The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has one star that always rises to the top

The Boss Baby wants you to stay home, and stay safe. Photo taken November 14, 2020. (Eugene Gologursky /) The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the iconic, globally-beloved event that heralds the beginning of the winter holiday season, will undergo some of the most drastic changes in its 94-year history due to the coronavirus pandemic this […]

A new material allows this company to 3D print most of a house in a single day

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Save 33% on Celestron’s NexStar 130SLT telescope for Prime Day

Celestron, maker of high-quality telescopes and other skywatching gear, has some great deals for Amazon Prime Day this year, including its NexStar 130SLT computerized telescope, which is on sale for 33% off.  The NexStar 130SLT Newtonian reflector telescope is available for $333.16, down from its usual $499.95. The last time we’ve seen a price cut […]

This pair of dancing stars will one day collide and explode

The star system is called “Apep” after the Egyptian god of chaos with the same name. (European Southern Observatory/) About 8,000 light-years from Earth, two stars dance. One of them takes the lead and spins aggressively around the other, with so much energy that it sucks away matter from its partner, forcing it to reveal […]

Online horse race bettors are less keen to gamble after a losing day

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that a bettor likely stays away from betting for a 27% longer time after a losing day than after a day on which they won or broke even. The study looked at how losing or winning on the previous betting day predicts how long it […]

Kids can watch colorful crystals grow with this NatGeo kit, on sale for Prime Day

NatGeo Mega Crystal-Growing Kit

For the earth-loving child (or dirt-digger) in your life, this crystal-growing set might be just the thing to keep them learning and having fun. National Geographic’s Mega Crystal Growing Lab lets kids prepare and grow six vibrantly colored crystals in just three to four days. The kit includes a light-up display stand, so your child […]

Amazon Prime Day deals that deserve a spotlight

On Oct. 13 and 14, Amazon’s 48-hour Prime Day event will offer thousands of deals across every category, including savings on electronics, home goods, personal care items, and exercise equipment. All you’ll need to make the most of the sale is a Prime subscription ($12.99 monthly or $119 for the year) and a guide to […]

Save 30% on the Osmo educational games system on Prime Day

Osmo little genius starter kit.

Osmo is an award-winning educational games system for iPad and Amazon Fire tablets and it’s discounted for Prime Day. It turns screen time into active, hands-on time with engaging and educational games that have a physical element. Prime subscribers can get up to 30% off on Osmo bundles and add-ons.  Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit […]

The best DNA testing service is just $99 this Amazon Prime Day

23andme Amazon Prime Day deal

Your genes can tell a lot about you. By going beyond your family tree, you can uncover ancestry markers in your DNA that give you insight into your ancestry and your health. 23andMe is ranked as the best DNA testing kit by many reviewers, and it’s now discounted to just $99.00 for health and ancestry, […]

The best Amazon Prime Day deals you’ll find in 2020

But back to Prime Day. If you’re a member and don’t have several hours available to peruse Amazon’s offerings, keep this page open on your browser and refresh it throughout the day. PopSci’s commerce editor will be updating this story with the best deals from now until the end of Prime Day on Oct. 14. […]