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    “Climate change is not our fault. Not doing something about it — that will be our fault.”

    We are not the first civilization to face climate change. But how we decide to deal with it could determine the fate of our existence.

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    A Tyrannosaurus rex

    Everything we thought we knew about dinosaur tongues is wrong.

    A mouthful of bone-crunching teeth might be the scariest thing about a dinosaur. But there’s something about a wet, waggling T. rex tongue that’s particularly…

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    Last week in tech

    Shake off your Westworld hangover with a recap of last week's big tech stories.

    Dive into the latest episode of our podcast and catch up on the latest news in tech.

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    earth surrounded by dots representing space junk

    It's time to stop sending up so much garbage.

    Officials at the White House announced a new space policy directive today, focused on managing the increasing numbers of satellites that both companies and governments…

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    Stircle Scott Amron invention

    Inside the mind of Scott Amron.

    Scott Amron, of the product design lab Amron Experimental, is known for his clever creations. But every design is downright useful.

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    some mice in a cage

    Researchers were able to turn down behavioral problems in mice.

    Add this to the list of possible applications for the seemingly-magical CRISPR: helping people with neurological disorders edit their brains.

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    manta ray swims through Flower Garden Banks

    Young manta rays have a sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico.

    \Marine biologists propose the area is home to the only documented manta nursery in the world—an important habitat to help protect the threatened species.

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    China Lingyun Hypersonic Scramjet

    The nation is focusing its research and development on tech that moves faster than the speed of sound.

    China's hypersonic progress ranges from increasing scramjet testing and cheaper drones, to keeping its lead in railguns.

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    neanderthal with spear

    New evidence suggests they were skilled hunters.

    Recent discoveries have clarified that Neanderthals were more sophisticated than originally thought.

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    interchangeable lenses and a hotshoe flash mount

    A new lofi camera for instant photography in a familiar format.

    Lomography is currently raising funds on Kickstarter for a new Instant Square Camera with an interchangeable lens and a hotshoe flash. It's called the Diana Instant…

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    people holding up phones in crowd to take photographs

    We're only beginning to feel the full effects.

    MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldinhe joined Popular Science to discuss how advances in technology and the rapid spread of information reverberate in the political realm.

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    Ryugu

    It’s getting closer all the time.

    It’s been nearly four years since the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa-2 blasted off, heading for a small asteroid that was then known only as 1999 JU3. Now it has pictures…

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    Tech rumor roundup

    Catch up on all the technology gossip without all the hype.

    Keep it real with your tech rumors.

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    tired runner man

    It might even ruin your gains.

    To a lot of folks, a cold drink with your buds after a tough workout sounds like the epitome of relaxation. But it's not doing you any favors.

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    phone

    Google Duplex is slowly rolling out.

    No big deal. Just an artificial intelligence system calling to make a reservation at a Thai place on a city corner.

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    a corpse flower in bloom

    The Bronx's stinkiest resident will only blossom for a day or so.

    On the evening of June 26 the noxious-smelling corpse flower finally bloomed. Here's how you can watch the process—or go smell it for yourself.

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    evolution of humanity

    Anatomical compromises from millions of years ago have made birth hard for humans.

    Humans may have the most technological assists for having kids, but we’re also the only species that really needs them. Here’s how a series of evolutionary compromises…

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    a medieval illustration of people cooking

    Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.

    What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we promise you’ll have an even weirder answer if you listen to this week's episode of PopSci’s…

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    a man stands in front of six large hexagonal mirrors in a clean room

    James Webb is now slated for a 2021 launch—only a bajillion years late.

    NASA made a big announcement about the much-anticipated James Webb Space Telescope today.

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    Sony’s new RX100 VI helps keep high-end compact cameras alive.

    This month Sony announced an updated model to the compact RX line. The VI brings familiar features and form factor, but changes it up in a major way when it comes to the…

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