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A Wormhole Close to Home and 2 Other Astonishing Space Holes

It’s possible a wormhole exists in the middle of the Milky Way that could be large and stable enough for a spaceship to enter. “In theory, the Milky …

Universe

Teens Take Politicians To Court Over Climate Change

For politicians who fail to act on climate change, Kelsey Juliana has a few words.<p>"I want to remind them that we are their employer," said Juliana, 18, a native of Eugene, Oregon, and freshman at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. "The government works for us. If you're not doing your job, …

Obama to call for new tax increases in State of the Union address

President Obama plans to call for billions in tax increases on top earners – including a hike in investment tax rates -- in order to fund new tax credits and other measures the White House claims will help the middle class.<p>The president's proposals, which also include eliminating a tax break on …

Religion’s sinister fairy tale: Extremists, the religious right, Reza Aslan and the fight for reason

We must no longer ignore the propagation of apocalyptic fables that large numbers of people take seriously<p>I would like to thank Reza Aslan. In his recent Salon rebuttal to denunciations (including mine) of religion put forward by people the media has come to call New Atheists, he resurrects a word …

God is on the ropes: The brilliant new science that has creationists and the Christian right terrified

A young MIT professor is finishing Darwin’s task — and threatening to undo everything the wacky right holds dear<p>The Christian right’s obsessive hatred of Darwin is a wonder to behold, but it could someday be rivaled by the hatred of someone you’ve probably never even heard of. Darwin earned their …

Obama administration crams over 1,200 new regulations just before the new year

The Obama administration is cramming like a college student trying to study for a final exam, publishing more than 1,200 new regulations in the last 15 days alone, according to data from Regulations.gov.<p>Energy and environment rules are the biggest category, with 139 published by the federal …

Who Shares In Marijuana Taxes? The Surprising Answer

Taxes on marijuana are big, and it’s easy to see why. A discussion about legalizing marijuana often segues into one about tax revenues. Marijuana for medical use is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Recreational marijuana is legal in DC and in four states, Colorado, Washington, …

NASA Kepler Finds Milky Way's Oldest Known Earth-Mass Planets

Intelligent life in our Milky Way Galaxy may have gotten a gigantic head start, say astronomers who confirmed the detection of low-mass, rocky planets around a star that’s at least 11.2 billion years old, or more than twice the age of our own solar system.<p>In a paper recently published in <i>The</i> …

This Neuroscientist Is Trying to Upload His Entire Brain to a Computer

Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the The Cloud, making us part-robot and completely immortal.<p>Humans, if you hadn't already noticed, have stopped evolving. As David Attenborough recently reminded us, our species is the first – by our free will – to remove itself from the process of …

Google Doesn't Want To Go It Alone With Driverless Cars

Google doesn't want to be the next Ford.<p>The Internet behemoth, bent on building the first fully-automated cars, said Friday that it plans to partner with traditional automakers when development of its self-driving technology is complete.<p>"We don't particularly want to become a car maker," Chris …

Is California's Hyperloop train closer to reality? Startup CEO has 'no doubt'

The 800mph train still sounds like the stuff of science fiction – Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes – but it’s found a new champion in crowdfunded engineer collective<p>The chief executive of a company attempting to deliver a transport system that could send commuters from Los Angeles to San …

Denmark makes case for ownership of North Pole

Denmark is officially laying claim to the geographic North Pole as part of a bid for energy-rich seabed in the High Arctic that will overlap with Canada's and Russia's plans to assert ownership of the same underwater area.<p>The development will test the ability of Arctic nations to resolve a dispute …

United Nations

To Infinity and Beyond! NASA’s Orion Mission Blasts Off

On Thursday, NASA will launch the Orion capsule, a test version of the Orion Spacecraft—the ship that could potentially take people to Mars.<p>What …

8 ways to see Einstein's theory of relativity in real life

No need to go into space to experience Einstein's most famous theory. The concept can be explored right here on Earth.<p>Relativity is one of the most …

NASA's Orion Flight Test and the Journey to Mars

In the not-too-distant future, astronauts destined to be the first people to walk on Mars will leave Earth aboard an Orion spacecraft. Carried aloft …

Photo of NASA's newest manned spaceship ready for launch

Good news, everyone! Orion, NASA's first manned spaceship after the retirement of the space shuttle, is ready for launch this Thursday, December 4. …

Space Shots: The Universe's Best Images

A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.<p><i>This post was last updated on Friday, May 12, 2017.</i><p>Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we love space—and we know you do too. From seeing the nearly-true colors of Europa, a molten metal orb levitate in microgravity, or even a map of a …

Astronomy

10-Minute Total-Body Workout: Men's Health.com

The 10-Minute Transformation<p>Directions<p>Perform each exercise below for up to 60 seconds (stop if you lose good form), moving from one to the next without rest. Once you've completed all 10 exercises, rest for 30 to 60 seconds. Complete the circuit up to four times total, three times a week, allowing …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

25 Women Pushing The Limits Of Street Art Around The World

Earlier this month, The Atlantic's Kriston Capps proposed a curious question: What if Banksy is a woman? In his following analysis, Capps went as far to claim that the cheeky British street artist is "probably" a <i>she</i>, chastising the public for assuming that such a dominant pop cultural force is a …

Microsoft to unveil Windows 10 consumer features at January event

Consumer Preview is on the way<p>Microsoft is planning to detail the consumer features of Windows 10 at an event in January. While Microsoft will be present at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January, sources familiar with the company’s plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that Microsoft will hold a separate …

How Wal-Mart stole Christmas — and hijacked American politics

Spoiler: With lots and lots of lobbying<p>When retail workers want something, they ask their employers, get denied, get bullied and sometimes fired. Sometimes, they take to the streets, as they have for the last three years on Black Friday. By contrast, when retailers want something, they scurry to …

6 reasons we’re thankful for Stephen Colbert

There are only three weeks left of “The Colbert Report,” so today we take stock of what we’ll miss the most<p>Last week, after I watched Stephen Colbert's interview with Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison -- after I fell in love with Morrison all over again, and exclaimed that I must re-read …

UK's Mallzee Shopping App Debuts in The US

Score the best sales this holiday season with the help of this new Scottish shopping app.<p>We're always looking across the pond for style inspiration, and now, one of the UK's biggest shopping secrets is coming to the US. Mallzee, a shopping app started in Scotland, is now availble in the states just …

Renewables are now Scotland's biggest energy source

If we're to protect our planet for future generations, it's paramount that governments invest in renewable sources of energy. Scotland appears to have turned that corner, after government figures revealed it's now generating more power from "clean" technologies than nuclear, coal and gas. The …

The Google of China is Launching a Smart Bike

Forget your Nike Plus, the most exciting fitness tracker these days could soon be a bike. Baidu, the equivalent of Google in China, has announced …

Fitness Technology

Victoria Secret has a sports bra with integrated electrodes for monitoring your heart rate

Two years ago, Vancouver-based Lululemon introduced a sports bra with built-in heart rate sensors and hook ups for a monitor on the front of the …