Hadyn Reed Brown

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Here Are the Best Shots From Cassini's Flybys of Enceladus

This morning at 6:41 am Eastern time, NASA's Cassini orbiter made the first of three final flybys of Enceladus, one of Saturn's icy moons. Before you …

Complex Questions About Life And Death, Explained In A Simple Animated Video

Kurzgesagt is a Munich-based studio of designers, artists, musicians, and scientists who create videos explaining complicated topics through simple animations. Founded in 2012 by Philipp Dettmer & Stephan Rether, Kurzgesagt–German for “in a nutshell”–has released about two dozen videos explaining …

Biology

The Oral History Of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop To America)

Everyone’s favorite emoji began in Japan. But without Google, it may have stayed there.<p>If the story of the poop emoji’s rise were told in emojis, it would look like this:<p>…which is to say, it is an international tale of drama, cultural differences, and near-disasters. This is that tale, told for the …

Google Doodle

If Creators Met Their Characters Now — Comic by Dorkly

ESPN - Apps on Google Play

The ESPN App is the #1 Sports App in the market. From your phone you get up-to-the-minute scores, complete news coverage, live streaming games and …

Apple wearable to run third-party apps, big developers already seeded SDK

Apple’s upcoming wearable device, based on iOS, will run third-party applications and, furthermore, may come equipped with an App Store, according to two sources with knowledge of the new device. It is currently unclear if the App Store will be full-fledged, like on the iPhone and iPad, or if it …

The Week in Review: Big Names Say Farewell

A comedic force and a movie star were among those we lost this week.For almost four decades, Robin Williams challenged his audiences and brought them …

Environment: News & features

End of chemotherapy within 20 years as pioneering DNA project launched

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Blueberry Pie Cookies!

I squeezed some inspiration for these cookies out of my <b>Apple Pie Cookies</b> ~those cookies took on a life of their own on the inter-webs and totally …

Space Station Astronaut Photographs, Tweets Gaza Conflict

Human Journey<p>Astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted this view of conflict from space. Via Twitter.<p><b>Even in space, astronauts can’t escape troubles on Earth. International Space Station crew member Alexander Gerst tweeted an image of “explosions and rockets” flying over Gaza and Israel on Wednesday night,</b> …

Watch What Could Be This Summer’s Best Meteor Shower

Changing Planet<p>The late July Delta Aquarids may outperform the more famous August Perseids this year thanks to a moonless sky. Courtesy NASA<p>Keep your eyes turned to the skies for some upcoming cosmic fireworks, as the Delta Aquarid meteor shower peaks.<p>Often considered the cosmic consolation prize …

You Won't Recognize Your Dinner In 50 Years (But Don't Worry, It's Still Food)

Echoes of Soylent. But more colorful.<p>Scientists have already proven it’s possible to grow a burger in the lab using a few cells from a cow. Someday, it might also be possible to grow food from fake plastic cells–and get all of the nutrition we need without relying on nature or a farm.<p>A new project …

Robot furniture that builds itself

Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your furnishings could move out of your way as you walk through a room. These thoughts could one day become reality through research being conducted at the Swiss Federal Institute of …

The Most Precise Measurement of an Alien World's Size

Thanks to NASA's Kepler and Spitzer Space Telescopes, scientists have made the most precise measurement ever of the radius of a planet outside our …

Universe

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

PM/AM: White Holes Are the New Black Holes

Stories, videos, and our thoughts on big news you might have missed.<p><i>Welcome to PM/AM, Popular Mechanics' morning briefing on the top science and tech stories for today.</i><p>Is there a back end to a black hole? Does the stuff that a black hole sucks up go anywhere, or does it only get compressed into a …

Russia spotted editing Wikipedia page about downed Malaysia Airlines jet

A Twitter bot that keeps watch on Wikipedia pages edited by those inside the Russian government spotted major changes to an entry about yesterday's crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which killed all 298 people on board. <i>The Telegraph</i> reports that a Russian language page about Boeing 777 …

Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth?

The ancestors of modern viruses may have laid the groundwork for cellular life as we know it.<p>Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie were used to finding strange viruses.<p>The married virologists at Aix-Marseille University had made a career of it. But pithovirus, which they discovered in 2013 in a …

Hollywood to cash in on Ghana's $3m World Cup drama

Darryl Wharton-Rigby's screenplay will centre on true story of the courier tasked with bringing $3m to Brazil in an effort to stop the Ghanaian football team quitting the competition<p>An award-winning US writer is planning a Hollywood thriller spun off the true and bizarre story of Ghana's World Cup …

A History of Our Obsession with the Disease Apocalypse

The "plague plot" is a subgenre of horror that's become as common as zombie movies . But over half a century ago, Hollywood wasn't churning out tales …

South-east Asia

How Apple Got Its Groove Back

More than a week after Apple's WWDC keynote, I'm still trying to wrap my brain around everything that was announced.<p>I went into San Francisco's …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Newfound 'Hypervelocity' Star May Hold Clues About Milky Way's Dark Matter

The discovery of a super-fast star streaking away from the Milky Way may give astronomers a new glimpse at some of our home galaxy's most mysterious details, from its enormous central black hole to the invisible "halo" of dark matter at its far outer reaches.<p>The so-called "hypervelocity" star is …

Astronomers find odd gas giant exoplanet traveling far from its star

The planet is about 2,000 times the Earth-sun distance from its star, a record among exoplanets. That means it takes about 80,000 Earth years for the …

Godzilla Earth Found — and You Don't Want to Live There

Before they started finding exoplanets back in the 1990s, astronomers thought alien worlds would be pretty much like the planets you see in our own …

Universe

Light from this 12-billion-year-old explosion just reached Earth

The rare gamma-ray burst occurred shortly after the Big Bang<p>It took 12 billion years, but light from a massive explosion that occurred shortly after the Big Bang has just reached Earth.<p>The rare gamma-ray burst could help scientists understand more about the early universe.<p>Recorded as GRB 140423A, …

Where Life Is: The Search for a Planet Like Ours

The hunt for Earth-like planets is hampered by funding issues, but scientists still believe.<p>Residents of the Pacific Northwest sometimes refer to the region as “God’s Country,” not for the ceaseless rain that soaks the land from October until May, but for those few glorious summer months when the …

NASA decides on crowdsourced Tron look for Mars Z-2 spacesuit | Ars Technica

Gallery: It's smooth, futuristic, and glows blue—but does it come with a fancy disc?<p>NASA announced today that it has finalized the look for its new …