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WIRED Science: Space, Health, Biotech, and More

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Narrators read our favorite written stories. You can listen to them anywhere, including on your smart speaker. Play for audio versions of WIRED's latest Science stories on genetic engineering, robotics, space, climate change, and more.

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Narrators read our favorite written stories. You can listen to them anywhere, including on your smart speaker. Play for audio versions of WIRED's latest Science stories on genetic engineering, robotics, space, climate change, and more.

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Best of WIRED on the go

By gerredmano - Jun 10 2018
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It's great to be able to digest articles on the go thanks to this service. The half-dozen vocies that read me the latest WIRED articles have become SO familiar to me, I often hear their voices when I'm reading articles on my tablet! Thanks for everything you read, you guys.

Great stories. Low production value.

By mpearlson - Feb 20 2018
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Title says it all. Need to invest in a sound engineer to increase the production quality. But the content is great. Keep up the good work.

iTunes Ratings

17 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Best of WIRED on the go

By gerredmano - Jun 10 2018
Read more
It's great to be able to digest articles on the go thanks to this service. The half-dozen vocies that read me the latest WIRED articles have become SO familiar to me, I often hear their voices when I'm reading articles on my tablet! Thanks for everything you read, you guys.

Great stories. Low production value.

By mpearlson - Feb 20 2018
Read more
Title says it all. Need to invest in a sound engineer to increase the production quality. But the content is great. Keep up the good work.
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WIRED Science: Space, Health, Biotech, and More

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Narrators read our favorite written stories. You can listen to them anywhere, including on your smart speaker. Play for audio versions of WIRED's latest Science stories on genetic engineering, robotics, space, climate change, and more.

‘Godzilla’ Wasp Swims—So Its Young Can Burst Out of Caterpillars

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In non-election news, Microgaster godzilla dives to find a caterpillar, forces it to the surface, and injects it with a baby that eats the host from the inside out.

Nov 26 2020

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Fireball Is Werner Herzog’s Ode to Space Rocks

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A new documentary from the German auteur examines the influence of meteorites on cultures around the world.

Nov 25 2020

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Confused About Covid Brain Fog? Doctors Have Questions, Too

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Physicians have seen this recovery symptom before, but they still don’t know why so many coronavirus survivors are being affected.

Nov 24 2020

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How to Reduce (but Not Eliminate) Covid Risk at Holiday Gatherings

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With a surge in cases, there is no safe way to travel or gather for Thanksgiving or Christmas. But if you must, here are some ways to lower your risk.

Nov 23 2020

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The Genome of Your Pet Fish Is Extremely Weird

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Unlike most domestic animals, the goldfish is purely decorative.

Nov 20 2020

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Want to Fight the Zombie Fire Apocalypse? Weaponize Math

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Peat fires smolder in the ground for months, suddenly emerging as surface wildfires. New simulations reveal their strange life, death, and reanimation.

Nov 19 2020

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Winning Trust for a Vaccine Means Confronting Medical Racism

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The US has a long history of abusing minorities for pharmaceutical profit. Messaging for a Covid-19 inoculation will have to overcome that past.

Nov 18 2020

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These Oceanographers Want to Turn Marine Slime Into Drugs

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A California team will use a robotic vehicle to study tiny seafloor creatures, hoping they might yield new compounds to fight viruses and cancer.

Nov 17 2020

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What Happens When You Fly a Science Plane Through Wildfire Smoke

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Aboard a decked-out C-130, researchers measure how smoke transforms from “fresh” to “stale” and begin to parse what that means for humans downwind.

Nov 16 2020

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How Humanity Spent Its First 20 Years in Orbit Aboard the ISS

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Two decades ago, three explorers arrived at the International Space Station and marked the beginning of a permanent human presence beyond Earth.

Nov 13 2020

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In Embryos, Crispr Can Cut Out Whole Chromosomes—That's Bad

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The DNA-cutting tool has been hailed as a way to fix genetic glitches. But a new study suggests it can remove more than scientists bargained for.

Nov 12 2020

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How Octopuses Use Their Suction Cups to Taste Through Touch

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A new study reveals that the invertebrates use a novel kind of receptor embedded in their suckers to explore their ocean habitats.

Nov 11 2020

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A New Way to Plug a Human Brain into a Computer: via Veins

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Electrodes threaded through the blood vessels that feed the brain let people control gadgets with their minds.

Nov 10 2020

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What to Wear When You’re Battling Giant, Venomous Hornets

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The suits worn by Washington state entomologists aren't "official" hornet-fighting armor. But they were affordable—and came up in an Amazon search.

Nov 09 2020

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Mark Kelly’s Been To Space. Can He Make it to Capitol Hill?

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Mark Kelly isn’t the first former NASA astronaut to run for office, but if he’s elected he’ll be the only one to make it to Congress on his first shot.

Nov 06 2020

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Babies May Be Drinking Millions of Microplastic Particles a Day

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Scientists discover that baby bottles shed up to 16 million bits of plastic per liter of fluid. What that means for infants’ health, no one can yet say.

Nov 05 2020

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Your Brain Prefers Happy Endings. That’s Not Always Smart

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People tend to focus on whether an experience ends on an up note or a sour one, even if it leads us to make bad decisions. A new study examines why.

Nov 04 2020

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Can Placebos Work—Even When Patients Know They’re Fake?

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Researchers showed that a saline spray “treatment” reduced people’s emotional distress, even though the study subjects knew the spray wouldn’t do anything.

Nov 03 2020

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The Case for Reviving the Civilian Conservation Corps

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If the US brought back the Great Depression’s massive worker program, it could put millions of Americans back to work—and help stave off disasters like wildfires.

Nov 02 2020

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How the Venus Flytrap ‘Remembers’ When It Captures Prey

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The carnivorous plant is believed to have something akin to a short-term "memory." A team of scientists has uncovered new details on how it works.

Oct 30 2020

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iTunes Ratings

17 Ratings
Average Ratings
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2
4
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Best of WIRED on the go

By gerredmano - Jun 10 2018
Read more
It's great to be able to digest articles on the go thanks to this service. The half-dozen vocies that read me the latest WIRED articles have become SO familiar to me, I often hear their voices when I'm reading articles on my tablet! Thanks for everything you read, you guys.

Great stories. Low production value.

By mpearlson - Feb 20 2018
Read more
Title says it all. Need to invest in a sound engineer to increase the production quality. But the content is great. Keep up the good work.