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11 terrifying childcare inventions from the early 20th century
Enjoy several horrifying parenting aids pulled from our archives.
Higher than man ever built before
A photographic tour of the newly finished Empire State Building.
This DIY-er found a boat he liked in the PopSci archives. Then he built it.
A long-time fan shares his ideas on how to upgrade a 72-year-old design.
Twelve photos that capture the wonder of Apollo 11
It’s been half a century, but we’re still as obsessed with the first walk on the moon.
Century-old ship logs show how much ice the Arctic has lost
By diving into archives, scientists confirmed that floes are melting faster than ever before.
Here’s what we had to say about Voyager 1 when it launched 41 years ago
From the Popular Science archives.
#TBT to 1947: Introducing the Polaroid Camera
And other vintage photo news from Popular Science's May 1947 issue.
How Popular Science covered ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ in 1968
"But by the time 2001 A.D. rolls around, things may be more fantastic than the picture shows."
Archive Gallery: 10 Ways to Beat the Heat Without Air Conditioning
We take a look at how people dealt with summer temperatures before modern-day air conditioners became commonplace
Archive Gallery: Strange Sports of Tomorrow
Aquatic polo ponies, parachute sledding, balloon jumping, and more short-lived novelty sports from the early 20th century