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This farmer in Scotland has been dyeing his sheep with non-toxic pigments for years to amuse passing motorists.

Coke create 16 useful bottle caps to encourage people to hang on to empty bottles

en_US<p>article<p>This year, to encourage the reuse of their plastic bottles in Vietnam, Coca-Cola launched their ‘2nd Lives’campaign, a project that …

All love is equal – Iconic Project by Braden Summers will leave you stunned

Questioning against the will of social construct, <b>Braden Summers</b> creates some powerful imagery of portraits depicting same-sex couples from various …

Open source neuroscience tools to help DIY researchers

Today's neuroscientists need expertise in more than just the human brain. They must also be accomplished hardware engineers, capable of building new …

The Human Brain Now Reacts to Emoticons Like Real Faces

We're all familiar with the smiley emoticon, and its power to add levity, flirtation, and occasionally passive-aggression to our texts, chats, and …

Publishers Are Warming to Fan Fiction, But Can It Go Mainstream?

Kady Morrison's debut novel, <i>Juniper Lane</i>, won't be on store shelves for months, but already her fans number in the six figures. They're familiar with …

Chemicals Turn Fish Into Trippy, Transparent Works of Art

Dead fish can be surprisingly beautiful. Hiding beneath their scales is an elegant, skeletal architecture, a complex biological scaffold that with …

What Happens in the Brain When Blind People Learn to See With Sound

Deprived of sight, blind people manage to squeeze an amazing amount of information out of their other senses. Doing this requires their brains to do …

Turn Your iPhone Pics Into Watercolor Masterpieces With This Smart App

We’ve all used software that promises to turn our photos into beautiful works of art. But let’s be real: they all suck. Waterlogue doesn’t. This …

Researchers Learn More About What Makes The Insomniac Brain Different

Anthony Carboni of DNews reports on a recent study conducted by Johns Hopkins University. The study found that insomniacs have increased brain …

Are lifespans predictable at an early age?

A study suggested that oxidative stress levels in worms during early life can reveal how long the worms will live. But humans are not worms.<p><i>On</i> …

What if drugs were machines? And other brain-related provocations

Ed Boyden is the head of the Synthetic Neurobiology group at the MIT Media Lab. He talks brains and optogenetics (a technique being used to better …

Plank position for beginners

We all know plank position is good for us. But. Um. What if you lack the core strength needed to suck in the gut and engage the back, glutes and quad muscles — all while balancing between your toes and elbows?<p>Answer: You slowly and carefully work your way up to it, says fitness expert Tosca Reno, …

Letters From Charles Darwin

From the Popular Science archives. Happy Darwin Day!<p><i>These letters originally appeared in the March 1903 issue of</i> Popular Science. <i>The "Hitherto Unpublished Letters of Charles Darwin" were compiled and edited by Darwin's son, Francis Darwin, and the British botanist Albert Charles Seward. Today would</i> …

How salmon help keep a huge rainforest thriving

The Great Bear Rainforest is the largest temperate rainforest in the world. This huge and pristine wilderness depends on an unlikely source for its long-term survival – the salmon which spawn in its rivers and creeks.<p>The Great Bear Rainforest is vital to the health of the planet. This enormous …

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In 1884, A Popular Science Writer Got Way Too Stoned

From our archive, a dramatic first-hand account of marijuana overdose.<p><i>"An Overdose of Hasheesh," by Mary C. Hungerford, originally appeared in the February 1884 issue of</i> Popular Science <i>magazine.</i><p>Being one of the grand army of sufferers from headache, I took, last summer, by order of my physician, …

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