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Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy Dies At 83

Remembering him with the science of the TV show<p><i>Sad news today: Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83. Nimoy was many things—an actor, a poet, a singer of hobbit songs, and someone who understood what it was like to be alienated. At</i> Popular Science, <i>we, like many others, will remember him</i> …

Science Fiction

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

Data Protection

The incredible video that reveals five YEARS of Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory watching the sun

• <b>Time-lapse video captures one frame every 8 hours starting when data became available in June 2010</b>• <b><br>Shows vast filaments of material snakiong across</b> …

WATCH: Giant Humanoids Evidence Destroyed?

We're all familiar with the tales of giants walking around this world, there have been various sources of evidence authenticating their existence. …

Why smoking pot feels so good: New neuroscience explains marijuana and the brain

Might marijuana actually prevent age-related memory loss? New science suggests we have lots to learn about pot<p>What drug is enjoyable and, under some circumstances, might actually be good for your brain? Can smoking this substance prevent age-related memory loss, for example? To answer these and …

Cannabis

Top 10 Lifehacker Posts of All Time

Lifehacker launched exactly ten years ago today (happy birthday to us)! In light of the occasion, let's take a look back at some of the most popular …

Is the Universe Finite or Infinite?

The universe we can see and measure is about 13.8 billion years old. However, the universe is larger than 13.8 billion light years in diameter due to …

One Of Google's Earliest Android Employees Explains Where It Loses To The iPhone

As of Q3 2014, Android owned more than 80% of the smartphone market around the world, but that's split between the dozens of different companies that produce Android phones. About 12% of devices around the world run on iOS, but that money goes straight back to Apple.<p>There's no clear answer as to …

Business Development

The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Why do we run so slowly in our dreams?

You know how to run.<p>You've done it thousands of times, swishing your arms back and forth, tackling ground one leg at a time. And yet, when you enter …

An extra screen for your iPhone? Check out the popSLATE

Earlier today I wrote about the The Trick Cover which is an hilarious, but not too useful, iPhone cover. Check the video on that one to see what I mean.<p>Since then I’ve stumbled upon another iPhone case (first introduced in 2012, now available for the iPhone 6) that is a lot more useful. Check out …

iPhone
Terrorism

Ancient shipwreck find: legendary 'Atlantis' metal

It was considered one of the most precious metals in ancient times—and Plato claimed it lined the temple of Poseidon on the legendary island of Atlantis—but this appears to be the first time anybody in modern times has actually found some orichalcum.<p>Researchers in Sicily say a shipwreck from 2,600 …

Milky Way's Mystery Molecules --"Created by Something Existing in Interstellar Space"

"For the first time, we can see how these mysterious molecules are moving around the galaxy," said Gail Zasowski, a Johns Hopkins astronomer. "This …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

13 free iPhone 6 wallpapers that put Earth's beauty in your pocket

Treating yourself to a new iPhone 6 this holiday season? Time to customize it.<p>Creative wallpapers for your home and lock screens are a great personal …

Half of Dr. Oz's health advice is bad, study finds

"Misleading at best, total nonsense at worst" is how Julia Belluz describes her gut feeling over the years about the accuracy of Dr. Mehmet Oz's medical advice, she writes at Vox.com.<p>Now she's got science to back her up, thanks to a study published in the <i>British Medical Journal</i> that analyzed health …

Quantum physics just got less complicated

Here's a nice surprise: quantum physics is less complicated than we thought. An international team of researchers has proved that two peculiar …

Our Universe may be just a reverse of another universe, not parallel.

Our universe might have originated from a black hole that lies within another universe.<p>The idea centers on how matter and energy falling into a black …

Big Bang May Have Created a Mirror Universe Where Time Runs Backwards — NOVA Next

Why does time seem to move forward? It’s a riddle that’s puzzled physicists for well over a century, and they’ve come up with numerous theories to …

Simulations Back up Theory That Universe is a Hologram

At a black hole, Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity apparently clashes with quantum physics, but that conflict could be solved if the Universe were …

Mind-Blowing Images Of Earth From Space

The Landsat program involves a series of satellites that each take tens of thousands of pictures of Earth over their lifetime.<p>The first Landsat satellite was launched into orbit in 1972, which makes the Landsat program the longest-running project to collect photos of Earth from space.<p>Landsat …

Geology

New Study Suggests Only 8.2% of Our DNA Is Functional

Over the years, there's been plenty of back and forth over how much of our DNA is important - for decades much of it was thought of as “junk DNA”, …

Genetics

This is what your brain looks like on magic mushrooms

A new way of looking at brain activity may give insight into how psychedelic drugs produce their consciousness-altering effects.<p>In recent years, a …

3 Tricks to Help You Snag the Best Deals Online

New 'dynamic pricing' models make it tougher to find bargains online, unless you know how to beat the system. Use these strategies to beat back price …

eCommerce

10,000 Galaxies in one Glance

Nasa scientists observe Arctic sea ice changes – video

Satellite footage shows seasonal ice melt in the Arctic Ocean melting in the summer. The frozen ice caps melt throughout summer in the Northern Hemisphere until they begin to re-freeze as temperatures get colder in mid-September. Nasa says the sea ice extent in the Arctic is below average for the …

Edward Snowden Reveals NSA's MonsterMind Program

It's a cyberwar robot that always hits back.<p>In the high desert near Bluffdale, Utah, there lurks a creature made entirely of zeroes and ones. Called "MonsterMind", the project is an automated cyber weapon, perched atop the data flows into the National Security Agency's Mission Data Repository. …

Edward Snowden