This Week in the Future, February 20-24, 2012
Ah, a nice bucolic, all-American farm scene. Pigs with augmented-reality glasses browse a plate of fast food with prehistoric housecat-sized...
Ah, a nice bucolic, all-American farm scene. Pigs with augmented-reality glasses browse a plate of fast food with prehistoric housecat-sized horses. A farmer shoots a drone. Dear all other countries: this is what it’s really like here.
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- Hot Weather Makes Mammals Smaller, So Will Global Warming Make Us Shrink?
- FYI: Will People Ever Evolve Out of Craving Unhealthy Food?
- The World Through Google’s Smartglasses
- How Pigs on Antibiotics Are Making Superbugs Stronger
- After Animal Activists Track Pigeon Hunt With Drone, Pigeon Hunters Shoot Down Drone
And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week:
- FYI: Do Competitive Eaters Have Unusual Stomachs?
- Hubble Discovers the First ‘Waterworld,’ an Exoplanet Covered in Water
- Japanese Construction Company Plans Space Elevator By 2050
- Bummer: Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos Weren’t, and It Was the Cable Guy’s Fault
- The Best Science Podcasts for the Enjoyment of Your Ears and Brain
- It’s Official: DiscoRobo Wins PopSci’s Ultimate Robot Dance-Off
- The Six Places on Earth That Most Resemble Other Planets
- The Most Amazing Science Images of the Week, February 20-24, 2012