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A Crowd-Sourced Short Film Using Hundreds of Instagram Photos in a Timelapse

Just how unique are your photos? Is everyone taking the same pictures? From the looks of social media, it would seem that everything’s been done …

How To Build A Hero

Humans regularly lose their lives rushing into disaster zones. Now engineers are racing to build robots that can take their place.<p>By the end of next year, robots will walk into a disaster zone. They won't roll in on wheels or rumble in on treads. They will walk, striding across rubble, most of them …

Archeologists Race Against Time In Warming Arctic Coasts

Archeologists who study the people who lived in the Arctic thousands of years ago are in a race against time. Coastal settlements are being washed away by erosion, storm surges and other climate changes related to global warming. Clues to the past that were frozen intact in permafrost for thousands …

Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings

<b>Listen · 8:54</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>It was a rainy night in October when my nephew Lewis passed the Frankenstein statue standing in front of a toy store. The 2 1/2-year-old boy didn't see the monster at first, and when he turned around, he was only inches from Frankenstein's green …

Life in the Womb App

I rarely post about medical/anatomical apps on Street Anatomy because, as a visual/UI designer, I seldom find any that are beautifully designed. This brand new app by Dublin based The Science Picture Company blew me away with its gorgeous 3D illustration/animation paired with a clean well thought …

Chimpanzees to retire from US government research

<b>The National Institute of Health, the largest funder of medical research in the US, is planning to stop using chimpanzees in laboratory experiments. But where will the chimpanzees go and how will it affect scientific research?</b><p>The head of the National Institute of Health (NIH) said its decision to …

The Memory Hack That Got Me Through Med School–And Inspired A Startup

By Shiv Gaglani4 minute Read<p>As a medical student with a background in neuroscience, I’m constantly searching for brain hacks that will help me learn</i> …

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 …

The Best Space Images Ever Were Taken by Apollo Astronauts With Hasselblad Cameras | WIRED

The most iconic photos from the manned exploration of space come from the monumental Apollo project. But if you're not a camera buff or a …

Manhattan Inside The Grand Canyon And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Enlisting Passers-By In Scientific Research

Professor Chris Lowry needed to collect information on stream levels in Western New York but didn't have enough funding for the traditional methods, so he turned to a more creative option: crowdsourcing. Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with him about his research and the future of crowdsourcing …

Why Ancient Earth Was So Warm

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere kept the planet toasty, model shows.<p><b>Some three to four billion years ago, Earth was about as warm as it is today, but the sun was much dimmer.</b><p>This so-called faint young sun paradox, first identified by astronomer Carl Sagan in the early 1970s, has flummoxed many a …