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Aether creates diamonds from urban pollution

US and Switzerland – Aether is working to disrupt the lab-grown diamond sector by creating the world’s first carbon-negative diamonds.

Modern Alchemists Turn Airborne CO2 into Diamonds

Each carat removes 20 tons of greenhouse gas from the sky, entrepreneurs say

Researchers Design Edible Holograms for Food

Laser etching on food-safe pigments can create 2D images that appear 3D.

AI Can Now Beat 1980s Platforming Games, Thanks to Science

Old school platformers can be notoriously tricky, but a team of scientists is teaching AI to tackle even the most difficult challenges.

Scientists Accidentally Discover Strange Creatures Under a Half Mile of Ice

Researchers only drilled through an Antarctic ice shelf to sample sediment. Instead, they found animals that weren't supposed to be there.

Scientists Achieve Real-Time Communication With Lucid Dreamers in Breakthrough

International scientists have unlocked a new and exciting avenue to explore the world of dreams.

Ability to consume alcohol may have shaped primate evolution

The human desire to drink far outdates the oldest brewery.


Researchers have discovered evidence of the earliest brewmasters to date, a finding that might stir an old debate: What came first, beer or bread?

Researchers Levitated a Small Tray Using Nothing but Light

One day a “magic carpet” based on this light-induced flow technology could carry climate sensors high in the atmosphere—wind permitting

Cacao growers are bugging out about our chocolate supply

Could an itty-bitty pollinator be the problem?

We Made Our Own Artificial Intelligence Art, and So Can You

Despite barely any programming experience, WIRED's Tom Simonite used open source tools and data to create art with machine learning.

Creative Tools to Generate AI Art

Wondering how to make AI art? Scroll down for the best tools to generate AI art.

Art by Artificial Intelligence

Authentically created by artificial intelligence. No human intervention.

Something Fishy: Toxic Plastic Pollution Is Traveling Up the Food Chain

Chemicals collect in microplastics, which then get eaten by fish, birds and seals — and by humans.

A quarter of all known bee species haven't been seen since the 1990s Read more:

Giant Patagonian bumblebees used to be abundant in Chile and Argentina, but are now an uncommon sight Read more:


"We hypothesize that the patterns we observed are an innate adaptation that allowed our ancestors to take advantage of this natural source of evening light that occurred at a specific time during the lunar cycle," says Leandro Casiraghi


"In times of uncertainty, people often seek out information to help alleviate fear, possibly leaving them vulnerable to false information," Carola Salvi says.

Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is effective against severe disease

The shot doesn’t work as well at preventing people from getting moderately sick

Novavax coronavirus vaccine found 89 per cent effective in trials Read more:

A coronavirus vaccine developed by the US firm Novavax has been shown to be 89 per cent effective in preventing covid-19 in phase III clinical trials. Read more:

How Does the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Compare to Pfizer’s and Moderna’s?

It’s cheaper, easier to distribute, and relies on very different tech than its competitors.

What you can do right now to protect yourself from the new COVID-19 variants

Staying vigilant during this crucial time is key.

Could new COVID variants undermine vaccines? Labs scramble to find out

Researchers race to determine why lineages identified in Britain and South Africa spread so quickly and whether they’ll compromise vaccines.

The false promise of herd immunity for COVID-19

Why proposals to largely let the virus run its course — embraced by Donald Trump’s administration and others — could bring “untold death and suffering”.

COVID-19 will likely be with us forever. Here's how we'll live with it.

Eventually, the virus could become a much milder illness—but for now, vaccination and surveillance are critical to end the pandemic phase.

Scientists show what loneliness looks like in the brain

Neural 'signature' may reflect how we respond to feelings of social isolation

There’s a right and wrong way to be bored

The doldrums can be helpful when it comes to creativity, but chronic boredom isn’t so positive.

What do we really know about kids and screens?

Research by psychologists and others is giving us a better understanding of the risks and potential benefits of children’s and teens’ use of digital devices

What Does a Screen Do?

The dangers linked to screen time for babies, kids, and teens are well-known. But is screen time really what’s causing them?

Kids Are Not Hurt by Screen Time

A study finds no deleterious effects on mental health when kids spend their leisure time texting and engaging in other online activities.

Turn off that camera during virtual meetings, environmental study says

Simple tips to go green with your internet use during a pandemic

Can some fungi clean up plastic pollution?

Some fungi growing on plastic debris in Lake Zurich are capable of breaking down certain types of plastic

Using Reishi mushrooms to filter methane out of the atmosphere

Both living and dead fungi were tested for their ability to capture methane from the atmosphere. Surprisingly, dead fungi performed the best and have high potential for reducing methane levels.

Giant worms may have burrowed into the ancient seafloor to ambush prey

Trace fossils are possible evidence of predatory behavior similar to modern bobbit worms

This rare bird is male on one side and female on the other

Male rose-breasted grosbeaks have some red-pink feathers while females’ are yellow and brown

This fossilized butthole gives us a rare window into dinosaur sex

The cloaca is the hole-y grail to understanding prehistoric copulation.

Quantum internet signals beamed between drones a kilometre apart

Drones have been used to send quantum internet signals

Why Flu Cases are Down During a Massive Pandemic

Seasonal flu activity is lower than normal

Ogre-faced spiders listen closely to snatch bugs from the air

The hunters listen to a range of sounds, but only some trigger an attack

Rats with poisonous hairdos live surprisingly sociable private lives

It’s snuggling and togetherness when the deadly, swaggering rodents have families

Deaths of Young Children Are Decreasing Globally, But ...

Progress in improving mortality varies significantly within countries

Prevalence of Depression Symptoms in US Adults Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

What is the burden of depression symptoms among US adults during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic compared with before COVID-19, and what are the risk factors associated with depression symptoms?

Depression Symptoms 3 Times Higher During COVID-19 Lockdown

Being stuck in quarantine during a pandemic can take a toll on your mental health.

2020 tied for warmest year on record, NASA analysis shows

Earth's global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA.

COVID-19 reduced U.S. life expectancy, especially among Black and Latino populations

Life expectancy at birth will shorten by more than one year

Already had COVID-19? You still need a vaccine.

The vaccine can reduce your chances of becoming reinfected and sick again in the future.

What you need to know about Biden’s 5-point COVID-19 relief plan

His administration will rely on “science and scientists.”

Drug reverses age-related mental decline within days, mouse study shows

Rapid rejuvenation of mental faculties in aged mice implicates reversible physiological 'blockage' behind age-related cognitive losses

What social distancing does to a zebrafish brain

Scientists discover a neuropeptide that reflects the current state of a fish's social environment

Ending Covid

It will take some time, but rest assured: a coronavirus vaccine is coming, and it will work.

Coronavirus ‘Cure’ Claims Get FTC Warning, So Maybe Don’t Drink Silver

Companies are offering dubious cures and treatments for COVID-19, or coronavirus, as misinformation

Arizona man dies after attempting to take Trump coronavirus 'cure'

Wife survives after couple in their 60s ingested chloroquine phosphate, which Trump falsely claimed was approved to treat coronavirus

New York hospitals will trial using antibodies to treat coronavirus cases

It's a relatively simple means of potentially helping the worst cases.

Blood from people who recover from coronavirus could provide a treatment

Plasma is being studied as a way to fight off the virus

2019–20 coronavirus pandemic by country and territory

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in the United States

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Air Force Pushes Ahead On ‘Flying Car’ Challenge

"Now is the perfect time to make Jetson's cars real," says Air Force acquisition head Will Roper.

Are flying taxis ready for lift-off?

To supporters, they are the solution to congestion. To critics, they’re just billionaires’ toys. So are they the answer to urban travel?

Baboons Survive for Half a Year after Heart Transplants from Pigs

The cross-species heart procedure brings human trials into view

Scientists Got Adult Frogs to Regrow Limbs. It's a Step Toward Human 'Regeneration'

Scientists got African clawed frogs, similar to this one, to regrow limbs in the lab.

Scientists Just Transplanted Lab-Grown Lungs into Pigs

Eventually, could all human organ transplants be lab-grown too?

Two surgeons in China developing a method to transplant a human head

Italian scientist Sergio Canavero and Chinese surgeon Xiaoping Ren are developing a plan to transplant a human head — right down to neck bolts and electricity.

Facebook and CMU’s ‘superhuman’ poker AI beats human pros

‘It can bluff better than any human.’

‘PigeonBot’ is the first robot that can bend its wings like a real bird

New insights into flight could pave the way for more nimble aerial robots

Listen to the Recreated Voice of a 3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy

Media outlets have likened the sound to a “brief groan,” a “long, exasperated ‘meh’ without the ‘m,’” and “rather like ‘eeuuughhh’”

Living robots built using frog cells

Tiny 'xenobots' assembled from cells promise advances from drug delivery to toxic waste clean-up

Continued sea-level rise on East and Gulf coasts detailed

Nearly all non-Alaskan West Coast tide stations also saw higher seas

Earth scientists plan to meld massive databases into a ‘geological Google’

Deep-time Digital Earth aims to liberate data from collections such as the British Geological Survey’s

FarFarOut dethrones FarOut for farthest object in the solar system

It’s the sequel we weren’t prepared for.

Climate rewind: Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into coal

New technique can efficiently convert CO2 from gas into solid particles of carbon

A deer-sized T. rex ancestor shows how fast tyrannosaurs became giants

The newly discovered fossil’s name, Moros intrepidus, means ‘the harbinger of doom’

Neptune’s smallest moon may be a chip off another moon

The tiny object has been given the official name Hippocamp

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This rediscovered Bolivian frog species survived deadly chytrid fungus

The species was feared to be extinct, except for one lonely male

EXCLUSIVE: Tiny animal carcasses found in buried Antarctic lake

he surprise discovery of ancient crustaceans and a tardigrade emerged from a rare mission to drill into a lake sealed off by a kilometre of ice.

Antarctic expedition yields remains of tiny, ancient 'water bears'

Scientists surprised by haul of crustaceans and tardigrades in undisturbed subglacial lake

Saturn’s rings are surprisingly young and may be from shredded moons

Data from the Cassini spacecraft show that the gas giant didn’t always have its iconic icy bands

Cassini Reveals the Surprisingly Young Age of Saturn’s Rings

Using observations from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, researchers have found that Saturn’s rings are actually much younger than the planet itself. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI)

China's lunar probe lands on dark side of the moon

China's lunar probe changes orbit to land on dark side of moon



Chinese spacecraft to attempt first landing on far side of the moon

Chang’e 4 mission aims to drop a rover into a vast and unexplored impact crater

Music Therapy For Dementia: Awakening Memories

Many of us have either heard or seen the incredible effects that music can have on people with dementia.

Ghost black holes could be PROOF of universe BEFORE our own

GHOST black holes discovered deep in the cosmos could be PROOF that a universe existed before our own, researchers have stated.

A Spree of Signals From Across the Universe

Scientists still don’t understand “fast radio bursts,” but they’ve gotten a lot better at discovering them.


Our Mission: Slow and ultimately reverse age related decline

Scientists identify a new kind of human brain cell

'Rosehip' neurons not found in rodents, may be involved in fine-level control between regions of the human brain

Nestlé says it has harnessed science to reduce the sugar in chocolate

Company claims that Milkybar Wowsomes contain 30% less sugar than regular Milkybars

Would You Eat a Tarantula-Topped Burger?

A tarantula — "lightly salted and oven-baked" — tops a burger at a Durham, North Carolina restaurant, testing "the most daring of taste buds."

Disgusting Things Fall Into Six Gross Categories

Open sores, body odors and other indicators of possible disease transmission top the list of things that gross us out

Oldest Cheese Ever Found in Egyptian Tomb Read

Italian researchers also found traces of disease-causing bacteria in what they believe is probably extremely aged cheese.

No, Octopuses Don't Come From Outer Space

Scientists are dubious of a new paper that suggests frozen octopi eggs rode a meteor to Earth 540 million years ago.

Global warming may be twice what climate models predict

Past warming events suggest climate models fail to capture true warming under business-as-usual scenarios

Environmental Advocates Will Keep Pressure on Pruitt's Successor at EPA

Acting administrator and coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, or another nominee for the chief spot, will face tough review

Astronauts bust the myth of space ice cream

The widely held belief that this chalky, freeze-dried dessert made it to space isn't true after all, according to the National Air and Space Museum and actual NASA astronauts.

See How Huge the Monster Dust Storm on Mars Is in This Stunning Image

If you have a hard time visualizing a planet-wide dust storm on Mars, take a look at this.

Building Blocks of Life Found on Mars

Two landmark discoveries reveal organic carbon on the red planet, shaping the future hunt for life on Mars.

We may know why younger brothers are more likely to be gay

Having lots of boys can affect a woman’s immune response

The first penis-scrotum transplant is the latest to go beyond lifesaving

Advances that give patients new faces, hands and more aim to improve quality of life

How Science Is Helping Us Understand Gender

Freed from the binary of boy and girl, gender identity is a shifting landscape. Can science help us navigate?

Dubai soars into future as it unveils self-driving FLYING taxis to be launched THIS YEAR

FLYING taxis that will be able to drive themselves are set to be launched in Dubai later this year, the transport authority for the UAE city has confirmed.

CRISPR fixes disease gene in viable human embryos

Gene-editing experiment pushes scientific and ethical boundaries.

Explainer: How PCR works

What a photocopier does for images and text on paper, PCR does for snippets of DNA

CRISPR fixes disease gene in viable human embryos

Gene-editing experiment pushes scientific and ethical boundaries.

Ten Fun Facts About Falcons, the Birds

As the Atlanta Falcons prepare to play in the Super Bowl, learn about the remarkable raptors behind the nam

SpaceX oddity: how Elon Musk sent a car towards Mars

A Starman sitting in a tin can is currently navigating the heavens, soundtracked by David Bowie. How did it – and we – get there?

14 cattle eyeworms removed from Oregon woman’s eye

First known case of Thelazia gulosa infection in a human

DeepMind AI is learning to understand the ‘thoughts’ of others

The firm’s new artificial intelligence has developed a theory of mind, passing an important psychological assessment that most children only develop around age 4