Three PopSci editors share the freakiest facts they could find.
The caveman diet, barefoot running, co-sleeping: We spend an awful lot of time trying to live like our ancestors. Here's why that logic is wrong.
Microbes living in the beasts' coats could be deadly to malaria and cancer cells.
What a bunch of nerds.
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What makes each bear species stand out against the rest?
Plus, some of the brightest stars in the galaxy
Scientific justice for maligned critters
Forget algebra homework: try building spaceships, operating a nuclear reactor or listening in to distant galaxies
Sloth finally proves itself useful as colleges discover undergrads are too lazy to get up for potentially wasteful second helpings
Or how they might come back to join us
A new fossil sheds light on the evolution of feathers and a rare group of dinosaurs
Stay tuned for next week's earth-shaking study: obesity linked to weight gain
As well as in the malevolent deeps
The now-extinct giant beaver once lived from Florida to Alaska.
Be grateful, dear reader, that someone else does the hard, dangerous and downright grody work involved in truly audacious science
Mouse milk (for people), spider-goats, pain-free cattle, and nine more
In the northernmost reaches of Canada, within the Arctic Circle, scientists have found fossils of...camels. Wait, what?
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It's a contentious, edgy argument! But it's flawed in just about every way. Here's how to exploit those flaws.
Unraveling a mystery about a spider that makes spider-shaped decoys in its web.
What bad headlines call lazy is what early humans called survival.