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Cleaning Up Old King Coal
Energy: Some say it's too big a job, but scientists would sure like to try.
Who’s the Fairest Forecaster of Them All?
Accuweather, The Weather Channel, and the PopSci Dartboard battle it out.
Two Days at Hotshot School
Forest fires like this one destroy 4 million acres each year. We train with the elite force in charge of putting them out.
Summer Sports Tech: Shore Things
The best new stuff for your H2O adventure.
May Focus: Summer Sports Tech
Ways to stay on the ball, plus four balls that'll elevate your game
My Mother, the Scientist
What's it like to grow up with a mother who is a distinguished physicist and the sister of one of the most famous scientists of the 20th century? In the month of Mother's Day, Popular Science News Editor Charles Hirshberg remembers.
How Did the Spouting Horn on Kauai Come to Exist?
The spouting horn is a remnant of activity that has occurred intermittently between 500,000 and 3.6 million years ago.
Why is the Knuckleball So Hard a Baseball Pitch to Hit?
Most important to the knuckler's is the pitch's erratic flight to the plate.
The Origin, and the Sickening, of Our Species
If one of your hominoid ancestors hadn't gotten a viral infection millions of years ago, you might look really, really different today.
21st Century Bloodsucker
Medical invention: Doctors unveil the latest in mechanical parasites.