Science Artist Kehinde Wiley employed the language of flowers. President Obama's official portrait uses flowers to tell his story.
Technology HomePod has a problem, robots are adorable, and Bitcoin is just doing what it does. Take a break from cruising mattress sales to catch up on last week's biggest tech stories.
DIY Get back to basics. Changing your sleep position can reduce pain and help you wake up ready to tackle the day.
Eastern Arsenal Ready to "safeguard China's sovereignty, security and territorial integrity." China's J-20 stealth fighter is ready to take to the skies, thought it's waiting for new engines.
Space We think you can, Opportunity. On Saturday, February 17, Opportunity will experience its 5,000th Martian sunrise.
DIY Save your Valentine’s Day blossoms. To preserve your Valentine's Day flowers, you need to remove their moisture with a process like air-drying, pressing, or nuking them in the microwave.
Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 37. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are ingenious or clever or ridiculously cheap.
Science Fluctuating temperatures are making ice jams worse this year. Warm weather, rain, and melting snow can cause havoc on ice-covered rivers.
Technology The Paralympic Games begin in South Korea on March 9. After an IED explosion in Afghanistan in 2005, Andy Soule had both legs amputated above the knee.
Environment Our cars are getting cleaner, but our cleaning products? Not so much. A new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration finds that common household items emit a greater proportion of air pollutants than we thought.
Science Some Olympians may be hard-wired to seek out daring stunts. Some people have a personality trait that helps them focus in highly chaotic environments like the Winter Olympics: a high sensation-seeking personality.
Animals It’s reviled by city slickers, but revered by chefs. How the pigeon went from a regular meal to a reviled bird to a foodie's dream.
DIY Make the most of your smartphone. Samsung packs its Galaxy devices with useful little bonus features.
Science Or: how dairy farmers discovered the importance of food coloring on perceived taste. Most of us never question why particular cheese have such an unnaturally (or, as it turns out, totally natural) hue.
Animals The path from wild rabbit to fluffy bunny is much more mysterious than we thought Legend says rabbits were domesticated in 600 AD, when the Pope said fetal rabbits were fair game to eat during Lent.
Gadgets From pour-over brews to quality lattes at the touch of a button. With the right set of tools, it's really not hard to drink cafe-quality coffee in the quiet of your own kitchen.
Technology These 59-pound boxes contains lots of glass and a tons of tech. Broadcast lenses like Canon's $222,000 UHD-Digisuper 86 make all that Olympic magic look sharp and clear.
Science Brain areas that control movement have to learn new tricks. Figure skating challenges the brain as well as the body.
Eastern Arsenal It's not a Death Star super laser. It's a space broom. China's space laser is for nudging away pieces of space junk, which is increasingly a problem for anyone in orbit.
Animals Well, they did—sort of. This is the story of how animals hibernate in winter. Each character in the tale will be represented by a different instrument of the orchestra.