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THE SCIENCE AND CONTROVERSY BEHIND YOUR LIGHTBULBS
The tech that powers your lightbulbs has made huge leaps forward in the past few years, and is making a big difference in home .
THE CORONAVIRUS IS MUTATING. BUT DON’T FREAK OUT YET.
The coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is mutating. It's true, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It sounds concerning — if the virus is .
THE REAL REASONS THE US REFUSES TO GO METRIC
In 1975, the US had their shot at going metric. but we blew it. Over 40 years later, we’re still entangled in mass confusion .
WHY NASA HASN’T GONE BACK TO THE MOON
NASA has big plans to return to the Moon by 2024, and it’s banking on the historic Space Launch System (SLS) to get them there .
INSULIN SHOULD BE CHEAP. HERE’S WHY IT'S NOT.
The cost of insulin has skyrocketed over the past few years, putting increasing pressure on millions of diabetics who rely on the .
THE NEW SUPERCOMPUTER BEHIND THE US NUCLEAR ARSENAL
“Sierra” was just crowned the second-most powerful supercomputer on the planet. And while most of its peers use their power .
WE MET THE WORLD’S FIRST DOMESTICATED FOXES
We met the very cute and very bizarre result of an almost 60-year-long experiment: they’re foxes that have been specially bred .
INSIDE THE RISKY VENTURE OF SPACEPORT AMERICA
In the middle of the New Mexico desert lies Spaceport America, a glittering, alien structure advertised as the very first .
IS GALLIUM NITRIDE THE SILICON OF THE FUTURE?
The global electronics industry has been fueled by silicon from the get-go, but that may soon change. Products are slowly .
WHY WE NEED ALL-NEW SPACE SUITS TO SURVIVE MARS
Not all space suits are created equal! Verge space reporter Loren Grush tries on a prototype suit that’s custom-made for .
WHY GRAPHENE HASN’T TAKEN OVER THE WORLD.YET
Graphene is a form of carbon that could bring us bulletproof armor and space elevators, improve medicine, and make the .
THE INFURIATING TRUTH BEHIND ELEVATOR BUTTONS
The elevator buttons in our office building are slowly driving us all insane. We dropped everything to figure out what was .
SEE HOW THE CORONAVIRUS SPREADS SO EASILY
While we're stuck in self-quarantine, we thought we'd try and visualize how the novel coronavirus spreads through a controlled .
88,000 TONS OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE – AND NOWHERE TO PUT IT
The United States produces 2,200 tons of nuclear waste each year…and no one knows what to do with it. The federal government .
SEA LEVEL RISE IS SO MUCH MORE THAN MELTING ICE
While researching climate change, we heard something confusing: the sea level in New York City is rising about one and a half .
ARE DIAMONDS STILL PRECIOUS IF WE CAN MAKE THEM IN A LAB?
Diamonds have always been extremely rare and valuable.but that might change soon. Over the past five years, the synthetic .
THE PROBLEM WITH TRACKING FEVERS DURING CORONAVIRUS
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us have worked a new routine into our lives: temperature taking.
HOW TIME ZONES ARE SUBTLY MESSING WITH YOU
Time zones help enable modern communication and commerce, but they mess with a lot more than just your TV schedule. In this .
THE AT-HOME DNA TEST CRAZE IS PUTTING US ALL AT RISK
Investigators have begun solving violent crimes through a new kind of DNA search — one that relies on DNA data from popular .
EVERYTHING WRONG WITH THE YOUNG BLOOD INJECTION CRAZE
The FDA recently issued a bulletin warning people not to buy injections of “young blood.” Why on Earth does the government .