When I was a kid, I used to love leafing through my Dad’s old collection of Popular Science magazines. He didn’t have quite as many of them as he did National Geographic, but he had more than plenty to keep a curious Science Geek in Training busy for many hours*.
I got away from PopSci for quite a while, but recently came back to browsing their web site after it published a series of articles (later collected in one book) that decisively debunked the 9/11 Truther moronicity. It still give me the same “wow, science is neat” thrill that Chris Matthews gets when he reads an article about Barack Obama in <del>Tiger Beat</del> Newsweek.
I’ll be getting that thrill (the science one, not the Matthews leg-thrill) a whole lot more now since Popular Science just put its entire 137-year archive on the web, for free.
Now all I really must have is the flying car the big brains of scientific prognostication have been promising me since nearlyt he day of my birth and I’ll be a very happy man.
* Yes, I used to read the encyclopedia for fun, too. This is a problem, maybe?