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Science 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…
Eastern Arsenal Long March 9 The 4,000 ton Long March 9 (LM-9) could be destined for Mars missi…
Science 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…
Health 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…
Gadgets Catch up on all the technology gossip without all the hype. Keep it real with your tech rumors.
Technology 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…
DIY Strategies for chilling out. Air conditioning makes your home much more comfortable during the summer. But you can do a lot to drive down the temperature before you flip on the AC.
Environment 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…
Health 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…
Technology Even the mighty Amazon isn't immune from system failures. This is why even big companies like Amazon still sometimes have issues with their websites.
Science 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.
Nexus Media News Cycling videos of the Tour of Flanders show how trees are responding to warmer weather. Scientists are using media coverage of annual sporting events to document climate change.
Technology 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.
Technology 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.
Animals 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…
Science 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…
Health 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…
Space 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…
Science 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…
Eastern Arsenal Another Record China's launched two of the world's largest warships at once on July 3rd, as it builds a navy fit for a superpower.