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The 10 Most Sustainable Cities That Will Thrive As The World Crumbles

A new ranking looks at three factors that go into making a city successful: people, planet, and profit.<p>When we talk about the future of societies, a lot of times we mean the future of cities. By 2050, 70% of the planet is likely to be in an urban center, and these places will account for a lion’s …

Crocodiles Play, Too, Study Says—Why Do Animals Have Fun?

Weird & Wild<p>Several crocodile relatives amuse themselves by splashing water and giving each other piggyback rides, a new study says.<p>When Vladimir Dinets first heard several years ago that a Cuban crocodile at Ohio's Toledo Zoo appeared to be playing with an inflatable ball, he didn't think anything …

Animals

Bizarre wearable banana tech to feature at Tokyo Marathon

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Wearable Tech

Here's Why You May Soon Be Using Sunscreen in the Dark

The guidelines for sun exposure are pretty familiar by now—cover up exposed skin, steer clear of the peak UV streaming hours of 10 am to 2pm, and …

Holistic Medicine

The next great iPad game is a chill snowboarding adventure

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We should make first contact: scientists say it is time to search for aliens

Space experts in the US say it is time to try actively to contact intelligent life on other worlds - but others argue it might be dangerous<p>Humans should start sending messages to planets in habitable zones in the hope that alien life-forms might hear us, scientists have said.<p><b>Space</b> experts at the</b> …

HugeDomains.com - WeirdHood.com is for sale (Weird Hood)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Tourism

Hot New Fashion Trends from Spain

44 Easy Breakfast Recipes You Won't Believe Are Gluten-Free

In a diet without gluten, breakfast options become a little limited. And it’s not that oatmeal, eggs, Greek yogurt with berries, and avocado toast on …

Healthy Eating

9 Famous Shoe Designers Recreate Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

This March, Disney is releasing a live-action remake of everyone’s favorite fairy tale about uncomfortable women’s footwear. To generate hype for <i>Cinderella</i>, starring Cate Blanchett and Lily James, Disney recently asked nine celebrated shoe designers to create their own interpretations of the famous …

Salvatore Ferragamo

On the Origin of Colourful Monkey Faces

“Can you hear that?” says James Higham.<p>I can. It’s a loud screeching noise in the background of our phone call.<p>“That’s a female rhesus freaking out,” he says.<p>Rhesus macaques have featured heavily in lab experiments, but this particular loud female is part of a wild group, living in Puerto Rico. …

Too many choices can lead to bad decisions

Having more choices is generally considered a good thing—until you actually have to put it into practice.<p>Researchers say that’s when the frustration …

Health Care

Where’s the safest place to sit on a train?

After the tragic Metro-North accident, Dave Mosher of Popular Science magazine talks to Kathie Lee and Hoda about the safest seats on trains, planes and buses.

What’s the Worth of a Single Tree Species?

Changing Planet<p>High in the Annamite Mountains of central Laos, among hill-tribe villages, grows the majestic—and critically endangered—Chinese swamp cypress <i>(Glyptostrobus pensilis).</i> I’m here to find these trees, study them, and work for their protection.<p>Why is this particular tree worth protecting? …

The Top 10 Worst Jobs In Science

These down-and-dirty labors are hard, dangerous, and outright gross—and people love them anyway<p><i>This article was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science, <i>under the title "The Worst Jobs In Science".</i><p><i>Check out our other coverage of best/worst jobs in science here.</i>

1,000 licks to reach the center of a lollipop

When scientists immersed hard candy in a water current, they found that a peculiar but consistent shape emerges and then persists before eventually …

Android Lollipop

Why Do Plant-Eating Gorillas Have Big, Sharp Teeth?

We're delving into the choppers of the animal world for Weird Animal Question of the Week.<p>For Weird Animal Question of the Week, we’re sinking our teeth into two reader queries about animal choppers.<p>First we have six-year-old Henry from Denver, Colorado, who asked: “Since gorillas are herbivores, …

50 Ways To Get Even More Nutella In Your Mouth

What did we ever do before Nutella?<p>Hey fellow Nutella lovers, we’ve got just the thing that’s going to make your week, your month ... maybe even your year. It involves A LOT of Nutella, obviously. We already showed you how to make Nutella from scratch, and now we’ve found 50 recipes that use this …

Chimpanzee grunts mean more than you think

Scientists observed groups of chimps changing their 'word' for apple<p>For the first time ever, animals have been observed changing their call for a particular object — something comparable in human language to a noun. The new research overturns the previous understanding of these vocalizations as …

Valentine’s gadgets – including the best boyfriend (he’s a robot, obviously)

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Disney Creates Beach-Dwelling Robot That Draws Adorable Cartoons In Sand

Even better: The bot is shaped like a turtle<p>If you're lucky enough to live in a warmer climate this winter and have the urge to go to the beach, keep an eye out for any autonomous drawing robots as you head toward the water. More specifically, robots that are turtle-shaped.<p>Meet the "Beachbot," an …

This Dog's Nose Saves Honeybees

Watch: 3D-Printed Fibonacci sculptures come to life in mind-blowing optical illusion

Based on the Fibonacci sequence, these incredible sculptures create a mesmerising optical illusion when rotated<p>John Edmark, a design lecturer at Stanford University in the US, has created a set of 3D-printable sculptures that come to life when spun around and filmed using a very short shutter speed.<p>…

The Future Is Here: You Can 3-D Print A Daft Punk Helmet

The task your MakerBot was born for<p>It was 18 years ago this month that Daft Punk released their first studio album, <i>Homework</i>. The electronic-music duo’s robotic persona recently inspired Pedro Ruiz, creative technologist at Adafruit, to do a little homework of his own. It took Ruiz three days, and …

Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Could studying ants reveal clues to reducing highway traffic jams? Physicist Apoorva Nagar at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology thinks the answer is yes.<p>Nagar says he got interested in the topic when he came across a study by German and Indian researchers showing that ants …

Ants

New device allows deaf people to 'hear with their tongue'

Cochlear implants are expensive, invasive and are occasionally unsuitable for elderly patients - so scientists are working on a device which sends small electric shocks to the wearer's tongue and allows them to 'hear' sounds<p>Cochlear implants have had great success in restoring hearing to deaf …

Jet lag pill developed that fools body into thinking day is night

Experimental drug created by medical researchers manages to synchronise blood cells in a move that could help business travellers and millions who work nights<p>Scientists have invented a pill to reset the body clock and end the sleepless misery of millions of nightshift workers, frequent fliers and …