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China Plans To Put Floating Docks On Disputed Islands


Swallow Reef (Pulau Layang-Layang) in Spratly Islands, South China Sea Matthew Lee, via Wikimedia Commons What’s a country to do with a chain of disputed islands?

Big Pic: China's Lunar Spacecraft Snaps Trippy Pic Of The Moon And Earth


Role Reversal Xinhua On its trip around the Moon this week, China’s lunar test probe, Chang’e 5TI, snapped this mind-bending image of the Earth and its satellite, putting the objects in a unique perspective.

Movie Theaters Ban Google Glass


Google Glass lawrencegs via Flickr One of the selling points of Google Glass is its ability to take pictures and video of anything within your field of vision, but when that field of vision is occupied by the latest major motion picture, your Google Glass now needs to be far, far away.  This week, two major movie industry groups, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) officially banned Google Glass from movie theatres.

How To Give A Mouse Ebola


Emerging Diseases Lab, University of Washington This lab was one of several that worked on making the Ebola-symptom mice described below.

How Much Candy Can I Eat This Halloween?


The average U.S. trick-or-treater takes home 600 grams of sugar on Halloween—equivalent to three cups of pure sugar.

Researchers May Have Found A Fragment of Amelia Earhart's Plane


Amelia Earhart Public domain via Wikimedia Commons Amelia Earhart disappeared 77 years ago, but 2014 is turning out to be a banner year for her.

What NASA Should Do Instead Of An Asteroid Retrieval Mission


An Asteroid Stops By At least one roughly 10-meter-wide asteroid passes as close as the Moon each week.

What NASA Should Do Instead Of An Asteroid Retrieval Mission


An Asteroid Stops By At least one roughly 10-meter-wide asteroid passes as close as the Moon each week.

Throwback Thursday: 11 Amazing Costume Ideas From The PopSci Archives


Diving For Gold Diggers Popular Science Forget disco chic, or flower power-era costumes. Here are 11 truly retro Halloween costume ideas from our archives.

How Sneeze Particles Travel Inside An Airplane


How Germs Travel SuperJet International via Flickr CC by-SA 2.0 At first, the video displays the virtual insides of a crowded passenger airplane.

How Sneeze Particles Travel Inside An Airplane


How Germs Travel SuperJet International via Flickr CC by-SA 2.0 At first, the video displays the virtual insides of a crowded passenger airplane.

How Sneeze Particles Travel Inside An Airplane


How Germs Travel SuperJet International via Flickr CC by-SA 2.0 At first, the video displays the virtual insides of a crowded passenger airplane.

Feast Your Eyes On The Best Microscope Images Of The Year


Jumping Spider Eyes Noah Fram-Schwartz Every year since 1974, Nikon has herded a gaggle of nerds into a room for an impossible task: Pore over thousands of microscope images and pick the very best ones.

Good Idea/Bad Idea: Use Spray Paint To...


Good Idea, Bad Idea Chris Philpot Protect Animals (Good Idea) In Finland, reindeer herders are spraying antlers with a reflective paint to make the animals more visible to nighttime traffic.

How Benedict Cumberbatch Became A Dragon [VIDEO]

(MGM) A delightful clip of Benedict Cumberbatch playing Smaug for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug made the rounds last week, showcasing the weirdness of motion-capture performance.

Smallpox Samples Slated For Immediate Destruction Are Still Intact, Pending Red Tape


Smallpox Virions Imaged using a microscope, magnified about 370,000 times CDC/ Dr. Fred Murphy; Sylvia Whitfield After U.S.

How Four Technologies Will Carry The Weight Of War


U.S. Troops In Vietnam Getty Images "The ability to move is directly related to the ability to survive." Shortly after iron swords and spearheads became common, soldiers in sixth-century Greece ran into a problem.

Lava Flow Swiftly Approaching Hawaiian Town


Fence Lava overruns a fence on October 28 USGS/HVO Compared to most natural disasters, a lava invasion does not move all that fast.

Gallery: The Top 10 Failed NASA Missions


View of the Antares Rocket After Launch, October 28, 2014 Screenshot from Wallops Flight Facility's live, public video feed Orbital Science's Antares rocket exploded just seconds after liftoff yesterday.

What Happens To A Body When It's 'Sleeping With The Fishes'?


Ocean Dom Crossley Forensic scientists often have to reconstruct the events leading up to and following a person's death, in case of foul play.


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