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WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Cicadas can survive a superstorm — but not changes wrought by humans

The march of the cicadas is hitting prime time on the East Coast, and that means researchers are getting their best opportunities to study how the burrowing insects have weathered the past 17 years. They're finding some amazing comebacks, and some puzzling absences as well.<p>Over the past few weeks, …

Drone strikes kill seven in Yemen

<b>Seven suspected al-Qaeda militants have been killed in two drone air strikes in southern Yemen, officials say.</b><p>The militants were travelling in two cars which were hit in the airstrikes.<p>The strikes come nine days after US President Barack Obama said he would only use such strikes when a threat was …

Oklahoma Twisters' Deadly Lesson: You Can't Run, So Hide

Like thousands of people when they heard that tornadoes were headed their way, Beverly Allam jumped in her car thinking she could get out of the …

Subprime Auto Loans Were First Out, Last In, In The Recovery

Auto loans for borrowers with subprime credit have been a long time recovering, but that recovery is well under way.<p>That’s a good sign for the health of the auto industry in general, since it means the auto industry is finally past the last hangover from the recession, even for the most …