Sarah Fecht
at 12:34 PM Jun 23 2017
Fitness // 

Americans are spending $200 billion a year to treat their back pain, and most aren't even happy with the treatment they're getting. They're often stuck relying on addictive pain meds or spending a fortune on physical therapy.

Sara Chodosh
at 12:34 PM Jun 23 2017
Fitness // 

Vitamins seem something you can't have too much of. Like too much ice cream on a sticky summer day—sure, you can technically go overboard, but the limit is so high, and what's the worst thing that happens anyway? And unlike ice cream, we know that vitamins help keep us healthy.

Stan Horaczek
at 09:30 AM Jun 17 2017
Gadgets // 

In 2007, Nike introduced a driver called the Sumo. It was immediately identifiable because of its square head shape as well as the signature sound it made when impacting the ball. The noise in question was a loud “clank” that many players found annoying. “The Sumo had a very strong frequency content around 2,000-3,000 hertz,” says Daniel A. Russell, a professor of acoustics at Pennsylvania State University's College of Engineering. “That's right where the human ear is most responsive to sound.”

Marlene Cimons
at 09:30 AM Jun 17 2017
Fitness // 

On a recent Sunday morning, 93-year-old Bernie Fowler laced up his white sneakers and waded into Maryland's Patuxent River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, just as he has done every June for the past 30 years. He was conducting his annual test of water clarity by seeing how deep he could go and still see the tops of his shoes.

Claire Maldarelli
at 09:29 AM Jun 5 2017
Fitness // 

Researchers at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center used motion sensing technology to study how compression tights affect vibration and fatigue.

Stan Horaczek
at 15:00 PM May 31 2017
Gadgets // 

Just a few days ago, Microsoft announced an upgrade to its Surface Pro touchscreen computing device (Redmond hates when you call it a “tablet”). You might have missed it because not a whole heck of a lot has changed. The Surface Pro now has the latest 7th-gen Intel processors, extended battery life up to 13.5 hours, and a swanky new keyboard covered in Alcantara, a material that feels a bit like suede, but is made from polyester and polyurethane to make it durable. What has significantly changed, however, is the Microsoft Surface Pen, and that could be a big step forward for Microsoft in its current efforts to court the creative class.

PopSci Staff
at 12:58 PM May 26 2017
Gadgets // 

Ths Nest thermostat mostly applies to Americans, or at least homes with central heating. But, it gets a lot of attention so we thought, why not republish the US mothership's latest review? Behold!

 
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