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More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Our annual bottom-10 list, in which we salute the men and women who do what no salary can adequately reward
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
Popular Science's fifth annual survey of just how bad it gets
He just needs to get it to them
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
Researchers are teasing out the ways we perceive flavor, from our tongue to our nose to the genes that dictate how we taste food. In the process, they're uncovering exactly which flavors will transform a dish into an offer you can't refuse
Six Generation III+ reactors set for the U.S.
The tale of the "plant hunters," farming whales, vegetable matter that rains from the sky and more
Tips on making Turkey Beer and other highly questionable holiday brews
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Boiling blood and exploding skulls.
Dubai's Palazzo Versace hires firm to cool sandy beaches
The most complex machines ever built don't just hunt for obscure subatomic bits
But it can totally explode in your face.
Several of Japan's nuclear power plants are experiencing serious damage from the earthquake and ensuing tsunami. Here's what you need to know to understand the news, as it happens
The 20 ideas, trends, and breakthroughs that will shape our world in 2014