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WIRED Space Photo of the Day: Dingo Gap

This scene combines images taken by the left-eye camera of the Mast Camera (Mastcam) instrument on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover during the mid-afternoon, local Mars solar time, of the mission’s 526th Martian day, or sol (Jan. 28, 2014). The sand dune in the upper center of the image spans a

What Sherlock'</em>s Text Messages Tell Us About Ourselves

Where did the floating text in the BBC’s Sherlock reboot come from — and what does it tell us about our love for social media and text messaging?

Game|Life Podcast: Why You Should Go Play Bravely Default</em> This Instant

WIRED editors discuss Nintendo’s plans to get its profits healthy again with a health and wellness based device, plus our impressions of Bravely Default.

How a New Russian Icebreaker Slices Sideways</em> Through Frozen Seas

The Baltika isn’t adrift?it’s breaking ice. Debuting in the Gulf of Finland in early 2014, the Russian-owned ship will be the first to travel sideways through the frozen stuff. Here’s how it works.

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How Does NASA Test a Martian Parachute? With a Rocket Sled

Watch the video above to see NASA engineers use a rocket sled to test an enormous supersonic parachute that could one day land spacecraft on Mars. Oh yeah, did we mention that NASA has a rocket sled?

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This Week's Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible

This week’s rumors point to future pressure-sensitive touchscreens and hint that Apple TV is finally about to become more than a “hobby.”

Vulcan's View 15: Amazing Shots of Volcanoes Seen From Space

Some volcanoes look even better from space.

Congrats, Millennials. Now It's Your Turn to Be Vilified

A typical headline in The Washington Post snarled, “Grow Up, Crybabies.” Now, I’m 45 years old, which places me right in the middle of Generation X. I remember reading these sneering op-ed pieces all the time. But then something funny happened. Gen X punditry died?very suddenly.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.wired.com/c/35185/f/661370/s/3692ebdf/sc/7/mf.gif' border='0'

This Phone Charger Uses Crystal Orbs to Focus the Sun's Rays

The theory underlying RawLemon’s work is that gleaming crystal globes can concentrate diffused sunlight.

WIRED's Super Bowl Ad Bingo: Download Now!

We’ll never get paid to watch the Super Bowl ads, but at least we can have fun with them.