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PopSci Battles ‘The Beast’
Golf ball test: Can high-tech balls help us outdrive the world's longest driver?
Just the Facts
Puzzle: War of the Space Invaders
A brain teaser featuring classic figures of computer gaming.
Why Are Some Pistachios Red?
In short, because red pistachios look better than pistachios mottled with dark spots.
“Don’t Drink the Water”
Do foreign visitors to the United States have the same problem with drinking water as Americans traveling overseas?
Why do Wooden Baseball Bats Break?
Sometimes even a good piece of wood will snap.
Will female athletes ever beat their male counterparts?
The jury is out, but the answer always entails a healthy dose of biology and sociology.
The Junk-Food Scientists
Kansas kids dig deep and discover a mystery about the fats in french fries.
Is Foolproof Lie Detection in the Cards?
Researchers seeking more reliable lie detection methods are experimenting with brain scan technologies.
Calling that Bluff
The science of "tells."