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HoloLens: The hands on experience

Let’s get this out of the way: Microsoft HoloLens is not exactly a holographic system, but don’t hold that against it. The reality of Microsoft’s …

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Graves of 'vampires' discovered in Poland were cholera victims

Archaeologists have discovered the graves of cholera victims which were treated like vampires to stop them rising from the grave and infecting the locals<p>When archaeologists discovered graves in Poland where the dead had been buried with sickles across their throats and rocks under their chins, they …

Archaeology

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

New discovery is likely to be a rocky world in the ‘Goldilocks’ zone of its parent star where the temperature is just right for liquid water to flow<p>An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The …

Is the Universe Too Dangerous for Life?

It may be the biggest question in science: does life exist elsewhere in the universe?<p>For those who hope the answer is “yes”, the recent harvest of …

The Coolest-Looking New Species Of 2014

PopSci's pick of the litter<p>The world is so abundant with strange species, scientists describe new ones every year. Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we picked a few of our favorites from this year to share. This is a small fraction of the species scientists name in a year. Just today, the California Academy …

The 29 Most Spectacular Space Photos Of 2014

The year 2014 was a stellar one for spaceflight, what with ESA's Rosetta mission putting a robotic lander on a distant comet and NASA successfully testing its Orion spacecraft.<p>But 2014 was also a great year for space photography, as you can see from these remarkable 29 images (scroll down) picked …

Top 4 keys to mastering moon phases

How can you come to know our ever-changing moon? The most important key is that it’s a world in space with a day side and a night side.<p><b>Why does the</b> …

Astronomy

Watch the New Year's Skies for a Green Comet

Comet Lovejoy is brightening faster than expected, putting on a show you can see for yourself this holiday season.<p>Just in time for the holidays, the skies are serving up a special cosmic gift: a brightening comet that may not have been in our part of the solar system for nearly 12,000 …

Get ready! NASA spacecraft soon to rendezvous with dwarf planet Ceres

After voyaging 3 billion miles through space,<p>NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is finally in the home stretch of its journey to Ceres, the largest member of the asteroid belt and one of five dwarf planets in the solar system.<p>Dawn was launched in 2007 to study two very different asteroids and learn more about …

Astronomy

14 Fantastic New Beasts Discovered in 2014

Although we might act like we’re the only game in town, humans are only one of Earth’s roughly 8.7 million species of animals, plants, fungi, and …

Nature

Watch As The Space Station Passes Across The Face Of The Moon

As the third brightest object in our sky, spotting the ISS as it flies above our heads is a goal that can be firmly within our grasp. But what does …

In Saturn’s Rings, a Portal to the Planet’s Interior

In addition to being spectacularly beautiful, Saturn’s rings act as a cosmic seismograph: They keep a record of the shifts and vibrations happening deep within the giant world. These internal movements pull ever so gently on the ring particles and alter their orbits around Saturn, creating visible …

Astronomy

Comet Lovejoy Could Light Up The Winter Night Sky In The Coming Weeks

Look, up in the sky! It's not the Green Lantern. It's something better.<p>Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)) was discovered last August and now it's …

Astronomy

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

Holistic Medicine

Does chilly weather really cause a cold?

Maybe Mom was right all along.<p>Although generations of parents have warned their children that venturing into the cold without a hat will make them sick, scientists have long understood that viruses cause the common cold, and that they can strike in all seasons.<p>Now, however, new research suggests …

Biology

Wow! Stunning new Pillars of Creation

One of the most beloved Hubble Space Telescope images is called the Pillars of Creation, first captured in 1995. Check out this new Hubble image of …

Halfsider: a bizarre half-male half-female bird

A rare half male and half female – “halfsider” – bird won the intertööbz over the holidays. This unusual bird is comprised of two genetically distinct individuals – twins – fused into one being. But what is it like to be such an individual? A recently published paper shares observations of the …

How to make an Earth

New evidence suggests that the basic ingredients for our Earth would likely go into making distant rocky exoplanets, orbiting other stars, as …

Super-Earths may have long-lasting oceans

Planets with two to four times the mass of Earth are even better at establishing and maintaining oceans than our Earth, according to new research.<p>As …

Universe

Comet Lovejoy: How you can see glowing green comet with naked eye

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to glimpse huge chunk of ice and dust orbiting sun that will not come close enough to Earth again for thousands of years<p>A glowing green comet is making its closest approach to Earth and providing amateur astronomers with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will not …

A Star Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

Om nom nom<p>A star has slipped out of view thanks to the space-time warp it creates as it orbits.<p>The disappearing star is part of a binary star system called J1906. It's a pulsar, which means it's a rotating neutron star, the result of a massive star collapsing in on itself. Researchers have been …

Was this Nessie’s ancestor? Giant prehistoric monster roamed Scottish waters

A new species of dolphin-like sea creature named 'Dearcmhara shawcrossi' was discovered in the Isle of Skye<p>A giant killer reptile which resembled a dolphin merged with a crocodile once roamed the ancient seas around Scotland.<p>The new species of ancient sea monster that lived around 170 million years …

Dinosaurs

Stunning 3-D Models Reveal Bizarre Double Star Acting Up

The star system Eta Carinae sends out the brightest flares yet recorded.<p>SEATTLE—Armed with a 3-D printer, a supercomputer, and several space telescopes, astronomers have gotten their best look yet at one of the galaxy's biggest, weirdest double star systems.<p>Surprising new observations of the …

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

These Guys Found The Remains Of A 14,000-Year-Old Butchered Mastodon In Their Backyard

Mastodon burgers anyone?<p>It isn't every day that you find bones in your backyard, much less a 4-foot long rib bone sticking out of the earth. After that initial, massive find, neighbors Daniel LaPoint Jr. and Eric Witzke kept digging, eventually unearthing 42 massive bones from a property in …