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Past articles by Rafi:

Rare Anglerfish Caught On Video

An underwater drone recorded the nightmare swimmer. → Read More

Sorry, Cat Haters, Science Isn't On Your Side

Some people just don’t like cats. That’s okay. Some people don’t like pizza. Or dogs. Or Harry Potter. But some cat-haters aren’t satisfied with not owning cats themselves. They need to drag the rest of us down with them. The first thing you notice when you dig around in the seedy underworld of cat-bashing is that it’s an old hobby. The haters have left their mark across poetry, literature, and… → Read More

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies → Read More

World First: Man Controls Two Prosthetic Arms With His Mind

Until recently, losing both arms in an accident would probably have meant the end of a patient's two-fisted grip. Not so for Leslie Baugh, the first shoulder-level double amputee to wear and control two complex, mind-controlled prosthetic limbs. Baugh isn't the first person to control robotic limbs with his mind. Some researchers are already working on giving amputee patients back their sense of… → Read More

Rare Anglerfish Caught On Video

An underwater drone recorded the nightmare swimmer. → Read More

Are We Doomed To Arctic Winters In America?

US Temperature Map, 7 AM November 14, 2014 At least Miami looks nice today. National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration There's an unwelcome guest on your doorstep, America. It comes from the north, dragging frigid air and awful commutes like an terrible shroud over the continental United States, from the Rocky Mountains all the way to the Atlantic. While the East Coast saw temperatures… → Read More

Throwback Thursday: Leaning Cars, A High-Tech Mojave Pyramid, And The Most 80s Tech Ever Built

Would you spend a month's salary on a VCR? → Read More

Scientists Necropsy Near-Complete Bison Mummy

Hey, Good-Lookin' Dr. Gennady Boeskorov Researchers have just finished a necropsy of this nearly complete (and somewhat gruesome) carcass of a Siberian steppe bison. This species (Bison priscus) was one of a group of large mammals, including woolly mammoths, that went extinct at the end of the last Ice Age. For about 9,300 years, this specimen lay frozen where it fell in eastern Siberia, before… → Read More

12 Amazing Space Vines From NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman

Time to step up your Twitter game, Earthlings. → Read More

Rainbow Clouds, Cyber-Dogs, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Fish Inside-Out Smithsonian shared a collection of x-rays of underwater creatures. Recognize this eerie eel? It's Enchelynassa canina -- a kind of moray. Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH → Read More

ISS Astronauts Encase GoPro In Orb Of Floating Water

Please enable Javascript to watch this video The brave astronauts of the American, Russian, and European space programs labor over countless research projects and other tasks while aboard the International Space Station to advance the frontier of human knowledge. But sometimes they take breaks to produce super cool videos for us to consume down here on Earth. In this clip, they expend some of… → Read More

Throwback Thursday: A 200-Story 'Airport Skyscraper', The Poochmobile, And This Dangerous Ice Machine

November 1939: A Popular Science issue so beautifully strange, "red demons" don't even make the list. → Read More

Voters Prefer Candidates Who Look Healthy Rather Than Intelligent

Perhaps some insight into why California made Mr. Olympia governor. → Read More

A New Voting Machine Could Make Sure Every Vote Really Counts

That is, if it ever gets used. → Read More

Big Pic: Simulated Black Hole Collision Shreds The Milky Way [ANIMATED]

Luckily for us, nothing like this is actually happening nearby. → Read More

Halloween Zombie Outbreak At Popular Science Office

Luckily for us, they were of the nonlethal Nerf variety. → Read More

How Benedict Cumberbatch Became A Dragon [Video]

The surprisingly difficult art of cross-species motion capture. → Read More

Interstellar Travel Won't Look Anything Like The Movie

The astronaut leading humankind's journey to the stars says if we want to get to another Earth, we'll have to expand our thinking. → Read More

To Kill Malaria Parasite, Feed Bacteria To Mosquitoes

Humanity has taken the fight against malaria into the guts of its host. → Read More

This Robot Pierces Your Cheek To Reach Your Brain

Sounds painful, but it might be better than drilling. → Read More