Eben Bayer's company makes packaging from agricultural waste and the mycelium of mushrooms – he says the next step is to make building materials this way
This gloriously freakish fringe tree frog looks like it belongs in a Hayao Miyazaki fantasy, but in fact it lives in a safe haven that's almost as magical
A neuroscientist who has anguished over the terrors in her own family’s history says people might soon erase the trauma from bad memories by taking a pill — or talking to a therapist at just the right time.
Millions of people use the tool Ghostery to block online tracking technology—few realize that it feeds data to the ad industry.
An environmentally-friendly way of making vanillin from the lignin in wood pulp could change the economics of this flavouring industry
An airplane entirely powered by the sun landed in Washington on Sunday after a flight from St. Louis, the next-to-last leg of a journey across the United States intended to boost support for clean energy technologies.
As the men of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs reached further to the Moon, their spouses back home faced stresses and celebrity in an orbit all their own
Scientists keep finding reasons why fathers matter. They also think it's not a bad idea for dads to ask their kids, "How am I doing?"
Just after summer sunsets in northern latitudes, shimmering, wispy clouds appear in the twilight sky. This year, these noctilucent clouds have appeared earlier and farther south than ever before.
Whales, seals and manatees are so at home in the water that it’s easy to believe their recent ancestors were also aquatic. That conclusion is harder to sell for lumbering elephants, burrowing moles or bumbling spiny echidnas. And yet, new evidence from Scott Mirceta at the University of Liverpool suggests that all of these groups recently descended from ancestors that spent a lot of time in the water.
The genetic code of leprosy-causing bacteria from 1,000-year-old skeletons has been laid bare, showing the bug has hardly changed over the past millennium.
Study solves the mystery of one of the most extreme adaptations in the animal kingdom: how marine mammals store enough oxygen to hold their breath for up to an hour.
As if pesticides and mysterious illnesses aren't enough to deal with, British honeybees had their worst winter since records began thanks to rainy weather
The most comprehensive assessment of animals' vulnerability to global warming reveals a big proportion of species are in danger
Stomach muscles have evolved at least twice – once in the earliest land animals, and once in a ferocious armour-plated fish
Pterodaustro guinazui was the flamingo of the dinosaur era, and like those birds, it kept bits of grit in its stomach to help grind up its food
Barack Obama has declared that it is time to get tough on "patent trolling", but how do we decide who counts as one?
The missing diary of a Nazi leader has been recovered after 64 years—and could shed new light on the inner workings of Nazi high command.
A National Geographic explorer has documented how Azorean whalers used 18th-century techniques to hunt sperm whales well into the 20th century.
Ice shelves lose more mass through melting where the ice meets the sea than by shedding icebergs, a new study says.
Researchers are designing a “dialysis-like” machine that could identify and remove pathogens responsible for an often lethal blood infection.
A group of fish have taken Prozac and it's causing, not alleviating, anxiety.
The company's Pegasus pipeline split in March, releasing 210,000 gallons into waterways and a neighborhood in the small town of Mayflower.WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and the state of Arkansas filed suit against the oil giant ExxonMobil over a March 29 pipeline rupture that spilled 210,000 gallons of oil into a residential neighborhood and waterways in the small town of Mayflower.
The highest ever resolution crystal structure of a membrane protein shows how water zips inside cells
Our neighbor has more of the dark objects than any other galaxy besides our own
Deadly disorder found in both humans and Great Danes, providing clues cause and potential therapies
In a not-so-veiled threat, researchers warn companies to publish their drug data
Mars' linear gullies may be caused by CO2 chunks breaking off layer of seasonal frost and surfing down slopes in springThe long, narrow grooves seen in the sand dunes of Mars – first spotted more than a decade ago and still an enduring mystery – might be a result of blocks of dry ice surfing their way down the slopes during the Martian spring, according to scientists.
Take a trip through our local universe and see the positions and movements of galaxies and clusters with this incredible new video map. In this gallery, Wired presents some of the highlights from this galactic mapping project but, if you ...
Human genes may not be patented, the US Supreme Court rules unanimously, in a decision that could have a major impact on genetic research.