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LED Lightbulbs Have Shrunk The US Economy - No, Really, They Have

LED lightbulbs probably are a pretty good idea despite the way that they’ve made my own little corner of the lighting industry shrink. However, it’s still true to say that said LEDs have shrunk the American economy. No, this isn’t a bad thing at all, but it is illustrative of how careful we’ve got …

Economics

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Laundry Rooms

Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is 'Unprecedented'

Why are so many auklets, from California to Canada, starving?<p>In the storm debris littering a Washington State shoreline, Bonnie Wood saw something grisly: the mangled bodies of dozens of scraggly young seabirds.<p>Walking half a mile along the beach at Twin Harbors State Park on Wednesday, Wood …

Birds

Einstein's Entanglement Can Connect More Than Two Systems, New Research Suggests

Researchers have found that quantum mechanics can cause more than two optical systems to become entangled, potentially across large distances.<p>An …

DARPA Wants Drones To Hunt In Packs

Making fewer amounts of humans responsible for greater amounts of drones<p>Drones work best operating in packs. Last year, a study by the RAND corporation showed that when two or more drones are tracking the same target, they are much more successful at staying on its trail. Right now, however, flying …

Meet the Last Speaker of a Dying Language

The choking problem of Asia’s air pollution

A haze periodically drifts over parts of Asia. What is it, and can anything be done? Mike Ives reports.<p>At the age of 13, Tan Yi Han could not see the edge of his schoolyard. It was 1998 in Singapore, the wealthy city-state known for its tidy streets and clean, green image. But for much of that …

Pollution

Stuck At Home? Watch Snowplows In Real Time

There's no business like snow business<p>If you ask me, driving during a snowstorm is something to be avoided at all costs, but if you have no choice on the matter, or if you're just curious, high-tech tracking systems in some cities now let you remain well-informed about the state of the roads. Some …

Snowplows

Climate Forecast: More Southwest Droughts and Australian Floods

Global warming will drive La Niña to greater extremes, a new study says—and El Niño too.<p>People living around the Pacific Ocean, including in parts of Asia, Australia, and western North and South America, should expect wilder climate swings in the 21st century.<p>Extreme versions of El Niño and La …

How To Survive A Blizzard By Dismantling Your Car

Survival tips from the Popular Science archives<p>Winter is coming to the Northeast. As the potentially ‘crippling and historic’ blizzard threatens to dump several feet of snow from Washington, D.C. to Maine, we turned to the <i>Popular Science</i> archives for advice.<p>In February 1963, the magazine gave some …

Snowshoeing

iChip: The Future of Antibiotic Discovery

Two weeks ago, a team led by scientists from Northeastern University published a study describing a new class of antibiotics called teixobactin, which they found in the soil of a field in Maine. The Internet subsequently lit up with both excitement and criticism (mostly excitement, though). It’s …

Hayfever drugs raise risk of Alzheimer's disease, say scientists

Scientists at the University of Washington say pensioners taking over-the-counter drugs like Benadryl and Nytol should tell their doctors and stop taking medication if it is not needed<p>Over-the counter hayfever tables, sleeping pills or asthma drugs significantly raise the risk of developing …

Is It OK To Eat Snow?

Short answer: yes, as long it’s fresh and white<p>Some fluffy white stuff is hitting the East Coast this week, creating the perfect opportunity to catch snowflakes on your tongue.<p>“Everyone should eat snow because it’s really fun,” says Anne Nolin, a professor at the College of Earth, Ocean, and …

Rationing ravens and merciful monkeys: can animals be altruistic?

Bernd Heinrich was on a hike through the woods of New England when he observed something which would go on to change our perception of animal psychology.<p>A group of ravens had gathered to feed on a dead moose. But rather than choosing to keep the bounty for themselves, they were making a strange …

Psychology

Full Moon: Darren Almond’s Nocturnal Nature Series

BRIGHTLY SHINING<p>British photographer Darren Almond follows in the footsteps of history’s great explorers to photograph stunning landscapes lit by a …

Nature

January 2015

Diversity

Some Guy in Omaha Is Building a Warp Drive

And there is other big science news, too. Get ready to feel small.<p><b>This week is the perfect time</b> to take stock of your personal achievements from the past year. Did you lose those 10 pounds? Get that new job? Finish that screenplay? Effectively bend the fabric of space?<p>That's exactly what David …

"Was Time Faster in the Past?" --A Provocative New Theory of Dark Energy

As the universe gets larger, cosmological objects, such as galaxies, move more rapidly away from each other in a process known as Hubble expansion. …

Ig Nobel fetes slippery banana peel, Jesus on toast

Savory Oatmeal Is Changing The Breakfast Game

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

Scientists make quantum leap, teleport data from light to matter

We're one step closer to creating the Ansible communicator in "Ender's Game," the warp drive envisioned by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre and a "Star Trek"-style Transporter.<p>Or we can at least keep thinking that while scientists do the hard, incremental physics required to keep us dreaming of …

Quantum Physics

There's a 50% Chance the Southwest Will Suffer A 30-Year Megadrought in the Next Century

A new report from Cornell University, the U.S Geological Survey and the University of Arizona warns that there’s a 50% chance the southwest United …

Climate Change

Earth's Water Is Older Than The Sun

Why that’s good news for alien hunters<p>Since water is one of the vital ingredients for life on Earth, scientists want to know how it got here. One theory is that the water in our solar system was created in the chemical afterbirth of the Sun. If that were the case, it would suggest that water might …

India's $74 million Mars mission cost less than 'Gravity' movie

When the Mangalyaan spacecraft slipped into orbit around Mars on Wednesday after a 10-month voyage, India became the first country to successfully reach the Red Planet on its first attempt.<p>But the mission's shoestring budget was perhaps its most notable distinction: At a cost of just $74 million, …

Photographer's Pictures Of His Girlfriend Leading Him Around The World Go Viral

Murad Osmann and his girlfriend Natalia Zakharova have traveled to destinations most people only dream about: They've seen the rice fields in Bali, swam in the Singapore infinity pool, walked the streets of Barcelona, and even toured Disneyland in Hong Kong.<p><b>Jump right to the photos >></b><p>But instead of …

The Best Entries From Smithsonian's Photo Contest Finalists

The contest received over 37,600 photo submissions this year from photographers hailing from 112 countries. The pictures are broken down into five categories, including The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, and Altered Images.<p>Each category was narrowed down to 10 photographs for a total of …

April 2013

Fashion Zoo Animals

Barcelona-based graphic artist Yago Partal offers photo manipulations featuring various animals in different outfits, dress from the most stylish …