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Blind From Birth, But Able To Use Sound To 'See' Faces

A brain area that recognizes faces remains functional even in people who have been blind since birth, researchers say. The finding, presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting this week, suggests that facial recognition is so important that evolution has hardwired it into the human …

‘Nanoreactor’ works like a virtual chemistry set

In 1952, a famous experiment mixed together chemicals that were present early in Earth’s history, then approximately replicated the environmental …

Chemistry

New 2-D quantum materials for nanoelectronics

Researchers at MIT say they have carried out a theoretical analysis showing that a family of two-dimensional materials exhibits exotic quantum …

Dark matter may have been detected – streaming from the sun’s core

An unusual signal picked up by a European space observatory could be the first direct detection of dark matter particles, astronomers say.<p>The findings are tentative and could take several years to check, but if confirmed they would represent a dramatic advance in scientists’ understanding of the …

If Earth’s magnetic field flips, will cancer rates spike?

Imagine waking up one morning to discover that all compasses pointed south instead of north. Researchers say it’s not as bizarre as it sounds.<p>Earth’s …

Earth Science

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Sense Of Touch Recreated For Amputees In Their Prosthetics

How gentle electric buzzes can give a man sensations in a hand he's lost<p>Years after they had lost parts of their arms in industrial accidents, Igor Spetic and Keith Vonderhuevel once again felt sensations -- such as the fuzz of a cotton ball, or a trickle of water -- seemingly on the backs of their …

Brain: Why exercise boosts IQ

If you want your mind to be sharper, the evidence suggests you should visit the gym. But how can exercising your muscles boost your brain power?<p>We tend to assume that brains don’t go with brawn – but that assumption is turning out to be seriously flawed. As the latest video from the Head Squeeze …

Gamma rays pour out of exploding star

A new discovery offers clues to the creation and origin of gamma rays, the highest-energy form of radioactive waves known in the universe.<p>Using …

Universe

It’s hot enough on this exoplanet to melt steel

The most detailed weather map ever made of an exoplanet orbiting another star 260 light-years away from Earth shows a world with daytime temperatures …

Astronomy

Popular Science's Strange Reporting Of The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

The flu was clearly on our editors' minds, but they seemed to have left the more straightforward reporting to other outlets.<p>_This year marks the centennial of the start of World War I. To honor it, _Popular Science _is combing through our archives to bring you the best of our original war …

Tesla CEO Wants Mostly Self-Driving Cars By Next Year

Technology might not be there just yet.<p>Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors promises the car of the future today. In September, the billionaire promised something new for his electric vehicles: autopilot, mostly. Well, “90 percent of your miles can be on auto.” Left unsaid is how exactly that’s going to happen.<p>…

Weather Of Wild Exoplanet Mapped Using Hubble Telescope

With scorching temperatures day and night, WASP-43b ain’t no place to live.<p>About 260 light years away from Earth, there is a wild exoplanet about the size of Jupiter -- but with double its mass. Known as WASP-43b, this huge planet orbits its host star, an orange dwarf, in just 19 short hours, …

Chris Hadfield's Stunning Photos From Space Will Give You A 'Truly Global Perspective' On Our Planet

From a bird's eye view of Niagara Falls to a breathtaking pic of the Windy City, astronaut Chris Hadfield became famous for his stunning photos of Earth from space.<p>Hadfield shared many of his photos via social media--but not the 150 images included in his new book, "You Are Here: Around the World …