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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.

    'Gold Hydrogen’ Is an Untapped Resource in Depleted Oil Wells

    'Gold Hydrogen’ Is an Untapped Resource in Depleted Oil Wells

    The fuel can be produced by adding bacteria to spent drill holes—meaning there are thousands of potential hydrogen sources worldwide.

    • 8 min
    For Alzheimer’s Scientists, the Amyloid Debate Has No Easy Answers

    For Alzheimer’s Scientists, the Amyloid Debate Has No Easy Answers

    For years, potential therapies that attack this brain protein have failed to help patients in clinical trials. Now—surprisingly—a new drug shows promise.

    • 8 min
    Vertical Farming Needs to Grow More Than Salad

    Vertical Farming Needs to Grow More Than Salad

    Indoor agriculture promises to massively reduce the water and land needed to support crops. But at the moment, it only works for a tiny percentage of foods.

    • 2 min
    How to Use a Laser to Kick an Electron out of a Molecule

    How to Use a Laser to Kick an Electron out of a Molecule

    By firing pulses quintillionths of a second long, physicists study the fleeting motion of an electron leaving two bonded atoms.

    • 8 min
    Turns Out Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes Actually Works

    Turns Out Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes Actually Works

    New evidence indicates that an effort to stamp out disease-carrying insects is working. The key? Mosquitoes genetically engineered to kill off their own kind.

    • 8 min
    Tiny Aerosols Pose a Big Predicament in a Warming World

    Tiny Aerosols Pose a Big Predicament in a Warming World

    Fossil fuels are rapidly heating the planet, but their aerosols also help cool it. Just how much, though, is a major uncertainty in climate science.

    • 5 min

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It's great to be able to digest articles on the go thanks to this service. The half-dozen vocies that read me the latest WIRED articles have become SO familiar to me, I often hear their voices when I'm reading articles on my tablet!

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Prioritizes big pharmacy over small children

Stop spreading lies about sex-change for children. The most liberal countries on earth are pulling back on giving vulnerable dysphoric kids chemical castration drugs because the risks outweigh the benefits. You aren’t doing “science” anymore. : (

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