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Diet and exercise alone are no cure for obesity, experts say

At long last, a group of respected physicians and obesity researchers has stepped forward to challenge the facile bromide that America's weight issues can be easily fixed by diet and exercise.<p>Take note, glib-talking doctors and legislators, rail-thin commentators, and fat-haters of all stripes: For …

Scientists create contact lens that magnifies at blink of an eye

A contact lens that magnifies objects at the wink of an eye has been created by scientists to help people with impaired vision.<p>The lens contains an extremely thin telescope that is switched on when the wearer winks their right eye and returns to normal when they wink their left eye.<p>Eric Tremblay, a …

Contact Lenses

Where To Look For Life In Space

A tour of places in our solar system where life could persevere<p><i>This article was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science, <i>to accompany the feature "Have We Found Alien Life?"</i>

Some experts concerned that vaping may be pathway to nicotine addiction, but others say it is less dangerous than smoking<p>More teenagers are trying or using e-cigarettes than tobacco products, according to a US study that has prompted fresh concerns among some scientists about a new generation of …

Public Health

Millions of tons of trash dumped into world's oceans

Millions of tons of plastic trash flow into the world's oceans each year, and a new study finds that most of it comes from China and developing economies in Asia.<p>The study, published in Friday's edition of the journal Science, estimates that China's heavily coastal population contributes 1.3 …

To Be or Not to Be Signaling the Aliens: That Is the Question for SETI

SAN JOSE, Calif. — For more than 50 years, scientists have been listening for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations, to no avail. Now some experts on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI, think it's time for a sustained effort to send signals out to extraterrestrial …

Paranormal

GMO apples that don't brown so quickly have been approved by the USDA

That doesn't mean farmers will buy them<p>The US Department of Agriculture has decided to deregulate two new apple varieties genetically engineered to resist browning, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. That means the apples, which will be marketed as Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden, are approved for …

Weird Sub-Neptunes and Super-Earths Pop Up in Kepler's Planet Search

SAN JOSE, Calif. — One of the most common kinds of planets detected by NASA's Kepler telescope appears to be a type that doesn't exist in our own solar system, a leading astronomer on the Kepler team said Friday.<p>This type of planet has a size in the range between two and four times Earth's …

Bug Kama Sutra: Flexible Moth Evolved Many Ways to Mate

Every day is Valentine's Day for the gold swift moth, which may have the most advanced mating system of any bug.<p>When Pope Gelasius of Rome declared February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day about 1,500 years ago, he probably didn't know about the surprisingly romantic acrobatics of the gold swift moth</i> …

Insects

'It's a Good One': Second Baby Orca Spotted in Endangered Pod

A scientist who tracks a group of endangered killer whales that frequent Puget Sound says he's spotted a second baby born to the pod in the past two months.<p>Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research confirmed the newborn orca in J-pod after it was spotted Thursday. He said the week-old calf, …

Puget Sound

Right Now, You're Breathing A Potentially Dangerous Substance

Air: It's one of the world’s most important, least understood, and possibly life-saving substances<p>The air man needs a fresh hit. It’s a beautiful summer morning. Dew shines on the grass. Birds chirp. What a glorious day to contemplate the air. I had con­tacted the air man—he has a name: Steven …

Heart of darkness: Scientists probe dark matter near Milky Way's core

Even though scientists have managed to quantify how much dark matter lurks in distant galaxies, astronomers have been hard-pressed to figure out how much of the mysterious stuff lies within our own.<p>But in a paper published in the journal Nature Physics, a team of researchers has managed to measure …