Adam Rogers



  • Currently deputy editor at Wired, focusing on science and technology.
  • Previously a reporter on medicine, science, and technology at Newsweek.
  • A Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.
Darpa Wants to Solve Science's Replication Crisis With Robots

Feb 15

Social science has an image problem—too many findings don't hold up. A new project will crank through 30,000 studies to try to identify red flags.

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This Robot Debates and Cracks Jokes, but It's Still a Toaster

Feb 13

Domo arigato, debating roboto: An IBM project shows that a computer can carry on a sophisticated—if creepy—argument with a human.

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Monkeys With Superpower Eyes Could Help Cure Color Blindness

Feb 10

Squirrel monkeys don’t see color like people. But inject their eyeballs with a genetically engineered virus, and they suddenly can perceive a new rainbow. The same trick could someday be used on color-blind people.

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The Green New Deal Shows How Grand Climate Politics Can Be

Feb 8

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her allies' sprawling plan leans heavily on what local governments are already doing to fend off climate change.

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For the Love of Beer, We’ve Got to Fix Climate Change

Feb 1

If your Super Bowl Sunday includes cold brewskis, you'll want to get that climate change thing fixed. Just ask Budweiser.

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And Now, the Weather: Mars-like, With a Chance of Apocalypse

Jan 29

Extreme cold from a broken polar vortex is hitting the US at the same time as extreme heat is scorching Australia. Not so good if a habitable planet is your jam.

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The Excruciating, Impossible Science of Airport Delays

Jan 26

Network effects dictate how one flight delay ripples out, but our air traffic system is so complex that scientists still grapple with how it all works.

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If Edible Insects Are the Future, We Should Talk About Poop

Jan 18

Insects are touted as a major new source of protein, but scaling up Big Cricket could mean new problems—such as what to do with all their \"frass.\"

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Is ’Oumuamua an Alien Spaceship? Sure! Except, No

Jan 15

People love 'Oumuamua because it's an antidote to our cosmic loneliness. And that's ok!

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Cities Are Tucking Climate Change Fixes Into New Laws

Jan 15

Across the country, cities are implementing new housing and transit laws that, oh by the way, lower their emissions of greenhouse gasses.

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The Future of Work: Maximum Outflow, by Adam Rogers

Dec 17

“Outside: nothing left to eat, drink, or breathe. Inside: all the people, on top of an oozing, respirating clot of innards.”

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Marvel Comics Genius Stan Lee Turned Outcasts Into Heroes

Dec 13

Stan Lee, who died in November at the age of 95, turned comic books into art through his ability to empower others.

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What Causes Hangovers, and How Can I Avoid Them?

Dec 7

No one really knows how drunkenness works, and hangovers are poorly understood, no matter what your friend tells you. Still, there are a few things you can try.

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Want Someone to Care About Climate Change? Make It Personal

Nov 28

Goodbye, Arctic. Hello, heat stroke and asthma attacks. New climate reports connect the dots between predictions and your life—today.

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A Government Climate Study Contradicts the President

Nov 23

A massive new federal report describes a country in ecological collapse and infrastructural ruin by 2100. They released it on Black Friday.

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Cities Cause Hurricanes to Dump Extra Rain on Them

Nov 14

The literal shape of cities appears to exacerbate hurricanes' rainfall, according to new research on Hurricane Harvey.

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RIP Stan Lee, the Man Who Made Comics Cool

Nov 13

The avuncular, controversial longtime writer and publisher of Marvel Comics dies in Los Angeles.

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Midterm Election Voters Shot Down a Carbon Tax, But It'll Rise Again

Nov 7

Washington voters will likely shoot down a ballot initiative that would tax carbon emissions, but carbon pricing is still likely to reach the US.

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Bitcoin Will Burn the Planet Down. The Question: How Fast?

Nov 5

A new paper concludes that it takes more than four times as much energy to mine $1 of bitcoin as mining $1 of copper.

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US Accuses Chinese Company of Stealing Micron Trade Secrets

Nov 2

The indictment alleges a state-owned company and rogue employees stole plans so China could make memory chips—further straining China-US relations.

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