Wealthy Counties Benefited Most From a Flood Relief Program

Wealthy Counties Benefited Most From a Flood Relief Program

If some property owners who live near the ocean or in a river floodplain can be convinced to sell their homes, and the land is returned to open space, the entire community will benefit.

Ancient Sippy Cups Could Help Explain a Prehistoric Baby Boom

Ancient Sippy Cups Could Help Explain a Prehistoric Baby Boom

They remained a staple of life in the region through the Bronze Age and into the Iron Age. At first, some archaeologists suggested that the spouted vessels might have been used to feed sick or disabled adults—and there was no way to be certain that the vessels (even the cute animal-shaped ones) were for infants.

What on Earth Is Water Doing in Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano?

What on Earth Is Water Doing in Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano?

But they won't know for sure until they sample it, which could entail a helicopter and a bucket on a rope (ain't science grand).WIRED sat down with Don Swanson, a geologist with the USGS, to learn more about why Kilauea's been transforming of late, why it's not going to blow Hawaii to pieces, and why it's good news that the volcano's lava is a bit runny.

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FaceApp isn't alone in the land of privacy concerns, a curious week-long satellite outage for Europe has finally ended, and WIRED did the math on what it would take to bike to the moon. Europe's week-long satellite outage is over—but serves as a warning.

The Pirouetting S-97 Raider Makes Your Helicopter Look Lazy

The Pirouetting S-97 Raider Makes Your Helicopter Look Lazy

Sikorsky is pitching the funky, fast S-97 Raider as a replacement for today’s light attack and scout helicopters, via the Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program.

How Extreme Heat Overwhelms Your Body and Becomes Deadly

How Extreme Heat Overwhelms Your Body and Becomes Deadly

That could be a cold shower, a dip in the pool, or ice on your head, armpits, and groin (where there are more blood vessels close to the surface of the skin).If you don’t get relief, extreme heat reaches a dangerous point as your body temperature rises to 103 or above.

Tesla Model 3 Crash Results, Europe's Record Heat, and More News

Tesla Model 3 Crash Results, Europe's Record Heat, and More News

Tesla Model 3 Crash Results, Europe's Record Heat, and More News. The Tesla Model 3 impressed in its crash results; climate change gave Europe some record-breaking heat; and WIRED's got some tips and deals for your holiday weekend.

A New Fuel for Satellites Is So Safe It Won’t Blow Up Humans

A New Fuel for Satellites Is So Safe It Won’t Blow Up Humans

“We literally sat in a room next to a plastic jug of it when we were fueling the satellite,” says Chris McLean, an engineer at Ball Aerospace and the project lead on NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission.

Congress Is Debating—Again—Whether Genes Can Be Patented

Congress Is Debating—Again—Whether Genes Can Be Patented

"They’re saying it can be hard to figure out what is an abstract idea, what is a law of nature, what do we mean when we say ‘natural phenomena’?” This bill creates a clarified legal test for how patent evaluators should determine those things in place of Supreme Court precedence.

Mar-a-Lago's Security Problems Go Way Beyond a Thumb Drive

Mar-a-Lago's Security Problems Go Way Beyond a Thumb Drive

“It's an attacker's dream and a physical security nightmare,” a former NSA hacker says about Mar-a-Lago, one of President Trump's favorite properties to visit.

By 2080, Tropical Diseases Could Be Headed to Alaska

By 2080, Tropical Diseases Could Be Headed to Alaska

Nearly a billion people could be newly at risk of tropical diseases like dengue fever and Zika as climate change shifts the range of mosquitoes , according to a new study.

Make A Home For Wildlife

Make A Home For Wildlife

Photo © Lauren Peeler Brice This book is focused on the eastern United States and has everything you need to understand different habitats, restoration, what to plant (and what not to plant), and how to attract specific types of wildlife.

Inside the Room Where Tech Actually Vies for Military Jobs

Inside the Room Where Tech Actually Vies for Military Jobs

Inside the Room Where Tech Actually Vies for Military Jobs Protests over military contracts at companies like Google and Microsoft have grabbed headlines, but an Air Force demo day last week hosted dozens of startups eager to work with the Pentagon.

Seeing the Forest for Its Carbon Storage

Seeing the Forest for Its Carbon Storage

In Maine, a large Nature Conservancy property along the Upper St. John River is now demonstrating another way to diversify revenue streams on private forestland: storing carbon.

Huawei's Many Troubles: Bans, Alleged Spies, and Backdoors

Huawei's Many Troubles: Bans, Alleged Spies, and Backdoors

Taiwan's decision follows Australia's announcement last year that it will ban the country's carriers from buying equipment for next-generation 5G networks from Huawei and other Chinese telecom companies over fears of government ties.

The Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer Raises Some Questions

The Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer Raises Some Questions

Courtesy of Sony Pictures Early this morning, Tom Holland, aka Peter Parker aka Spider-Man in Marvel's movies, to reveal the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home . No, the plot revealed in the Far From Home trailer doesn't necessarily mean that Peter Parker will be revived after Thanos' dastardly deed.

While You Were Offline: Trump's 'Smocking' Gets a Mocking

While You Were Offline: Trump's 'Smocking' Gets a Mocking

While You Were Offline: Trump's 'Smocking' Gets a MockingJIM WATSON/Getty ImagesLast week started with President Trump announcing that his chief of staff would be leaving by the end of the month, something that later became potentially untrue because no one wants the job.

A road full of bottlenecks: Dutch cycle path is made of plastic waste

A road full of bottlenecks: Dutch cycle path is made of plastic waste

First path entirely made of recycled bottles, cups and packaging opens in Zwolle The world’s first plastic bicycle path made of recycled bottles, cups and packaging has opened in the Netherlands, as part of a pilot that could see similar roads open up across the country.

Far-sighted adaptation to rising seas is blocked by just fixing eroded beaches

Far-sighted adaptation to rising seas is blocked by just fixing eroded beaches

As we have explained elsewhere, short-term actions to adapt to coastal flooding can actually increase risks to lives and property. As we see it, market forces and public risk reduction policies interact in unexpected ways, reducing incentives for communities to make long-term plans for retreating from the shore.

Extreme weather in Europe linked to less sea ice and warming in the Barents Sea

Extreme weather in Europe linked to less sea ice and warming in the Barents Sea

During years with low seasonal sea ice concentrations (when there’s more heat loss from more exposed open water), the north-south differences in atmospheric temperatures across the Barents Sea are reduced.

Old Stone Drought Warning Resurfaces in Europe: 'When You See Me, Cry'

Old Stone Drought Warning Resurfaces in Europe: 'When You See Me, Cry'

Old stones bearing ominous messages have resurfaced in a river in Central Europe, according to news reports. Over the course of centuries, Europeans marked low water levels during droughts by carving lines and dates into boulders along the Elbe River, which runs from the Czech Republic into Germany.

Ukip MEP sparks outrage with report denying human role in climate change

Ukip MEP sparks outrage with report denying human role in climate change

Ukip MEP Stuart Agnew’s report attributes climate change to cosmic ray fluctuations, sunspot activity and ocean currents, among other things. Green MEP Molly Scott Cato said their choice of Agnew, a Norfolk farmer, as parliamentary rapporteur by the agriculture committee, was a “truly scandalous” fiasco that illustrated a growing populist threat.

Why strengthening land rights strengthens development

Why strengthening land rights strengthens development

Reflecting the importance of secure land ownership to the SDGs’ success, the World Bank Group is now working with developing countries to improve their land-tenure systems and expand the coverage of legally recognized and registered rights.