This Company Wants to Rewrite the Future of Genetic Disease

Crispr’s potential for curing inherited disease has made headlines, including at WIRED, for years. ( Here,…

Tech That Could Help Pro Sports Adapt to the Pandemic

NBA players are cocooning at another resort on the same ESPN/Disney property and will begin regular…

A Mathematician’s Guide to How Contagion Spreads

But the book was also an effort to understand emerging threats in different areas. In recent…

The Epic Siberian Journey to Solve a Mass Extinction Mystery

“I really wanted to find this place that was rumored where there were a lot of…

The UAE’s First Mars Mission Is a Robo-Meteorologist

“When the UAE was created, some countries were already sending things to space,” says Omran Sharaf,…

Astronomers Are Uncovering the Magnetic Soul of the Universe

Anytime astronomers figure out a new way of looking for magnetic fields in ever more remote…

A Bird’s Epic Migration Stuns Scientists and Wins Online Fans

This story originally appeared in The Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When…

Hummingbirds Can See Colors We Can’t Even Imagine

The phrase “every color of the rainbow” isn’t quite as all-encompassing as it sounds. For one…

How Masks Went From Don’t-Wear to Must-Have

“There was very strong pushback that the evidence was too weak,” says Lidia Morawska, a leading…

Your Firework Smoke Could Be Tainted With Lead

The holiday pyrotechnic smoke can be so thick, in fact, that historically, epidemiologists studying ambient levels…