Science News It doesn't attempt to recreate our universe exactly, but is limited to a cube large enough (millions of light years across) to contain all the expected features. And while you won't find Milky
Changing Planet This composite illustration shows Neptune as seen from its moon Triton. Neptune’s south pole is to the left; clearly visible in the planet’s southern hemisphere is the Great Dark Spot.
Next, they'll be your sensei. Here's a slight improvement to drunkenly shouting over your friend's shoulder while they play a round of Pac-Man at the bar: Researchers at Washington State University have
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Science & InnovationOnly Human Most of my dreams are boring. I’m typically talking to someone I know, either on the phone or in person, in a familiar place. The conversations tend to include ideas that
Bringing new meaning to running on fumes For more than a century, air cars have remained a quixotic quest of engineers—an idealistic exercise with little long-term likelihood of entering mass production.
In the 1993 film Jurassic Park, miners discover a mosquito entombed in a red-yellow substance, supposedly carrying the DNA of long-extinct dinosaurs, waiting to be revived by modern scientists. It's a
Tyson will pick up where Carl Sagan left off, hosting a continuation of the "Cosmos" TV series. When astronomer Carl Sagan hosted the 13-part TV Series "Cosmos: A Personal Journey," in 1980, it soon become
Sufferers of the "Truman Show" syndrome imagine a world where everyone is watching them. And they're just barely wrong. What do you do when delusions and paranoia look an awful lot like the real world?
And watch it collapse into pieces when it inevitably falls over Artist Jacob Tonski, inspired by how the sofa is a center of human interactions, rigged a 170-year-old Victorian sofa to stand up on a single
One South Korean city started testing them yesterday. Here's one way you could charge electric cars in the future. A South Korean city is testing electric buses that get their charge from cables buried
In French Revolution-style, researchers decapitated flatworms—then did something that would give even Madam Defarge the creeps. The scientists let the worms’ heads grow back and found that their memories
A computer simulation found nearby islands can amplify the severity of a tsunami by as much as 70 percent. While it seems like the more barriers between you and a ginormous wall of water, the better, research
A recent study showed that schizophrenic patients who put an avatar to the voices they were hearing ended up hearing the voices less. This might be an unexpected way to treat schizophrenics hearing a voice:
Scientists may have discovered the oldest free-flowing source of isolated water ever known. Scientists digging around roughly one-and-a-half miles below the Earth's surface in an Ontario mine may have
From the Popular Science archive: Weather control, looped cities, moon microwaves, and more! Click here to enter the gallery When Popular Science published these dazzling visions of the future in May science