New Orleans is a town full of folks who start talking about dinner plans before the lunch plates are licked clean. A word of advice: If you’re coming, come hungry. Crackling with an effusive gumbo of history
Arjun Lev Pillai Hausner Science These are the 2018 winners of the Vizzies Challenge. PopSci editors are dedicated to sharing how exciting science can be, from cutting-edge technology to fundamental principles
Dr. Leslie Norins is willing to hand over $1 million of his own money to anyone who can clarify something: Is Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia worldwide, caused by a germ? By "germ"
Weird & Wild Wild armadillo meat is popular in Brazil, but a new study shows those who eat it put themselves at risk of contracting leprosy. In Brazil, it’s not uncommon to eat armadillo, which reportedly
“In America, the unhealthiest foods are the tastiest foods, the cheapest foods, the largest-portion foods.” It’s no secret that Americans have gotten much, much bigger over the past few decades. The signs
Twenty-five years ago, Time magazine dubbed Colombia’s Medellin “the most dangerous city on earth”. Drug lords lived like princes, judges and policeman were regularly assassinated, paramilitaries invaded
When buying a bunch of bananas, I always start out with the best intentions. I’m going to eat them as a healthy on-the-go snack, or slice them over my morning cereal or yogurt. I’m going to tuck them the
Less than 12 hours after the news of the Las Vegas shooting broke, the sheriff in charge of investigating it described the gunman as a “lone wolf.” In short order, that terminology was denounced as a for
A new study suggests that America’s great nutritional divide goes deeper than the problem of food access within cities. Too many Americans are overweight and eat unhealthy food, a problem that falls disproportionately
If you're traveling in the US, cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are probably on the top of your list of places to see. Outside of big cities, however, there are also tons of smaller, underrated
Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening. 1. Life expectancy This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising.
In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why. America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right
In national parks throughout the West, rangers and traffic engineers work long hours to nudge travelers out of their cars and onto trails — or at least onto shuttle buses and other less polluting alternatives.
Job interviews are nerve-racking enough. The sweaty handshake, the stuffy attire, the self-promotion and salary talk. And then comes a curve-ball question: "Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck,
Many animals get cancer just like humans do, but there are a few mysterious species that rarely develop it Cancer is rife in the animal kingdom. For many, the mortality rate is similar to that suffered
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Every year, scientists wade into jungles, deserts and museum collections to examine animals and, if they're lucky, discover a new species. For instance, in 2015 researchers identified a ruby-red sea dragon
Memory erasing is just the beginning. As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible
There's a certain appeal to visiting a city before it's a global destination that's constantly packed with tourists. TripAdvisor recently released the winners of its Travelers' Choice Awards in several
In all, 32 private university presidents earned $1 million or more in compensation in 2013. And private college presidents aren't the only ones raking it in. The average public college president earned
America has been called a lot of things: beautiful, majestic, wild, and great. It's all those and more. Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or embracing inner
Tuesday night, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doubled down on his plan to deport the nearly 11 million immigrants illegally in the U.S. As an example that it could be done, Trump brought