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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.

    What the Science of Animal Networks Reveals About Protests

    What the Science of Animal Networks Reveals About Protests

    The movement of demonstrators echoes the fluid collective responses of the animal world, as groups respond to threats and signal across large spaces.

    • 9 min
    NASA’s Mars Rover Will Be Powered by US-Made Plutonium

    NASA’s Mars Rover Will Be Powered by US-Made Plutonium

    In 2015, Oak Ridge National Laboratory produced the first plutonium fuel in the US in nearly 30 years. Now it’s headed to another planet.

    • 7 min
    Mad Scientists Revive 100-Million-Year-Old Microbes

    Mad Scientists Revive 100-Million-Year-Old Microbes

    Researchers collected sediment thousands of feet deep, filtered out bacteria, and revived the cells. But fear not—the destruction of humanity by ancient microbes is not nigh.

    • 11 min
    These 4 Covid-19 Vaccines Are Closest to Becoming Reality

    These 4 Covid-19 Vaccines Are Closest to Becoming Reality

    There are hundreds of trials currently in the works. Here’s everything you need to know about the ones edging ahead in the global race.

    • 9 min
    The Sly Psychology Behind Magicians' Card Tricks

    The Sly Psychology Behind Magicians' Card Tricks

    Is this your card? A recent study found that participants will select the suit or number they were primed to choose.

    • 9 min
    How Quickly Can Atoms Slip, Ghostlike, Through Barriers?

    How Quickly Can Atoms Slip, Ghostlike, Through Barriers?

    A new experiment on how rapidly atoms can tunnel through a barricade revives a physics debate about how time passes on the quantum scale.

    • 10 min

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