Rafi Letzter
at 10:27 AM Nov 22 2014
Science // 

If you want to make billions in 2014, you have to understand big data. Chinese web sales giant Alibaba understands this concept better than most, as it utilizes comprehensive data analytics to predict how consumers are going to spend their money. And while the company's number crunchers were hard at work hunting trends, they stumbled across this correlation: women who spent big bucks also tended to have, ahem, bigger busts.

logru712
at 10:27 AM Nov 22 2014

For many years, a Chinese man in the U.K. experienced a range of debilitating neurological symptoms with no understood origin--including headaches, memory loss, and seizures. A biopsy found inflammation in the man's brain, but they were unable to pinpoint the exact cause of his symptoms.

davemosher
at 06:57 AM Nov 21 2014
Science // 

Parts of the US got a lot of snow last week—or yesterday. They can blame this guy, above. The satellite image, taken November 8, shows a superstorm over the Bering Sea. The storm was one of the most intense ever recorded in the region, creating hurricane-force winds and 26-foot-tall waves. The storm was also a part of a series of meteorological events that eventually led to the recent cold snap in the American Midwest and northern New York State.

logru712
at 10:45 AM Nov 20 2014

You can now buy your own, tiny, 3D printed livers. Haven't you always wanted one?

Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:45 AM Nov 20 2014
Science // 

Talk about a polar plunge. This week all 50 states experienced freezing temperatures on the same day. Preparations for the (possible) deep freeze of this winter are already hitting cities and states where it hurts: in their wallets.

Mike Jeffries
at 10:17 AM Nov 18 2014
Nature // 

Stink bug. As names go it is a PR disaster, each of the words alone hardly endearing, and, in combination, wholly off-putting. Which is a shame because stink bugs have a perky charm, a distinctive style and, for an insect, a surprising concern for their offspring.

Rafi Letzter
at 19:02 PM Nov 17 2014
Nature // 

There's an unwelcome guest on your doorstep, America.

 
1 2 3 4 5 ... 375
Sign up for the Pop Sci newsletter
Australian Popular Science
ON SALE 30 OCTOBER
PopSci Live