Technology

Meet the Elite Shot Putter Chasing a World Record

Ryan Crouser is one of the best shot put throwers in history. In this WIRED video, he talks about the limits of his sport—and how...

Hey Surgeon, Is That a HoloLens on Your Head? 

Mixed reality displays are entering the operating room, first as surgical planning tools and soon as real-time guides to help doctors...

An Origami Artist Shows How to Fold Ultra-Realistic Creatures

Robert Lang ditched a career as a physicist to pursue origami full time. In WIRED's latest video, he reveals the tricks to folding...

PM2.5 Air Pollution Is Still Killing Thousands of People...

Particulate matter steals lives through dementia, kidney disease, and hypertension—even when the air quality is within the permitted...

Why Good Teachers Are Like Pokémon

A science professor’s journey through the three levels of pedagogical wisdom.

Astronomers Detect Water Vapor Around Jupiter's Moon Europa

Scientists caught Europa spewing enough water vapor to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool in minutes. But where is it coming from?

The Most Iconic Space Movies Get a Very Grounded Fact-Check

Astronaut Nicole Stott unpacks (and debunks) some of the more memorable Hollywood depictions of outer space.

Can Fake Horns Save the Rhino? That's … Extremely Thorny

Scientists can now flood the black market for rhino horns with horsehair fakes. Conservationists, however, have serious concerns.

Cells That ‘Taste’ Danger Set Off Immune Responses

Taste and smell receptors in unexpected organs monitor the state of the body’s natural microbial health and raise an alarm over invading...

How Earnest Research Into Gay Genetics Went Wrong

When a well-intentioned study led to a dubious DNA test for same-sex attraction, it exposed the need for safeguards on research in...