Kate Shroba

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Here is how CRISPR gene editing tech severs a DNA strand

CRISPR has been used in a range of applications such as creating pigs with less fat.<p>A group of Japanese researchers has shown in a new video how …

First results of a clinical trial to "cure aging" using young blood just came in

by Brad Jones November 2, 2017 Health & Medicine 27921<p>Young Blood<p>The results of a study investigating whether blood plasma taken from young people …

Alzheimer's Disease

Five Things to Know About the Yellowstone Supervolcano

Earlier this month, stories about new research on the Yellowstone supervolcano flooded the internet. First reported by Shannon Hall of the <i>New York</i> …

Was the Extreme 2017 Hurricane Season Driven by Climate Change?

Summer and fall 2017 saw an unusual string of record-breaking hurricanes pummel the U.S. Gulf Coast, eastern seaboard, Puerto Rico and the …

Fill The Oceans With Concrete: Unknown Monster Ate A 9-Foot Great White Shark

In news that I really didn't need to remind me to never venture out in the ocean past my ankles, scientists are stumped as to what the hell ate a …

Pollution is killing endangered turtles in Hawaii

Pollution in urban and farm runoff in Hawaii is causing tumors in endangered sea turtles, a new study finds.<p>The study, published in the open-access …

These affordable, fire-resistant homes could save lives and property in future disasters

The wildfires were especially devastating in the city of Santa Rosa, where entire neighborhoods were leveled by fast-moving flames.<p>Better home construction couldn't have prevented what happened, but it could ameliorate the impact of future fires.<p>In the United States, homes are typically made of two …

People in San Francisco are wearing face masks because the air quality is so bad, and hardware stores can't keep them in stock

On Thursday morning, the air quality in the Bay Area was worse than in Beijing, which is notorious for having some of the unhealthiest air in the world. In what is being called one of the worst firestorms in California history, smoke heavy with soot continues to blow across the state.<p>In San …

San Francisco

Exploring Deep-ocean Trenches

The Deepest Regions on Earth<p>There are places deep beneath the waves of our planet's oceans that are as far away from us on the surface as the upper …

Seafloor

Breakthrough surgical glue seals wounds shut in 60 seconds

Surgery can be incredibly taxing on the individual going under the knife, but when the surgeon wraps up the procedure it doesn’t always mean the end …

Sunken 8th continent reveals its buried secrets

A journey to plumb the remote ocean depths has revealed that Earth does indeed have an eighth continent.<p>A nine-week voyage took scientists from around the world to drill and explore the seafloor off New Zealand and Australia. They found evidence of land-based fossils, revealing that the ancient …

Nasa reveals what will happen when Planet X Nibiru hits Earth on September 23

Nasa has given an update on hidden Planet X, AKA Nibiru and has given a stark warning about what will happen when it strikes Earth …

Documentaries

NASA Says No Doomsday On September 23, But There’s A Real Threat

The world is not ending on September 23 contrary to conspiracy theories predicting it, but there is a real reason people could worry about. NASA and …

Is there a way to be productive while I sleep?

And other amazing stuff we wish someone would invent.<p><i>Want to know if your idea could become reality? Tweet @PopSci, email letters@popsci.com, or tell us on Facebook.</i><p>I wish someone would invent...a way to be productive while you sleep<p>It would be the ultimate life hack: Instead of wasting one third …

Happy Equinox! Here's how quickly the days are getting shorter where you live.

Sept. 22 marks the fall equinox, ushering in the year's best season on a day that lasts almost exactly 12 hours no matter where you are on the …

Arctic Circle

Galaxies are violently chucking cosmic rays towards the Earth

A 50-year scientific debate about the origin of cosmic rays, dangerous high-energy particles that zoom through space and hit our planet’s atmosphere, …

Idaho Is Now Home to the U.S.'s First Dark Sky Reserve

There are only 12 official dark sky reserves worldwide.<p>Pure, unobstructed stargazing in the U.S. is a rare treat—nearly 80 percent of North Americans live in areas where light pollution obscures most of the night sky. However, tourists may soon find themselves flocking to central Idaho to see the …

Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death dive

Cassini sent home one last batch of photos from Saturn before plunging to its death Friday and among them was an attempt to record a mysterious object embedded in the planet's rings, otherwise known as "Peggy."<p>Peggy lives along the edge of Saturn and is an anomaly from which researchers have been …

European Space Agency

Happy Equinox! Here’s how quickly the days are getting shorter where you live.

By Christopher Ingraham<p>Christopher Ingraham<p>Reporter covering all things data<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Sept. 22 marks the fall equinox, ushering in the year's best season on a day that lasts almost exactly 12 hours no matter where you are on the globe.<p>Many of us in the Northern Hemisphere start noticing the …

Orbital Debris Crisis Could Wreak Havoc on Earth

This content can be unlocked by signing up for The Cipher Brief Basic Membership.<p>If you are already a member, please sign in here.<p>If you are …

Climate, Power, Money And Sorrow: Lessons Of Hurricane Harvey

I get a lot of "climate" hate mail.<p>Whenever I write a piece on global warming, someone will email to call me a "lie-bra-tard," or something similar, and tell me I should be in jail.<p>Sometimes I try to engage these folks and see if they might be interested in how the science of climate change works …

Hurricane Harvey

With Hurricane Irma, Miami could be facing its nightmare storm scenario

It's never good when an Atlantic hurricane is compared to Super Typhoon Haiyan, which wiped out the city of Tacloban in the Philippines in 2013 as …

Rainfall

The One Number That Shows Why Climate Change Is Making Hurricane Season Worse

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have reignited discussions about the link between global warming and extreme weather, with climate scientists now saying …

Physicists Just Caught Sight of Electrons Entangled in a Completely New State

Quantum gets weirder, again.<p>Physicists have finally observed a quantum interaction between a group of four entangled electrons. Until now, this …

Quantum Physics

A colossal asteroid will cruise by Earth today, and you’ll actually be able to see it

The asteroid known as Florence is going to make a relatively close shave of Earth today, speeding past our planet closer than it has since the year …

Space