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Subscription Length: 1 year auto-renewal

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The 'What's New'" magazine of science and technology. Covering the latest developments in cars, electronics, communications, tools, energy, aviation, science, space exploration and much more.

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Popular Science magazine is one of the nation's oldest and imost influential magazines on trends in the scientific world. It provides a way for you to stay updated on the newest technology, inventions, and theories that affect our world today. Popular Science magazine also has many practical and insightful news stories that every household can use.

The magazine features some of the newest and coolest technology making the rounds in the scientific world. Many of these gadgets are ones that your family would like to own or could use some day. Hear the lowdown on the technology as it is comes from the industry by picking up a copy of Popular Science.

The magazine also contains many odd stories with questions that you've thought about but never asked. Why are mouth guards flavored? How can you make bread last thirty days? These are the types of curious questions answered by scientific testing and research in Popular Science magazine.

In addition to news and oddities, the magazine also tackles practical projects of interest to every household. Popular Science magazine offers at-home science projects, tricks, and other DIY items. The magazine also details projects created by other readers, as well as cool designs and inventions by student groups, novice inventors, and even kids. Some of the projects are so outrageous that you won't believe them until you try them.

Popular Science magazine offers a host of information, practical ideas, fun projects, and curious news that will interest readers of all ages. A subscription to Popular Science magazine is the first step to opening up the wide, weird, and fun world of science to your family.

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Subscription Length: 1 year auto-renewal
  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: Bonnier Corporation
  • ASIN: B002CT515Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
  • This magazine subscription is provided by Bonnier Corporation

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345 of 367 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a BLAST !!! March 16, 2005
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Okay, I've read the other reviews that call this publication shallow, lacking in depth, geared toward young teenagers, etc. I guess if you are looking for twenty page, in-depth technical articles that delve into every minute neutron of a particular subject, then yes, this publication might not be what you're looking for.

But, if you're a regular, average, ordinary guy like me (who would not understand those deep, brainy articles anyway) and you are looking for an entertaining, informative view onto what's new and what's cool, I think you'll be pleased. Very pleased!

Take, for example, a couple of recent issues (see the date of when this review was written). Last month was focused on the future of personal aviation and the people behind the effort to make personal flight more available and affordable, and about the aircrafts they are inventing. Fascinating! Now, can I run out and build myself a prototype after reading the articles? Ummm, no. Do I know a whole lot more about an incredibly fun subject then I did before? Yes!

This month's issue focuses on similar theme: The future of personal space travel and the idea of a space-hotel. When you're done reading it will you be able to build a rocket and fly to the moon? Of course not. But it's informative and educational to the exact level I would want it to be... just enough to make me aware, enlightened, and entertained.

So to all the non-nerds, non-rocket scientists, and non-brainiacs who want a scientific publication by the people, for the people, I think your yearly subscription money will be well spent.

Enjoy!
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547 of 618 people found the following review helpful
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I have read PopSci for decades, and so quickly started a subscription for my son at age 10 when he showed interest. The articles are very good, but the advertisments are riddled with sexual peformace boosting products of all sorts.
I think that PopSci has a responsibility to consider that it is read by and marketed to children as well as adults, and should take a closer look at its sponsors. I couldn't let him bring it to school without ripping out pages first. I haven't noticed this problem with other periodicals of the same standing. By the way, when I contacted PopSci about my concerns about this, I received no response. Do advertisers come before the reading public?
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92 of 104 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible advertising December 14, 2014
By Adri
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I purchased a subscription thinking it would have interesting articles for my 8 year old daughter to read, as she is really interested in science. Some of the articles are not appropriate for a youNger audience, so I was mistaken. But even worse,the magazine is full of tobacco and sexual performance drug ads. Tacky. The only way I could allow her to read this would be to cut out the articles and glue them on paper. I'll probably donate the issues.
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200 of 234 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware of the billing agencies! May 9, 2007
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Popular Science is among many of the magazines currently engaging in the practice of contracting out billing...which then gets subcontracted and sometimes sub-subcontracted out. This means you may have to contact three or four different companies via half a dozen (or more) phone numbers with subscription-related issues.

In fact, one subagency, Magazine Billing Services, has closed down their call center, so cancelation requests must be sent by snail mail only. (We've also seen notices from and numbers for Publishers Billing Agency and Publishers Unlimited, in addition to Popular Science's direct numbers.)

Additionally, renewal notices are sent out regardless of the actual expiration date. If subscribers aren't vigilant, they'll find themselves paying for 20 year's worth of subscriptions. And then, due to the entanglement of companies described above, it will take days of calling, holding and letter writing to get the problem of the deceptive renewal notices straightened out.

If that particular agency wasn't involved in that particular renewal notice that was responded to (and we've received "renewal" notices from all of them simultaneously), then the subscriber gets continually redirected. Get used to hearing the phrase, "I can't help you with that." Also get used to requests taking months or more to be processed (if they get processed at all) and get used to getting no responses from emailed queries, requests or complaints.

This is becoming an increasingly common practice, but that doesn't mean consumers have to put up with it. If Popular Science believes it's good customer service to subcontract out billing and relentlessly pepper subscribers with intentionally deceptive "renewal" notices, they can keep their rag of a magazine.
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144 of 171 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, but Not Complex March 16, 2002
Subscription Term Name:1 year
This is a great magazine for those who want to find out about current scientific topics but do no want to delve into the complexity of scientific matter like Scientific American.
This is a great magazine to buy for those that are high school ages. Those who have strong technical backgrounds may find the articles a bit lacking in substance and length. The average article length is only about 2 or 3 pages and often you feel as though they could have added more.
One particular enjoyment I find in the magazine is the What's New feature. This highlights the best new inventions and innovations every moth culminating in their annual Best of What's New issue in December.
I would reccommend this magazine to anyone with a amateur interest in science and technology and wants to be kept up to date.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
GOOD

THANKS
Published 3 days ago by ANDRES RAMRIREZ
3.0 out of 5 stars "Popular People of Science"
I subscribed most of my adult life. I finally discontinued because the magazine is now more "Popular People of Science" and less about the science itself.
Published 3 days ago by L. Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars A quick fun read
Pretty basic but a quick fun read
Published 5 days ago by Andrew Loebelson
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I needed to drop the subscription
Published 6 days ago by Memo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
As a science major, I have an appreciation for science. Popular science makes scientific news accessible​ to all.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Science for anyone
I really enjoy this magazine. The articles really delve into the science of anything and everything but, at a level that almost anyone can understand. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Patrick D
2.0 out of 5 stars No longer a credible nor entertaining periodical
I used to really enjoy receiving this magazine but over the last few years it's really gone down hill. Read more
Published 23 days ago by CCUSA
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cool magazine! Get a subscription and you will have knowledge of all kinds of new things. Great articles
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Too advanced for my daughter. I thought it was for elementary students
Published 1 month ago by FMH
5.0 out of 5 stars Always great articles
Love reading the great articles, always so interesting.
Published 1 month ago by Casey's Mom
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