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From the April 1981 issue of Popular Science: "When scientists finally detect a form of energy they have never seen, they will open a new era in astronomy."
The story of how one of the most polluted waterways in America came to be located in one of the country's most expensive neighborhoods. Also: dysentery, cancer, and arsenic poisoning.
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These elite nuclear divers are risking their lives to help save a troubled industry.
Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he's become one
Cosmic explosion was not a typical gamma-ray burst
After staring at the sun for hundreds of millennia, humans still have burning questions about it
A new ice age, exploding stars, the hypothetical Doomsday Machine, and more scenarios that are almost certain to eradicate life on Earth
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
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
Will too many hot chili peppers kill you? Is the moon on the verge of erupting? PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Jellyfish Nebula holds signature of initial stellar fireballs
Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie--it's today's scientists at their most daring
Don't worry, you'll have time to post your goodbye selfies to Facebook.
Discoveries and disappearances in the world of science