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. Take note,
Pentagon-funded device could help people with age-related macular degeneration by enlarging objects so they can see them with peripheral vision A contact lens that magnifies objects at the wink of an has
A tour of places in our solar system where life could persevere This article was originally published in the February 2015 issue of Popular Science, to accompany the feature "Have We Found Alien Life?"
Some experts concerned that vaping may be pathway to nicotine addiction, but others say it is less dangerous than smoking More teenagers are trying or using e-cigarettes than tobacco products, according
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. The study, published in Friday's edition
Space / Updated Feb. 14, 2015 / 12:16 AM GMT SAN JOSE, Calif. — For more than 50 years, scientists have been listening for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations, to no avail. Now some experts on
That doesn't mean farmers will buy them The US Department of Agriculture has decided to deregulate two new apple varieties genetically engineered to resist browning, The New York Times reports. That means
Space / Updated Feb. 14, 2015 / 1:10 AM GMT 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,
Weird & Wild Every day is Valentine's Day for the gold swift moth, which may have the most advanced mating system of any bug. When Pope Gelasius of Rome declared February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day 1,500
Environment / Updated Feb. 14, 2015 / 2:09 AM GMT / Source: Associated Press A scientist who tracks a group of endangered killer whales that frequent Puget Sound says he's spotted a second baby born to
Air: It's one of the world’s most important, least understood, and possibly life-saving substances The air man needs a fresh hit. It’s a beautiful summer morning. Dew shines on the grass. Birds chirp.
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. But