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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 // 

Plankton makes the oxygen, and the rest of us just go ahead and breathe the stuff...

Neel V. Patel at 09:19 AM Jul 4 2018
Drones // 

Meals being air freighted, plus armies of delivery robots.

Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer at 09:19 AM Jul 4 2018

Keeping everything outside the body seems like a strange choice.

Neil Adams/The Conversation at 09:19 AM Jul 4 2018
Gadgets // 

It creates a protective dome around you.

Stan Horaczek at 09:19 AM Jul 4 2018
Cars // 

New I-Pace is a breakthrough achievement—and a hell of a fun car.

Eric Adams at 09:19 AM Jul 4 2018
Science // 

How do you keep an exhibit up to date when the data is still rushing in?

Eleanor Cummins at 09:19 AM Jul 4 2018

Enjoy your morning cup of joe with a dash of smugness.

Sara Chodosh at 09:19 AM Jul 4 2018
Nature // 

And might help us save them from chlamydia.

Kat Eschner at 09:19 AM Jul 4 2018
Space // 

And that's only the inner asteroid belt.

Mary Beth Griggs at 09:19 AM Jul 4 2018
Science // 

Suicide now ranks in the top 10 leading causes of death in the US. In 2015, 44,193 Americans died by their own hand. ...

Steven Stack/The Conversation at 09:19 AM Jul 4 2018
Hacks // 

The worst toys to step on may yet be redeemed.

Kat Eschner at 09:39 AM Jun 28 2018

It's 2018 and UX designers know us better than we know ourselves.

Eleanor Cummins at 09:39 AM Jun 28 2018

James Webb is now slated for a 2021 launch—only a bajillion years late.

Mary Beth Griggs at 09:39 AM Jun 28 2018
Science // 

Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.

Rachel Feltman at 09:39 AM Jun 28 2018
Science // 

The Bronx's stinkiest resident will only blossom for a day or so.

Rachel Feltman at 09:39 AM Jun 28 2018
 
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