29 April 2020

Now is the time to start tracking your food

These four Cheez-It crackers clock in at 6 grams. A scale can help you consume those snacks responsibly. (Stan Horaczek/) The coronavirus pandemic has made eating more complicated. Grocery availability […]
29 April 2020

The environment won’t be helped by oil producers declaring bankruptcy

Oil barrels were at negative prices (Erik Mclean/Unsplash/) In the past couple weeks, we’ve seen oil prices—already on the decline—plummet to historic lows. On April 20, the benchmark price for […]
29 April 2020

Stay-at-home science project: Use fire to push an egg into a bottle

Without fire, this is just an egg on a bottle. The fun starts when you add matches. (John Kennedy/) Welcome to PopSci’s at-home science projects series. On weekdays at noon, […]
29 April 2020

Easy-to-use multi-cookers for fast, delicious meals

Multi-cookers that’ll change how you eat. (Amazon/) The evolution of the mythical one-pot dish is as old as cooking itself, beginning way back when our ancestors first threw some ingredients […]
29 April 2020

The best screwdriver sets for fixing your life

Save money and Earth’s resources by repairing things instead of replacing them. (Artur Tumasjan via Unsplash/) Anyone who has ever tried to tighten a screw on their eyeglasses with their […]
29 April 2020

The unexpected way COVID-19 is screwing up weather reports

Weather radar stations, like this one in South Dakota, capture data on local storms and events. But planes and satellites can provide more regional projections by capturing atmospheric metrics. (Eric […]
29 April 2020

Gardening tool sets that will help your flowers, herbs, and vegetables thrive

These tools will help you create an outdoor space that blossoms, blooms, and fruits. (Amazon/) There’s never been a better time to invest a little energy in cultivating your garden […]
29 April 2020

How to Attract Fireflies to Your Yard: 5 ‘Ungardening’ Hacks to Create a Healthier Landscape

In early March, an evening after the “Worm Moon,” I stood silently in my Pennsylvania yard and simply listened. At first, I thought I was imagining things. But no, it […]