A link between affinity for a drug and susceptibility to a condition
Deadly fake drugs are everywhere. Here's the new tech to bust them.
It's not just useless crap.
A man-made, pure-white compound called Oxycyte carries oxygen 50 times as effectively as our own blood. Researchers are betting that itâ€™s the best way to treat Americaâ€™s leading cause of accidental death: traumatic brain injury
Is pure MDMA "absolutely" safe, as a Canadian health official claimed last year?
From the Popular Science archives. Happy Darwin Day!
When it's 115 degrees in March, it might take a Hail Mary of a solution to help us
Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked
Looking to boost your science smarts? First test your IQ organ, then follow our 6-point brain regimen. Soon you'll be crunching bogus claims and citing stats with the best.
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
We chat with Kevin Hand, an astrobiologist who consulted on the film, about realism in space thrillers, why actors are better than robots, and more.
Scientists still aren't sure why brain training only works for some people.
Scientists tell us it's technically possible. Here's a how-to guide for the ambitious tinkerer.
Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
Are nuclear disasters the new normal?
From our archive: a reporter's LSD trip, a guide to getting high during Prohibition, and more
From our archive, a dramatic first-hand account of marijuana overdose.
Researchers are uncovering some pretty strange culprits behind the obesity epidemic—everything from air-conditioning to infectious love handles
The ability to reprogram the immune system is one of the most sought-after goals in medicine. Now researchers are closer than ever to pulling it off in patients with Type 1 diabetes, one of whom happens to be our correspondent
Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there