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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.

    Another Global Pandemic Is Spreading—Among Pigs

    Another Global Pandemic Is Spreading—Among Pigs

    African swine fever killed half the pigs in China. There is no vaccine and no treatment. Now it’s in the Caribbean and on the doorstep of the US.

    • 12 min
    Deadly Heat Is Baking Cities. Here’s How to Cool Them Down

    Deadly Heat Is Baking Cities. Here’s How to Cool Them Down

    Urban areas can be 20 degrees hotter than the surrounding country. But green spaces and reflective pavement can make city life more bearable.

    • 8 min
    Astronomers Get Ready to Probe Europa’s Hidden Ocean for Life

    Astronomers Get Ready to Probe Europa’s Hidden Ocean for Life

    Jupiter’s most enigmatic moon, one of a few ocean worlds in the solar system, will be the target of upcoming missions by NASA and the European Space Agency.

    • 9 min
    The Grid Isn’t Ready for the Renewable Revolution

    The Grid Isn’t Ready for the Renewable Revolution

    The massive deployment of wind and solar will turn you, the humble homeowner, into a critical actor in the operation of the US power grid.

    • 10 min
    The Controversial Quest to Make Cow Burps Less Noxious

    The Controversial Quest to Make Cow Burps Less Noxious

    Their incessant belching loads the atmosphere with planet-warming methane. But it’s not so simple as just feeding them gas-busting seaweed.

    • 12 min
    How Healthy Is a Farm's Soil? Check How Active Its Microbes Are

    How Healthy Is a Farm's Soil? Check How Active Its Microbes Are

    Researchers developed a probe that could help farmers better understand their land by measuring the electric current from the tiny creatures in the dirt.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

mpearlson ,

Great stories. Low production value.

Title says it all. Need to invest in a sound engineer to increase the production quality. But the content is great. Keep up the good work.

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