Christopher Ancona

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Why Do We Die?

It is tempting to set up religion against science in any discussion of life, death, and purpose. But religion and science are different kinds of …

Biology

A Glowing Ring Powered By Body Heat

And how it works<p>Sean Hodgins enjoys ring smithing, a hobby he adopted from his grandpa, and loves building small electronic gadgets. So he combined his passions to make a ring that turns body heat into light. Hodgins milled a two-finger band out of aluminum—an excellent thermal conductor—to cradle …

Weather

New Document Security Layer Makes It Easier For Government To Keep Secrets

It could also make journalists' work harder.<p>Monday morning in National Harbor, Maryland, <i>Popular Science</i> met with BAE Systems Director of Business Development & Intelligence Security John Murphy to discuss SIBA, a new way of keeping and sharing secrets. Unspoken in the interview, which took place at …

Kraft’s New Campaign Wants You To Believe That Kraft Singles Come From Farms

Just don’t call them cheese. Inside the food science behind Kraft’s new artisanal branding.<p>It would appear that something revolutionary has happened to Kraft Singles. This year, some of the cheesy, terror alert-yellow squares have ditched artificial preservatives and added natural ones. Or at least …

Chuck Schumer

Missiles And Rockets Might Soon Smell Like Pine Trees

Genetic engineers have coaxed bacteria to brew high-energy pinene biofuel.<p>In an effort to launch things skyward in a more sustainable way, researchers have coaxed bacteria to produce a highly combustible compound called pinene. Conifers naturally excrete the stuff in their resin, lending the plants …

E.coli

Has Fusion Finally Solved Its Hype Problem?

Omar Hurricane studies nuclear fusion at the National Ignition Facility in Livermore, Calif. In February Hurricane's lab took the biggest step toward fusion energy yet. He tells PopMech how today's goals and breakthroughs have taken a sharp turn from the hype and pipe-dream promises of the …

Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here - CNN.com

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