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Our Rating: ★★★½☆ :: A LITTLE OFF :: Read Our Full Review >>

The Bonnier Mag+ platform is great on video and in theory but isn't great as an iPad application.

What's New

Bug fixes and other improvements

App Description


Popular Science+ has ALL the same content as the print magazine, along with special iPad-only features.

Print subscribers can access the digital issue for FREE by downloading this app, tapping the Current Subscribers button, and following the instructions to create an account.

New digital subscribers will be billed 30 days after purchasing. If you do not wish to be billed and continue your subscription, simply turn off auto-renew at least 24 hours before the end of your free trial period.

More than 100 pages of mind-bending science fiction, including original work from Popular Science, a short story anthology from up-and-coming writers, and a graphic novel based on Isaac Asimov's legendary Nightfall, one of the greatest pieces of short science fiction ever written. Free with an annual subscription or available as a single copy.


• Have We Found Alien Life? – In the not-so-extraterrestrial land of Lake Oneida, N.Y., researchers have found strange bacteria that are like nothing we’ve seen before. What could that mean for our search for life on other planets?

• Instructions Not Included – Manuals have guided our lives for hundreds of years. So what does it mean that they’re disappearing in favor of minimalism?

• The Worst Jobs In Science – Fish gutter, troll hunter, rat exerciser—these are just a few of the unpleasant occupations that are furthering our understanding of the world around us. Next time you avoid that task at work, think of what these folks endure.

• Slippery Truths – The Keystone XL Pipeline has been plenty debated in politics, but what does science have to say? We explore the claims in this infographic.

• Take a Deep Breath – After you read this feature about the menacing microbes traveling through the air, you might be a little leery of breathing deep.

• NOW – A high-flying, high-tech drone for aspiring filmmakers, new technology to control your devices with gestures, an airless tire, and more!

• NEXT – Why trying to eat the perfect diet is making us sick, the future of 3-D-printed objects, how space tourism will fare after SpaceShip Two’s crash, and more!

• MANUAL – How to turn Post-its into speakers, three crazy body hacks, a device that lets you wear your heartbeat, and more!

• 1-year (12 issues) subscription for $14.99 - You save 74%!
• 1-month subscription for $1.99

Your subscription will automatically renew unless you cancel 24 hours before the subscription runs out. You can turn off auto-renewal at any time from your iTunes account settings. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period.

Missing issues after update? Tap the “Missing Issues?” button in the Library and sign in to the iTunes account you used to buy the issues originally. They should reappear in your Library.

E-mail us with any questions, problems, or even just feedback at: popsciplus@popsci.com

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App Changes

December 05, 2014 New version 5.2.5
November 01, 2014 New version 5.2.0
September 28, 2014 New version 5.1.8
August 24, 2014 New version 5.1.4
June 30, 2014 New version 5.1
February 05, 2014 New version 4.4.2
April 01, 2010 Initial Release

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