This Week in the Future, September 12-16, 2011

This Week in the Future, September 12-16, 2011
Baarbarian

It's been a cat-heavy week in the future, which is just the way we like it. This week's Baarbarian illustration suggests a possible way Willow the long-distance housecat journeyed from his home in Colorado to PopSci's hometown, New York City, and that's how we'll believe it happened until proven otherwise.

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CARS

REVIEWS

SPACE

PLANTS AND ANIMALS

FYI

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