Supercritical carbon dioxide is super hot, super dense, and super good at turning heat into electricity. The post Want Efficient Energy? Try Carbon Dioxide-Powered Turbines appeared first on WIRED.
Medical professionals have raised concerns about whether General Hospital's plotline blurred the lines between disease awareness and advertisement. The post The Tricky Ethics of Big Pharma Soft-Selling on Soap Operas appeared first on WIRED.
An ecologist argues that cryptographically-sealed databases could starve out inefficiencies that are ruining the environment. The post A Curious Plan to Save the Environment With the Blockchain appeared first on WIRED.
A bunch of retirement funds—plus the world's largest asset manager—used their shareholder votes to make an oil company report its climate risk. The post How Boring Old Pension Funds Might Curb Global Warming appeared first on WIRED.
Researchers used "tissue as ink" to squirt out ovaries that successfully grew mouse pups. The post Scientists 3-D Print Mouse Ovaries That Actually Make Babies appeared first on WIRED.
A nerd fight has broken out over whether cosmic inflation—one of the most widely accepted theories in physics—breaks the rules of testability. The post Physicists Can't Agree on What Science Even Means Anymore appeared first on WIRED.
Scientists want to control individual molecules so precisely they could snap them together like Lego pieces. Now they're a little bit closer. The post Chemists Are One Step Closer to Manipulating All Matter appeared first on WIRED.
The author of <em>The Fabric of the Cosmos</em>, and other bestsellers, says America needs rational thinkers to step up and help fix its relationship with facts. The post Brian Greene on How Science Became a Political Prisoner appeared first on WIRED.
Hiding a gene-editing snipper inside a peaceful virus could treat everything from HIV to cancer. The post How Crispr Could Snip Away Some of Humanity's Worst Diseases appeared first on WIRED.