Protecting artifacts from entropy is no easy task.
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A unique genetic mutation and a well-wired brain mean that Concetta Antico is like no other artist on Earth.
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Sure, a golden eagle can theoretically snag a baby. But the Haast's eagle hunted 12-foot-tall monster birds.
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And whether they'll look like E.T.
These ten awe-inspiring science projects range from the world's largest undersea observatory to the "ultimate microscope" to a Jupiter orbiter on a suicide mission--but they're all massive, often in both size and scope
Telepathy, ouija boards, hypnosis, mythical monsters, and more subjects that probably shouldn't be classified as legitimate science
Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
The Black Plague, Third Pandemic and Spanish Flu wiped out hundreds of millions; they have nothing on today's worst diseases
Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Worms, planets, extra dimensions: just a few of the things that inspire the most creative young scientists of the year
A compendium of the fastest things the world has to offer, and a celebration of the technological breakthroughs that feed the rush
Awed at the pace of technological advances, a faction of geeky writers believes our world is about to change so radically that envisioning what comes next is nearly impossible.
Looking to boost your science smarts? First test your IQ organ, then follow our 6-point brain regimen. Soon you'll be crunching bogus claims and citing stats with the best.
Emerging viruses: Scientists scramble to find the natural hosts before they spawn another outbreak.