Scientists have found a large body of water beneath the surface of Enceladus. 4 Minute Read A substantial ocean most likely exists beneath the icy surface of Saturn's diminutive moon Enceladus, raising
This is one of the most remarkable wildlife interactions that I have come across in my time. The photographs are amazing, but it’s the touching behaviour of the animals involved that makes this story unique.
Albert Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 for the first time connected the mass of an object with its energy and heralded a new world of physics This is the most famous equation in the history of equations.
The XStat syringe stops bleeding in 15 seconds using tiny sponges. The pocket-sized XStat, a hemorrhage-stopping invention we wrote about in February, yesterday received approval from the U.S. Food and
We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse There are a few things
Popular Science Blogs Monitoring China's growing military might—and what it means for the world. By Jeffrey Lin & Peter W. Singer Eastern Arsenal Here's China’s massive plan to retool the web The most
Next, they'll be your sensei. Here's a slight improvement to drunkenly shouting over your friend's shoulder while they play a round of Pac-Man at the bar: Researchers at Washington State University have
Embryonic stem cells can become any type of cell, thanks to an ancient virus, scientists say. 3 Minute Read A virus that invaded the genomes of humanity's ancestors millions of years ago now plays a critical
One of these days, there could well be a simple blood test that can help diagnose and track cancers. We aren't there yet, but a burst of research in this area shows we are getting a lot closer. In the
It might even tell you about mayo discounts. Last June, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software, sneaked something big into his Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. On a slide listing
Panel warns that impacts may be 'severe, pervasive, and irreversible' unless greenhouse gas emissions are brought under control A United Nations panel today said that the effects of climate change are
Researchers Detail How Climate Change Will Alter Our Lives A United Nations panel has released a report from scientists who are getting a much better understanding of the effects of climate change. Transcript
An international court has ordered Japan to revoke whaling permits in the Antarctic and stop granting new ones. The country's government had argued that hunting whales was part of a research program, the
Is it natural—or pathological—when a mother kills and eats her own offspring? Or when a brother kills his sister's child? 7 Minute Read When Khali, a sloth bear at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington,
Annoying as they are, blowflies are marvels of aeronautical engineering. 2 Minute Read Scientists at the University of Oxford in the U.K. have developed a CT scanning technique that lets them view the
Nothing and I mean literally nothing, has done more for general computing performance in the past 3 – 5 years, than the SSD or Solid State Drive. Faster processors, more memory, and even faster graphics
In which Popular Science worries about inbreeding. This weekend Russell Crowe, as the lead role in Darren Aronofsky's $125 million production of Noah, will pile countless animals into a wooden ark in
Science News March 28, 2014, 10:56 PM GMT Almost a week after the catastrophic landslide in Washington state, geologists are filling out their timeline for the double-barreled collapse — and mapping out
The big guy in the water pitcher-filter market has practically become a common name, like Kleenex. But even Brita's most ardent fans might agree that those plastic containers aren't dinner party elegant.
Actor Todd Duffey, better known as Brian the annoying “flair guy” who worked with Jennifer Aniston at the fictional Chotchkie’s in 1999’s Office Space, has lost a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox for he