Lindsay Meyer

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Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

Universe

Egyptian mummy's symbolic tattoos are 1st of their kind

More than 3,000 years ago, an ancient Egyptian woman tattooed her body with dozens of symbols — including lotus blossoms, cows and divine eyes — that may have been linked to her religious status or her ritual practice.<p>Preserved in amazing detail on her mummified torso, the surviving images …

That Blast of Radio Waves Produced By Colliding Dead Stars? Not So Fast.

Sometimes science happens quickly. Over the weekend, follow-up observations of a faraway galaxy challenged the conclusions of a study published just last week, which was reported with much fanfare by news outlets that didn’t dig deeply enough to uncover already existing skepticism about the results.<p>…

The Making a Murderer Lawyers Are Going on Tour

Please refrain from hurling your underwear at Dean Strang.<p>Can you see it? A venue filled with thousands of screaming fans. Lighters thrust into the air as Dean Strang and Jerry Buting discuss the allegedly tampered evidence box containing Steven Avery's blood. The entire audience reciting along to …

Study: Air Pollution Heightens Risk of Obesity and Diabetes

Exposure to air pollution was shown to increase the risk of obesity and diabetes in rats, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from Duke University …

Diabetes

Ancient armored mammal from Argentina was a huge armadillo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - DNA coaxed out of a 12,000-year-old fossil from Argentina is providing unique insight into one of the strangest Ice Age giants: a tank-like mammal the size of a small car with a bulbous bony shell and a spiky, club-shaped tail.<p>Scientists said on Monday their genetic research …

About that 'spacey music' astronauts supposedly heard behind the moon

Reported serial killer book removed from Amazon amid outrage

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A book reportedly written by a Canadian serial killer was removed Monday from Amazon's website a day after being …

#CATmageddon Imagines An Internet Without Cats

#CATmageddon: An Internet Without Cats? This Commercial Imagines The Horrifying Prospect<p>So the Grammys 2016 took place yesterday evening, you may …

1000 Motivational Quotes & Memes

Need a little motivation?<p>On top of work, relationships, stress, and a busy mind, staying positive can be a challenge, but it can also be a solution. …

10 Very Real Struggles of Dating a Guy With a Beard

You can't say we didn't warn you.<p>Every month is Movember when you're dating a guy with a beard. And while the scruffy look can be hot, there are some very real, <i>err</i>, challenges that come with the territory. Don't believe us? Well…<p><b>Beard Burn Is a B*tch</b>At some point, likely in the makeout-heavy first …

Relationships

The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up a new chapter in the study of European and British prehistory

Remarkable new archaeological discoveries are likely to completely rewrite a key part of British prehistory.<p>Scientific tests suggest that a major …

Ancient Chinese Buddha statue has a mummy with surprises inside

A 1,000-year-old Buddha statue from China has revealed some surprises, after being given a thorough medical exam, including CT scans and an endoscopy.<p>…

Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

National Parks

Love is like cocaine: The remarkable, terrifying neuroscience of romance

<b>(Myriam Leforestier, Africa Studio via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Yes, you really are addicted to love<p>Berit Brogaard<p>February 14, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “On Romantic Love: Simple Truths about a Complex Emotion.”<p>On popular websites, we read headlines such as “Scientists are finding that love really …

Boston University

World's Best Ecolodges

Central America

A brief survey of NASA's space imaging technology

Visitors to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, will soon have a chance to see those items Neil Armstrong kept from the Apollo 11 moon landing. This week's news about Armstrong's memorabilia got us thinking: What are some the other notable bits of tech NASA used to …

Free Climbing El Capitan: In Pictures

Astronomers Spy "Bullet" Galaxy Blasting Through Other Galaxies

A speedy space collision rips gas from a fast-moving galaxy.<p><b>What's New</b><p>A distant galaxy pierced another group of galaxies like a bullet, astronomers report, in a cosmic collision some 1.4 billion light-years away.<p>Observations from Europe's XMM-Newton X-ray space telescope reveal that the bullet …

Brain scans could better predict your future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.<p>A new study looks at over 70 scientific publications about brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or electroencephalography, …

The Brain

Goodnight Moon: The 6 Best Sleep Trackers

Sleep should be as easy and natural as overeating and trying to reproduce with the luscious barista around the corner from your office, but for many …

How Your Food Impacts Your Vagina

Get ready for seriously surprising intel.<p>Ever nosh on asparagus to have your hoo-ha—and we're not just talking your pee—smell funny? Well, that's one way to think about that whole "you are what you eat" connection. And it turns out, for women, it's a pretty important one.<p>Healthy vaginas have a …

Giant Squid and Whale Sharks Aren't As Big As People Think

When it comes to determining the size of giant squid and other large sea animals, humans have a tendency to exaggerate, a new study suggests.<p>A team …

Zoology

Space Shots: The Universe's Best Images

A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.<p><i>This post was last updated on Friday, May 12, 2017.</i><p>Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we love space—and we know you do too. From seeing the nearly-true colors of Europa, a molten metal orb levitate in microgravity, or even a map of a …

Faster-Than-Light Lasers Could “Illuminate” the Universe

<i>The Very Large Telescoping Interferometer firing it’s adaptive optics laser. Image Credit: ESO/G. Hüdepohl</i>It’s a cornerstone of modern physics that …

Adventure: California's Lost Coast

Way up at the top of Northern California is a little piece of wilderness called The Lost Coast. It's too rugged to build on, meaning it's the last …

Christmas Eve

10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Hit the Gym After Work

Never skip a post-work workout again.<p>Everyone has that moment after a long eight-hour (read: 10-hour) workday when all you want to do is schlep home, get into bed, and Netflix it up—even though you totally planned to hit the gym after you left the office. We hear you. So we spoke with experts to …