Rachel Feltman, Popular Science

Rachel Feltman

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Past articles by Rachel:

Could letting go of perfection be the ultimate cleaning hack?

Early in the pandemic, therapist KC Davis felt overwhelmed by chores like laundry, dishes, and cleaning. So, she came up with a more attainable "five things" method, and started sharing it with her TikTok followers. → Read More

The most innovative personal care products of 2022

Prismatic hair color, a pocket-sized recovery tool, and an Earth-friendly burial are among the best personal care innovations of 2022. → Read More

Megalodons liked to snack on sperm whale snouts

Paleontologists found evidence that megalodon and many other ancient shark species loved to feast on the giant, fatty heads of sperm whales. → Read More

What science tells us about abortion bans

As the SCOTUS decision on Roe v. Wade looms, here are four facts on abortion in American health care. → Read More

Nominations are open for PopSci's Brilliant 10 awards

Every year, Popular Science honors 10 early-career scientists and engineers who are paving the way for a better future. Submit your nominations now! → Read More

What happens if you get diarrhea in space?

The new movie "Moonfall" raises an essential question: How do astronauts deal with diarrhea and IBS? We asked a Hollywood scientific advisor and NASA flight surgeon. → Read More

The West Coast is under a tsunami advisory. Here’s what that means.

Tonga's volcanic eruption could hit the US with a tsunami. Even if no catastrophically large waves hit, flooding and dangerous currents are still possible. → Read More

After years of delays, the James Webb telescope is finally in space

After multiple delays, the James Webb Space Telescope finally launched successfully on Christmas morning. Read the details here. → Read More

What the Omicron surge means for your holiday travel

As the Omicron variant proliferates, even people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should be taking extra precautions. Here's what you should know. → Read More

11 gifts for the person who cooks your dinner

The best cooking tools and gadgets to keep your dinner tasting delicious—whoever cooks it. Here are our recommendations. → Read More

The most innovative personal care products of 2021

Each year Popular Science picks the best personal care products designed to improve wellness, beauty, and fitness. Here are 2021’s biggest innovations. → Read More

NASA's Landsat 9 satellite sends back its first images of a changing world

Landsat 9 will soon replace Landsat 7 to orbit Earth and capture images of its natural resources. The NASA and USGS satellite will help keep tabs on climate change. → Read More

How to help your kids build a healthy relationship with food

Intuitive eating teaches people to honor their hunger cues instead of dieting. Experts say the best time to master that way of eating is when you're a kid. → Read More

How glassblowers turn silica, soda ash, and lime into stunning works of art

The basic process of crafting glass objects has changed little in the last 2,000 years—but new tech may help make the art of glassblowing more sustainable. → Read More

Give your brain a break with these swirling bird and fish patterns

High in the sky and deep in the sea, tiny animals conspire to form mesmerizing displays. For them, these aerial and aquatic ballets are just a way of life. → Read More

Some Americans are now eligible to get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccines

People with severely compromised immune systems, like HIV patients and organ transplant recipients, may need a third shot of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. → Read More

The COVID-19 Delta variant is more contagious than we feared—even among the vaccinated

How contagious is the COVID-19 Delta variant? A leaked internal slideshow presentation from the CDC paints a grim picture. → Read More

A gas leak set the ocean on fire

Mexico's state-controlled oil company Pemex is investigating the cause of the gas leak, which led to a five-hour fire on the ocean's surface. → Read More

5 explanations for 144 mysterious flying objects in the government UFO report

After multiple reports and visuals of "unidentified aerial phenomena," or UAP, from members of the military, the US government investigated. Here's what it found. → Read More

Can tripping on ketamine cure PTSD? I decided to try.

I tried for years to address my PTSD through therapy and conventional drugs. Then I decided to get high on ketamine. → Read More