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It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?
Vodka and ice will have the same temperature if stored in the same freezer. But unlike water, vodka will not freeze.
New sensors enforce hospital staff hygiene
Whip up a whiz-bang holiday feast using lab-tested principles of chemistry and thermodynamics.
Looking to boost your science smarts? First test your IQ organ, then follow our 6-point brain regimen. Soon you'll be crunching bogus claims and citing stats with the best.
Chemical burns, ruined clothes, 11 years, half a million dollars-it's not easy to improve the world's most popular toy. Yet the success of one inventor's quest to dye a simple soap bubble may change the way the world uses color
And is it already too late?!
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Fractional freezing will concentrate any beer, provided you have a bit of patience and a very cold freezer.
Does the ideal gas law explain 11 deflated footballs?
Soap bubbles: now in color!
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
Heard a big boom during a polar vortex? Here's what's up.
Finally, an answer.
At McKinley Climate Lab, researchers create fearsome weather to test cars and planes.
Will Marc Norman's secret ice recipe set speed skating records in Salt Lake City?
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