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Feature: Why are Dagestani athletes being killed?

When a hooded Shahbulat Shamhalaev entered Port-Petrovsk, a fashionable restaurant in Makhachkala, armed with a hunting rifle and a pistol, he …

The Physics Of Fireworks

This Monday marks the 240th anniversary of the United States’ independence from Britain, which is celebrated all across the country with tremendous displays of fireworks. From individual hobbyists to professional installations, fireworks all have the same physics behind them and the same four … is coming soon

Dramatic Auroras Light Up Jupiter's Poles

The aurora borealis on Earth is awe inspiring, but the auroras in Jupiter’s atmosphere are a whole other story. Not only do they cover areas larger …


The best space images from May

Every month <i>WIRED</i> will be handpicking the most stunning space images and here is our selection for April. Scroll down to see selections from previous …


NASA just broke its biggest rule in space in order to safely send humans to Mars

In the movie <i>Gravity</i>, Sandra Bullock is the sole survivor of her space shuttle colliding with a Russian satellite—experienced astronaut George Clooney has just sacrificed himself to get her to safety. But at that point, there are still 40 minutes left to the movie, so, inevitably, she’s not safe at …

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Brexit: BBC journalist called a 'n****r’ as post-EU referendum race hate crime spikes

A BBC journalist has revealed she was called a “n****r” as reports of race hate crimes spiked following the historic EU referendum vote for …