricky Structure

The way predictions raced ahead of experiments on Omicron’s spike protein reflects a recent sea change in molecular biology brought about by AI. The...

Earth’s Oceanography Helps Demystify Jupiter’s Flowing Cyclones

Lia Siegelman had just been studying the swirling waters of the Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica, when she happened to come across a poster...

When Mind Melds With Machine, Who’s in Control?

The last time I saw my friend James was at the townie bar near our old high school. He had been working in roofing...

The Best Speakers for Kids

Giving a speaker to your child opens up a world of exploration through music and audiobooks. They can listen to tunes while playing, share...

Tropical Futurism Envisions the Climate of Our Fate

Is the future over? To some, it has been for some time. Ten years ago, the late critic Mark Fisher wrote of “the slow...

Detailed Footage Finally Reveals What Triggers Lightning

So Dwyer and his team turned to the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), a network of thousands of small radio telescopes mostly in the Netherlands....

Can Synthetic Palm Oil Help Save the World’s Tropical Forests?

Over Zoom, Kelleher showed off a bluish photo of Xylome’s proprietary yeast strain, developed from an oil-producing species called Lipomyces starkeyi. Through the microscope,...

Watch Highlights From WIRED HQ at CES

While CES forged ahead with an in-person trade show this year, WIRED took its HQ virtual. The good news is, we're plenty used to...

Sonos’ Patent Win Will Change Google’s Smart Speakers—for Now

On Thursday, the US International Trade Commission, which rules on import laws, determined that Alphabet-owned Google infringed on audio technology patents held by smart...
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