Popular Science and Live Science publish short articles on science. Popular Science’s online portal augments its monthly print magazine, and Live Science syndicates its articles to news sources including Yahoo!, MSNBC, AOL and Fox News. Articles in both publications detail new breakthroughs in science and technology taking place in the world.
Started in 1872, Popular Science explains the science and origins of things from the fighters that shaped space ships in "Star Wars" to the compounds used in new building materials that eliminate smog in Italy. Other topics include solar and wind energy, new developments in medicine, DIY projects, and features on animals. The magazine site’s blogs include “Under the Microscope, “Vintage Space" and “Do Try This at Home" sections.
Live Science’s library covers breakthroughs in science such as new super heavy elements added to the periodic table of elements, discoveries in archeology brought about by drone technology, research findings that volcano eruptions sparked an increase in human intelligence, and environmental news. Live Science's other sections include in-depth coverage of Earth, tech, human origins, animals and history.
Both sites have an entertainment section that covers the lighter side of science including subjects such as “Star Wars” and technology showcased in pop culture and movies.