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Awesome Gifts for Science Geeks | WIRED

The holidays are, by far, the best time of year to get away with stuffing science into your friends' socks. Even -- or especially -- if they're not …

Second DNA Code Discovered Hiding Within DNA: Scientists

A second DNA code has been discovered by a group of scientists, hiding within DNA, or the genetic code.<p>Information within the newly discovered second …

Does Language Bring Us Together Or Pull Us Apart?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Spoken And Unspoken.<p><b>About Mark Pagel's TEDTalk</b><p>Biologist Mark Pagel says our complex language system is a piece of "social technology" that allowed early human tribes to access a powerful new tool: cooperation.<p><b>About Mark Pagel</b><p>Mark Pagel is the head of the …

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Alien Planet Found: Gigantic Exoplanet Much Bigger Than Any Known Planet

The alien planet that was just found by astronomers is gigantic and bigger than any planetary body in the solar system.<p>The exoplanet, dubbed HD …

Toilet of the Future? This Toilet Reconfigures to User's Posture

The toilet of the future? A design award challenged students to re-imagine the simple sit and flush.<p>The winner of the award reconfigures to the …

Online in 3D: the 'grotesque beauty' of medieval Britons' diseased bones

The bones of a young woman who died of syphilis more than 500 years ago, the reassembled jaw of a man whose corpse was sold to surgeons at the London hospital in the 19th century and the contorted bone of an 18th-century man who lived for many years after he was shot through the leg, are among the …

The View from Up Here: Babies Learn Faster in High Chairs

Playing with those sweet potatoes again? Mashing that avocado like it’s a piece of playdough? All that gooey, messy fun could help babies learn words for things that aren’t solid.<p>Researchers have long known that babies learn language first by naming objects – table, chair, doggie, and so on. They …

Terrifying Humanoid Robot ATLAS Defeated By Block Of Wood

Of course. The one weakness we did not anticipate.<p>ATLAS--the totally incredible Boston Dynamics robot that strikes love and fear into the hearts of all who witness its humanoid stride--is having a tough time lately. Last month it broke its ankle during its first live demonstration, and now it …

How Scientists Are Learning To Shape Our Memory

The next treatment for trauma could be spotless minds.<p>Roadside bombs, childhood abuse, car accidents—they form memories that can shape (and damage) us for a lifetime. Now, a handful of studies have shown that we’re on the verge of erasing and even rewriting memories. The hope is that this research …

How the sun shines and why the vacuum of space is not actually empty<p>The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles …

Le Chatelier's principle

<b>Le Chatelier's principle</b> (pronounced /lə ˈʃɑːtəlieɪ/), also called <b>Chatelier's principle</b> or "The Equilibrium Law", can be used to predict the effect …

Top Senate Democrats Criticize The Iran Nuclear Deal

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), one of the White House's key Senate allies, said in a statement that the disproportional nature of the agreement made it "more likely" that the Senate would move to impose new sanctions on Iran.<p>"Iran simply freezes its nuclear capabilities while we reduce the …

In One Chart, Here's The Most Important Part Of The Iran Deal

Iran struck an interim deal with Western powers to curb its nuclear ambitions.<p>There's already a lot of skepticism, especially from Israel and some U.S. hawks, that Iran got the better end of the deal because its nuclear program remains largely intact, while many sanctions will get eased.<p>But there's …

GOP Enraged After Filibuster Vote, But Does It Change Much?

The political class was aflame Thursday with outrage (Republicans) and triumph (Democrats) as Senate Democrats voted to hem in the minority party's ability to filibuster most presidential nominees.<p>By a 52-48 vote, the Democratic-controlled Senate carried out the so-called nuclear option. The …