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    • 3.9, 17 Ratings

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.

    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
    During Lockdowns, the Earth (Sort of) Stood Still

    During Lockdowns, the Earth (Sort of) Stood Still

    Seismometers pick up human activity, like driving. When Covid arrived, scientists watched that global seismic noise plummet by 50 percent.

    • 9 min
    A Billion More Tons of Plastic Could Blanket Earth by 2040

    A Billion More Tons of Plastic Could Blanket Earth by 2040

    Even with immediate action, 710 million metric tons of plastic will enter the environment in the next two decades, scientists show. Welcome to Plastic Planet.

    • 8 min
    How NASA Built a Self-Driving Car for Its Next Mars Mission

    How NASA Built a Self-Driving Car for Its Next Mars Mission

    It’s hard enough to get an autonomous vehicle to work on Earth. It’s even harder on another planet.

    • 10 min

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