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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.

    If You've Just Had Covid, Exercise Might Not Be Good for You

    If You've Just Had Covid, Exercise Might Not Be Good for You

    A growing number of studies are raising concerns about the coronavirus’ long-term effects on the heart. Athletes especially need to heed the warnings.

    • 8 min
    What’s in Wildfire Smoke, and How Dangerous Is It?

    What’s in Wildfire Smoke, and How Dangerous Is It?

    Blazes on the West Coast are spewing a haze clear across the country. Along the way, the complex chemistry of what we inhale gets even more complex.

    • 9 min
    Blood Centers Are Barely Meeting Convalescent Plasma Demand

    Blood Centers Are Barely Meeting Convalescent Plasma Demand

    Despite a lack of scientific studies on its efficacy for Covid-19, interest in the treatment has surged alongside case numbers.

    • 9 min
    These New Shape-Shifting Materials Get Super Cool, Super Fast

    These New Shape-Shifting Materials Get Super Cool, Super Fast

    Shape memory alloys and a kind of plastic crystal chill quickly under force or pressure. They could lead to eco-friendly fridges and air conditioners.

    • 10 min
    Your Beloved Blue Jeans Are Polluting the Ocean—Big Time

    Your Beloved Blue Jeans Are Polluting the Ocean—Big Time

    When you wash denim, tiny fibers shed and flow into the environment. Scientists just found that Arctic waters are now loaded with little bits of jeans.

    • 11 min
    Those Orange Western Skies and the Science of Light

    Those Orange Western Skies and the Science of Light

    Sure, it was wildfire smoke that made parts of California and Oregon change hue. But inside that smoke was alchemy—the chemistry and physics of molecules and wavelengths.

    • 7 min

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17 Ratings

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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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