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It's time to see the sun in a whole new light – X-ray light. NASA's NuSTAR space telescope has taken a stunning portrait of our home star in high-energy X-rays. The related research, presented at the Geophysical
The Mariana Trench cuts a 1,500-mile incision in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean near the island of Guam. That's where an international team of scientists has just spent over a month sending probes down
A geochemist re-examines the deep carbon cycle In 1958, the Smithsonian Institution received a plain paper package in the mail. The only hint of its contents was the insurance on the brown carton, registered
All through the universe, not a star complex was stirring, not even Cygnus X! Merry Christmas from Popular Science. Is that the face of jolly old St. Nick, or a million-mile-wide nebula? The gas and dust
Sometimes the cheapest distance between two points is not a straight line In 1991, Japan's budding space agency sent its first spacecraft to the moon: Hiten, alongside a smaller orbiter named Hagamoro.
Ants that live in a rocky maze-like setting prefer to turn left when they enter a space. Ants aren't as symmetrical as they appear. Their left eye may be better than the right for detecting predators.
Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the is
Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions. What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions
No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought. New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious
One of our 15 favorite recent data visualizations Cartograms—maps distorted so that instead of land area, they portray another quantity such as population or electoral-college votes—have existed since
Science & InnovationReference Learn more about satellites, space junk, and other objects floating in orbits. The skies above Earth are teeming with more than 8,000 manmade objects, large and small. The
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure Each week at Popular Science, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology.