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Surprise Discovery Shows We Have Been Totally Wrong About The Size of Andromeda Galaxy

Whaaaat?<p>A new technique for measuring the mass of galaxies has been applied to our closest galactic neighbour - and it has found that the Andromeda …

Astrophysics

Chaos Theory, The Butterfly Effect, And The Computer Glitch That Started It All

As Bob Dylan famously sang, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” Yet if you do have enough wind velocity information, combined with an array of readings from barometers, thermometers, and such, you might ask a weatherman, particularly a trained meteorologist with access …

Quantum Mechanics

In experiments, researchers figured out what men and women really want in a mate

What do women want? And for that matter, what do men want? These are age-old questions, and they are particularly top of mind on Valentine’s Day when we celebrate romance. It turns out that behavioral science has some answers to offer based on careful empirical research, and perhaps not …

Relationships

Transform the Shape of Your Arms With These 16 Push-Up Variations

Along with lifting weights, push-ups are one of the best exercises you can do to sculpt and strengthen your upper body. These 16 variations range from easy to challenging, so choose the ones that suit your ability. You'll not only feel super sore after doing these, but you'll look and feel stronger …

Yoga

E=mc² became famous for all the wrong reasons

If a time traveler assassinated Albert Einstein before he figured out that E=mc², would we still have atomic weapons?<p><i>Note: Below is the script for the video, above. You may want to just watch the video instead. Oh, also, subscribe to</i> Popular Science <i>on YouTube.</i><p><b>President:</b> "Suppose I gave you a chance …

The Photoshop Filter You Need to Start Using Right Now

Hidden within the heart of Adobe Photoshop is a filter that many are familiar with, yet most fail to use to its full potential. It is a powerful, all …

Tutorials

Guys, Never Tolerate These 10 Critical Things In Your Relationship

Your relationship, whether it be romantic or not, should make you feel excited and happy about life, not stifled, repressed, or unloved. Many people …

Relationships

Physicists Just Found a New Way to Bend a Fundamental Rule of Light Waves

This is incredible.<p>One of the more well-known rules in physics is that light can only ever go one speed, so long as nothing stands in its way.<p>But new …

Physics

Partial Solar Eclipse and 6 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in February

Get ready to see a sprinkling of meteors, a Martian showdown, a "false dawn," and more amazing celestial sights.<p>The coming month heralds the return of a cosmic pyramid, a series of stunning lunar pairings, and a partial solar eclipse. You’ll even have the chance to spy on Mars meeting up with its …

Astronomy

11 Chrome features you'll wish you'd known all along

Improve your Chrome skills with these tips and tricks.<p>Do you consider yourself a Chrome ninja? If not, these tips can help you navigate the web with deadly efficiency.<p>Pin tabs<p>I spend much of my day using Gmail and Google Drive, and with Chrome's tab-pinning feature, I can keep those tabs parked to …

This blood test may be able to detect 8 types of cancer, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have made progress on developing an experimental blood test that could detect many types of cancer in their early stages, and possibly even their locations in the body.<p>The noninvasive blood test was shown to detect the presence of common tumors of the ovary, liver, stomach, …

Cancer

Bitcoin and Ethereum Have a Hidden Power Structure, and It’s Just Been Revealed - MIT Technology Review

In cryptocurrency circles, calling something “centralized” is an insult. The epithet stems from Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto’s revelation: a …

Bitcoin

Physicists Say They've Created a Device That Generates 'Negative Mass'

Say what?<p>Physicists have created what they say is the first device that's capable of generating particles that behave as if they have negative …

Quantum Mechanics

Hints of the 4th Dimension Have Been Detected by Physicists

What would it be like to experience the 4th dimension?<br>Read More

Quantum Mechanics

21 science books that make excellent gifts

For the friend who would like a Sci, hold the Fi.<p>Even the biggest know-it-all on your gift list can't know everything. Give your science-hungry friends something fun for their brain to chew on with these engaging (and sometimes enraging) books about scientific topics. Your friend more a science …

Make Your Diet Protein-Packed With These 6 Snacks

Whether you’ve set a goal to lose weight, run a new distance or set a PR, one of the most important ingredients you need to achieve your goal is …

Nutrition

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

Biology

7 sex positions perfect for Valentine's Day

Some are inspired by your fave romantic movies. <i>Illustrations by Jenny Yuen.</i>

Relationships

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken mind-bending new photos of the gas giant

The robot gets relatively close to the gas giant and takes new photos with its JunoCam instrument roughly every 53 days while traveling at up to 130,000 mph.<p>It can take days or sometimes weeks to receive the images, but the wait is worth it. The latest batch of photos features swirling, …

Astronomy

20 Dirty Texts To Send Your Hookup Buddy During A Blizzard To Heat Things Up

When it’s cold outside, you feel it in your bones. And the best way to get the chill out may just be, well, boning. (Oof, that's a bad one, but I …

7 Ways To Have Better Sex This Year

If you're looking for a resolution to start the new year, why not make it a fun one — like trying to have better sex? Whether you're single or in a …

Relationships

5 simple ways to slow down aging

Aging is largely your chromosomes' fault. That's what Nobel-prize winning biologist Elizabeth Blackburn discovered when she started exploring the world of the invisible, threadlike cellular strands that carry our genetic code.<p>"It's the over-shortening of telomeres that leads us to feel and see …

Women in Science

Astronauts Have Identified Unknown Microbes in Space For The First Time

No aliens... yet.<p>Wheresoe'er humans roam, there you will also find microbes. It's just a fact of life - we contaminate everything we touch.<p>Which …

12 Sex Positions To Try In 2018, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

It's just about a wrap on 2017, which means it's time to start looking to the future and asking the tough questions. What do we want to make of the …

These 7 features show why you should use Google Photos to store and manage all your photos and videos

Google Photos is Google's photo management service that works both as a gallery app on smartphones, tablets, and the web, as well as a good piece of software that uses the company's artificial intelligence to make cool stuff with your photos and videos.<p>The app's interface is divided into four tabs: …

Apps

We Finally Have Evidence That Black Holes Drive Winds Shaping Their Entire Galaxy

This is epic!<p>Black holes are so weird and so mysterious, it's possible we're never going to unravel all their puzzles. But this new one is pretty …

13 Lines You Can Use To Initiate Sexting Right Now

I love sexting. In fact, think I get more excited hearing descriptions of what someone might like to do with me than actually doing it. Anticipation …

naughty

Physicists Have Created a Set of Conditions in Which Time Seems to Run in Reverse

Nobody panic.<p>While we all take for granted the fact that time's arrow forever points towards the future, physicists have always had trouble showing …

Quantum Mechanics

The sex position you should be trying based on your star sign

We all got <i>mad skills</i> in the bedroom. It's just a question of finding the action that fills both your mind and body (*ahem*) with pleasure. Your star sign has more to reveal here than you might think...

NASA Just Saw Something Come Out Of A Black Hole For The First Time Ever

“You don’t have to know a whole lot about science to know that black holes typically suck things in, not spew things out. But NASA just spotted …