Babies Nebraska Early Development Network The U.S. National Center for Health Statistics released today its latest report on American teenagers having babies.
Minecraft HDD Controller Top View The0JJ/imgur.com Over the hills, across the stone bridge, past the giant pony, around the lake of questionable test, and beyond the giant rainbow barrier sits a work of great artifice on a grey plain.
Curiosity Rover, Then And Now. Who turned the sepia filter on? The Verge/NASA While the Mars rovers’ drivers sit in relative comfort here on Earth, the rovers themselves do get beat up a bit.
Octopus Flickr CC by 2.0 An octopus evading a predator has one of the coolest evolutionary adaptations up its (eight) sleeves; in a matter of milliseconds, its skin can change color and opacity to blend in with the surroundings, rendering the creature nearly invisible.
Martian Pyramid Rendering Valcrow NASA has plans to put humans on Mars in the 2030s or 2040s, and the private company Mars One is already interviewing applicants to for its one-way trip to the Red Planet.
Enlarging The Canal For Bigger Battleships Click here for a larger image. Popular Science One hundred years ago, the Panama Canal opened for the first time.
Painful Peppers Warren Rachele (Wrachele) via Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons It's a chemical compound so new, it doesn't have a name.* In a paper, its creators call it either V116517 or Compound 37.
A Glacial Lake Near The Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Paul Clement via Flickr By CC 2.0 When Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano blew up in 2010, the relatively small eruption belched out a 30,000-foot-tall plume of ash that shut down airports throughout most of Europe for six days.
Stardust An artist rendering of the Stardust spacecraft approaching the tail of a comet. NASA On August 14, researchers from University California, Berkeley, announced an amazing discovery from NASA’s Stardust probe: During its deep space voyage, the ship had captured seven tiny pieces of interstellar rocks, making them the first confirmed samples of intact dust from beyond the Solar System.
Used Batteries elizaIO on Flickr Used car batteries can leech chemicals and create lead pollution when they're incorrectly trashed.
Asteroid Contrail This cellphone photo shows the contrail left by asteroid 2008 TC3, from which researchers gathered evidence that early Solar System bodies could be volcanically active.
Food Poisoning From an infographic for Foodborne Chicago by Payal Patel Designs Those moules frites you had at the French bistro last night were delicious, but now you're feeling kind of funny.
Antarctica Released in August 2014, this mosaic compiles over 3,150 satellite images of Antarctica into a single image of the entire continent.
NASA's GL-10 Greased Lightning Vertical Takeoff Test Drone Click here to see a larger version of this image.
A mobile app like PetMatch let's users narrow their search of pets to lookalikes - even celebrities like Grumpy Cat or Lil Bub.
Sea Smells Viktor Kerlow As I took a deep breath in, a familiar scent filled my nose: slightly sulfury, with just a pinch of green, and a briny finish.
DARPA's Ground X-Vehicle Technology Program More protective layers of jargon = safer future tanks. DARPA The heavy, treaded, gun-swinging battlefield behemoths know as tanks haven't changed much since their invention a century ago.
When it opened in August 1914, the 48-mile Panama Canal provided a vital shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, transforming trade, transportation, and even wartime strategy.
Healthy Choices Dreamstime Maybe you've heard of King Henry VIII's tendency to blame his wives for giving birth to baby girls instead of male heirs.
Dispatches from the Future Download a copy from iTunes. Popular Science When Popular Science asked authors Ann Leckie and Mary Robinette Kowal to contribute to our Dispatches From The Future digital sci-fi special issue, it seems we were onto something. Over the weekend both writers won a 2014 Hugo Award.