Mike Biddle could free the world from having to make new plastic. Forever.
Or, how to distill 11,000 pages of text into a single graphic
How Thomson Reuters analyst David Pendlebury makes impressively accurate predictions of who will win.
A new study looks at the power of practicing well beyond mastery.
The History of Popular Science
Los Alamos scientist Steen Rasmussen plans to one-up nature by cobbling together a brand-new creature that reproduces and evolves. Is he making a biotech marvel that will do our bidding, or a test-tube-size Frankenstein monster?
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
Who did more as a Senator to support scientific integrity?
What's the greatest threat to our species' continued existence? Take a look in the mirror.
The world's most prestigious universities have begun posting entire curricula on the Web—for free. Is there such a thing as a free higher-education lunch? I enrolled to find out
The Parks and Recreation star talks about tinkering.
How a mild-mannered children's celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
The curious history of mankind's most vital resource. No, not oil.
Science of the Union.
The finalists will go on to Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno
This week in New York, a media-infused science extravaganza
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
PopSci is attending the 40th annual National Symposium on Bat Research
We've seen the future, and it is wonderfully weird here's 24 photos to prove it
Researchers find breakthrough non-viral method for reprogramming skin cells into stem cells