This whimsical map from 1923 shows the birth of a typical arctic storm. Is that Old Man Winter lurking in Siberia?
In honor of National Pie Day, why don't you try one of these fun crafts from the Popular Science archives? Use a pie tin to make a jet engine, a telescope, or a lovely chandelier.
Fifteen years ago today, Ted Kaczynski pleaded guilty to being the Unabomber. This is the story of what happened to his final mail bomb.
One creative forensic scientist used just a few specks of metal to debunk the myth of the second shooter theory.
Including a vibrating sauna, an all-in-one credit card, a van that converts into a sports car and more
The creator of this humanoid from a 1953 issue of Popular Science hoped robots could one day handle radioactive material and mix explosives.
Did you resolve to get thin this year? Here are six absurd weight-loss programs of yore, plus one incredibly mean weight-gain ad from 1939.
Are you ready for the end of the world? View this survival checklist from 1951 Popular Science.
One hundred years ago today, scientists hailed the discovery of our earliest ancestor. The bones turned out to be a fraud. But who planted them, and why?
On this day in 1911, Roald Amundsen became the first explorer to reach the South Pole. From the Popular Science archives, this is the story of "the last of the vikings."
The eccentric, monocle-wearing astronomer died Sunday at the age of 89. Celebrate Moore's contributions to science by checking out his 1957 guidebook to the moon.
In 1972, the astronomer was discovering properties of Mars we never thought possible.
Sixty years ago today, the U.S. detonated the first hydrogen bomb. Here's how we got there. Plus, the atomic spaceship we're still waiting for.
Terrify your friends 1964-style. Bonus: the simplest jack-o'-lantern ever
From the PopSci archives, an audacious plot to knock out hurricanes