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Elon Musk Tesla and Starman leave Earth forever

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has shared an epic final photo of his Tesla car in space with a mannequin driver ‘Starman’ behind the wheel.<p>The image was …

How Long Do Germs Live?

Germs are bacteria, viruses, and other microbes that cause infections. Some pathogens die almost instantly outside the body, while others may persist …

Biology

This substance lets you 'walk on water' — here's how it works

Turns out, walking on water isn't as impossible as it might sound — as long as you have the right kind of water. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>These people are "walking on water." The substance is a mix of water and cornstarch. The mixture is two parts cornstarch to one part water. It …

Here's How Often You Should Wash Your Bath Towel

It's not as clean and fresh as you think it is.<p>I hate to break it to you, but your bath towel is dirty – really dirty. The moment you use it, it …

McDonald's

No, we won't run out of chocolate by 2050

News of a global chocolate doomsday has gone viral, with chocoholics fearing an end to their fix. But don't panic: Chocolate is not on the brink of …

A Voracious Starfish Is Destroying the Great Barrier Reef

BYRON BAY, Australia — The Great Barrier Reef is literally being eaten alive.<p>Deadly starfish are feasting on parts of the world’s largest reef system, which is already threatened by rising ocean temperatures, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority said on Friday.<p>Crown-of-thorns starfish, a …

Great Barrier Reef

How deep is your snow?

It’s really hard to measure snowfall accurately. The National Weather Service relies on more than 8,000 volunteers with rulers.<p>The Blue Hill …

Low oxygen levels, coral bleaching getting worse in oceans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is making the world's oceans sicker, depleting them of oxygen and harming delicate coral reefs more often, two …

Global Warming

Chinese Space Station Will Crash to Earth in March - ExtremeTech

By on January 5, 2018 at 2:20 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>China’s first space station had a …

The Search for Aliens Starts Now—in Antarctica

When you need to recreate the frozen temperatures of Jupiter's Europa, few places on Earth will do.<p>It's hard to get over putting your life's work in harm's way. Britney Schmidt hasn't. The Georgia Tech researcher has tested the limits of underwater robots swimming beneath Antarctic ice shelves, a …

Can it be too cold to snow?

No, but you're on to something.<p>All anyone can talk about this week is the weather. Wind chill advisories have been issued for most of the midwestern United States. Snow fell in Florida. And the <i>PopSci</i> offices have been transformed into a treacherous snow globe as a so-called “bomb cyclone” whallops …

Weather

Can We Talk Seriously About the Obsolescence of Pourovers?

There’s an adage in the publishing world that goes something like: “Any headline that asks a question can be answered by the word ‘no.'” Of course, …

Coffee

This high-tech mug will make every cup of coffee the best one you've ever had

Enjoying a cup of coffee has always been a balancing act: First, you might have to wait for it to cool; then you have to drink it before it gets …

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Rumor: Snoke Is Not A Sith Because This Is What He Was All Along

This might be the key to his return in 'Star Wars: Episode 9.'<p><i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> expanded the lore of the franchise in big ways, especially how …

Star Wars

How Do Scientists Date Ancient Things?

Love-hungry teenagers and archaeologists agree: dating is hard. But while the difficulties of single life may be intractable, the challenge of …

The Bizarre Reason Earth's Rotation Will Slow Down This Century

If you’ve had your fill of depressing predictions for the future, here’s one that is both fascinating and as innocuous as they come: as ice caps …