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General Relativity explained like you've never seen before

A super-quick, super-painless guide to the theory that conquered the universe.<p>scroll down<br>to begin<p>For 100 years, the general theory of relativity has …

Physics

Scientists confirm Uranus smells like farts

It's official: Uranus smells like farts.<p>This is a real conclusion that real scientists came to. The planet, often the butt of jokes, has an …

Astronomy

It's rude to ask a galaxy's age. Luckily, its shape offers a clue.

Younger galaxies appear flatter than their more well-rounded elders<p>Galaxies come in a menagerie of shapes, from spiral pinwheels, to flat pancakes, to round balls. Now astrophysicists find these shapes may reveal clues about the age of galaxies, a discovery that could in turn yield insights on the …

Galaxies

Asia's top airports set the standard in air travel

Flying

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis<p>Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution …

Pollution

Tesla Solar Roof Buyer Tells Us First Impressions of Elon Musk's Tiles

Amanda Tobler is among the first to get on board.<p>Tesla’s solar roof is generating power for people right now. The tiles are part of CEO Elon Musk’s …

Tesla

Behind the scenes: Fox News analyst's stunning note hit network 'like a bombshell'

On Tuesday afternoon, Fox News employees gathered in Studio F, the opulent new set on the ground floor of the company's Manhattan headquarters, for the network's quarterly meeting.<p>Executives at the meeting boasted about the network's high ratings. They bragged about the outlet's increased digital …

Donald Trump

Toyota halts self-driving car tests after Uber-related death

Toyota has become the first major auto maker to halt tests of autonomous cars after a woman was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle.<p>The Japanese car company said Wednesday that it would temporarily suspend testing of its 'Chauffeur' autonomous driving system on US roads.<p>"We feel the …

Autonomous Cars

This car doesn’t need a steering wheel or pedals

When the GM Cruise AV says “self-driving,” it really means it.<p>You can wind up in a self-driving Uber right now in cities like Pittsburgh and Phoenix. But those vehicles still have quaint automotive ­essentials like steering wheels, pedals, and chaperones (“­drivers”). When General Motors rolls out …

Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability, study suggests

Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.<p>Experts have warned that despite the “feverish” trend towards adopting the adjustable desks, there is little solid evidence to support their use, as well as concerns they may do more harm …

'Beast from the East' to plunge UK, rest of Europe into historic deep freeze

A bone-chilling, frigid air mass will soon stretch from Ireland to Siberia, as a record-shattering weather pattern establishes itself across the …

If you receive this message on your iPhone or Apple device do not open it

Here's what you need to do if you receive it…<p>Owners of iPhones and other Apple devices listen up! The latest software update for the company's …

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant | Inc.com

In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs chasing after their dreams, this prophetic quote by Steve Jobs 21 years ago hits the nail on the head even more so today. Here's …

Time Management

Scientists have discovered the origins of the most mysterious particles in the universe

These so-called "cosmic messenger particles" are some of the highest energy particles known to science.<p>In the field of particle physics, one of the …

Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason

We’d all like to be a little happier.<p>The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. …

8 (New) Energy Efficient Materials Architects Should Know

Whether architects are trying to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge or pursuing their own mission to save energy, they have an opportunity to …

Energy Efficiency

Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars

New NASA images show layers of ice peeking out of eroded cliffs—a potential boon for future humans on the red planet.<p>At sites across the midsection of Mars, scientists have found layers of water ice buried mere feet beneath the red planet’s surface. The discovery adds crucial detail to Mars’s …

Watch the James Webb Space Telescope go through nine months of testing in two minutes

The spectacular scope launches in 2019.<p>The James Webb Space Telescope took decades to build. It won't launch until 2019 at the earliest, it's slowly but surely making its way toward that distant date, after which it will finally get a chance to capture those first glimpses of galaxies forming in …

Telescopes

BREAKING: Astronomers Find a Spectacular Source For Those Mysterious Repeating Space Signals

We're getting closer!<p>Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are one of our Universe's most confounding mysteries - but astronomers may have just figured out the …

When you burn fat, where does it actually go?

Getting rid of fat can be exhausting, but it's as natural as breathing.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it</i> …

Nutrition

What the heck is a bomb cyclone?

And just how bad is it?<p>Bomb cyclone: it sounds really cool, it’s actually kind of scary, and it’s headed your way. On Wednesday and Thursday, the intimidatingly-named winter storm is set to hit the East Coast with icy precipitation from Florida up into New England.<p>But a name as apocalyptic as bomb …

Weather

Here's What Will Happen 10,000 Years From Now, According to Science

We come from the far future.<p>Imagining the future of humanity, our planet, and everything we hold dear in our corner of the cold dark Universe is …

Popular Fiction

These Quantum Droplets Are the Most Dilute Liquids in the Known Universe

A team of physicists in Barcelona has created liquid droplets 100 million times thinner than water that hold themselves together using strange …

The most uplifting science stories of 2017

A few bright points throughout the year.<p>As you reflect on the transition from one year to the next, consider some of the science and tech stories that have made 2017 a great year. Here are the ones that made us smile:<p>Gravitational waves got even cooler<p>Yes, using gravitational waves—tiny ripples in …

Astronomy

‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’

Former Nasa biochemist Josiah Zayner became an online sensation by conducting DIY gene therapy on himself. He explains why he did it<p>Josiah Zayner, 36, recently made headlines by becoming the first person to use the revolutionary gene-editing tool Crispr to try to change their own genes. Part way …

Genetics

We Finally Understand How Meteors Explode When They Reach Earth's Atmosphere

It's so much cooler than just "burning up".<p>Earth is no stranger to meteors. In fact, meteor showers are a regular occurrence, where small objects …

California's wildfires are affecting the oceans—and these researchers are the first to study it

A research trip planned long before the fires took hold takes on new importance.<p>The Santa Barbara Channel, an 80-mile-long stretch of the Pacific Ocean just off the coast of southern California, is one of the most diverse and vibrant ocean ecosystems in the world. On Saturday, a team of scientists …

Road salt is actually pretty terrible for the planet

Could beets be the solution?<p>Marshes, streams and lakes lie alongside many of the roads and highways that zigzag across North America. Plants and animals inhabit these water bodies and can be exposed to many of the substances we put on those roads, including road salt.<p>Rock salt helps keep roads safe …

More snow to fall across Britain, massive travel disruption expected - Xinhua

LONDON, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- More snowfall is expected in Britain as large parts of the island country were hit by heavy snowfall on Sunday morning, …

Why you should avoid consuming vegetable oil at all costs

I, like billions around the world, got trapped in the con of vegetable oil. There was competition among oils, “oh canola is better than sunflower”, …