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The Truth About Vaccines

Why the FDA and CDC are allowing Princeton students to receive a non-approved vaccine<p>Every day, you take precautionary measures: You wear sunscreen, exercise, and make sure you’re up to date on your shots.<p>You trust in the institutions that make these measures possible—a skincare company loading SPF …

Public Health

Tiny mutation gives virus new target - Futurity

A Brown University study shows that swapping a single amino acid can change the sugar that the human BK polyomavirus binds to on the surface of cells.

Yes, Vaccines Work [Infographic]

Some numbers before and after the introduction of common childhood vaccines<p>Do vaccines really work? Over the past decade, some parents in the U.S., Canada and Europe have started refusing to give their kids the recommended childhood vaccinations. They worry about safety, believing vaccines may …

Post-Biological Aliens

While we speculate on what biological forms any extraterrestrials may take, several experts believe that we are more likely to encounter advanced …

BlackBerry Torch Not Snuffed Out, But Hardly Burning Bright

A rumor spreads that RIM is desperately slashing prices on its hot new phone. It isn’t true, but the world hasn’t exactly gone wild for the Torch either.<p>The BlackBerry Torch arrived earlier this month to middling reviews, thanks to its lackluster hardware (it shares components with older phones …

A Collection Of 10 Small But Smart Kitchen Interior Designs

The kitchen is an extremely important part of any home. You don’t have to be very passionate about cooking and you don’t have to cook home every day …

Kitchens

10 Space-Saving Dining Tables

Unless you’ve won the apartment lottery, space in your home is likely at a premium. But having a place to sit and eat your dinner, and maybe even have a few friends over, is one of the things that will make your house feel like a home. So we rounded up some of our favorite dining tables that won’t …

Furniture

His and Hers Apartment Interior Design by Angelina Alexeeva [Visualized]

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>A neutral color palette dominated by grays, whites, and black lend a sleek edge to the space, while interesting shapes, like a curvy light …

The Ten Scariest Aircraft Landings Caught On Video

Next time you feel like complaining about the Wi-Fi on your flight being slow, just remember it could have been worse. Much worse.<p>In reality, truly …

London City Airport

272,297 Dominoes Topple Over In Massive ‘Enjoy Your Life’ Display

On July 12, 2013, a total of 272,297 dominoes toppled over in “Enjoy Your Life,” a large-scale domino display created by Germany-based Sinners Domino …

A Subway Map Of The Metabolism [Infographic]

Just take the Krebs Cycle train to the Carbon transfer!<p>We've seen metabolism maps before, but never one quite so simple to read as this one, designed by Richard Wheeler, an illustrator and Oxford postdoc who researches the cell biology of parasites.<p>Metabolism encompasses all the chemical reactions …

How to learn the periodic table in 3 minutes

YouTube channel AsapScience has recorded what is possibly the most fun rendition of the periodic table set to music that anyone's ever heard.<p>In high …

FYI: What Is The Most Dangerous Piece Of Laboratory Equipment?

Consider the autoclave, which scientists use to sterilize tools and which issues scalding steam to do so. Or consider the heat gun, which is used to dry glassware and to warm distillation devices. It can also ignite anything flammable that gets too close. Glass containers in a vacuum can implode, …

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10 Awesome Accidental Discoveries

Oops.<p>As Plato said, "science is nothing but perception," and these 10 accidental acts of discovery embody the sentiment. Of course, it helps to be a leading scientist in the field—devoting your life to the pursuit of one cure, invention, or innovation—but a little luck goes a long way, too.

Nobel Prize

Review: “You should put a condom on that”

I check out Birchbox’s erotic-themed imitators — and encounter a bit of sexiness and a whole lot of yuckiness<p>I don't do product reviews. That's mainly because my modesty has funny boundaries -- writing a deeply personal essay about sex? Sure! Reviewing a vibrator? <i>Why, I could never. Who do you</i> …

Sex Positions You Never Thought Possible (NSFW)

Remember that one time you let some chick drag you to hot yoga because she too was hot and you wanted to see her do bendy things in spandex pants, …

17 Tips For Being A Better Best Man

It takes more than just staying sober for your toast. You should definitely do that too, though.

A Cocktail Scientist Debunks Myths About Ice Cubes

The cold, hard facts<p><b>True or false?:</b> Ice cubes get cloudy because of mineral impurities. <b><br>True or false?:</b> Larger ice cubes melt more slowly than small ones. <b><br>True or false?:</b> Shaking a martini "bruises the gin."<p>Many of us use ice every day, and soon we start to think we know all there is to know about …

The Difference Between A Geek And A Nerd [Infographic]

They're not the same. A data-geek (or nerd?) explains.<p>Are you a geek or a nerd? Because they're not <i>quite</i> the same. (It's okay to admit which one you are, by the way! <i>Popular Science</i> is a safe place.)<p>Burr Settles at SlackPropagation broke down the difference by using data. The methodology here is a …

How duct tape patched up the world – and why we're still sticking with it

Over the past half a century, duct tape has been keeping NASA's astronauts alive, putting airplanes back together, making race cars speedier and patching up millions of fix-it projects. It's even been used to remove warts. But the makers of duct tape aren't resting on their sticky, gray laurels: On …

Bacterial apocalypse – the bugs are getting cleverer, and we are doing little to stop them

We're all doomed.<p>Well, possibly not. But having recently returned from the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, …

What Would Antarctica Look Like If All The Ice Melted?

Spoiler: still not super hospitable.<p>Ever wondered what's underneath the ice--sometimes up to three kilometers thick--that covers Antarctica?<p>Until very recently, we weren't really sure; maps were based on guesses and older technology. But NASA just released a video showing the results of what's …

Abaddon's Gate

• <b>Author:</b> James S. A. Corey<p><b>The explosive third novel in James S.A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series. Now a major television series!</b><br>For generations, the solar system -- Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt -- was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artifact working through …

Eric Weinstein may have found the answer to physics' biggest problems

Two years ago, a mathematician and physicist whom I've known for more than 20 years arranged to meet me in a bar in New York. What he was about to …

Episode 52: Sherlockian Mythbusters

by Scott Monty May 11, 2013<p>When a figure like Sherlock Holmes has been around for over a century, there are bound to be misconceptions that creep …

Q&A: Benedict Cumberbatch on 'Star Trek,' 'Sherlock' and Julian Assange

'Star Trek is about the nature of existence, what it means to belong and what future democracy could be,' says the English actor<p>Benedict Cumberbatch …

The Best of Trek on The Joy of Tech

To celebrate the premier of <i>Star Trek Into Darkness</i>, the artists behind The Joy of Tech assembled their best Star Trek cartoons. At the link, you can …