Scan and print anything from your phone

Scan and print anything from your phone

Take your office with you David Nield/Popular Science Android scanning With the right app you can use your phone’s camera as a scanner. Companies like Apple and Google are eager for mobile users to do more of their computing on the go, and that extends to printing and scanning. It’s easier than you might think […]

Science reveals the type of man more likely to go bald

Science reveals the type of man more likely to go bald

One morning, most men will wake up, look in the mirror, and notice they’re losing their hair. More than half of men will experience appreciable hair loss by the age of 50, known as male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia. Now, science suggests there’s a type of man that’s more likely to go bald than […]

How to back up and protect your data from old smartphones, tablets, and computers

How to back up and protect your data from old smartphones, tablets, and computers

Everything you need to do before selling or recycling your devices Oliur Rahman/Unsplash Don’t ditch your old phone until you’ve followed these steps. If you’re getting rid of your old laptop, smartphone, tablet or other gadget—we’ve previously covered some of the best recycling options—there are steps you need to take before parting with your unwanted […]

Staying in bed will make you fat, study finds

Staying in bed will make you fat, study finds

Those extra Zs might mean extra LBs. A University of Glasgow study focusing on people with a genetic predisposition toward obesity found that too much sleep, or too little sleep, increased the chance of being heavier. The research, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, looked at 120,000 patients and tracked their sleep habits. […]

4 ways to quick-charge your phone during a busy day

4 ways to quick-charge your phone during a busy day

Get the most juice in the shortest time David Nield/Popular Science How much juice can your phone absorb in five minutes? As our phones have become more and more powerful, with bigger and bigger displays, the battery packs inside them have only just managed to keep pace. It’s still not uncommon to be looking for […]

Researchers discover neural circuits that govern the sleep/wake cycle

Researchers discover neural circuits that govern the sleep/wake cycle

A new review from researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has revealed the discovery of multiple neural circuits that are responsible for managing our mind’s cycles of sleeping and waking. The team hopes their findings will help us better understand sleep, which remains largely a mystery despite decades of research. Read: What Is […]

Autoimmune disorder signs to know

Autoimmune disorder signs to know

Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system, which is meant to defend your body, actually attacks it. These disorders affect more than 23.5 million Americans, according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and they are far more likely to affect women than men. More than 80 autoimmune diseases have been identified, and we’ve […]

We can now see how ALS spreads throughout the body

We can now see how ALS spreads throughout the body

Chances are you’ve never heard of the zebrafish, a freshwater fish no bigger than your finger. However, this tiny tropical creature is at the center of important research into motor neuron disease (MND), also known as ALS. A new study from Macquarie University in Australia has used a model of the cellular behavior of zebrafish […]

Want to discover an exoplanet? Here’s your chance

Want to discover an exoplanet? Here’s your chance

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope may be the most well-known instrument helping astronomers in their hunt for alien planets, but it is far from the only one. Another such instrument is the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, which has, using the High Resolution Echelle Spectrometer (HIRES) mounted atop its 10-meter telescope, made over 61,000 individual measurements […]