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Several years ago, Sibill Schilter, a student at the University of Zurich, learned that her school…

Could Bad Guys Actually Escape Falcon in a Wingsuit for Two?

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Hungry, Hungry Microbes in Tree Bark Gobble Up Methane

“When I saw this paper, I just said, ‘Holy shit, this is really interesting,’” says Jeffrey…

NASA Lands Ingenuity, the First Ever Mars Helicopter

Very early this morning, NASA flew a small drone helicopter that its latest rover had toted…

Want to Get Along With Robots? Pretend They’re Animals

WIRED: I wanted to talk about navigating relationships with home or companion robots, especially when it…

Mathematicians Settle the Erdős Coloring Conjecture

In the fall of 1972, Vance Faber was a new professor at the University of Colorado.…

We’re Starting to See How Covid PPE Litter Affects Wildlife

This story originally appeared on Atlas Obscura and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The…

A Pause on J&J, Preparation for Booster Shots, and More News

The pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine continues, the CEO of Pfizer talks boosters, and…

Archaeologists Unearth a ‘Lost Golden City’ in Egypt

A team of Egyptian archaeologists has unearthed what some describe as an industrial royal metropolis just…

What Octopus Dreams Tell Us About the Evolution of Sleep

Fruit flies, octopuses, birds, and humans don’t seem to have much in common. Some live on…