NPR Pulls The Plug On Krulwich Wonders

Krulwich Wonders, the superlative science blog maintained for the last four years by Robert Krulwich (of NPR and Radiolab fame), will soon be no more. » 9/28/14 12:50pm 9/28/14 12:50pm

You just don't understand sexual cannibalism

We call those deadly spiders with the red hourglass shapes on their abdomens "black widows" because they eat their mates as part of the sex act. But black widows are far from the only spiders who sexually cannibalize, and some insects and fish do it too. It's just a natural part of some animals' reproductive process.… » 1/23/13 10:10am 1/23/13 10:10am

Eat chocolate. Lose weight. Yeah, right.

By now you've heard the news: people who eat chocolate are thinner than those who don't. It's the perfect news story, and one that a lot of outlets ran with — ourselves included — but it's also the kind of piece that science writer Deborah Blum says can contribute to public cynicism about science and what it does. » 3/30/12 4:00pm 3/30/12 4:00pm

Read The Archives Of Popular Science, Back to 1872

Known for its alluring machine covers, and tireless efforts to educate the public about scientific topics, Popular Science started its life as a text-only newsletter in 1872. Now the magazine is making its archives searchable and readable online for free. » 3/05/10 8:30am 3/05/10 8:30am