Early one morning last summer, I stood inside a museum in Antwerp and watched as a painting was hung on the wall. When I walked in, the gallery was empty. To one side, there was a crate about a metre Royal
From Pong to Red Dead: Can video game music change the way you play? “The coin noise in Mario - I don’t think it’s collecting the coin itself that’s satisfying, it’s the sound it makes that makes some
For 18-year-old high school senior Ellie Rapp of Pittsburgh, the sound of her family chewing their dinner can be ... unbearable. "My heart starts to pound. I go one of two ways. I either start to cry I
A few months ago a stylish set of rooms were opened in London’s Natural History Museum. They include a restaurant, a study and a floor-to-ceiling cabinet displaying biological treasures and curiosities.
Few sculptures have captured hearts quite like Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE series. Characterized by large-scale letters stacked to spell out the word “LOVE,” these sculptures add a Pop Art touch to their
Luis Buñuel called the first chapter of his autobiography “Growing up in the Middle Ages” because he remembered Spain at the start of the 20th century as a country barely touched by the modern world, by
By placing feather-eating lice on white, black, and gray pigeons, researchers showed how the parasites change color to better blend in. “Believing that it is always best to study some special group, I
The art school’s brief run in Germany shows not a simple dichotomy, but rather how, to varying degrees of bravery, individuals tried to survive under tyranny. “Together let us call for, devise, and create
For more than a century, the stuffed body of an African man was displayed as a grotesque exhibit in European museums. His body had been stolen from his grave by a pair of French taxidermists who dug him
Guitar players a century ago sometimes struggled to get their instrument heard. That all changed when a small group of inventors added something into the mix – electricity. “This is really it,” said Keith
Instead of eating a typical breakfast every day, Jonah Reeder gulps down a special protein shake. "The nutrients in it like to sit at the bottom, so I usually have to shake it up and get all the nutrients
Inside the Centers for Disease Control’s Cold War–era training program to halt epidemics. If you were a Facebook friend of Dr. Daniel Pastula around 2014, you might have started to wish you’d gone to school.
How do other planets smell? Like a refrigerator at 3AM? Like the box new sneakers come in? Or the inside of an astronaut’s space suit? A three-day exhibition held in the crypt of a 19th century English
The weirdest things we learned this week: starting fires with astronaut farts and dancing yourself to death
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts. What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we promise you’ll have an even weirder answer if you listen to PopSci’s hit podcast.
Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy continues to wow us with his brilliant photos. He recently pulled together an incredible, high-resolution image of the moon from 50,000 photographs. While working on project,