Australian Popular Science News news from, 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.,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.,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.,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.,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.,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.,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.,512725Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:48:17 +1000Hot computers are slow and dangerous—here's how to fix yoursHow hot is too hot?,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.,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.,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.,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.,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.,512719Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:48:13 +1000You should not drink human blood. It will not keep you young.No,,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.,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.,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 bolts,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.,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.,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.,511796Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:23:50 +1000All the best new gadgets from the 2018 IFA consumer electronics showLots of new gadgets abound.,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.,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.,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.,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.,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.,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.,500400Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:29 +1000When rain is just as dangerous as droughtRaindrops keep falling—and it's a big problem.,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.,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.,500397Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:27 +1000US Trees are migrating west to escape climate changeGo west, young sapling.,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.,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.,500394Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:25 +1000The exhilarating history of roller coaster photographyCapturing thrill seekers through the ages.,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 hot,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.,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.,500390Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:22 +1000What you should know about Florida's awful algae problem5 questions answered.,500389Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:21 +1000Check out these new flying dinosaur bonesThe bird-boned dino showed up somewhere unexpected.,500387Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:52:20 +1000Can an app replace your birth control?You may be shocked and surprised by the answer!,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.,499882Wed, 8 Aug 2018 17:00:18 +1000Why (almost) everyone needs to stretch when they exerciseEven if it won't prevent injury.,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 ISS,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.,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.,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?,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...,496784Wed, 4 Jul 2018 09:19:34 +1000Meet China's growing fleet of automated delivery dronesMeals being air freighted, plus armies of delivery robots.,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.,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.,496781Wed, 4 Jul 2018 09:19:31 +1000