Ancient fungi may have laid the groundwork for complex life

Since of their fragile natural and decomposing nature, fossilized fungi are incredibly unusual. So unusual, in truth, that a brand-new discovery has actually simply pressed back the earliest proof... Read more »

Muscle stiffness can be an athletic superpower

For many people, the term “stiffness” has unfavorable undertones. When you awaken in the early morning suffering a “stiff back,” the treatment may consist of taking a hot shower,... Read more »

The weirdest things we learned this week: Animal prostitution and Pavlovian pee responses

What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we guarantee you’ll have an even weirder response if you listen to PopSci’s hit podcast. The Weirdest... Read more »

What will it take for humans to trust self-driving cars?

On March 18, 2018, Elaine Herzberg, 49, was crossing a roadway in Tempe, Arizona, when a Volvo SUV taking a trip at 39 miles per hour hit and eliminated... Read more »

The weirdest things we learned this week: animals used to stand trial and apples kept doctors from killing you

What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we pledge you’ll have an even weirder response if you listen to PopSci’s hit podcast. The Weirdest... Read more »

Gene-edited animals could help humanity, but they’re in ‘regulatory limbo’

The capability to exactly modify genes with technology such as CRISPR has actually altered the bounds of possibility for science. That was shown just recently in the case of... Read more »

The weirdest things we learned this week: starting fires with astronaut farts and dancing yourself to death

What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we assure you’ll have an even weirder response if you listen to PopSci’s hit podcast. The Weirdest... Read more »

The weirdest things we learned this week: counting vampires and nudist founding fathers

What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we assure you’ll have an even weirder response if you listen to PopSci’s hit podcast. The Weirdest... Read more »

Tricking rats with augmented reality unlocked a secret about our own brains

Ever left a treadmill or a moving walkway in an airport and had the unnerving sensation that the entire world was moving at a various rate? It isn’t, however... Read more »