Most of us have fantasized about living in the past -- seventeenth-century France, Rome of the emperors, sailing with Viking explorers. But there is an aspect of the past that can be guaranteed to send
The most significant skull prosthetic to date A woman with a rare bone disorder has had much of the top of her skull replaced with a 3-D printed plastic piece, Wired U.K. reports. Three months later, symptom-free
Why playing stupid games staves off existential despair Games are grotesque. I’m not talking about games like Grand Theft Auto or Manhunt, games whose subjects are moral turpitude, games that that ask
From the Popular Science archives. Happy Darwin Day! These letters originally appeared in the March 1903 issue of Popular Science. The "Hitherto Unpublished Letters of Charles Darwin" were compiled and
Warning: It doesn't get any less gross from here. As an Asian lady, I can't get over that people of African and European descent have moist earwax. I learned this years ago. I still can't get over it!
A study of gay men in the US has found fresh evidence that male sexual orientation is influenced by genes. Scientists tested the DNA of 400 gay men and found that genes on at least two chromosomes affected
Google Glass may be coming to your surgery soon. Could wearable tech help medical professionals give patients more attention and ultimately better medical care? Imagine you’re at your doctor’s surgery.
Valentine’s Day is set for its annual poisoning of the airwaves and media streams this Friday. Many of us would rather lick broken glass out of footballers’ armpits than dive into the rivers of twee and
Just don't turn that :-) upside down. The brain is great at recognizing faces. When you see a face, specific areas of the occipitotemporal cortex are activated. But what about emoticons, such as the smiley
Before World War II, many Americans got exaggerated ideas about Africa from movies like Tarzan the Ape Man — movies that were filmed on Hollywood sound stages. It took time to change that view. But after