They just want a nice home! And to destroy you.
Meet the extraordinary scientists whose innovations are bringing us robot cars, new cures and vaccines, the fastest-ever computer animations, and much, much more
These amoebae eat human cells while they are still alive, and then move on. Terrifying.
Interesting creatures found in Texas field, Africa
The winners of the Nikon Small World microvideography contest
New research casts light on a fateful hookup, 1.9 billion years ago
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
Raw food takes too long to digest and offers too few calories to grow a human brain. Cooking it is the key.
The biology of having just one more slice of pie
Why a 145-pound man can outeat a former defensive tackle nicknamed "the fridge."
An ode to the mighty stomach.
Will too many hot chili peppers kill you? Is the moon on the verge of erupting? PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
In her inaugural post the doctor explains why eating humans is bad; and eating margarine is barely any better
A recent article in the New York Times Magazine delves into the science of junk-food craving.
5 reasons to enjoy your ham and cheese sandwich
Your brain makes you unconsciously like caloric foods even if they're not delicious, study finds.
A new book looks at the science of what we like
The Carolina Reaper gets everyone in the end.
From the archives: things you're afraid to ask about digestion.
No junk food is safe.
A study reveals that those who stuff themselves too quickly are three times more likely to be overweight
And other ways to make pie taste better using psychology