Brett Munro

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This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

This gadget lets you scratch and DJ on vinyl without a needle

Turntablism, no tonearm needed<p><i>Update Thursday, February 15th 12PM ET:</i> <i>This article was originally published on February 10th, 2018 and has been updated to include new video.</i><p>French company MWM has announced a new product called Phase that sits on your turntable and allows you to DJ audio files with …

On Charles Darwin's 209th birthday, scientists celebrate 'Darwin Week' to prove 'how humans evolved from apes'

To remove the "doubts being planted in the minds of the common people" about the theory of evolution, and demonstrate with evidence how humans …

Evolution

Forget the Apple 'spaceship' and Salesforce tower — San Francisco’s most eye-popping wonder is the army of giant whales that navigate its waters, and it’s surprisingly easy to get up close

Touring San Francisco? Definitely. Visiting wine country? Sure. Seeing Apple's new Spaceship headquarters? Maybe, if you're a tech geek.<p>But it turns out the area is also a splendid place to catch sight of the leviathans of the seas. Every year, several species, from orcas on up to the biggest of …

Don't Judge Your Hand Dryer By Its Petri Dish

This awesome, I mean disgusting, Petri plate is covered in microbes collected inside a Dyson hand dryer. The photo is grossing out plenty of folks on …

Down on the farm, this volcano is creating amazing hot tubs

This black expanse might look like freshly laid Tarmac, but it’s actually the youngest volcanic rock in Utah. Of course, where lava is concerned, …

Amazing

International team identifies gene associated with Crohn’s and Parkinson’s

The study showed that people who carry the mutation in the LRRK2 gene are at high risk of developing Crohn’s, a serious gastrointestinal …

Genetics

'Sinking' Pacific nation is getting bigger, showing islands are geologically dynamic: study

The Pacific nation of Tuvalu — long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels — is actually growing in size, new …

Climate Change

This Time Lapse Of The SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Is Pure Magic

When photographer Jesse Watson heard that he'd be able to view the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from his location in Yuma, Arizona, he jumped at the …

NASA Continues To Rack Up “Firsts,” Including “Heat Shield Rock” Found On Mars

As many of you know, I love the NASA site and all things associated with space exploration. In that vein, I had to share this photo of the first …

Meteorites

Russian rocket launch cancelled just seconds before take off

A Russian rocket destined for the International Space Station (ISS) cancelled its lift off just seconds before it was supposed to blast into the …

An experimental treatment for peanut allergies just succeeded in a key trial

Allergies are a part of life, popping up at group dinners, in family members, even out of the blue when enjoying fresh produce.<p>The immune system's response to a substance that may not be harmful to others, allergies are the sixth-leading cause of chronic disease in the US. More than 50 million …

We Just Got More Details on How The Moon Left Earth 4 Billion Years Ago

It was a crazy breakup.<p>That orbiting lump of rock we call the Moon is thought to have been formed by a giant object smashing into Earth's crust, and …

NASA probe makes history by snapping the most distant photos taken away from Earth

Breaking Voyager 1’s record<p>New Horizons, the first NASA spacecraft to fly by Pluto, is still making history as it cruises deeper into the distant edges of the Solar System. Late last year, the little probe used one of its cameras to take a picture of a galactic star cluster — officially snapping …

Here’s what happened the last time the living things in our oceans and lakes died

On January 5, 2018, a paper published in the journal Science delivered a sobering message: The oxygenation of open oceans and coastal seas has been steadily declining during the past half century. The volume of ocean with no oxygen at all has quadrupled, and the volume where oxygen levels are …

The Trump administration wants to turn the International Space Station into a commercially run venture

The Trump administration wants to turn the International Space Station into a kind of orbiting real estate venture run not by the government, but by private industry.<p>The White House plans to stop funding for the station after 2024, ending direct federal support of the orbiting laboratory. But it …

Space Exploration

A Still-Growing El Niño Set to Bear Down on U.S.

The current strong El Niño brewing in the Pacific Ocean shows no signs of waning, as seen in the latest satellite image from the U.S./European Ocean …

16 Gadgets We Loved In 2015

The best of Obsessed<p>In every issue of <i>Popular Science,</i> we round up our 10 favorite products of the month. Here's the cream of the crop of 2015--our most favorite out of 120 items that, even months after, we're still obsessed with. We bring you: the best of Obsessed.

Gear & Gadgets

NASA's Cassini spacecraft snaps close-up images of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus

This week, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured some of the most detailed images yet of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. They show the bumpy terrain and streaked surface of the moon's northern polar regions, which have been impossible to photograph up until now. These new photos contain clues about the …

There's one glaring flaw in Microsoft's Windows 10 strategy

The sales pitch for consumers is simple: If you buy an app from the Windows Store, it'll work exactly the same way on your phone, tablet, computer, and eventually, the Xbox One video game console — because it's literally the same program on every platform.<p>Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has highlighted …

By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.<p>The ocean is in the midst of a radical, manmade change. It can seem kind of crazy that one of the most immense properties on Earth—the ocean washes over 71 percent of the planet—could be completely transformed by …

Best New Tools: The Klein Non-Contact Voltage Tester

This $25 tester will let you know if there's live electrical voltage where there shouldn't be<p>Klein Tools are legendary for their toughness and reliability. That explains why they're so widely used by electricians, utility linemen, and contractors—and why we were glad to hear of the company's new …

Arduino

The 10 Most Unusual Engines of All Time

Freedom is just another word for "you did what with your crankshaft?"

Predicting Japan's next big earthquake--should we worry? Probably

Japan is home to 110 active volcanoes, 47 of which are monitored continually by the Japan Meteorological Association (JMA). Japan also holds seven …

UFO: Photographer Captures Fleet Of 14 ‘Baton-Shaped’ UFOs Over Madrid Skies

An Irish photographer, Karl Jennings, claims he captured on camera a UFO fleet over the skies of central Madrid in Spain late in 2014.<p>According to</i> …

WATCH: Two American Doctors Inspect Presumed Alien Skeleton

Two doctors have inspected what seems to be an alien skeleton. Archeologists have dug up a very strange skeletal system that was initially presumed …

Mad Max: Fury Road filming and environmental damage in Namibia.

<i>This article first appeared on the website of</i> Pacific Standard <i>magazine.</i><p>Here’s a drinking game: Sit down with some friends and talk about modern life …

2015 Tesla Model S 70D

The car of the century, now updated with more power and AWD.<p>Tesla made history with the introduction of its Model S sports sedan two-plus years ago, prompting approbation from car critics far and wide. This was the breakthrough electric car the world had seemingly been waiting for, offering …

Electric Vehicles

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