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 »

As Rome digs its first new metro route in decades, an archaeologist safeguards the city’s buried treasures

The world underneath Rome’s cobblestones has a rhythm. Under a newly raised canopy of steel beams almost 30 feet listed below the hum of Vespas and buses, ­Rossella Rea,... Read more »

Four-legged whales once straddled land and sea

Whales belong in the ocean, right? That might hold true today, however cetaceans (whales, dolphins, cetaceans) really came down from 4 legged mammals that once survived on land. New... Read more »

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

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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

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How fear of regret barricades us into unhealthy jobs and relationships

How sometimes have you considered beginning a business, taking a year out to compose that unique or leaving a loveless relationship however wound up not doing anything about it?... Read more »