- Ancient poop proves that humans have always loved beer and cheese
2,700 years ago, a human ate blue cheese, drank a pint, and pooped in a salt mine. Paleofecal samples live to tell the tale.
- How to use less gas when driving with Google Maps
Google is trying to use its algorithms to save you gas money.
- Ancient architecture might be key to creating climate-resilient buildings
Vernacular architecture is a way to use a region’s heritage and resources to build strong homes and cities.
- Congress is coming for big tech—here’s how and why
What to know about the legal efforts to rein in the power of large tech companies, and what to look for with this latest antitrust legislation.
- The best USB microphones are the perfect streamlined setup for content creators
Tired of cables? It’s one and done with the best USB microphones.
- What the COVID-19 vaccine booster data still can’t tell us
Behind the FDA decisions, questions still remain.
- La Niña is likely back for another unpredictable winter
Cold, stormy weather and hurricanes could plague the East Coast in the coming months.
- FDA expert panel recommends all J&J vaccine recipients get a booster
The one-shot vaccine might have always been meant to be a two-dose regimen.
- The best label printers for home and small businesses
Make shipping and organizing much easier with these compact, efficient printers.
- Quietly get your kicks with the best electronic drum sets
With the best electronic drum sets, you can enjoy the tone and feel of real drums without any of the extra bulk or noise.
- As El Niño years get worse, right whales suffer
Whales are part of an important feedback loop in mitigating climate change, and are likely to face population decrease as El Niño years increase in intensity.
- After the dinosaurs, Earth became an all-you-can-eat buffet for snakes
The scaly opportunists were quick to broaden their diets after the mass extinction.
- You can delete Facebook and still keep some of your memories. Here’s how.
Don’t let nostalgia hold you back.
- The best massagers to keep your comfortable and limber
These tools help sooth any part of your body.
- Australian soldiers are testing out stealthy e-bikes for scouting missions
Quiet bikes like these are a new way of carrying out the age-old battlefield task of reconnaissance.
- How to tell science from pseudoscience
Our all-in guide to ferreting out falsehoods.
- 5 scary games to play this Halloween
Celebrate spooky season with some of the biggest scares in gaming
- Build your emergency preparedness stockpile with these survival kits and essential tools on sale
Be prepared for anything.
- The myth of generations, debunked
Generational divides are less than scientific.
- The best vacuum cleaners for tidying every surface in your home
Get floors so clean you’ll practically be able to eat off of them.
- Mixing boosters, tuberculosis rising, and other COVID news you missed this week
Here’s everything you need to know this week.
- The new electric BMW i4 is a nimble driving machine—with a cinematic soundtrack
We drove two new electric vehicles from BMW—the i4 and iX—and loved one of them.
- The FDA advisory panel recommends Moderna boosters for certain at-risk groups
The booster dose will be given at half the dosage of the original two-shot vaccine.
- Store shelves are empty again, and COVID is only part of the reason
Holiday shopping could be even more stressful this year.
- These strange radio signals might not be coming from stars
Strange radio signals from red dwarfs could be the start of a whole new way to look for exoplanets.
- The best grow lights to keep our plant friends happy and healthy
Choose the right kind of illumination to meet your gardening needs
- Microsoft is making it easier for customers to repair devices. Will other companies follow?
Experts say other tech companies might follow suit, adopting a policy that will allow people to fix their own electronics.
- You can now chat with your guests directly on Google Calendar. Here’s how.
Some emails can, in fact, be group chats.
- A rare two-headed turtle is alive and thriving, surprising scientists
The bicephalic reptile is thriving.
- The best laptop desks for working around the house
Use your laptop from the comfort of your bed, couch, and more with the best laptop desks.
- The best watering cans to keep your plants thriving all year round
Watering plants can be enjoyable if you have the best watering cans.
- Plastic production is a fossil fuel problem
Managing the climate crisis means diminishing our reliance on both.
- The best tape measures for any kind of job
Make precise measurements at home and on the job with these handy tools.
- How to optimize your computer’s RAM for the best possible experience
Give your PC or Mac space to think again.
- Future-proof your career with one of these 20 course bundles—$20 each
The only way up is to learn something new.
- The best LED grow lights to efficiently nurture your plants
Bring a little bit of sunshine to your indoor plants with these flexible lighting solutions.
- Did food taste better 50 years ago?
We can’t go back in time, but some things have definitely changed.
- The safest, simplest way to clean your laptop screen
No, window cleaner is not ok.
- Is it safe to lift weights while pregnant?
There’s very little information out there.
- Undersea vertical farms could be the future of sustainable seafood
The long-awaited bivalve revolution is here.
- The best treadmills for walking and running all year round
Get your steps in from the comfort of your own home.
- Astronomers discover disappearing radio source in the Milky Way’s center
The one-of-a-kind signal could be the first of a new type of object.
- Even the iPhone 13 may not escape the chip shortage
According to a report from Bloomberg News, supply issues with chip components from Broadcom and Texas Instruments may be holding up manufacturing.
- Smartphone gestures that will change how you use your phone
Go beyond single-finger taps.
- Best paper shredder to cut down sensitive papers
Shred through those sensitive documents, bills, and credit card offers like Edward Scissor Hands on a caffeine high.
- Best electrolyte drinks to keep you hydrated
These best electrolyte drinks have what you need to recover from everything from running a marathon to a night out on the town.
- The best light boxes for artists
Looking for a new light box for your home illustration studio? Be it for animation, diamond painting, tattooing, or pattern tracing on fabric, a light box is a brilliant addition to any studio.
- The best DNA test kits to trace your roots
Trace your roots or get a closer look at valuable health markers with a DNA test kit you can take and mail from home.
- Aspirin has long been prescribed to prevent heart attacks. Now experts say it shouldn’t.
The side effects are not worth the potential benefits, especially for older adults.
- 7 Samsung phone hacks you need to try right now
Make the most of your smartphone.
- Ghost Robotics now makes a lethal robot dog
The machine, on display at an Army conference, packs a sniper-type rifle.