150 years of Popular Science

From the archives: Jacques Cousteau shows off his underwater film technology
May 26, 2022 7:00 AM
From the archives: How a medical ‘outsider’ discovered insulin
May 25, 2022 12:00 PM
Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered pulsars, but someone else won the Nobel
May 25, 2022 9:00 AM
What it would take for cars to actually fly
May 24, 2022 2:00 PM
From the archives: A forecast on artificial intelligence, from the 1980s and beyond
May 24, 2022 7:00 AM
Esther Lederberg changed our understanding of how bacteria breed
May 23, 2022 11:00 AM
From the archives: The promising new world of solar power—in the 1950s
May 23, 2022 9:00 AM
Biochemist Marie Maynard Daly uncovered what makes us tick
May 20, 2022 11:00 AM
From the archives: Rube Goldberg machines are serious business
May 20, 2022 7:00 AM
From the archives: A grand tribute and eulogy for Zeppelins
May 19, 2022 7:00 AM
Racial and economic barriers kept Carolyn Beatrice Parker from realizing her full potential
May 18, 2022 11:00 AM
From the archives: Inside the tantalizing quest to sense gravity waves
May 18, 2022 7:00 AM
From the archives: Inside the U.S. Army’s plan to build a luxurious city under the Arctic
May 17, 2022 7:00 AM
From the archives: The discovery of electrons breaks open the subatomic era
May 16, 2022 9:00 AM
Helen Thompson Woolley showed biology does not define gender
May 13, 2022 11:00 AM
From the archives: When food allergies were ‘strange pranks’ for scientists to decipher
May 13, 2022 7:00 AM
From the archives: The Theory of Relativity gains speed
May 12, 2022 7:00 AM
Agnes Chase, a grass scientist, showed us what ‘holds the earth together’
May 11, 2022 11:00 AM
From the archives: During a devastating polio epidemic, a vaccine was finally on the horizon
May 11, 2022 7:00 AM
From the archives: NASA dispatches drone to help rescue the ozone layer
May 10, 2022 7:00 AM
Edward A. Bouchet paved a path for generations of Black students
May 9, 2022 11:00 AM
From the archives: Bill Gates hypes up the Apple mini Mac in 1984
May 9, 2022 9:00 AM
From the archives: ‘Do beavers rule on Mars?’
May 6, 2022 7:00 AM
From the archives: When 1970s cellular technology made ‘traveling telephones’ more accessible
May 5, 2022 7:00 AM
From the archives: The germ theory of disease breaks through
May 4, 2022 7:00 AM
From the archives: A 1930s adventure inside an active volcano
May 3, 2022 7:00 AM
From the archives: When superconductors finally grew up
May 2, 2022 11:00 AM
The pandemic could be a long-awaited turning point for telemedicine
May 13, 2021 7:00 AM
Can we make ourselves more empathetic? 100 years of research still has psychologists stumped.
Apr 6, 2021 8:04 AM