Diatoms. Images a and b are raw diatoms; c and d are fossilized, and e and f are fossilized diatoms that were frozen but not shot.
The final graphic Office for Creative Research For the July issue of Popular Science, we—the Office for Creative Research—created a data visualization celebrating NASA’s long history of aerospace innovation. Since 1959, NASA has published a document called “Astronautics & Aeronautics Chronology” nearly every year, compiling news coverage of science, technology, and policy at the agency.
Ever since NASA established its history program in 1959, the agency has periodically compiled the world’s aeronautics advances into a single report.
Pills with different components don't always look this different. Alexandra Ossola As a traditionally Catholic country, Peru has been slower than most to accept contraceptives.
"Nightfall" by Isaac Asimov Illustration by Ryan Inzana This is an excerpt from Popular Science's special issue, Dispatches From The Future.
Long Service U.S. National Atmospheric and Atmospheric Administration volunteer Richard Hendrickson looks out over the Atlantic Ocean sometime in the 1930s.
The USS Honolulu Interrupts Some Polar Bears Chief Yeoman Alphonso Braggs, US-Navy via Wikimedia Commons Polar bears are the largest land predators in the world.
Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes the plague. NIAID/Flickr Yesterday, Chinese authorities finally lifted a nine-day quarantine of 151 individuals from the northwestern city of Yumen, instituted after a 38-year-old man died of a bubonic plague infection last week.
Telepresence Robots Do the 'Wave' by Holding Up LED Signs Hanwha Eagles The Hanwha Eagles of Daejeon, Korea, have been on a long losing streak, the BBC reports… but they are winners in our hearts here at Popular Science.
A schematic of the structure, on the left; the sponge making steam, on the right. MIT Generating steam is enormously useful.
Sorry, Big Guy A Macaca fuscata in Osaka, photographed in 2010 KENPEI on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 Following the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, monkeys living in nearby forests have been found to have lowered blood cell counts, according to a new study.
"The Tolling of Pavlov's Bells" by Seanan McGuire Illustration by Lisa Kay This is an excerpt from Popular Science's special issue, Dispatches From The Future.
Pacific Prey Wikimedia Commons If you're not worried about a future without toro sushi or rare tuna steaks, you probably should be.
An Opulent Microbial Struggle On a trip to Death Valley, California, chemist Michael P. Zach collected just a simple salt sample.
A Field Near Madison Wisconsin Yinan Chen, via Wikimedia Commons Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news: the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.
Take A Break. Car accidents, some due to driver fatigue, caused 33,500 fatalities in the United States and around 28,100 deaths in the European Union in 2012.
Illustrations by Studio MUTI Most pilots enjoy keeping their drones airborne. Marque Cornblatt, who studied digital art before turning to robotics, has different pleasure centers in his brain.
Supernova Remnant G292.0+1.8 One of four new images from Chandra. NASA/CXC/SAO The Space Shuttle Columbia carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into space on July 23, 1999.
This is a sand fly, an insect which spreads leishmaniasis. Rod Dillon No human would be inclined to think favorably of leishmaniasis, caused by a parasite spread by sand flies, which infects about 12 million people worldwide and kills 20,000 to 30,000 per year. Leishmaniasis comes in two basic forms, cutaneous and visceral.