Australian Popular Science Newshttp://www.popsci.com.auLatest news from www.popsci.com.auFri, 16 Nov 2018 10:49:30 +100010Women are less likely to receive CPR—but why?Virtual reality might help solve the problem.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/women-are-less-likely-to-receive-cpr8212but-why,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/gadgets/smart-speakers-make-tricky-gifts-no-matter-how-cheap-they-get,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/megapixels-this-strange-creature-isnt-a-spider-or-a-dog-but-it-sure-looks-like-both,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/scientists-want-to-put-speed-bumps-in-hurricane-alley-to-slow-down-storms,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/space/two-nasa-spacecraft-died-in-one-week8212and-theres-a-connection,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/llamas-could-save-us-all-from-the-flu,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/a-new-report-shows-the-ozone-hole-is-healing-but-its-not-all-good-news,515148Tue, 6 Nov 2018 11:36:13 +1000Here's how an AI lie detector can tell when you're fibbingDeception detection meets artificial intelligence.http://www.popsci.com.au/robots/artificial-intelligence/heres-how-an-ai-lie-detector-can-tell-when-youre-fibbing,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/brazils-new-president-plans-to-plunder-the-amazon-which-is-bad-news-for-all-of-us,514750Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:20 +1000You really can be scared to death—here's howBut don't freak out.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/you-really-can-be-scared-to-death8212heres-how,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/the-fdas-updated-nutrition-labels-could-improve-your-health8212if-you-know-how-to-read-them,514748Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:19 +1000How to prevent eye strain when you stare at screens all dayYes, it is possible!http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/how-to-prevent-eye-strain-when-you-stare-at-screens-all-day,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/did-a-gigantic-bird-really-eat-a-neanderthal-child,514746Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:17 +1000We can save coral reefs by putting them on iceWithout even giving them freezer burn.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/we-can-save-coral-reefs-by-putting-them-on-ice,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/blow-flies-help-us-solve-murders8212but-climate-change-is-forcing-them-out,514744Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:16 +1000Not all Twitter bots are badAn ode to the best of the automated accounts.http://www.popsci.com.au/tech/computing/not-all-twitter-bots-are-bad,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/fewer-people-got-the-flu-shot-last-season8212and-that-may-be-why-it-was-one-of-the-deadliest,514742Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:14 +1000The oldest weapons in North America offer a new view of prehistoric techThe Paleoamerican migration plot thickens.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/the-oldest-weapons-in-north-america-offer-a-new-view-of-prehistoric-tech,514741Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:55:14 +1000Lavender might actually help you relaxIn mice, sniffing some linalool is similar to taking Valium.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/lavender-might-actually-help-you-relax,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/tech/computing/wifi-could-get-much-faster-thanks-to-a-proposed-change-in-the-wireless-spectrum,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/adenovirus-is-normally-harmless8212heres-why-some-outbreaks-turn-deadly,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/tech/computing/heres-how-to-view-download-and-delete-your-personal-information-online,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/space/space-travel/watch-nasa-dump-450000-gallons-of-water-in-less-than-a-minute,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/gadgets/mobile/when-flying-into-a-hurricane-wont-work-meteorologists-use-these-hightech-alternatives,514352Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:39 +1000Why do we get goosebumps?Happiness and fear are more similar than you might think.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/why-do-we-get-goosebumps,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...http://www.popsci.com.au/gadgets/last-week-in-tech-photoshop-on-the-ipad-palms-tiny-smartphone-and-a-new-waterproof-kindle,514350Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:38 +1000This headless chicken is the deep-sea 'monster' of our dreamsA mysterious and wonderful cuke.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/this-headless-chicken-is-the-deepsea-monster-of-our-dreams,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!http://www.popsci.com.au/make/hacks/heres-how-to-wake-up-when-its-dark-outside,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/sharing-your-negative-emotions-with-your-kids-is-better-than-hiding-them,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/modern-birds-might-have-dinosaur-lungs-to-thank-for-their-existence,514346Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:35 +1000Yes, you really can work yourself to deathStress and sleeplessness are surprisingly lethal.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/yes-you-really-can-work-yourself-to-death,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/the-worlds-largest-organism-is-being-eaten-alive-by-deer,514344Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:34 +1000This could be the fiercest Pacific hurricane season everThe storms are far from over.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/this-could-be-the-fiercest-pacific-hurricane-season-ever,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/robots/artificial-intelligence/three-artificial-intelligence-and-tech-tools-trying-to-boost-peoples-mental-health,514342Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:22:32 +1000Keep your home's temperature up and the heating bill downStop fighting over the thermostat.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/energy/keep-your-homes-temperature-up-and-the-heating-bill-down,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/why-counting-central-parks-squirrels-isnt-nuts,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/gadgets/fitness/why-do-i-feel-dizzy-after-spinning,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/tech/last-week-in-tech-a-massive-hardware-hack-new-microsoft-devices-and-concept-cars,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/hurricane-categories-consider-windspeed-but-ignore-one-of-the-deadliest-effects,513665Tue, 9 Oct 2018 08:11:55 +1000Throwing knives is growing more popular—here's how to get startedToss around some steel.http://www.popsci.com.au/gadgets/throwing-knives-is-growing-more-popular8212heres-how-to-get-started,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.http://www.popsci.com.au/gadgets/fitness/is-it-possible-to-be-too-flexible,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.'http://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/drunk-birds-are-wreaking-havoc-in-minnesota,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.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 +1000