Direct from Baarbarian himself: "Couldn't resist the 'Soylent' Green reference." And neither could any of you, judging by the overwhelming cry of "IT'S PEOPLE!!!" on Twitter in response to our gelatin-made-of-humans story. Speaking of Twitter, you should use Twitter! If nothing else, it's the only way to win a free t-shirt with this week's This Week in the Future illustration on it.
Want to win this Soylent-Green-referencing Baarbarian illustration on a t-shirt? It's easy! The rules: Follow us on Twitter (we're @PopSci) and retweet our This Week in the Future tweet. One of those lucky retweeters will be chosen to receive a custom T-shirt with this week's Baarbarian illustration on it, thus making the winner the envy of their friends, coworkers and everyone else with eyes. (Those who would rather not leave things to chance and just pony up some cash for the t-shirt can do that here.) The stories pictured herein:
- USDA Won't Regulate Genetically Modified Grass, Sparking Superweed Worries
- Happy Anniversary, Neptune! After 165 Years, The Most Distant Planet is Back Where We Found It
- Fraunhofer Lab Debuts Healthful Ice Cream Made from Flowers Instead of Milk
- Next-Generation Gelatin Could be Derived from Humans Instead of Animals
And don't forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week!
- Dear NASA: Please Keep the Promise of Human Spaceflight Alive
- PopSci Q+A: The Power Couple of Pyrotechnics Explains the Perfect "Wall of Fire"
- Newly Found Gonorrhea Superbug Resists All Existing Antibiotics
- The Last Drops: How to Bridge the Gap Between Oil and Green Energy
- The Internal Combustion Engine Still Has Some Miles Left In It
- Disease Researchers Try Luring Malaria-Bearing Mosquitoes with Stinky Socks
- Smart Tech Paraglides Tons of Airdropped Cargo From High Altitudes to Meter-Sized Targets
- European Subscription Service Spotify Comes to Change the Way Americans Listen to Music
- The Final Booster-Cam Video from the Space Shuttle Program
- Some People Talk About Space-Time Invisibility Cloaks. At Cornell, They Built One
- Archive Gallery: Early Visions of Human Spaceflight