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10 Awesome Things We Learned About Saturn in 2013 | WIRED

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is still gathering data that is yielding new scientific discoveries nearly 10 years after it began its mission. The team of …

Amazing Nature: Lightning Creates Food Out of Thin Air

Though lightning can cause great damage, it can also create life-sustaining materials when it strikes air.<p>One of the substances found in the air is …

A Silent Isolation Room For Satellites

Outer space, indoors<p>More than 1,000 working satellites orbit Earth. As space becomes increasingly crowded, there’s a greater chance that the satellites’ radio signals could overlap. To avoid that problem, which disrupts communications, satellite antennas must transmit only within a narrow frequency …

New to Nature No 116: Cyanea kauaulaensis

There are no clearer bellwethers of the widening biodiversity crisis than newly named species that are already critically endangered when christened. A recent example is the bellflower <i>Cyanea kauaulaensis</i> described from Maui by Dr Hank Oppenheimer of the University of Hawaii and Dr David H Lorence …

Ruby Beach

Two views of Ruby Beach, in Washington’s Olympic National Park<p>Ruby Beach, on Washington’s Pacific coast, gets its name from the ruby-like crystals …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day for January 2014

Author: Adam Mann<p>06:30 am<p>Follow Space Photo of the Day on TwitterThe 2013 WIRED Space Photo of the Day GalleryThe 2012 WIRED Space Photo of the Day …

Indonesian Volcano Erupts Over 70 Times in One Day

Experts monitoring the active volcano Mount Sinabung, located on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, said that it erupted 77 times in the space of 24 …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Area 51

10 Epic Facts About Planet Earth

Deceased Researcher’s Message In A Bottle Discovered In The Arctic

The message is dated July 10, 1959.<p>In the northernmost reaches of the Canadian Arctic, 500 miles (800 kilometers) away from the nearest human settlement, researchers discovered a literal message in a bottle, Halifax’s <i>Herald News</i> reports.<p>It begins just like the worst examples of cover letters on the …

Watch a robotic cube walk and balance under its own power

Cubes aren't usually the go-to shape when creating an object that's meant to move around, but researchers in Switzerland have created one that can do just that — along with a handful of other surprising talents. Called the Cubli, it measures nearly 6 inches on each side and can walk around by …

Why Rudolph the reindeer has a red nose

China's Jade Rabbit rover makes crucial tracks in space and on Earth

Hours after settling on the surface of the moon, the Chinese lander lowered a ramp and the Jade Rabbit rover trundled away on a three-month mission to explore the Bay of Rainbows, a lava field regarded as one of the most beautiful features on Earth's natural satellite.<p>The touchdown last Saturday …

Of Squirrels and Men: How We Moved Squirrels Into Our Cities

<b>It’s hard to imagine</b>, but before the nineteenth century, there were no squirrels in Central Park or Harvard Square or Lafayette Park. Today, squirrels are all around us, not just in parks but everywhere. They go about their business as we go about ours, invisible to one another though we tread the …

The World's Newest Island, Niijima