Some clouds are full of little lollipop-shaped ice crystals Jun22

Some clouds are full...

By Marlene Cimons From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News They’ve got scientists looking at clouds in a whole new way. Researchers discovered lollipop-shaped crystals after scrutinizing more than 5 million images taken during a 2009 flight through a large cloud system in southwest…...

To ease lower back pain, yoga might be just as good as physical therapy Jun22

To ease lower back p...

By Sarah Fecht Health And a heck of a lot cheaper. Gentle yoga might be able to ease chronic lower back pain just as well as physical therapy....

Birds’ ability to fly could determine the shape of their eggs Jun22

Birds’ ability...

By Aparna Nathan Animals Not all eggs are created equal. A recent study has found that birds that can fly have more elliptical and asymmetric eggs. Read on....

#PopSciLovesNature and so do you Jun22

#PopSciLovesNature a...

By Mallory Johns Environment We asked you to show us your best nature photos, and you delivered! Here are some of our faves. Beautiful nature photos taken by you, our dear readers. Use #PopSciLovesNature to get yours added to the list....

The lone star tick can make you allergic to meat, and that’s not even the worst of it Jun22

The lone star tick c...

By Sara Chodosh Health The tick’s territory is spreading. As if ticks weren’t horrifying enough already, now they can give you allergies—or worse. Read on....

Optimize your WiFi network with NetSpot Jun22

Optimize your WiFi n...

By Stack Commerce Sponsored Post Fix dead zones and save 72 percent off this top-rated app. Optimize your WiFi network with NetSpot. Fix dead zones and save 72 percent off this top-rated app. Read on....

You’re probably not allergic to penicillin anymore Jun22

You’re probabl...

By Sophie Bushwick Health Reactions to the antibiotic can fade over time. Although penicillin allergies can resolve over time, many medical professionals do not know this, and few refer their patients to allergists for re-testing....

A hotter planet might make hurricanes more destructive Jun22

A hotter planet migh...

By Sarah Fecht Environment Here’s how. In a warmer world, tropical cyclones may go from bad to worse. Read on....

In a Montana town, a record-breaking 103-degree swing in 24 hours Jun22

In a Montana town, a...

By Sara Chodosh Environment Loma’s weather in January 1972 is a fascinating exemplar of sudden temperature spikes and drops. In many parts of the U.S., it’s not uncommon for a summery afternoon to transform into a below-zero night. But no place has felt a ­greater 24-hour change...

Anatomy of a wildfire Jun21

Anatomy of a wildfir...

By Kyle Dickman Environment The 2011 Las Conchas wildfire was big even before it blew up on June 27. The 2011 Las Conchas wildfire was big even before it blew up on June 27....