Tagged: popular science

The Best of Science’s Strangest Prizes - Up and Atom

Kimberley Collins Sep 20, 2015

The Ig Nobel awards are notorious for celebrating the strangest and most entertaining scientific breakthroughs.  The prizes aim to “honour achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think” and are a parody of the prestigious Nobel Prizes. Past winners have celebrated everything from the slipperiness of banana skins to the discovery that some people would be physically … Read More

137 years of Popular Science back issues, free - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 08, 2010

One-hundred and thirty-seven years of back issues of the monthly magazine Popular Science are now available on-line free. [caption id="attachment_1598" align="alignleft" width="350" caption="Popular Science cover, October 1977. (Source: Google books)"][/caption] You can either search the Popular Science archives, or access issues via Google books. It does not appear to be possible to download … Read More