Showing posts from February 20, 2019

If fruit flies live without sleeping, why can't I?

Animals From fruitflies and birds to humans, there’s debate in the scientific community about whether we’d die without sleep. As anyone who’s ever pulled an all-nighter can attest, sleep feels pretty essential to life. While the field of sleep science has long thought that animals and humans… via Popular Science ""

The $1,980 Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone is the perfect early adopter gadget

Gadgets And here come the folding phones. You shouldn't buy Samsung's new folding phone, but it's totally fine to want it. via Popular Science ""

Why our blue planet is getting greener

Environment You can tahnk India and China for the abundant leafiness. The blue planet is going green—literally. Since the 1980s, satellite images have shown that leafy cover across the globe has grown by 2.3 percent per decade. via Popular Science ""

How the Samsung Galaxy S10's cool new fingerprint sensor works

Technology It's ultrasonic! In addition to showing off the new Samsung "Fold," the company unveiled its new S10 Galaxy smartphones. via Popular Science ""

Nuts are full of fat and calories—and you should probably eat more of them

Health Nutritionists used to think nuts should be avoided, but now they’re a prescribed part of a well-rounded diet. Nuts are full of fat—it’s what makes peanut butter tastes so good. Heck, it’s why you can even turn a hard nut into a butter-like paste in the first place. All that fat… via Popular Science ""

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What does it actually mean for a commercial plane to hit 801 mph?

Technology The jet stream propelled a 787 to super-fast speeds, but determining a plane’s velocity is a complex matter. On Monday, a Boeing 787 operated by Virgin Atlantic hit an astounding ground speed: 801 miles per hour. via Popular Science ""

Children suffer more from air pollution, but our policies don't reflect that

Health Exposure to air pollution likely contributes to childhood health effects like asthma and pre term birth. Burning fossil fuels causes health effects around the world both in the short and long term. Immediately, things like power plants and cars emit strong pollutants that… via Popular Science ""

Someone built an electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle in 1978

Technology High voltage, 40 years ago. Holy Harley high voltage, Batman! Steve Fehr built an electric motorcycle in 1978, teaming with legendary designer Brooks Stevens. What happened to it? via Popular Science ""

The weirdest things we learned this week: hot air balloon riots and the man-eatingest tiger

Science Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts. What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we promise you’ll have an even weirder answer if you listen to PopSci’s hit podcast. via Popular Science ""