Australian Popular Science Newshttp://www.popsci.com.auLatest news from www.popsci.com.auThu, 20 Sep 2018 17:45:49 +100010A blindfolded sea otter named Selka shows how the critters find food in murky waterProving the power of whiskers and paws.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/a-blindfolded-sea-otter-named-selka-shows-how-the-critters-find-food-in-murky-water,512731Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:48:21 +1000SpaceX wants to send private citizens to the moon (again)We all want to know who it is.http://www.popsci.com.au/space/space-travel/spacex-wants-to-send-private-citizens-to-the-moon-again,512730Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:48:21 +1000iOS 12 just gave your iPhone new features—here's how to use themAn AR measuring app, Memoji, easier photo sharing, and more.http://www.popsci.com.au/gadgets/mobile/ios-12-just-gave-your-iphone-new-features8212heres-how-to-use-them,512729Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:48:20 +1000How studying chicken butts cracked the inner workings of our immune systemA Golden Goose award just recognized how poultry enhanced our understanding of B and T cells.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/how-studying-chicken-butts-cracked-the-inner-workings-of-our-immune-system,512728Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:48:19 +1000Scientists followed a leatherback turtle through Hurricane Florence—here's what they sawSatellites, sharks, and turtles, oh my.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/scientists-followed-a-leatherback-turtle-through-hurricane-florence8212heres-what-they-saw,512727Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:48:19 +1000Maker Faire 2018 preview: A car-crushing hand, cotton-candy robot, and DIY catapult competitionEight amazing displays to check out.http://www.popsci.com.au/make/maker-faire-2018-preview-a-carcrushing-hand-cottoncandy-robot-and-diy-catapult-competition,512726Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:48:18 +1000Human spit is actually a great cleaning solution (and other award-winning scientific finds)The annual Ig Nobel awards are a treasure.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/human-spit-is-actually-a-great-cleaning-solution-and-other-awardwinning-scientific-finds,512725Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:48:17 +1000Hot computers are slow and dangerous—here's how to fix yoursHow hot is too hot?http://www.popsci.com.au/tech/computing/hot-computers-are-slow-and-dangerous8212heres-how-to-fix-yours,512724Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:48:17 +1000Megapixels: Hurricane Florence races the sun to reach the East Coast in this epic satellite photoThe storm made landfall early Friday morning.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/megapixels-hurricane-florence-races-the-sun-to-reach-the-east-coast-in-this-epic-satellite-photo,512723Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:48:16 +1000Rolls Royce built a silent isolation chamber in its Phantom luxury carIt will likely command a hefty price hike on a car that's already well over $400,000.http://www.popsci.com.au/tech/cars/rolls-royce-built-a-silent-isolation-chamber-in-its-phantom-luxury-car,512722Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:48:15 +1000Humans are natural runners—and this ancient gene mutation might have helpedYour muscles are ready to run, whether you like it or not.http://www.popsci.com.au/gadgets/fitness/humans-are-natural-runners8212and-this-ancient-gene-mutation-might-have-helped,512721Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:48:14 +1000Our seasons are out of whack, which is really bad for migratory birdsSpring is advancing much faster in northern areas than it is in southern areas throughout three migration routes.http://www.popsci.com.au/gadgets/mobile/our-seasons-are-out-of-whack-which-is-really-bad-for-migratory-birds,512720Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:48:14 +1000The Apple Watch is evolving into a legitimate medical deviceThe smartwatch's new ECG function brings fitness trackers into real medical care.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/the-apple-watch-is-evolving-into-a-legitimate-medical-device,512719Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:48:13 +1000You should not drink human blood. It will not keep you young.No, just...no.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/you-should-not-drink-human-blood-it-will-not-keep-you-young,512718Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:48:12 +1000Hurricane season has been quiet so far, but the Atlantic is finally waking upIt's still too soon to know if anything will threaten the United States.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/hurricane-season-has-been-quiet-so-far-but-the-atlantic-is-finally-waking-up,511801Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:23:52 +1000University supercomputers are science's unsung heroes, and Texas will get the fastest yetThe machine is called Frontera.http://www.popsci.com.au/tech/computing/university-supercomputers-are-sciences-unsung-heroes-and-texas-will-get-the-fastest-yet,511800Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:23:51 +1000Meet STEVE, and 7 other mysterious glowing things you'll find in the night skyFrom northern lights to lightning boltshttp://www.popsci.com.au/space/astronomy/meet-steve-and-7-other-mysterious-glowing-things-youll-find-in-the-night-sky,511799Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:23:51 +1000Your digital assistant may have tons of new features it didn't tell you aboutHere's how to find them.http://www.popsci.com.au/gadgets/your-digital-assistant-may-have-tons-of-new-features-it-didnt-tell-you-about,511798Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:23:50 +1000How a pair of wildlife rescuers ended up with a chubby pet squirrel named ThumbelinaAnd why you should probably leave most baby squirrels alone.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/how-a-pair-of-wildlife-rescuers-ended-up-with-a-chubby-pet-squirrel-named-thumbelina,511797Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:23:50 +1000Yellowstone thrived after its 1988 fires, but dry summers threaten all progressExtremely hot, dry weather in the US is no longer as rare as it used to be.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/yellowstone-thrived-after-its-1988-fires-but-dry-summers-threaten-all-progress,511796Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:23:50 +1000All the best new gadgets from the 2018 IFA consumer electronics showLots of new gadgets abound.http://www.popsci.com.au/gadgets/all-the-best-new-gadgets-from-the-2018-ifa-consumer-electronics-show,511795Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:23:49 +1000It's not your imagination, humidity really is killing youHot and humid weather prevents your body from cooling itself down.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/its-not-your-imagination-humidity-really-is-killing-you,511794Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:23:48 +1000The weirdest things we learned this week: baby skeleton art, zombie presidents, and solar-powered telegraphsOur editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/the-weirdest-things-we-learned-this-week-baby-skeleton-art-zombie-presidents-and-solarpowered-telegraphs,511793Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:23:46 +1000A new type of neuron lurks in the human brain, and we have no idea what it doesBreak out your botanical dictionary. You're going to need it.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/a-new-type-of-neuron-lurks-in-the-human-brain-and-we-have-no-idea-what-it-does,511791Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:23:46 +1000Google says its search can't be biased—that's not how search worksIt's not politics. It's the internet.http://www.popsci.com.au/tech/computing/google-says-its-search-cant-be-biased8212thats-not-how-search-works,511790Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:23:46 +1000'Zombie gene' could be why so few elephants die of cancerElephants are bringing a genetic gun to a cancer knife-fight.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/zombie-gene-could-be-why-so-few-elephants-die-of-cancer,500401Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:29 +1000The best rain jackets to wear when it's hot outOur guide for how to choose the right tech for the moment.http://www.popsci.com.au/gadgets/the-best-rain-jackets-to-wear-when-its-hot-out,500400Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:29 +1000When rain is just as dangerous as droughtRaindrops keep falling—and it's a big problem.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/when-rain-is-just-as-dangerous-as-drought,500399Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:28 +1000Microbiologists are testing blood-sensing pills in pigs' belliesResearchers developed a sensor to detect blood in the stomach.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/microbiologists-are-testing-bloodsensing-pills-in-pigs-bellies,500398Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:27 +1000#TBT to 1947: Introducing the Polaroid CameraAnd other vintage photo news from Popular Science's May 1947 issue.http://www.popsci.com.au/tech/tbt-to-1947-introducing-the-polaroid-camera,500397Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:27 +1000US Trees are migrating west to escape climate changeGo west, young sapling.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/us-trees-are-migrating-west-to-escape-climate-change,500396Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:26 +1000Measles cases aren't spiking, despite talk of an outbreak2018 has been a pretty normal year for the measles, actually.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/measles-cases-arent-spiking-despite-talk-of-an-outbreak,500395Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:25 +1000New fracking wells are using hundreds of times more water than their predecessorsThe change between 2011 and 2018 is stark.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/energy/new-fracking-wells-are-using-hundreds-of-times-more-water-than-their-predecessors,500394Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:25 +1000The exhilarating history of roller coaster photographyCapturing thrill seekers through the ages.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/the-exhilarating-history-of-roller-coaster-photography,500393Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:24 +1000This giant exoplanet's atmosphere teems with glowing hot atoms of titanium and ironAnd you thought this summer was hothttp://www.popsci.com.au/space/this-giant-exoplanets-atmosphere-teems-with-glowing-hot-atoms-of-titanium-and-iron,500392Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:23 +1000The weirdest things we learned this week: bone flutes, zebra carriages, and laughing gas partiesOur editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/the-weirdest-things-we-learned-this-week-bone-flutes-zebra-carriages-and-laughing-gas-parties,500391Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:23 +1000The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is a great gaming phone that won't make you better at FortnitePlaying the most popular game in the world on Samsung's new Flagship phone.http://www.popsci.com.au/gadgets/mobile/the-samsung-galaxy-note-9-is-a-great-gaming-phone-that-wont-make-you-better-at-fortnite,500390Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:22 +1000What you should know about Florida's awful algae problem5 questions answered.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/what-you-should-know-about-floridas-awful-algae-problem,500389Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:21 +1000Check out these new flying dinosaur bonesThe bird-boned dino showed up somewhere unexpected.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/check-out-these-new-flying-dinosaur-bones,500387Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:20 +1000Can an app replace your birth control?You may be shocked and surprised by the answer!http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/can-an-app-replace-your-birth-control,500388Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:00 +1000The Mendocino Complex is California's largest fire on record—for nowWarmer nights are fueling the future of wildfires.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/the-mendocino-complex-is-californias-largest-fire-on-record8212for-now,499882Wed, 8 Aug 2018 17:00:18 +1000Why (almost) everyone needs to stretch when they exerciseEven if it won't prevent injury.http://www.popsci.com.au/gadgets/fitness/why-almost-everyone-needs-to-stretch-when-they-exercise,499881Wed, 8 Aug 2018 17:00:17 +1000What it's like to photograph planet Earth from spaceRetired astronaut Chris Hadfield on how to make great photos from the ISShttp://www.popsci.com.au/make/what-its-like-to-photograph-planet-earth-from-space,499880Wed, 8 Aug 2018 17:00:17 +1000The best gardening tools for keeping your yard lush without the wasteWorm farms, weeders, push mowers... The whole nine yards to control fine yards.http://www.popsci.com.au/gadgets/the-best-gardening-tools-for-keeping-your-yard-lush-without-the-waste,499879Wed, 8 Aug 2018 17:00:17 +1000The problem with taking scientific questions to courtJuries can blame a product for giving you cancer—but that doesn't mean it's true.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/the-problem-with-taking-scientific-questions-to-court,499878Wed, 8 Aug 2018 17:00:17 +1000AI can now help write Wikipedia pages for overlooked scientistsWhen does a scientist's work deserve its own Wikipedia page, and when does the scientist themselves deserve a separate page? http://www.popsci.com.au/robots/artificial-intelligence/ai-can-now-help-write-wikipedia-pages-for-overlooked-scientists,499884Wed, 8 Aug 2018 17:00:00 +1000Earth's first large animals probably triggered a change in climatePlankton makes the oxygen, and the rest of us just go ahead and breathe the stuff...http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/earths-first-large-animals-probably-triggered-a-change-in-climate,496784Wed, 4 Jul 2018 09:19:34 +1000Meet China's growing fleet of automated delivery dronesMeals being air freighted, plus armies of delivery robots.http://www.popsci.com.au/robots/drones/meet-chinas-growing-fleet-of-automated-delivery-drones,496783Wed, 4 Jul 2018 09:19:33 +1000Descended testicles: DNA study drops new hints on secrets of low hanging glandsKeeping everything outside the body seems like a strange choice.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/descended-testicles-dna-study-drops-new-hints-on-secrets-of-low-hanging-glands,496782Wed, 4 Jul 2018 09:19:32 +1000Thermacell's Radius Zone mosquito repellent keeps your blood inside your bodyIt creates a protective dome around you.http://www.popsci.com.au/gadgets/thermacells-radius-zone-mosquito-repellent-keeps-your-blood-inside-your-body,496781Wed, 4 Jul 2018 09:19:31 +1000