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Can music help animals relax?
There's no telling what songs our furry friends want to hear.
11 terrifying childcare inventions from the early 20th century
Enjoy several horrifying parenting aids pulled from our archives.
The pandemic could be a long-awaited turning point for telemedicine
100 years ago, doctors sent a heartbeat over a phone line, but devices enabling remote care may have finally found their moment
Can we make ourselves more empathetic? 100 years of research still has psychologists stumped.
Polygraphs and other emotional sensors are still imperfect after a century of practice.
Popular Science Takes Drugs
From our archive: a reporter's LSD trip, a guide to getting high during Prohibition, and more
How Science Has Battled Natural Disasters
From the Popular Science archives, the hurricane house, the seismograph camera, the forest-fire-fighting dirigible, and more.
The Tantalizing Quest For Gravity Waves
From the April 1981 issue of Popular Science: "When scientists finally detect a form of energy they have never seen, they will open a new era in astronomy."
A Drive Through History
The car has greatly evolved over the past century, and Popular Science has been along for the transformational ride.
John Steinbeck On Why ‘Camping Is For The Birds’
In the May 1967 issue of Popular Science, John Steinbeck argued that "the American passion for moving about in motorized caravans... results in little permanent damage beyond divorce and bankruptcy."
John Steinbeck’s 1966 Plea To Create A NASA For The Oceans
In the September 1966 issue of Popular Science, author John Steinbeck made the case for giving deep-sea exploration the same attention as the space race.