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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.

    The Cutest Way to Fight Climate Change? Send in the Otters

    The Cutest Way to Fight Climate Change? Send in the Otters

    Saving California's adorable (and very hungry) sea otters helps control other species, leading to the growth of more carbon-sequestering vegetation.

    • 8 min
    This Groundbreaking Simulator Generates a Huge Indoor Ocean

    This Groundbreaking Simulator Generates a Huge Indoor Ocean

    It’s a 32,000-gallon concrete tank with a wind tunnel grafted on top. With it, researchers can study the seas—and climate change—like never before.

    • 9 min
    Are Green Jet Fuels Finally Ready for Takeoff?

    Are Green Jet Fuels Finally Ready for Takeoff?

    A first commercial test flight shows how fuel made from plants, not petroleum, could make flying cleaner.

    • 9 min
    A Strange Radio Signal Was Just From Earth, Not Aliens

    A Strange Radio Signal Was Just From Earth, Not Aliens

    Astronomers with the Breakthrough Listen project scan the sky for signs of extraterrestrial life, but a promising lead turned out to be a false alarm.

    • 10 min
    California Condors Are Capable of Asexual Reproduction

    California Condors Are Capable of Asexual Reproduction

    A new study shows that two captive birds had only maternal DNA and survived early development—a first for the critically endangered species.

    • 9 min
    A Deadly Microbe Mystery Leads to a Spray Sold at Walmart

    A Deadly Microbe Mystery Leads to a Spray Sold at Walmart

    A series of puzzling infections has been traced to the presence of a dangerous bacterium in an aromatherapy spray.

    • 6 min

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