When you can scoop anything you like, as our best buddy (in our unsurprisingly robot-heavy dreams) the PR2 now can, you've got some major choices to make. Genetically modified salmon, or the next Android superphone? Spend the weekend thinking about it, and get back to us.
We've been looking in all the wrong places for the creator of bitcoin. All the evidence (read: this Baarbarian illustration) points indisputably toward one culprit: the kraken. The truth is out there, people. Spread the word.
This week's Baarbarian illustration is a tribute to the memory of Apple's visionary Steve Jobs. In other news, we've found the fold in the brain that distinguishes imagination and reality, and Apple's Siri voice command application has an older cousin in the military.
Netflix's plan to separate itself into two separate services may have seemed ill-considered and inconvenient--but little did we know, the next step involved a group of DVD-chomping pigs. It all makes much more sense now.
It's been a cat-heavy week in the future, which is just the way we like it. This week's Baarbarian illustration suggests a possible way Willow the long-distance housecat journeyed from his home in Colorado to PopSci's hometown, New York City, and that's how we'll believe it happened until proven otherwise.
In the future, when we can translate thoughts into words, we can only hope that our thoughts will be as G-rated and well-informed as our astronaut friend here. Thanks for reading this week's PopSci so thoroughly, future-naut!
This week's Baarbarian illustration shows a three-way race (...to the future!). A robot named Mabel races to prove her sporting abilities. An electric car races to prove its endurance. And an alligator races because everyone else is trying to harvest its fat.