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Scientists Find Way to Measure Quantum Entanglement in 2019-08-07 14:11:35A duo of researchers at Purdue University has modified a popular theorem — called Bell’s inequality — for identifying quantum entang

Astronomers Snap Images of Near-Earth Asteroid 2019 OK 2019-08-07 12:09:23Using several telescopes of the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON), astronomers have captured a series of images of the recently-discover

World’s Largest Parrot Lived 19 Million Years Ago 2019-08-07 09:09:51An international group of paleontologists has found two incomplete bones from an ancient parrot with a mass of 7 kg, double that of the heaviest known

Avocado Genome Sequenced 2019-08-07 07:44:20A multinational team of researchers has sequenced the genomes of Mexican, Guatemalan and West Indian avocados, and the most commercially popular hybri

Dark Chocolate Consumption May Reduce Depression Symptoms 2019-08-07 05:29:49A new study, published recently in the journal Depression and Anxiety, provides evidence that consumption of chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, m

Gorillas Use Their Teeth to Crack Open and 2019-08-06 13:34:03Gorilla diets are characterized by large amounts of fruits and plants. Hard-object feeding is not generally associated with these great apes as the hi

Exposure to Radiation in Deep Space May Impair 2019-08-06 11:34:34In a study by researchers from the University of California, Irvine and elsewhere, exposure to chronic, low dose radiation — the conditions pres

Meet Ngwevu intloko, New Jurassic Dinosaur from South 2019-08-06 10:37:02A new genus and species of sauropodomorph dinosaur has been described — after its fossilized remains spent more than three decades sitting in a

New Class of Pulsating Stars Discovered 2019-08-06 08:43:27An international team of astronomers from the United States, Germany and Israel has discovered a new class of pulsators that vary in brightness every

Social Contact Earlier in Life Could Play Role 2019-08-06 07:29:22A new study, published in the journal PLoS Medicine, suggests that more frequent social contact during early and midlife may build cognitive reserve,

Scientists Create Global Map of Labor Flow 2019-08-05 13:44:38A team of scientists from Indiana University and the professional network LinkedIn has created the first global map of labor flow. “Our result r

Ultramassive Black Hole Found in Elliptical Galaxy Holmberg 2019-08-05 11:42:51Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have discovered an enormous black hole at the center of Holmberg 15A, a supergiant elliptical

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SNAPSHOT: Swirling Clouds on Jupiter 2019-08-07 11:31:11Photo by NASA/JPL-CalTech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin Gill Looking a bit like earthly thunderheads, a white band of high-altitude clouds emerge above the colo

Astronomers Search for Radio Signals From 'Dead Planets' 2019-08-07 11:24:26The dense cores of past planets might survive a star’s expansion period into its white dwarf phase. (Credit: CfA/Mark A. Garlick) In five or

SNAPSHOT: The Dangerous Dance of the Jackdaw 2019-08-07 11:23:48Image by Alex Thornton Despite a spirograph-like appearance, these loops and twists actually represent the flight paths and wingbeats of a flock o

Heracles the Giant Parrot Stood 3-Feet-Tall 2019-08-07 11:00:37A reconstruction of the newly-discovered giant parrot Heracles, dwarfing a group of small New Zealand wrens on the forest floor. (Credit: Illustrati

The Science Behind Your Inexplicable Food Cravings 2019-08-06 17:04:34(Credit: Nick Fewings/Unsplash) You swallow your last bite of lunch and head back to your desk. A stack of papers awaits you, and you’re just

Fecal Transplants: A Curious Cure in Human waste 2019-08-06 15:37:42(Credit: Artemida-psy/Shutterstock) In 2008, gastroenterologist Colleen Kelly had a patient with a recurring and debilitating infection of the gut

Manatee Chat: Uncovering Manatee Secrets 2019-08-06 14:49:39It has long been believed that the manatee is a solitary animal with a very simple communication system that primarily serves one purpose: to keep mom

Meet Homo naledi: The Mysterious Human Cousin 2019-08-06 13:35:24A reconstructed Homo naledi skeleton made from the bones of multiple individuals. (Credit: Lee Roger Berger research team) In 2013 a couple of spel

Heat Will Kill Thousands in Chinese Cities Each 2019-08-06 13:00:38Beijing commuters drive through a layer of "severe" air pollution in this 2014 photo. A new analysis says that human-caused climate change will lead

A Man's Blue Toes Spark a Puzzling Medical 2019-08-06 06:00:00Poor circulation can come from a lot of things — some more deadly than others.

Inside the Heroic Mission to Save Thousands of 2019-08-06 06:00:00Flamingo eggs were strewn across the ground, abandoned by their parents. Without aid, they'd all die.

Long-Term Radiation Exposure From Space Travel Harms Memory, 2019-08-05 13:30:45Astronauts traveling to Mars will get hit with long-term, low-dosage radiation. A new study in mice suggests the radiation could cause lasting memory

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Rodent astronauts suggest trips to Mars will make 2019-08-06 18:41:38Human bodies evolved to live on Earth, so it’s not surprising that space throws us for a loop.

The best protein powders for a muscle-building boost 2019-08-06 16:15:45Great tasting protein powder options to pair with your strength training routine.

Your favorite pristine beach is founded on mass 2019-08-06 15:02:12At first glance, sandy beaches don’t seem very alive. Many of America’s most popular beaches boast broad shores with generous sand, but th

I flew in an F-16 with the Air 2019-08-06 14:26:00The Thunderbirds took Popular Science's Rob Verger for a ride in an F-16. Turns out, he's no Maverick.

Questions to ask when you're trying to decide 2019-08-06 13:47:20You're probably familiar with the registration box that often pops up when you launch a new app or try a new service online—it seems like you c

Women get Alzheimer’s way more than men—and stress 2019-08-06 11:54:18Scientists already know that almost twice as many women as men get Alzheimer’s disease, but this could help us understand why.

In some heatwaves, fans do more harm than 2019-08-05 22:00:00Whether you should turn on your fan during a heat wave might depend more on the humidity than on the temperature.

11 reasons you need a tarp in the 2019-08-05 19:37:32Your most critical piece of backcountry gear is a lightweight tarp.

When to start worrying that a dog bite 2019-08-05 19:35:38Most dogs don't bite, and most dog bites aren't serious—but in some cases, even a lick can be incredibly dangerous.

$30 off V-MODA running headphones and other good 2019-08-05 19:30:15PopSci is always on the lookout for today's best deals. Our lists will be updated throughout the day, so check back to see if stumbled upon any aweso

A few unusual ideas for cleaning up cars, 2019-08-05 18:30:00As the world copes with climate change, the shipping industry — indeed, the entire world transportation sector — must find ways to wean it

The 5 best email apps to rescue your 2019-08-05 18:02:03We can probably all agree that email is broken. The convenience and simplicity of being able to write to someone anytime, anywhere, has led to an aval

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Bacteria Foul N.J.’s Largest Lake, Indicating Broader Crisis 2019-08-05 09:15:33Lake Hopatcong, normally buzzing with swimmers and water skiers, is filled with cyanobacteria in quantities never before recorded.

That Vexing Math Equation? Here’s an Addition 2019-08-05 08:25:55The confusion (likely intentional) boiled down to a discrepancy between the math rules used in grade school and in high school.

The Math Equation That Tried to Stump the 2019-08-05 06:44:36Sometimes BODMAS is just PEMDAS by another name. And no, the answer is not 100.

Seeking a Culprit When Bumblebee Carcasses Pile Up 2019-08-05 05:30:57Blame the linden trees? Maybe pesticides left by humans? Or is nature just cruel sometimes?

Russian Land of Permafrost and Mammoths Is Thawing 2019-08-04 19:25:27Global warming is shrinking the permanently frozen ground across Siberia, disrupting everyday life in one of the coldest inhabited places on earth.

Europe’s Heat Wave, Fueled by Climate Change, Moves 2019-08-04 19:25:25The four-day hot spell was rare for France and the Netherlands, researchers say, but it used to be a lot rarer.

Tainted Pork, Ill Consumers and an Investigation Thwarted 2019-08-04 17:30:10Drug-resistant infections from food are growing. But powerful industry interests are blocking scientists and investigators from getting information th

Stealing Lauri 2019-08-04 11:07:32A pig kidnapping highlights the concerns over antibiotics in livestock.

Wild Pups Romp Again in an African Paradise 2019-08-04 10:56:16Wild dogs have returned to the famed Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. The first puppy litters were not far behind.

Would You Want a Computer to Judge Your 2019-08-04 05:30:47A new software algorithm decides which patients are most likely to become infected with the virus. Does the assessment stigmatize patients?

A Brain Scan May Predict Alzheimer’s. Should You 2019-08-03 04:45:05One expert warns of “unintended downsides,” including overuse of only modestly effective medications.

Sesame Allergy More Common Than Once Thought, Study 2019-08-03 04:45:05More than one million children and adults are allergic to sesame in the United States, scientists report. But sesame is not among the allergens that m

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Opioid use and misuse 3 months after ED 2019-08-07 13:47:22Opioid use at the three-month follow-up in emergency department patients discharged with an opioid prescription for acute pain is relatively low and n

Bermuda's baitfish populations 2019-08-07 13:19:41A new study used DNA markers to characterize the genetic diversity of Bermuda's baitfish populations. The island's baitfish were shown to exist in h

New synthesis method opens up possibilities for organic 2019-08-07 13:19:39Scientists have modified a previous synthesis method to create a new semiconducting polymer with remarkable properties which could be used in organic

Forgotten immune cells protective in mouse model of 2019-08-07 13:19:33A seldom-studied class of immune cells may reduce the friendly fire that drives autoimmune disease, according to a new study. Stimulating these protec

Groundwater resources in Africa resilient to climate change 2019-08-07 13:19:28Groundwater - a vital source of water for drinking and irrigation across sub-Saharan Africa - is resilient to climate variability and change, accordin

A rocky relationship: A history of Earth's continents 2019-08-07 13:19:26A new study of rocks that formed billions of years ago lends fresh insight into how Earth's plate tectonics, or the movement of large pieces of Earth

Key proteins for the repair of nerve fibers 2019-08-07 13:19:22Scientists have identified a group of proteins that help to regenerate damaged nerve cells.

Scientists reveal key insights into emerging water purification 2019-08-07 13:19:20While it holds promise, membrane distillation doesn't work perfectly. A key challenge is designing membranes to purify water efficiently while ensuri

A growth mindset intervention can change students' grades 2019-08-07 13:19:18Boosting academic success does not have to deriv