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The weird world of the incredibly small – in pictures

This month's collection of postcards from the nanoworld includes bleached hair, a component from a quantum computer, a fleck of Victorian paint and one of the creatures that helped build the White Cliffs of Dover

Video: Can you trust your eyes?

New video from asapSCIENCE. Some Friday fun with optical illusions!<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral …

Human Babies Are Hard-Wired To Pay Attention To Lemurs

Does this mean we can have lemur babysitters?????? (Answer: no. Do not do that, please.)<p>A new study indicates that human babies are born with an innate preference for certain sounds. That makes sense in the most common case--the voices of parents. It's in the baby's best interest to be engaged with …

Popular Science Homepage

Latest News<p>Animals<p>Popular Now<p>The movement of human beings off the planet out into the Universe; first the Moon, and then Mars, and then who knows where, is just beginning and there is nothing that can stop it."<p>Videos<p>In this exclusive clip, Tyson asks Hawking your standard softball interview …

9 Trippy Photos Of Soap Film

Duuuuuuuude<p>All these psychedelic colors don't look too impressive in the bottle. That's because they come from a film of soap, which Pennsylvanian Linden Gledhill made with a machine and then photographed.<p>The colors come entirely from the interference of light that enters the soap film and then …

Sexiest parts of the body revealed by neuroscientists

The mind, said Raquel Welch, is an erogenous zone. And it is the brain, and how it organises our erogenous zones, that has intrigued scientists for decades. Why is a nuzzled neck sexy when few would be turned on by a nuzzled nose? And why do men seem to have fewer erogenous zones than women? A new …

The Week In Numbers: A 3-D Printed Invisibility Cloak, Skyscrapers That Attack, And More

<b>£946</b>: the money the developers of a curved glass building in London paid to Martin Lindsay after reflected light from the skyscraper melted his Jaguar XJ<p><b>18 to 27 degrees Fahrenheit</b>: the average increase in surface temperature when moving from a rural area to a city<p><b>244 meters</b>: the height of the …

What Happens When You Make Someone God Of A Video Game?

"Milkshake party, clearly."<p>Late last year, gamers started chipping away at a digital cube. The creator of this cube, designer Peter Molyneux, promised a "life-changing" gift to the person who chipped away the last piece. Come May, a normal-seeming dude named Bryan did indeed remove the last piece, …