What You Should Be Reading on Earth Day

What You Should Be Reading on Earth Day

Need some enviro-reading to get you through the day? WIRED’s got you covered.

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Vivid Map Pinpoints Every Street Tree in NYC

Vivid Map Pinpoints Every Street Tree in NYC

Manhattan’s trees tend to get overshadowed the city’s by skyscrapers. But they play an essential role in New York’s environment.

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Watch This Gross MRI of a Knuckle Cracking

Watch This Gross MRI of a Knuckle Cracking

New research suggests that the sound of a joint popping is caused by the formation of a gas-filled cavity when bones in a joint stretch apart.

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Why the Midwest Is Getting Hit With Some Janky-Shaped Hail

Why the Midwest Is Getting Hit With Some Janky-Shaped Hail

The hail falling from the supercell traveling across the US looks like a weird menagerie of frozen sea anemones, marble mushroom caps, and jellyfish. What’s going on?

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3-D Map Shows the Colors You See But Can’t Name

3-D Map Shows the Colors You See But Can’t Name

ROYGBIV doesn’t come close to describing the full spectrum of color that humans can perceive. So researchers came up with a better way to identify the tiniest changes in hue.

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Incredible Images of Algal Blooms Taken From Space

Incredible Images of Algal Blooms Taken From Space

Algae can be beautiful, but it also poses a threat to freshwater systems. Now, images from satellites are helping to prevent dangerous accumulations of the stuff.

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Incredible Images of Algal Blooms Taken From Space

Incredible Images of Algal Blooms Taken From Space

Algae can be beautiful, but it also poses a threat to freshwater systems. Now, images from satellites are helping to prevent dangerous accumulations of the stuff.

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Holograms Will Let Doctors See 3-D Views of Our Insides

Holograms Will Let Doctors See 3-D Views of Our Insides

Biomedical imaging is stuck on 2-D screens. But new holographic technologies are bringing those images into the real, three-dimensional world.

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