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How to Levitate Objects With Sound (and Break Your Mind)

Along with personal jetpacks for every man, woman, and child (sure, why not), levitation is one of those conveniences that sci-fi has long promised us but has yet to deliver, other than magnetically l

U.S. Accuses Harvard Scientist of Concealing Chinese Funding

BOSTON — Charles M. Lieber, the chair of Harvard’s department of chemistry and chemical biology, was charged on Tuesday with making false statements about money he had received from a Chinese gove

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. So neat and tidy and ready to freeze. [...] A new study from Penn State found that American house

Why today’s biblical locust swarms can’t be stopped

In 1937, aboard slowly-moving trains, the Army National Guard used flamethrowers in an attempt to quell a relentless plague of locusts crossing through Colorado. Last week, the U.N. announced that des

A Prairie Flower That Flourishes With Fire

As fires continue to rage across Australia, destroying ecosystems and killing millions of animals, it’s hard to imagine any good emerging from such devastation. But it’s long been known that some

Defying Company Policy, Over 300 Amazon Employees Speak Out

While Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was throwing a lavish party at his $23 million mansion in Washington, DC, this weekend—attended by celebrities like Ivanka Trump and Bill Gates—hundreds of his employee

Building High-Rises Out of Wood Can Help Save the Planet

To get these figures, the researchers did a whole lot of scaling up. They used accepted figures for the emissions involved in making a ton of steel or concrete, and the emissions you’d sequester by

A Knight in Gucci Armor Helps Charge a Geothermal Dragon

CASTEL GIORGIO, ITALY — Fausto Carotenuto, the owner of a spiritual wellness and yoga center in Umbria, the ancient Etruscan heartland of Italy, senses bad energy underfoot. A geothermal company wan

How to Be Humane to a Lab-Grown Brain

Although the emergence of organoid consciousness, experience of pain,...

Houdini Power Air Houdi Review: An Environmentally-Friendly Hoodie

At WIRED, we often have microplastics on our minds. But in between debating whether to carry bamboo or stainless steel utensils to reduce waste or comparing the merits of different travel mugs, we oft

An AI Epidemiologist Sent the First Warnings of the Wuhan Virus

On January 9, the World Health Organization notified the public of a flu-like outbreak in China: a cluster of pneumonia cases had been reported in Wuhan, possibly from vendors’ exposure to live anim

No, the Wuhan Virus Is Not a ‘Snake Flu’

Sharing data during an outbreak is vital for public health. But it can also lead to sensational, and even spurious, research, like a controversial new paper claiming that people probably picked up a n
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