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Woolly Mammoth DNA Inserted into Elephant Cells

The idea of bringing extinct animals back to life continues to reside in the realm of science fiction. But scientists have taken a small step closer …

How exactly is America exceptional?

Lawmakers in Oklahoma recently joined officials in Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Nebraska, Tennessee and elsewhere in trying to prohibit high schools in their states from adopting the new American history Advanced Placement exams. These critics charge that the latest version of the College Board's test …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Travel etiquette tip: PLEASE don’t spray perfume on planes!

I have had some interesting trips lately, with everything from <b>insane weather delays</b> to <b>rude teenagers</b>. But this next lady takes the cake for …

Mid-air scare: Hijack attempt foiled on board Air India flight to London? | india

Indian airlines have warned crew members to be on their guard, citing an alleged incident on board a recent international flight where there was a …

Airplanes

Twin Earths may lurk in our nearest star system

There could be two Earth-like planets within cosmic spitting distance of our own. Both are likely too close to their star to host life, but the …

Universe

10 Delightful Photos Of Famous Artists And Their Cats

These photos reveal the artist’s true spirit animal, from Salvador Dalí’s ocelot to Georgia O’Keeffe’s Siamese.<p>Since the ancient Egyptians dedicated a religious sect to the cat goddess Bastet and made elaborate temples in her honor, artists around the world have paid worshipful homage to the feline …

Scientists successfully 'delete' HIV virus from human DNA

Current treatments are effective at keeping the disease at bay, but in so doing, patients are subjected to a lifetime of toxic drugs.<p>Fortunately, …

YouTube Kitten Attack Videos: Here Are Our Favorites

They go after dogs, older cats and often, inanimate objects. There’s just something about fluffy little kittens acting like predators that makes for …

Yawning, whistling, big hair: How the TSA picks you for extra screening

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is facing renewed scrutiny over its airport screening procedures after two separate reports …

Hack A Toy Hobbit Sword To Detect Wi-Fi

No orcs or goblins nearby, just an Internet connection<p>In <i>The Hobbit</i>, the sword Sting glows blue whenever Bilbo Baggins approaches orcs or goblins--a convenient feature in Middle-earth. In the real world, free wireless detection is more useful. “We’re always looking for fun projects that get people …

Wi-Fi

Climbing On Mount Denali

Our future workforce: 3D-printed bionic ants

Gallery: Our future workforce: 3D-printed bionic ants<p>Gallery: Our future workforce: 3D-printed bionic ants<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>Ants are nature's very own army: …

One photographer's journey couchsurfing 'round the world

Websites that let you find places to crash not only provide a free bed (or floor) for travelers to sleep on, but are also gateways into new cultures. …

Dark Matter is Darker Than Once Thought

Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when …

Guard Cat

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Our galaxy is home to many, many more Earths than we ever thought

So much for being special.<p>Our spiral galaxy, the Milky Way is very, very big. Measuring 100,000 light-years in diameter (or one <i>quintillion</i> …

We have to save this cute rabbit dog thing before it's too late

Save the ili pika!<p>You see that cute critter? I hope you enjoy that photo. Savor it. That's the first image of an ili pika taken in 20 years. It's estimated only 2,900 Ili pika existed last time the species had its picture taken in the early 1990s. Today, that estimate is around 1,000 living ili …

Cute Animals

NASA's Hubble observations suggest underground ocean on Jupiter's largest moon

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has the best evidence yet for an underground saltwater ocean on Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon. The subterranean …

Do Plants Get Stressed?

I spent the last several months thinking about stress, not only because I was actively stressed over deadlines and the like, but also because I wrote the March <i>Popular Science</i> cover story on the subject. Last year, I did a similar piece on sleep, which spilled over to this blog as a series exploring …

A secret war with UFO’s Part II (secret military missions)

Admiral Richard E. Byrd was a colorful if not elusive figure when it came to his merits as not only an Antarctic explorer, but a high ranking US …

Paranormal

If Passengers Have to Go Through Tight Security, Why Don't Airport Employees?

In the post-9/11 world, invasive, inconvenient airport security checks are a reality we’ve learned to live with. Not without grumbles, but we …

41 Things You Should Know Before Getting A Dog

Get ready for your new best buddy!<p>Emergency vet visits can be costly, so consider that before you bring home your buddy.<p>If you don't have the time to devote to a little tyke, consider adopting an older, house-trained dog through your local animal shelter or on Petfinder.<p>Talk with the staff at the …

XLR-One: Meet the 3D-printed robot companion that talks, tutors your child and DJs parties

A graphic designer and florist has created a customised 3D-printed personal robot companion that has a huge range of abilities - from entertaining …

Video: President Obama Meets the Robots of Japan

Along with meeting heads of state and talking free trade, President Obama made some new friends at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit last week. Before entering a meeting in Japan, he met a Geminoid F robot and a group of yowling robotic seals.<p>In the video below, Obama bemusedly listens …

In Japan, A Funeral For Robot Dogs

How do you mourn the death of that which never lived?<p>Sony made the Aibo virtual home companion for seven years. For a piece of consumer technology, that’s an eternity, but even by the truncated standards of a dog’s lifespan it is far too brief. Now, their robotic pets discontinued but beloved, Aibo …

From The Archives: Designing Products For Aliens

More than 60 years ago, MIT students got the coolest assignment of all time<p>In the October 1952 issue of <i>Popular Science</i>, we wrote about the fascinating, but strange, project spearheaded by 20 MIT students. They were tasked with designing new products to export to the Methanians. Before you go …

Teachers unintentionally turn girls away from math and science, study finds

Here’s another reason to read science stories to your daughter at bedtime. Elementary school teachers may unintentionally discourage girls from …