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In this issue

A dash of microbes makes our food taste better.

The microbial network that flavors sourdough.

The hidden benefits of reviving ancient tongues..

in remission

FOR MUCH OF THE 20TH CENTURY, cancer was an unspeakable diagnosis.

2 mins

hungry hungry hippos

IN 1981, NOTORIOUS drug lord Pablo Escobar imported four hippos from Africa to his estate near Medellín, Colombia. After his death in 1993, the herd meandered into the nearby Magdalena River.

1 min

the go-anywhere machine

GOODS

1 min

Droplet Stoppers

Covid-19 made face masks a crucial part of every outfit, and we’re likely to don them in the future when we feel ill. Fortunately, there’s a style for every need.

1 min

waste watchers

YOU CAN TURN FOOD SCRAPS INTO FERTILIZER IN ALMOST ANY CONTAINER. THESE BINS USE THEIR OWN METHODS TO ENCOURAGE THE PROCESS, BUT BOTH KEEP BUGS AND STINK AT BAY.

waste watchers

1 min

sweat suit

YOUR MUSCLES DESERVE BETTER THAN YOUR RATTY OLD WORKOUT GEAR. DECK YOURSELF OUT IN THE RIGHT DUDS AND YOU’LL UPGRADE BOTH YOUR PERFORMANCE AND YOUR STYLE.

1 min

home stretch

A HARD WORKOUT SHOULDN’T LEAVE YOU WITH LINGERING PAIN. THE RIGHT RECOVERY TOOLS WILL HELP INCREASE BLOOD FLOW AND FIGHT FATIGUE TO SOOTHE YOUR ACHES.

1 min

sitting pretty

ICON

sitting pretty

1 min

The Needs Of The Few

Designing with the marginalized in mind can improve all of out lives.

6 mins

Life On The Line

On the Western edge of Borneo, a novel conservation-minded health-care model could provide the world with a blueprint to stop next pandemic before it starts.

10+ mins

THE SWITCH

WHEN A NEW YORK CITY POWER PLANT SWAPS ITS DIRTIEST GENERATORS FOR BATTERIES, THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOOD WILL BREATHE EASIER.

THE SWITCH

10+ mins

They Might Be Giants

A photographer-and-ecologist team are on a mission to document the forests’ mightiest members.

3 mins

DYNAMIC DUO

HUMANS AND EARTH ARE OFTEN AT ODDS, BUT WHEN DISASTER STRIKES, THEY CAN COMBINE THEIR POWERS TO BRING NEW LIFE TO LANDSCAPES.

DYNAMIC DUO

8 mins

Landing a Lifeline

For those whose livelihood depends on the ocean, a covid-spurred interruption in the seafood market might speed progress toward a more sustainable future—for them and for fish.

10+ mins

the little rovers that could

MATT KEUNEKE, MARS EXPLORATION ROVER MISSION OPERATIONS MANAGER AT NASA

the little rovers that could

1 min

Tales From the Field – A cold one on mars

Kellie Gerardi, bioastronautics researcher at the International Institute for Austronautical Science

Tales From the Field – A cold one on mars

1 min

the bulb that won't burn out

TOM BRAMELL, FORMER DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF FOR LIVERMORE-PLEASANTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

the bulb that won't burn out

1 min

listening to trees

MARIANO MORALES, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST AT THE ARGENTINIAN INSTITUTE OF SNOW SCIENCE, GLACIOLOGY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

listening to trees

1 min

somethings run in the family

HUGOZEBERG, RESEARCHER AT THE MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY

somethings run in the family

1 min

Headtrip – Your brain on video chat

Dating, Catching up with family, and going to happy hour are best in person.

Headtrip – Your brain on video chat

1 min

spacing out is good for you

A WANDERING MIND REAPS BENE- FITS YOU MIGHT NOT IMAGINE.

spacing out is good for you

1 min

why can't i forget how to ride a bike?

LEARNING TO PEDAL IS NO EASY FEAT.

why can't i forget how to ride a bike?

1 min

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Popular Science US Magazine Description:

PublisherBonnier LLC

CategoryScience

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyQuarterly

This is the most exciting time to be alive in history. Discovery and innovation are reshaping the world around us, and Popular Science makes even the most complex ideas entertaining and accessible. By taking an upbeat, solutions-oriented look at today's most audacious science and revolutionary technology, we forecast what tomorrow will be like. We deliver the future now.

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