Well, here's one way that stars *aren't *like us: Occasionally, they have to strip down to their skivvies. And have it filmed for millions to watch. Like many of us might do in such a situation (and I'm
Most adults in England are risking their health by failing to get enough exercise, research suggests. A University of Bristol-led study found 80% failed to meet the government target of taking moderate
Whenever we give in to temptation, be it for a helping of something divine, like fine chocolate, or just a so-so piece of saltwater taffy abandoned next to the office coffeepot, there's something more
Guess the species (either common or Linnaean) by tweeting at us--we're @PopSci--and get your name listed right here! Plus eternal glory, obviously. Update: We have a winner! So, here are the rules: To
We could do it, but should we? After FYI answered why dumping the world's nuclear waste into a volcano would be a bad idea, our inbox was flooded with readers wondering, "Well, how about shooting it into
Interactive gigapixel technology offers a new way to see ancient art. In the bone-dry coastal desert of northern Peru, the ancient Moche sculpted and painted intricate murals on the adobe walls of the
Like something straight out of Dune, but the boring, terraforming parts. Five German scientists have proposed a new strategy for mitigating the effects of climate change: turn coastal deserts into forests.
Merchants claimed victory Wednesday after a federal judge in Washington rejected the Federal Reserve’s price caps on the interchange fees banks charge merchants for processing debit-card transactions.
Unable to use the Upper House elections as an excuse for further delay, and under increasing pressure from an exasperated Obama administration, the Abe government very publicly on July 29th dispatched
Google announced Wednesday that it is partnering with Starbucks to enhance the coffee-shop internet experience that many professionals now rely on. It's promising to make the wireless internet up to 10
While intelligence officials briefed lawmakers on Capitol Hill about the country’s secret data-collecting programs, the nation’s top snoop met an even more critical audience Wednesday: Hackers. Gen. Keith
Though it seems ripped straight from an episode of Star Trek, NASA has invested real money into understanding the science behind travel faster than the speed of light. Harold G. White, a NASA physicist,
Over the next three months, the 46th Street, 52nd Street and 61st Street stations will be getting a "state-of the-art pigeon poop mitigation system," that includes low-voltage wires and ultrasonic sound
The conservation group WWF is calling on a UK-based company to abandon its plans to explore for oil in Africa's oldest national park. The charity says Soco International's proposals could put the Virunga
China will release it's official PMI at 9 p.m. ET. Economists polled by Bloomberg are looking for manufacturing to slow to 49.8 in July, from 50.1 the previous month. If PMI falls below the contractionary
The recovery has been weak, but it wouldn't be quite so if we stopped making it that way The economy is growing, but it's not growing fast enough, and now we have new numbers to tell just how not fast