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Diabolical Death Rays from the PopSci Archives

Death rays and high tech weapons were popular fixtures in popular fiction of the 20s and 30s, but it turns out they were also on the minds of scientists at the time, too, who strove to recreate some of scifi’s most devastating weapons right here on Earth. Thanks to the PopSci archives, we can look [...]

Despite Economic Meltdown, The World is Actually Pretty Happy

Economic doom and gloom notwithstanding, how happy are people around the world? Pretty happy, it turns out, according to a new global survey by private think tank Ipsos (whose motto "nobody’s unpredictable" suggests that [...]

11 Incredible Homes From Around the World for Under $50K

The worldwide recession has hit a lot of people hard, but it’s not all doom and gloom. Far from it actually, as is the case with property. As the price of real estate has fallen, there are plenty of bargains to be had all around the world! The villa pictured is in Halcyon Hills, Greece. No [...]