But we’ll never get them out of the ground.
In a new paper published this week, an international team of researchers estimates that about 1 to 2 percent of the Earth’s cratonic roots are made of diamond. That…
Knitting isn’t just for passing time.
I decided to offer a class called “The Mathematics of Knitting” at my institution, Carthage College. In it, I chose to eliminate pencil, paper, calculator (gasp) and…
We know how sleep cycles work, but we don’t know what a normal one is or how to alter it.
Aside from keeping count of the number of hours we get each night, sleep researchers say sleep monitors are cool to look at, but don’t provide any valuable data to…
Connectivity issues could get much worse.
Snaking beneath roads and strung across oceans, hundreds of thousands of miles of cables and their connections make up the backbone of the internet. Despite its…
Old, inefficient engines inside new frames have been sneaking through a regulatory loophole that the EPA was supposed to be closing.
Leading up to the Trump administration, the Environmental Protection Agency had been on track to regulate a group of highly polluting freight trucks called gliders or…
How healthy is that ‘healthy glow’?
Gyms across the country include tanning beds among their offerings. A new paper is the first to look specifically at gym users who tan, finding that they’re part of a…
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we promise you’ll have an even weirder answer if you listen to PopSci’s newest podcast.
Even new-fangled salt water systems can't quit chlorination.
Pool owners may think they’re eschewing chlorine in favor of so-called saltwater systems. But no one can escape this omnipresent chemical cleaner.
A full version of the image editing program for iPad is expected to be announced in October.
Adobe’s chief product officer, Scott Belsky, confirmed that an Adobe Photoshop app was in the works in an interview with Bloomberg.
They also might be better equipped to adapt to climate change.
Researchers studying dolphins found that ones that practice deep diving have 25 percent more red blood cells compared to their shallow swimming counterparts. They think…
Around 40 percent of us may have a fictional recollection as our “first” memory.
Most memory researchers argue that its essentially impossible to remember anything before those terrible twos. Understanding how and why our brains form memories in the…
Breast and prostate cancers seem to be more common amongst those who eat dinner late, but it may just be a correlation.
Individuals who eat dinner before 9:00 p.m. or wait at least two hours after finishing dinner before going to bed have about a 26 percent lower risk of developing…
The survey also confirmed the existence of two other moons, whose discovery was announced last year
Jupiter has always held fast to the upper echelon of superlatives in our solar system. It was always the biggest planet, a heavyweight whose gravity influences anything…
Don’t worry, these diseases can’t spread to people.
Dogs can get one of the more bizarre cancers in the world. The disease spreads from dog to dog, but it's not triggered by a virus, the way Human papillomavirus can…