Jules M. Vey

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Popular Science's Strange Reporting Of The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

The flu was clearly on our editors' minds, but they seemed to have left the more straightforward reporting to other outlets.<p>_This year marks the centennial of the start of World War I. To honor it, _Popular Science _is combing through our archives to bring you the best of our original war …

Is Life an Illusion?

Do you ever wonder about the meaning of life, and in particular <i>your</i> life? Well, of course you do, but maybe you should ease up on the angst. There are academics who say you don't <i>have</i> a life. You're just an app.<p>This disconcerting idea has been most famously promoted by Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

Artificial Intelligence Opens a New Window to the Universe

An astronomer is sometimes pictured as a person standing on the top of a hill, gazing into a telescope aimed at the night sky. That rather romantic scene is now gradually being replaced by images of people sitting inside offices, working on computers.<p>The information revolution did not skip …

Here’s What’s New On Netflix In October

In case you didn’t already binge watch season 4 of <i>The Walking Dead</i> — made available this past weekend on Netflix streaming — there’s a cache of new programming ready to fill up your queue in October. We’re getting an instant Tarantino classic, a ton of new seasons of TV, and a few new horror films …

A pilot explains why it’s time to get over your fear of turbulence

Turbulence: spiller of coffee, jostler of luggage, filler of barf bags, rattler of nerves. But is it a crasher of planes? Judging by the reactions of many airline passengers, one would assume so; turbulence is far and away the number one concern of anxious passengers. Intuitively, this makes sense. …

Adventurous Mountaineers Scale the Alps for Incredible Photos

Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bsch (or Robert Boesch) captured these campaign photos for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps. Racing against time and …

Exploring the Concussion Hangover Effect

Baseball might not be the first sport you think of when you hear about head injuries, but it seems like not a week goes by without another scary head …

Magical Nighttime Long Exposures and Composites by Matt Payne

Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne's passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below.<p>Payne uses long exposures and …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Movie Stills Juxtaposed Against Their Real-Life Locations

Canadian photographer Christopher Moloney brings the magic of cinema to life with <i>FILMography</i>, an ongoing art project that matches scenes from movies with their real-life, present-day locations. After printing out a black-and-white still from a film, Moloney holds up the print and snaps a photo of …

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch

<i>Artist's rendering of NASA's Space Launch System (credit: NASA/MSFC)</i><p>NASA has worked on some inspiring interplanetary projects in the last few years, but few have been as ambitious as the simply-named Space Launch System, a new rocket that will be the largest ever built at 384 feet tall, surpassing …

Hot Celebrity Photos: London Fashion Week

10 (More) Gorgeous Colorized Photos That Put History In A New Light

For the history buffs of the world, we imagine there are few experiences as fulfilling as poring over volume after volume of black-and-white photographs, hunting for that rare shot of a notable figure or iconic location.<p>As for the rest of us, we'll be trolling Reddit. Their ongoing thread of …

Horrifyingly Beautiful Photos Show The Human Cost Of China’s Massive Pollution Problem

Gritty, detailed scenes from some of China’s most polluted places will make you grateful for the air you breathe.<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Photographer Souvid Datta, who took these photos, has admitted to doctoring much of his work. Creating these photos of Chinese victims of pollution, in particular, involved</i> …

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

How Crayola Crayons Are Made

There are 120 different colors of Crayola Crayons.<p>23 shades of red, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. The Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania makes 12 million crayons a day in a variety of the shades we …

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

Designing Polska at Tent London

At Tent London, part of London Design Festival, some of the most interesting spaces to visit for design-hungry visitors are the country pavilions, delivering an overview of what the creative talents in each place are working on right now. Among them are 100% Norway (which we covered last month), …

10 International Street Photographers Who Change The Way We See The World

Think of a city. Of its winding roads and bustling crowds and tall buildings and piling garbage and whatever else. Now look closer. Think of the strange colors that jam up against each other for a brief moment, or the constant and ever-changing potential for violence, or danger, or love. Think of …

The Top Pixie Haircuts of All Time

From classic icons to modern muses, these are the celebrities who prove the versatility of the cool cut.<p>From classic icons to modern muses, these are the celebrities who prove the versatility of the cool cut. Plus, see our three favorite and daring ways to style a pixie cut.

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How Gorilla Poop Could Help Stop Ebola

A new way of tracking the deadly virus that's spreading through West Africa<p>Police drove through Kroo Bay this morning, past the open sewers and snuffling pigs, yelling at people to go inside—largely to no avail. All the 14,000 residents of the shanty town in Freeport, Sierra Leone, had been ordered …

Five iOS 8 features you'll love

<b>(CNN) —</b> You can't get a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus until Friday, but iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, went live on Wednesday.<p>The free download is available to anyone with an iPhone 4S, 5, 5C or 5S.<p>IOS 8 isn't the radical upgrade that iOS 7 was, but it has a handful …

Comfort Food Is A Myth

<i>By Tom Jacobs</i><p>What's your favorite "comfort food"? You know you have one -- a treat you use to soothe bruised feelings following some distressing event.<p>Well, guess what: You're kidding yourself. A new study finds comfort foods are no more effective at lifting moods than any other foods -- or even …

Are Positive People Really Healthier?

<i>By Amanda MacMillan for Men's Journal</i><p>Perpetual optimists claim that their cheery dispositions bring them better health. It turns out that theory is not all in their heads: There is real scientific evidence to support a positive attitude protecting your mind and body, says Fred Bryant, professor of …

How To Cope With Depression At Work

<i>By Lisa Esposito for US News</i><p>Chances are, someone at your workplace has depression. It could be a co-worker; it could be you. Not just a case of the blues, not deadline burnout, but chronic, clinical depression that requires ongoing treatment. According to Mental Health America, one in 20 workers is …

6 Causes Of Cancer That Can Be Prevented

One in 22 people is a cancer survivor in the U.S., according to a new report.<p>The report, released today (Sept. 16) by the American Association for Cancer Research, takes a look at the current state of cancer in our country, from available treatments, to the latest breakthroughs in research, to how …