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Educational toys for children.
Educational toys for children. (Stem T41 via Unsplash/)Science, technology, engineering, and math (collectively known as STEM) have been the focal point of a strong academic push in the last few years. Getting children interest in these core sciences has become increasingly important as future careers and everyday life revolve more [...]
Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Source: Popular Science
Feeling threatened, a trio of fish crows mobs a brawnier red-tailed hawk.
Feeling threatened, a trio of fish crows mobs a brawnier red-tailed hawk.When Edgar Allen Poe had to find a bird annoying enough to drive a man insane, the choice was easy: a raven. Corvids—the avian family that includes ravens and crows—are notorious for causing mischief to humans and animals alike. [...]
Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Source: Popular Science
The tagline for Superman: The Movie was “You’ll believe a man can fly.” That was how low the bar was for visual effects in 1978. Now, of course, it’s more like you’ll believe the guy from Goonies can play an 8-foot purple alien warlord, Will Smith can play opposite his [...]
Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Source: Popular Science
Disney Plus is ready to stream—if it's working for you.
Disney Plus is ready to stream—if it's working for you.It’s Disney Plus day. All across the land, people are firing up their streaming devices to let the sweet, digitally remastered visions of their favorite pop culture creations flood into their eyeballs. Of course, Disney is a very late entry into [...]
Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Source: Popular Science
All those different shapes aren’t just for aesthetic reasons.
All those different shapes aren’t just for aesthetic reasons. (AllaSerebrina via Depositphotos/)I’ll always remember the day a Paris cheesemonger told me there is actually a right way to cut up each type of cheese. I looked at him, incredulous. “It’s about making sure everyone has the same experience,” he explained [...]
Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Source: Popular Science
Jakarta, Indonesia, is at high risk of being underwater this century
Jakarta, Indonesia, is at high risk of being underwater this centuryWhen you hear how many people are living on land that might be underwater by 2100, you might wonder how we know exactly how high the sea level will be so far into the future. That kind of modeling is [...]
Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Source: Popular Science
Most research on e-cigarettes have focused on lung health, but new results show there are also risks to the cardiovascular system.
Most research on e-cigarettes have focused on lung health, but new results show there are also risks to the cardiovascular system.Over the past few months, we’ve heard a lot about the health impacts of e-cigarettes, but much of the research has focused on the outbreak of acute lung illnesses. The [...]
Mon, Nov 11, 2019
Source: Popular Science
Fascinating food.
Fascinating food. (DepositPhotos /)Molecular gastronomy harnesses the physical and chemical transformations of ingredients to create tasty morsels with totally unexpected textures. Want to impress your friends? Here are our favorite kits and books to get you started.The ultimate introduction kit. (Amazon /)Learn the basics of molecular gastronomy, like how spherification, [...]
Mon, Nov 11, 2019
Source: Popular Science
Beat the airplane game and fly like a boss on a budget.
Beat the airplane game and fly like a boss on a budget. (diego_cervo via Deposit Photos/)Where you sit on a plane can determine whether you have an easy, enjoyable flight where you comfortably chill out and watch a few movies, or are trapped for hours in hell. Every traveler should [...]
Mon, Nov 11, 2019
Source: Popular Science
Great for pool parties and shower karaoke.
Great for pool parties and shower karaoke. (Scott Webb via Sunaspl/)With streaming music, there’s a playlist for everything. You’ve got your slow jams, happy dance tunes, and productivity playlists to help you focus at work. With wireless and waterproof Bluetooth speakers, you can bring your favorite music or podcasts to [...]
Mon, Nov 11, 2019
Source: Popular Science