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Indian National Park Setting Up Radar Network To Protect Tigers -- And Humans


We all know that good fences make good neighbors, but in one national park in India, fences just aren’t good enough.

How Nigeria's Anti-Polio Strategy Helped It Wipe Out Ebola


Experts now think it's feasible for Nigeria to wipe out wild poliovirus within its borders this year, even as the country stays on high alert against Ebola.

Next Spring, You Can Walk Under A Glacier In Iceland


Soon, visitors to Iceland will be able to head inside a man-made ice cave and get an inside look into how glaciers work.

Europa Is Stunning In Close-To-True Color


NASA has given an old, high-resolution image of Jupiter's moon Europa a fresh polish. The result is the closest-yet approximation of what the watery moon would look like to…

Regin Spyware Collects Government and Industry Secrets, Then Covers Its Tracks


Symantec has discovered a complex and stealthy piece of malware designed to spy on people, companies, and governments without leaving a trace.

Welcome To The New Popular Science


Dictionaries change, seasons change, even atoms change—let's hear it for radiation! But science's meteoric rise in pop culture continues to surprise us.

The History Of The Drone In 9 Minutes [Video]


Drones, the monosyllabic catch-all for remote controlled unmanned aircraft, have become a striking symbol of modernity in the past decade.

Band Will Release Album In DNA


On the one hand, you can fit OK Go's latest album in the coin pocket of your jeans. On the other hand, it takes hundreds of dollars' worth of equipment—and a science…

Our Savior, The Supervillain


This month, Elon Musk reminded us once again why he's the most entertaining executive alive. In an online comment that's since been deleted, Musk wrote about his fears…

Conquer Cold With DIY Hand Warmers


Cold weather makes for cold hands—unless, of course, you have a hand warmer. Don’t waste money on those cheap disposable ones.

New, Better Chinese Spy Satellite Hits Orbit


China continues to build a world class network of surveillance satellites. The Yaogan 24, a high resolution electro-optical imaging satellite, doesn't just locate tanks,…

International Team Blasting Off To Space Station Today


At the crack of dawn on Friday, the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft was transported via specialized train car to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year


Each year, Popular Science picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue.

NASA's (Un)Censored Moonwalkers

The astronauts weren't thrilled, but public affairs ensured the public would read every word spoken on the Moon.

Beautiful Map Reveals The Evolution Of The Protoplanet Vesta


More than a million miles away from Earth, Vesta sits cold and dark in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Scientists Make Gecko-Inspired Wall Climbing Adhesive


Geckos, when not shilling for insurance companies, are most known for their climbing abilities that let them scale walls effortlessly.

Ask Us Anything: Which Came First, The Chicken Or The Egg?


Welcome to our newest video series, called Ask Us Anything! And we really mean it. In each video, we'll answer the odd-ball, amusing, or just plain confounding questions you…

Worm Living In Human Brain Gets Its Genome Mapped


For many years, a Chinese man in the U.K. experienced a range of debilitating neurological symptoms with no understood origin--including headaches, memory loss, and…

The First Home Iris Scanner


Myris, a sleek handheld iris scanner, brings biometric security to home computers. The device plugs into a USB port and takes a split-second video of both eyes, scanning…

BMW's i8 Is Where Every Car Manufacturer Needs to Go


It wasn't that long ago that every major sports car manufacturer scoffed at the idea of inserting hybrid-electric powertrains into their track-tuned road-rockets.


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