Space Don’t you want to meet them? Earth is a planet of habit. It rigorously adheres to a whirlwind of a daily schedule spinning through its tasks (mostly: spinning.)…
Technology Tech demos from the Max convention show impressive tech, all driven by machine learning Colorizing photos, removing objects from videos, matching artistic styles, and some other fascinating AI tech from Adobe.
Ask Us Anything Doctors still don’t know what causes it, or how to stop it There’s no standard advice for how to prevent a side stitch, because we don’t know the mechanism that produces the pain in the first place.
Technology The Fall Creators Update is here for Windows 10 and it's heavy on the Mixed Reality elements.
Science How do police extract eyewitness accounts they can trust? If you question someone the right way, you can extract memories of events that took place years ago.
Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 27. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are ingenious or clever or ridiculously cheap.
Animals Insect populations are on the decline. Insects don't exist solely to annoy us—the Earth needs them.
DIY It's time for a change. The Linux operating system boasts stronger security, bundled apps, and better performance on old hardware.
Environment And why the forecast involves a lot of waffling. All we want to know is whether we’ll get a big ol’ snowstorm.
Animals These are 2017's big winners. These images from the National History Museum, London's 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest are both heartbreaking and joyful.
Technology In an age of AR and AI, the graphics processor is an unsung hero. The GPU and is responsible for an increasing number of your phone’s fanciest features.
Health Wild microbes are better than tame. Mice from the wild have a significantly different gut bacterial makeup than lab mice, which might explain why mice and human drug studies don't add up.
Health It's almost impossible to study. Why doesn't the federal government support research on gun violence?
Science The secret is in their flight. Mosquitos unusual flight pattern has long puzzled researchers but a new study suggest that their bizarre flight might be their secret to getting away undetected after…
Animals Sometimes science confirms the obvious. The fact that dogs make more eyebrow movements when a human is facing them might seem obvious.
DIY Make sure you're secure before leaving the house. Planning a trip? Your phone can be an invaluable travel companion, but it also comes with vulnerabilities.
Space All that glitters is a neutron star collision. We use heavy metals every day, but now we know where they actually came from.
Gadgets The definitive list, continually updated. Part two. Every game for Nintendo Switch part two. Read on for the complete list.
Science The smoke will likely impact a few fancier grapes. Recent fires have devastated regions of northern California, but early harvesting means that most of this year's wine is probably okay.
Technology There's a lot going on under the hood of your smartphone camera every time you push the button The Google Pixel 2 does a lot of processing work on each photo as part of its HDR+ platform.