Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
From the seven people who are running PopSci today.
This looks totally alien (but it's also totally ordinary)
A new science book peers at the exciting secret lives of ingredients
Chicoric Acid helps to decrease activity of Yersinia species
A bacterium uses a pheromone to kill other members of its species
A map of the color, size, and function of bioluminescent things
How the world's only known white gorilla came to be.
What makes each bear species stand out against the rest?
Electrons' spin may give rise to a force that allows particles to interact over very long distances.
Rewiring the brain to battle seizures, blindness, and more
Out of the wild
And if so, why?
A new treatment could save some of the hundreds of thousands of Americans dying sepsis-related deaths every year
Hormonal states cause fluctuating levels of attraction
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
Physics can't find the biggest thing in the known universe, so it's looking beyond our paltry three dimensions. Michael Moyer enters the zone of insanely hard mathematics, translates what he finds into plain English, and makes it back alive.
If you cheat on your spouse, you can't yet plead biochemistry in divorce court. But rodent-brain research sheds light on why some lovers stay, some stray.
The science and the fiction of time travel are weird. But the science is weirder.