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Isis: leaders gather in Paris as UK edges towards military action

Leaders and diplomats from more than 20 countries have gathered for a crisis meeting in Paris as the prospect of Britain joining military action against the Islamic State (Isis) jihadi group moves closer.<p>Opening the conference at the French foreign ministry, President François Hollande urged …

Singularity, transhumanism, humanity+: What word should we use to discuss the future?

Singularity. Posthuman. Techno-Optimism, Cyborgism. Humanity+. Immortalist. Machine intelligence. Biohacker. Robotopia. Life extension. Transhumanism.<p>…

Campfire under Milky Way at Mount Bromo

Astrophotographer Justin Ng has just returned from Mount Bromo. Here’s what a night on an active volcano in Indonesia looks like.<p>Singapore …

Learning rewires the brain

Musicians, athletes and quiz bowl champions all have one thing in common: training. Learning to play an instrument or a sport requires time and …

The Brain

The Helmet That Could Change Football

It's flexible, but it can really take a beating.<p>For decades, football players have worn rigid, unyielding helmets that protected the skull but did little to prevent concussions. To address this shortcoming, Riddell built a smarter helmet. Available to NFL and college teams, and soon youth and high …

Gear & Gadgets

New Drug Clears Cancer Cells Through Immune System Judo — NOVA Next | PBS

For years, scientists have been probing various immune response proteins in the hopes of finding a new way to target and destroy cancer cells. …

"Da Gou", China's Own Big Dog Robot

Two years ago, Boston Dynamic's four legged Big Dog robot was recruited as the U.S. Army's Legged Squad Support System (LS3) tech demonstrator. But in the meantime, China has not been standing still in the field of bionic robots. At a late August expo on unmanned technologies, NORINCO provided the …

Robotics

The women with superhuman vision

A tiny group of people can see ‘invisible’ colours that no-one else can perceive, discovers David Robson. How do they do it?<p>As Concetta Antico took her pupils to the park for an art lesson, she would often question them about the many shades she saw flashing before her eyes. “I’d say, ‘Look at the …

Brainy processing at your fingertips | Mo Costandi

New research shows that nerve endings in the fingertips perform neural computations that were thought to occur in the brain.<p>The nerve endings in your fingertips can perform complex neural computations that were thought to be carried out by the brain, according to new research published in the …

Body upgrades may be nearing reality, but only for the rich

Homo sapiens were not always so special. In the ancient past, other human forms lived beside us. The Neanderthals in Eurasia. Small, hobbit-like humans in Indonesia. The mysterious Denisovans in the Ural mountains.<p>But our time alone may be nearing its end. Through the power of technology, humans …

Broken signals lead to neurodegeneration

Researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan, in collaboration with Juntendo University and the Japan Science and Technology Agency, …

For The First Time, Scientists Create Completely Renewable Propane

A team of British and Finnish scientists have figured out how to make small amounts of propane using Escherichia coli (E. coli), the …

Why Am I Afraid Of Hugh Jackman?

A reader asked us for help with a celebrity phobia. Here's what an expert had to say.<p>A reader recently wrote to <i>Popular Science</i> asking for advice on a... unique problem:<p>"I have a severe fear of Hugh Jackman. Are there any special methods for expelling the fear? My friends tried to take me to see his …

NASA Plans to Shoot Lasers at the Earth to Study Forests in 3D

Meet the newly approved, ISS-bound probe GEDI, the first probe to systematically study carbon sequestration from space.<p>This week, NASA released details of a newly approved project: the Global Ecosystems Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) lidar. The probe is scheduled for completion in 2018, and will …

Digital mapping uncovers ‘super henge’ that dwarfed Stonehenge

Every summer solstice, tens of thousands of people throng to Stonehenge, creating a festival-like atmosphere at the 4,400-year-old stone monument. …

Home is behind, the world ahead

A mesmerizing view down a long, straight stretch of road, with a wild sky above.<p>Kurt Harvey shared this photo with EarthSky on Google+. He added a …

Harvest Moon trilogy

This past full moon was the Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon, known for appearing entirely or nearly full for several nights in a row.<p>Pete …

Prehistoric swamp creature had lips just like Mick Jagger

An extinct swamp pig that lived 19 million years ago has been named after Rolling Stone frontman Mick Jagger<p>Mick Jagger will undoubtedly be delighted to hear that a prehistoric swamp creature has been named after him.<p>The Jaggermeryx naida, or ‘Jagger’s water nymph,’ lived 19 million years ago in …

Some Things You Can Do In Your Sleep, Literally

For those who find themselves sleeping through work — you may one day find yourself working through sleep.<p>People who are fast asleep can correctly respond to simple verbal instructions, according to a study by researchers in France. They think this may help explain why you might wake if someone …

Twin solar storms arrive at Earth

Twin magnetically charged solar storms will arrive at Earth on Thursday and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted, “space weather” officials in the US have said.<p>Individually the storms, known as coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, …

Ancient flying reptile named after 'Avatar' creature

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This story has been refiled to fix a typo in the last letter of the genus name, Ikrandraco instead of Ikrandraci)<p>The ecological reconstruction of Ikrandraco avatar is shown in this illustration courtesy of Chuang Zhao. REUTERS/Chuang Zhao/Handout<p>Some of the most visually …

The NSA has a plan to map the entire Internet. It's called 'Treasure Map'

Newly exposed Edward Snowden documents reveal the NSA’s in-depth plan to “map the entire Internet — any device, anywhere, all the time.”<p>According to a report published today by German news publication Der Spiegel, the NSA and its British counterpart, GCHQ, “[aim] to map the Internet, and not just …

What The First All-Electric Racing Championship Will Be Like

In Formula E, you get two drivers -- and two racecars.<p>Popular Science <i>has partnered with British electric racecar driver Katherine Legge, who will compete in the very first Formula E championship. Legge is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) supporter and is blogging for us</i> …

Motorsport

The last places on Earth with no invasive species

Pockets of land and water that are free from ‘alien’ species are few and far between, finds Rachel Nuwer. Yet could we reverse the tide of these pests?<p>When Piero Genovesi received my email, his interest was piqued. Is there anywhere left, I asked, free from invasive species? Genovesi chairs the …

Zack Snyder tweets another glimpse of new Batmobile

There are plenty of movies flashing cool cars across the silver screen, but few can get enthusiasts as excited as a new Batmobile. From the Lincoln-based roadster in the original series to the Tim Burton-era jet-powered dragster and on to the Tumbler featured in the latest films, Batman's ride of …

Still Alice – review: an effortlessly excellent film about a difficult subject

The final furlong of the Toronto film festival and, just as the delegates head home after 10 days through the emotional wringer, Julianne Moore bids them goodbye with a Glasgow kiss. To call Still Alice a weepy would be to underestimate the upset it elicits. It's a sucker-punch that smacks …

At the Devil's Door - Exclusive Clip - Loft Scare

When ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she learns …

Trailer for Haunted House Horror Comedy HOUSEBOUND

The Drop - Clip - Rocco the Dog

When lonely Brooklyn bartender Bob Saginowski uncovers a drop of a different sort in the form of a battered pit bull puppy that he rescues from …

The Drop - Featurette - The Director

When lonely Brooklyn bartender Bob Saginowski uncovers a drop of a different sort in the form of a battered pit bull puppy that he rescues from …

Loneliness