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Scientists create liquid light, get one step closer to spintronics - ExtremeTech

By on August 18, 2016 at 9:40 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Strange things go on when you push …

Video Game Allows You To Be Anything In The Universe

Ian Bogost, game designer, researcher, and author of <i>Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing</i>, wondered exactly just that: What is it like …


Mad Scientists Created Synthetic Bacteria With Only 473 Genes

Behold syn3.0, a synthetic bacterial genome that’s smaller than anything found in nature. Biologists hope it will further our understanding of the …

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

10 Things We're Obsessed With In November

Some things are just...better<p><i>This article was originally published in the November 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science, <i>under the title "Obsessed.”</i>

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Love Beer And Coffee? You Might Be A Psychopath

A new study associates taste preferences with personality traits<p>Humans have a unique affinity for bitter food, like dark chocolate, coffee, and broccoli. Most other animals interpret a bitter taste as a warning to stay away from a non-edible material, but some humans can’t get enough of it, though …