Joshua A. Krisch

Joshua A. Krisch

Science Journalist

Writer, Podcast/Video/Web Producer, Coffee Connoisseur, Tinkerer.

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The Top 10 Science Stories of 2014

This year brought us comet landings, disease outbreaks, new dinosaurs, and cyberterrorism. Here are the most important science stories of 2014.

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How Technology Traced HIV to Its Very Beginnings

In a feat of viral archaeology, scientists follow modern HIV to its ancestors that were around nearly 100 years ago.

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I Flew in (And Nearly Crashed) an Insane Stunt Plane

Ride along with stunt pilot Jeff Boerboon as he practices his death-defying air show tricks.

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Study: Yes, That Was Definitely the Higgs Boson Discovered at LHC

In another victory for the Standard Model of physics, a study further confirms the existence of the Higgs Boson.

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The First Steps Toward An Artificial Cell - Popular Mechanics

The First Steps Toward An Artificial Cell - Popular...

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How Plate Tectonics Got Kick-Started - Popular Mechanics

How Plate Tectonics Got Kick-Started - Popular Mech...

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Take a Fleet Week Tour of the USS Oak Hill

PopMech tours the USS Oak Hill in honor of Fleet Week New York.

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The Electric Anticancer Helmet - Popular Mechanics

The Electric Anticancer Helmet - Popular Mechanics

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Adventures in Ill-Advised Office Aviation

RC Helicopters, Reviewed

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Why You Should Be Skeptical of the Measles “Miracle Cure” for Cancer

Yesterday, physicians at the Mayo Clinic announced that Stacy Erholtz, a 49-year-old woman diagnosed with a fearsome cancer called multiple myeloma, had gone into remission. But don’t buy into headlines you read that measles cure cancer. It’s a bit more complicated than that.

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Tech's Superstar Material Is Now Recyclable

The heat-resistant polymers that make up your iPhone and laptop are thrown away with the gadgets. That may be about to change.

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Uh-Oh. Scientists Say Antarctic Ice-Sheet Collapse is Inevitable

At a press conference earlier today, NASA confirmed that the Thwaites Glacier—a receding hunk of ice that supports the much larger West Antarctic ice sheet—could disappear within the next couple of hundred years.

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How Sega vs Nintendo Became a Billion-Dollar Rivalry

Blake J. Harris is the author of Console Wars, released today. The book chronicles the heavyweight early '90s battle between Nintendo and Sega, and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg already plan to adapt the book into a movie.

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Why the FCC Can't (or Won't) Just Enforce Net Neutrality

Jason Schaeffer is an attorney at, specializing in Internet law. We asked him to decipher some of the legalese surrounding the net neutrality fight and FCC Chairman Wheeler's recent statements.

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The Evolution of Everything in One Handy Simulation

A new computer simulation maps the early universe through 13 billion years of cosmic evolution, and may help astrophysicists study dark matter.