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Looking at a century of so-called progress
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We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
Important things from 25 years ago in Popular Science
Plus some cheesy jokes from one of the world's most famous living physicists
The physicist offers a new theory that allows energy to escape.
It's a big win for something called open access.
Stephen Hawking's new book strives to explain how everything works.
After 30 years of trying, scientists create first-ever acoustic black hole
Scientists are building ultra-cold systems that mimic the most extreme edges of the universe. Can these analogues help solve the big bang's mysteries?
Bogus canals on Mars, alien germs from Venus and the "truth" behind UFOs
Physicists need love, too. Just ask Paul Frampton, the physics professor who was sentenced recently after an alleged scam involving drugs and a bikini model.
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
From Mark Zuckerberg to Neil deGrasse Tyson
The country only recently pardoned him for criminal charges of homosexuality, for which he was chemically castrated.
The most interesting man in the world
Using just a length of fiber optic cable, scientists hope to recreate one of black holes' most salient properties
Interesting creatures found in Texas field, Africa
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Breakthrough Prize founder to make statement at noon
Popular Science spoke with Rick DeLano, whose movie The Principle shows the world's most famous cosmologists promoting the idea that the Earth is the center of the universe.