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  • Scientists are speed breeding plants in a race to beat climate change

    Why Scientists Are Breeding Wheat in Space

    Some years ago, NASA bred wheat in space with the goal of providing an unending food supply for astronauts. To help the plant along, astronauts shined light on the plant continuously. As far as ... More >
  • China is making 1,000-UAV drone swarms now

    China Deploys 1000-Drone Swarm

    At the close of the Global Fortune Forum in Guangzhou on Dec. 7, the event's hosts set a world record for the largest drone swarm ever deployed. For 9 minutes, 1,180 drones danced and blinked out ... More >
  • When you burn fat, where does it actually go?

    When You Burn Fat, Where Does it Actually Go?

    When you dig into your meal or grab a quick bite on the way to work, the food you eat goes toward fueling your body. As your favorite (or not so favorite) foods pass through your digestive system, ... More >
  • In his first PopSci appearance, a young Stephen Hawking explains an incredible discovery

    Stephen Hawking's First PopSci Appearance

    How will the universe end? Will it sputter out in a realm of ice, cooling continually as it expands until it reaches the absolute zero of temperature throughout its vast expanse? Will it die in a ... More >
  • Rats have been in New York City since the 1700s and they're never leaving

    The Rats of New York: 300 Years & Counting

    Since the late 1700s, Norwegian rats have haunted New York City's alleys, parks, and basements. They came on ships from France and England, and then they never left. More >
Nature // 

Kim the spider has a thing or two to teach us.

Neel Patel at 09:34 AM May 9 2018
Nature // 

Hawaii's latest eruption has much to teach us about hazard mitigation, volcanology, and even outer space.

Eleanor Cummins at 09:34 AM May 9 2018
Nature // 

Scientists think these critters deserve their own category in recognition of this strange feeding method.

Kelly Sutherland/The Conversation at 09:34 AM May 9 2018

And other answers to the allergy questions you're too afraid to ask.

Sara Chodosh at 09:34 AM May 9 2018
Nature // 

Thanks to climate change, these crybaby parasites are heading to North America.

Kat Eschner at 09:34 AM May 9 2018
Tech // 

What you need to know about the company's developers' event.

Rob Verger at 09:34 AM May 9 2018
Space // 

Life as we know it probably wouldn't exist.

Morgan McFall-Johnsen at 09:34 AM May 9 2018
Nature // 

Some species are hitting snooze on flowering season to cope with the stresses of a warming planet.

Marlene Cimons at 09:34 AM May 9 2018
Gadgets // 

Instant prints make smart phone photography seem boring.

Stan Horaczek at 09:34 AM May 9 2018

You can do more for your health. And it's not that hard.

Claire Maldarelli at 09:34 AM May 9 2018

Our best guess for what it would take to get to planets that are really, really far away.

Rachel Feltman at 09:34 AM May 9 2018
Science // 

Earth is kind of overdue to see its magnetic field pull a 180 and reverse on itself. Certainly a lot of people are ...

Neel V. Patel at 08:49 AM May 2 2018
Science // 

Cool things happen when you control water with a computer.

Rob Verger at 08:49 AM May 2 2018
Nature // 

Researchers are working on designs to help sop up pollutants.

Kate Baggaley at 08:49 AM May 2 2018

Millions of people suffer from allergies. Their suffering can take many forms, from the seasonal snifflers who track ...

Eleanor Cummins at 08:49 AM May 2 2018
 
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