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Aujourd’hui — 19 septembre 2019Wired

An Area 51 Warning, Trump Takes on California, and More News

Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
Hier — 18 septembre 2019Wired

Does the FDA Even Regulate E-Cigs? Actually Kinda Not

That’s why all those weird, possibly toxic flavorings are allowed—and the lax regulatory environment goes back a century.

Richard Stallman and the Fall of the Clueless Nerd

The controversial pioneer of free software resigned from MIT over his remarks on Jeffrey Epstein and Marvin Minsky. Stallman won’t be the last.

Don't Storm Area 51, Begs the Webmaster of the UFO Kingdom

Joerg Arnu loves the secretive military base, documents it on an exhaustive fan site, and wants people to visit—just not all at once.
À partir d’avant-hierWired

Got What It Takes to Compete in Speed Climbing?

Let's compute the power output required to sprint up a vertical wall.

Why We Need Brain Scan Data Guidelines

Opinion: Aided by AI, brain scans know your past and future as well as your DNA. Determining their ethical implications is vital to scientific integrity.

The First Hurricane Relief Drone Was Ready to Fly—Then Dorian Hit

A drone company on Great Abaco, in the Bahamas, was prepared to deliver emergency supplies if the hurricane struck. Dorian had other plans.

James Cameron, Victor Vescovo, and the Saga of the Deepest* Solo Dive Ever

Par : Matt Simon
Vescovo says he dove deeper than Cameron. Cameron says not so fast. Perhaps only Poseidon knows for sure.

A Buzzkill Physics Discovery, a Deadly Miracle Drug, and More News

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Physicists Finally Nail the Proton’s Size, and Hope Dies

A new measurement seems to eliminate an anomaly that has captivated physicists for nearly a decade.

How Rich Donors Like Epstein (and Others) Undermine Science

MIT’s Media Lab, Harvard, Stanford, hospitals—they all take money from donors. Whether it's to truly help the world or merely burnish a reputation, the money nevertheless bends the arc of the innovation universe.

Super Planetary-Motion Smackdown: Kepler v. Newton

In science, progress is all about building a better model—explaining more with less.

Mass Graves in Russia Tell the Grim Story of Mongol Invasion

After years of digging, archaeologists discover nine medieval graves holding the remains of at least 300 people.

Meet a Mad Scientist Who Flies Into Hurricanes

Par : Matt Simon
A hurricane bounces NOAA's sensor-packed plane around with such violence, the crew spends a good amount of time in zero G.

The Riddle, and Controversy, of All That Missing Plastic

Par : Matt Simon
The contentious Ocean Cleanup campaign has an idea where marine plastic ends up. But it's already stirring debate.

How to Practice Long-Term Thinking in a Distracted World

Bina Venkataraman, author of *The Optimist's Telescope*, talks about the future: how to imagine it, how to be optimistic, how to not kill a million babies.

Chinese Scientists Try to Cure One Man's HIV With Crispr

For the first time, a patient got treated for HIV and cancer at the same time, with an infusion of gene-edited stem cells. The results? Mixed.

A New Water Vapor Discovery in Space, SFO Delays, and More News

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Scientists Find Water Vapor on the Most Habitable Exoplanet Yet

A so-called super-Earth with water in its atmosphere has many appealing attributes. But that doesn't mean it hosts life.

The Best Place to Make Undersea Cables Might Be ... in Space

A startup plans to manufacture fiber-optic cable on the International Space Station and ship it back to customers on Earth. Easy!

Sean Carroll Thinks We All Exist on Multiple Worlds

In his book *Something Deeply Hidden*, the physicist explores the idea of Many Worlds, which holds that the universe continually splits into new branches.

Three Ways to Fix the Drug Industry's Rampant Dysfunction

Big Pharma has come under fire for mislabeled drugs, price spikes, and life-threatening shortages. Now a handful of startups hope to clean up the industry.

The Myth of Processed Foods, an Amazon Walkout, and More News

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Unusual Fluids Flip, Twirl, and Redefine How Liquids Work

New shape-shifting liquids can move or morph on command. One scientist even used them to make liquid cables for his headphones.

Let's All Just Chill About Processed Foods

Par : Matt Simon
Processed foods are bad for you, right? So super-processed, plant-based meat must be terrible, right? Not so fast on either count.

Are We All Wrong About Black Holes?

A philosopher of science worries that the analogy between black holes and thermodynamics has been stretched too far.

Is It OK to Change Hurricane Forecasts With a Sharpie Doodle?

A physicist wades into the dreaded "cone of uncertainty" surrounding White House weather advisories.

A Moon Landing Goes Awry, Apple Opens Up on iOS Hacks, and More News

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India’s Moon Landing May Be Doomed

The Indian Space Research Organization says it lost contact with its lunar lander shortly before touchdown.

How to Rip a Crazy Skateboard Loop With Physics

All you need is some topsy-turvy force analysis and this simple equation.