Australian Popular Science News news from, 16 Jan 2019 13:37:34 +100010Women are less likely to receive CPR—but why?Virtual reality might help solve the problem.,515154Tue, 6 Nov 2018 11:36:18 +1000Smart speakers make tricky gifts, no matter how cheap they getGoogle Home Minis and Echo Dots are really cheap this holiday, but they're complicated gifts.,515153Tue, 6 Nov 2018 11:36:17 +1000MEGAPIXELS: This strange creature isn't a spider or a dog, but it sure looks like bothMy dear, you have… THE GRIM.,515152Tue, 6 Nov 2018 11:36:16 +1000Scientists want to put 'speed bumps' in hurricane alley to slow down stormsWind farms could absorb some of the energy from hurricanes before they hit land.,515151Tue, 6 Nov 2018 11:36:15 +1000Two NASA spacecraft died in one week—and there's a connectionKepler and Dawn guzzled through their precious gas for similar reasons.,515150Tue, 6 Nov 2018 11:36:15 +1000Llamas could save us all from the fluTheir blood might hold the key to stopping every flu, every year.,515149Tue, 6 Nov 2018 11:36:14 +1000A new report shows the ozone hole is healing, but it's not all good newsDespite mostly positive changes, a scientific assessment of the Montreal Protocol shows how we still need to do better.,515148Tue, 6 Nov 2018 11:36:13 +1000Here's how an AI lie detector can tell when you're fibbingDeception detection meets artificial intelligence.,515147Tue, 6 Nov 2018 11:36:13 +1000Brazil's new president plans to plunder the Amazon, which is bad news for all of usDeforestation could be devastating for indigenous peoples—and for the whole planet.,514750Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:20 +1000You really can be scared to death—here's howBut don't freak out.,514749Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:20 +1000The FDA's updated nutrition labels could improve your health—if you know how to read themThe regulatory agency has finally accepted that nobody drinks just half a bottle of Coke.,514748Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:19 +1000How to prevent eye strain when you stare at screens all dayYes, it is possible!,514747Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:18 +1000Did a gigantic bird really eat a Neanderthal child?A paleontologist walks us through the details of the case.,514746Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:17 +1000We can save coral reefs by putting them on iceWithout even giving them freezer burn.,514745Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:16 +1000Blow flies help us solve murders—but climate change is forcing them outRising temperatures are driving these crime-fighting insects from their homes.,514744Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:16 +1000Not all Twitter bots are badAn ode to the best of the automated accounts.,514743Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:15 +1000Fewer people got the flu shot last season—and that may be why it was one of the deadliestYoung, healthy people need to get the shot too.,514742Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:14 +1000The oldest weapons in North America offer a new view of prehistoric techThe Paleoamerican migration plot thickens.,514741Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:14 +1000Lavender might actually help you relaxIn mice, sniffing some linalool is similar to taking Valium.,514740Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:13 +1000Wi-Fi could get much faster thanks to a proposed change in the wireless spectrumThe FCC voted to open up more space in the spectrum for connected devices.,514739Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:12 +1000Adenovirus is normally harmless—here's why some outbreaks turn deadlyHere's what you need to know about the adenovirus.,514738Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:11 +1000Here's how to view, download, and delete your personal information onlineSet aside lots of time and extra hard-drive space.,514737Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:10 +1000Watch NASA dump 450,000 gallons of water in less than a minuteLaunching a big rocket? You'll need to get wet.,514353Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:40 +1000When flying into a hurricane won't work, meteorologists use these high-tech alternativesSatellites provide a safe and accurate alternative.,514352Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:39 +1000Why do we get goosebumps?Happiness and fear are more similar than you might think.,514351Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:39 +1000Last week in tech: Photoshop on the iPad, Palm's tiny smartphone, and a new waterproof KindleSo many gadgets, so little spending money...,514350Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:38 +1000This headless chicken is the deep-sea 'monster' of our dreamsA mysterious and wonderful cuke.,514349Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:37 +1000Here's how to wake up when it's dark outsideDid daylight savings mess you up again? Did you get a new job? Here's how to rise and shine!,514348Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:36 +1000Sharing your negative emotions with your kids is better than hiding themChildren learn to handle their own feelings by observing how others deal with theirs.,514347Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:36 +1000Modern birds might have dinosaur lungs to thank for their existenceResearchers found the evidence of lungs for the first time in an avian dinosaur fossil.,514346Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:35 +1000Yes, you really can work yourself to deathStress and sleeplessness are surprisingly lethal.,514345Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:34 +1000The world's largest organism is being eaten alive by deerHis name is Pando and he's very nice.,514344Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:34 +1000This could be the fiercest Pacific hurricane season everThe storms are far from over.,514343Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:33 +1000Three artificial intelligence and tech tools trying to boost people's mental healthApps and software that aim to help you feel better.,514342Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:32 +1000Keep your home's temperature up and the heating bill downStop fighting over the thermostat.,514341Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:31 +1000Why counting Central Park's squirrels isn't nutsThis isn't Josh O'Connor's first—or last—squirrel census.,514339Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:30 +1000Why do I feel dizzy after spinning?Sometimes, it takes a while for your brain to catch up to your body.,514338Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:29 +1000Last week in tech: A massive hardware hack, new Microsoft devices, and concept carsCatch up on your tech news and listen to the latest edition of our podcast.,513666Tue, 9 Oct 2018 08:11:56 +1000Hurricane categories consider windspeed but ignore one of the deadliest effectsThe Saffir-Simpson Scale isn't working, but we can't abandon it.,513665Tue, 9 Oct 2018 08:11:55 +1000Throwing knives is growing more popular—here's how to get startedToss around some steel.,513664Tue, 9 Oct 2018 08:11:54 +1000Is it possible to be too flexible?Yoga might make you too bendy without making you strong enough to handle it.,513663Tue, 9 Oct 2018 08:11:54 +1000Drunk birds are wreaking havoc in MinnesotaHere's why experts call our desire to drink an 'evolutionary hangover.',513662Tue, 9 Oct 2018 08:11:53 +1000A 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 +1000