Researchers in Hong Kong achieve near-perfect silence
I'm ready for my Sputnik moment now
Technology may be ushering in a golden age of stalking, in which predators use GPS, cellphones and other devices to track and terrorize.
Putting Cinematic Science to the Test
Here's the January 2015 issue of Popular Science, hot off the presses
The U.S. has been pouring millions of dollars into anti-drug campaigns since the 1980s. Has it done any good?
Scores of independent inventors rally to secure the homeland, one bizarre gadget at a time.
Calm seas all the time
New criteria for choosing NSF grants is the latest salvo from our anti-science government.
Ever want to cancel out a laser beam? Now you can
In honor of Jenny McCarthy's new seat at "The View"
Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?
The best long-form stuff we read this year
Plus: What you need to know about sugar this Halloween.
More Military-Civillian Technology Fisticuffs: Who's Got The Edge?
To maintain accuracy and realism, producers of the film sought out military and government officials to advise them.
What the Dutch do for fun
Big ideas and lots of confidence, but no big announcements
A breakthrough nanotech coating for cartridges in firearms can transfer hard-to-remove tags to gun offenders and better capture DNA
We put their final Science Debate 2008 answers up against their records
Cheap, off-the-shelf parts and a clever design make Skyline Solar's reflective aluminum troughs a contender in the race to make solar ubiquitous
A dose of tech savvy for the Supreme Court?
An adaptation of oil drills for deep water could bring scientists closer to the goal of drilling all the way through the earth's crust to the wonders beneath
While far from a cure-all, technology will play an important role in health care reform
This is the fusion company that PopSci said might save the world
Aerial surveillance, radio tagging and ranger patrols aim to fight poaching in Asia and Africa.
One man's experience with LED grow lights
Note: DO NOT read this story on your cellphone while driving.
We wish these were April Fools pranks.
Tissue recipients may soon benefit from space travel.
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
Research suggests the use of chemical dispersants hinders oceanic microbes responsible for natural cleanup
Kelvin Droegemeier could be an huge boon to the scientific community.
How lizards protect themselves from unwanted male advances
Our favorite science images of the week
The gelatinous capsule has passed its first human trials
After a flap at Wimbledon, PopSci takes a look at the latest anti-bird weaponry
A smoother pour in half the time
PopSci predicts the top news stories of the next year.
Vibrations and pressure could be key to making a shot that doesn't hurt.
Arun Majumdar has to decide which researchers will get millions of dollars, and he has to do it fast. He must spark an energy revolution within 20 years, or it's lights out for us all.
It's been a bumper week for algae.
Jacob Ward, editor-in-chief of Popular Science, explains why he's excited for 2013.
Rubbing your own privates is actually pretty useful if you're a hawk moth.
The best new stuff for your H2O adventure.
PopSci's vision for making travel faster, greener, and more fun
Electromagnetic fields can cloak objects from passing waves
A squid-like film can be switched on and off chemically to change how infrared light is reflected.
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
Antidepressants aren't cheering up aquatic life
Home of the Antikythera Mechanism
For one thing, there would be a glut of aspiring cinematographers and sound designers.
Scientists hit a new milestone for antihydrogen
UC Berkeley researchers are the first to explain how a compound in broccoli and cabbage can inhibit an enzyme to battle breast and prostate cancers
Question one: When it falls, will it fall down? Or up?
"Disrupting" norms is profitable when you're a 35-year-old tech maven. When you're 16, it just makes you a delinquent.
Bill Andrews has spent two decades unlocking the molecular mechanisms of aging. His mission: to extend the human life span to 150 years--or die trying
Black Projects, Dark Skies, Aliens and Barbeque
Vigilante justice on the electronic frontier
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
Society has been fighting the plague of addictions without knowing how drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol hot-wire the brain's pleasure response. Now researchers may be closing in on a magic bullet.
The Doctor presents some background on foreskin and traces the history and health implications of circumcision
Invisibility is a staple of science fiction, from H.G. Wells to Romulans. Now scientists see a way to make objects disappear
Early treatment answers some questions, raises others
Research suggests early administration of garlic oil may weaken the parasitic worm
Turns out, I'm hip to a new trend.
Whether you've got hundreds to spend or zillions, we've got an office set-up you'll love to come home to
Biological threats provide fertile plot material for books, movies and videogames
Obesity is booming, yet there are only two medications approved for long-term weight loss. Why is it so hard to make a diet pill that works? For one thing, evolution hates diets
A device that restores hearing by transmitting sound through the teeth and bones
E. coli bacteria are all over our skin -- why not modify them to help us out?
But they would be so cool
* that's a big, fat "might"
Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed?
Out of the wild
From our archive: a reporter's LSD trip, a guide to getting high during Prohibition, and more
The answers to the most nagging, fascinating, and bizarre questions of the summer movie season.
Mike Biddle could free the world from having to make new plastic. Forever.
At McKinley Climate Lab, researchers create fearsome weather to test cars and planes.