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NOAA releases sonar images of the sunken SS City of Rio de Janeiro
Bottles found under the sea sampled
Intrepid robot explorer
Three retirees have identified a rare trading vessel
Now Robert Ballard hopes to find evidence of humans who migrated into North America.
Where no human has gone before
Updated carbon dating techniques helped, too.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
From stutters to shocks, this research is unlikely to be performed again.
Now that “Ida” is a star, a look at some other famously transitional stars of the fossil record
If a time traveler assassinated Albert Einstein before he figured out that E=mc², would we still have atomic weapons?
A captain and a sailor died after the Bounty, a wooden ship built for a Marlon Brando film in the 1960s, sank off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy. Journalist and Popular Science contributor Matthew Shaer reconstructs the ship's final voyage.
This one could've used a fact-checker or two...
Meet the wee, multilegged chefs behind the world's most sought-after loaves.
Sunken bubbly inspires new experiments in underwater aging
The story is in the poop
The “Nutcracker Man” lived true to its name.
Bird-bone flute hints that Paleolithic humans banded together to the demise of Neanderthals
Researchers say the Midwestern astronaut might really have said "one small step for a man."
But, as with many nuclear-disaster health studies, the findings, and what they mean, are controversial.
An unfortunate evergreen comic
A standing ovation