Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
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A new theory explains why homing pigeons are so good at navigating back to their nests--and why sometimes they are not.
Even after the species went extinct, people still reported "seeing" them in the wild.
On the Origin of Pigeons, Worms, and Barnacles.
Their population plummeted with the advent of the railroad and logging in the late 1800s.
Hint: It's not because they don't exist
We promise, it doesn't all rhyme.
After a flap at Wimbledon, PopSci takes a look at the latest anti-bird weaponry
From the Popular Science archives. Happy Darwin Day!
How earographs, invisible ink detectors, and the famed "Stamp Detective" used science to catch unsuspecting crooks.
Welcome to The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.
Steadman's new book revisits vanished (and imagined) species, in true psychedelic fashion.
Scientists are still working out why some species are more likely to die out than others.
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
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
What scientists learn about animal cognition helps unravel the mysteries of intelligence.
Wyoming's anti-scientific laws have allowed the most famous wolf in Yellowstone to be shot. Shooting wolves isn't only senseless--it actively harms the environment.
Building a shark factory
Could the secret to breakthrough science be as simple as having fun?
From reviving extinct species to hunting for dark matter, can a single scientist transform biology--and our lives?
Some transhumanist Web sites that are worth checking out
We must intervene to halt these aging processes, says Aubrey De Grey. the rub is, no one has figured out how
What makes each bear species stand out against the rest?
2014 is off to a cute start.
We'll drink to that
Not just for fictional villains anymore
The H7N9 avian flu virus outbreak in China has already killed 11 people. Here's what's up with it.
The deadly H7N9 has advanced beyond mainland China.
This is the first time scientists have seen a human with an N8 flu.
The future is surreal: a curator looks into the convergence of art and biotech
Winners of the Nikon's annual Small World competition represent the best in through-the-microscope photography
How ideas from biology-evolution, immune systems and forensics-will keep your PC safe from hackers
Sure, chimps and dolphins are smart. But did you know about the terrifyingly intelligent Komodo dragon, the paranoid squirrel, or the insect supervillain Portia labiata?
A study finds urban mammals have significantly larger brains than their rural cousins.
A new medical-imaging system brings skeletons to life in 3-D
Invisibility is a staple of science fiction, from H.G. Wells to Romulans. Now scientists see a way to make objects disappear
This is why it's so hard to catch a fly bare-handed.
At the new International Spy Museum, you become the secret agent.
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
The Chelyabinsk meteorite came from a well-known family of Earth-crossing space rocks known as the Apollo asteroids.
If only they had developed monkey boats. Tiny little monkey boats! Oh man I wish they had monkey boats.
Even if you can't get near the dog
Get gorgeous with the cutting edge of twentieth-century technology
Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?
Scientists discover entirely disparate regions of the brain cause dyslexia in different languages
Will professional athletic leagues beat out the search leviathan in the battle for empty airwaves?
Interesting creatures found in Texas field, Africa
At the World Science Festival this week, indications that brain scanners may soon uncover your private thoughts
Sorry cryo-immortals, this preservation method is not for you
Bill Andrews has spent two decades unlocking the molecular mechanisms of aging. His mission: to extend the human life span to 150 years--or die trying
A Japanese study suggests looking at cute animal pics can help your concentration. We've thoughtfully provided some so you can test that out for yourself.
It's not that meanies are more physically attractive than everyone else. They're just very good at fooling us.
A peek at how fluorescent pigments are made.
How a furry-convention-attending, Midwestern-accented fox owner teamed up with a bizarre Floridian exotic animal importer and a Soviet geneticist to bring pet foxes to your living room.
Dogs, cats, chimps, and more!
A stunning archaeological find--confirmed by DNA--to light up this winter of our discontent.
In our small sample, math models won out slightly over expert critics in predicting Oscar wins in our 10 favorite categories.
Hundreds of species of plants and animals have been waiting literally decades to even be considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Thankfully, that's about to change.
What's the greatest threat to our species' continued existence? Take a look in the mirror.
Sure, Mondays might seem like they last forever. But compared to, say, the onset of oxidation on Earth? They're not that long, really.
Guess the species (either common or Linnaean) by tweeting at us--we're @PopSci--and get your name listed right here! Plus eternal glory, obviously. Update: We have a winner!
The silky anteater, shown here, could be climbing trees in its native forests soon.
Turn it up! Scientists have discovered that some species of birds can dance
The liver has to enable a “large mammal” to live “a normal lifestyle” for at least three months.
As ice barriers melt, pathogens expand their ranges.
The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity
Stone swipers, beware
Plus fungus-eating bee larvae
Plus, zoo animal selfies
Science attempts to explain comparisons to Stryper, Zodiac killer sketch
The most interesting man in the world
PopSci asked the hard questions and got answers. But you're not going to like them.
Excerpt: The Edumacation Book
They hang between life and death in a delicate balance.
Honoring science's funniest research
The future of agriculture may be plant-fungus symbiosis, writes Issie Lapowsky for WIRED
Our favorite science images of the week
What's grey and wrinkly and drinks 10 gallons of blood per hour?
A rare nod to technology over fundamental physics.