How tobacco may help defeat one of the world's deadliest viruses.
A new test for HPV has been cleared as way to screen for cervical cancer, but doctors are concerned that it doesn't do enough to protect younger women.
For black men, racial discrimination speeds up aging at the cellular level, according to a new study.
First-fill American oak bourbon barrels gives this single malt its distinctive character
With introspective retrospection, we consider the effects of our trip on transportation in this country
We could live here, if only there was 3G
Always remember to check tire pressure. ALWAYS
We explore the more practical next-gen vehicles that you might actually see on the road in the future
Green technology is on the rise, but the U.S. still consumes an enormous amount of fossil fuels
Our dependence on big systems--big oil, big coal--steers us away from little ones, such as biofuel made from garbage, that are transforming communities in other countries
Conceptual shelters that will protect us all from the perils of our rapidly changing environment: rising waters, extreme heat, rampant pollution and overpopulation
Reporting from the Gulf, an offshore oil rig worker finds mundanity, a complacent obsession with safety, and the doom beneath it all
Inducing therapeutic hypothermia can prevent damage from oxygen deprivation in trauma patients
New technology produces energy from fuel without burning it
A new drug could foil any outbreak
Even if we tap every renewable power source available, it won't mean a thing without a final, crucial step: reinventing the grid
Researchers take a first step toward harnessing the small energy sources found in cages around the world
Our experts turn up their noses at nothing in their quest for the truth
Reports out of NORAD that Santa is altering this year's route around the world raise suspicions
You are feeling very, very happy ...
Stem cells, Parkinson's pills, and viruses that improve your DNA: The next generation of performance enhancers won't show up on a urine test
Survey reveals that creationism and ID are hardly extinct in high schools
The Netherlands looks to enact legislation mandating cyclist-protecting airbags on the outside of cars
Never took a class? No problem. Scientists say even incorrect chest compressions can be a life-saver
The sound, made with an obscure device that recorded sound waves on paper, is claimed to be the oldest known audio recording
Scarier than identity theft: the prospect of a stranger controlling your heart
Drug lords, millionaire wannabes and the North Korean government have perfected methods for knocking off our most valuable greenback. Now the scientists in charge of making the real dough are fighting back with an unfakeable (for now) $100 bill
Cellphones, microchips, cars, even iPhones—there's virtually no high-tech Western product that China's cloners can't copy. Pretty soon, you might even prefer their work
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
A new study suggests that ethanol production could drive up corn prices, leaving U.S. grains and meat in short supply
A naval strategy to detonate 70 million mines calls for high-tech showers of darts
For a 24-hour view of one of the most vibrant coral reefs on Earth, book a room at the world's first underwater hotel
Embryologist Irina Polejaeva talks about the successes and challenges of cloning performance horses
In two years, a high-tech network of blimps, drones, sensors and radar will patrol the nation s borders. Take a remote tour
Green cars galore! The U.K.'s largest auto show debuts a slew of sexy new fuel-sippers
U.S. forces in Iraq are waging a pivotal campaign in modern warfare-combat on the first "networked" battlefield. One problem: the enemy has a few networks of its own
No bigger than a pen, this device filters smallpox, Ebola and other viruses from the blood
How much destruction would a nuclear bomb cause if dropped on or near your hometown? Two online calculators do the math
Airplane-inspired amusement-park rides of the 1930s spawned some of todayâ€™s theme-park favorites
We have the technology to I.D. them near their source, but getting the word out may still be the hardest part
A dirty bomb produces no nuclear chain reaction, no mushroom cloud. Yet its aftereffects could be devastating
Overwhelming atmospheric evidence supports the reality of global warming--and humans' role in causing it
These high-performance machines will run you as much as $15,000. Here's why a custom-built racer is a bargain
Why do seemingly ordinary people become stalkers?
Motorcycles thrilled civilians first. The military then tapped the nimble bikes for use in combat and reconnaissance.
In the age of ballot-box stuffing, the mechanical voting machine promised indisputably accurate election tallies. Sound familiar?
It's called body packing, it's dangerous and gross, and new technology makes gut-based drug smuggling harder to spot.
Space-launched darts that strike like meteors
Superior-optics binoculars are the top priority. Then, if you want to follow Whitney's lead, digital recorders and a digital scope/camera combination.
Here's hoping this month's release of the Hollywood sea-fighting epic Master and Commander will do justice to those magnificent men and their sailing machines. On these pages, the mightiest ships of then and now.
A tiny telescope may rescue degenerating eyes.
The FDA sidesteps human safety trials to clear a risky anti-nerve-gas pill.
Nothing holds down world population quite like jumping genes.
Epidemiology: The government may let you have a smallpox injection, if you choose. Should you get one?
If you cheat on your spouse, you can't yet plead biochemistry in divorce court. But rodent-brain research sheds light on why some lovers stay, some stray.
Statistics: A study of child suicides sparks a grisly debate.
Sports medicine: It's bowlegs from balls.
What a national ID card might look like.
Genetics: The moistness of your earwax is controlled by a single geneâ€”and that may be more important than you think.
Can polygraphs expose anti-U.S. plots?
Why do birds fly south? In a word, competition.
With the right equipment, cows can be trained to milk themselves.
Understanding risk begins with clear language about numbers.
We help America's first family of high-tech fireworks prepare for July 4th.
A new device that tests for as many as 10 drugs in less than 5 minutes.
There's equipment to reduce landmine risk, but the technology is imperfect.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the memorabilia on display in the traveling Baseball Hall of Fame.
When the scammers got tough, a crusader got going and going and going.
Producer Larry Klein takes us behind the scenes of the NOVA documentary "Why the Towers Fell", a scientific look at the American Society of Civil Engineers' report of why the World Trade Center collapsed.
According to the laws of physics, the world should not exist. To explain why we're here, scientists are recreating the universe's fiery beginnings by pitting matter against antimatter and watching them annihilate.
The world's first wearable defibrillator
In this intimate interview, hear insights about Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance voyage as only a devoted granddaughter can have them.
Sports: Headfirst at 80 miles per hour on a steel platter. And you thought bobsled and luge were scary.
Someone who was born blind experiences sounds, smells, and sensations while dreaming, but are their dreams visual?
Who really stole the secret of the atom bomb? In this PopSci.com exclusive, the producer of the NOVA special tells us what it was like to be involved with this project.