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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.

    Wild Predators Are Relying More on Our Food—and Pets

    Wild Predators Are Relying More on Our Food—and Pets

    A new study shows that some big carnivores are getting up to half their diet from sources like trash, crops, or small mammals that live near people.

    • 6 min
    What Forest Floor Playgrounds Teach Us about Kids and Germs

    What Forest Floor Playgrounds Teach Us about Kids and Germs

    Finnish researchers just published the first big test of the “biodiversity hypothesis”—that exposure to the microbes in dirt is good for young immune systems.

    • 10 min
    What Would Happen if All the Antarctic Ice Melted?

    What Would Happen if All the Antarctic Ice Melted?

    It … let's just say it would not be good. Here, let's do the math. 

    • 8 min
    Meteorite Is a Love Letter to Space Rocks

    Meteorite Is a Love Letter to Space Rocks

    For centuries, scientists thought meteorites were too fantastical to exist. A new book reveals that they hold even more mysteries.

    • 8 min
    The Most Sway-Prone Buildings in LA Aren’t Where You Expect

    The Most Sway-Prone Buildings in LA Aren’t Where You Expect

    Using a network of sensors, researchers found that the Los Angeles high-rises most likely to rock in a future quake aren’t downtown.

    • 7 min
    New York Is Trying Targeted Lockdowns. Will It Stop a Second Wave?

    New York Is Trying Targeted Lockdowns. Will It Stop a Second Wave?

    Instead of shutting down all of New York City, this time officials are taking a block-by-block approach to home in on areas with increasing case numbers.

    • 11 min

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