During a week of attempting to cloak every aspect of daily life, our correspondent found that in an information age, leaving no trace is nearly impossible
How ideas from biology-evolution, immune systems and forensics-will keep your PC safe from hackers
Predictions for how we will live and work—on Earth or in space—in the decades and centuries to come
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
By turning its crime problem into a data problem, Santa Cruz is reinventing police work for the 21st century
How a furry-convention-attending, Midwestern-accented fox owner teamed up with a bizarre Floridian exotic animal importer and a Soviet geneticist to bring pet foxes to your living room.
How to track cyber-villains and plan a space colony
A former spy's excruciating death by radiation poisoning marks the beginning of an era of high-tech hit men who can kill from anywhere
Thinking about a science degree? Consider a lab where research meets white-knuckled adventure
Scientists deploy genetic forensics to protect overhunted animals
The story of how one of the most polluted waterways in America came to be located in one of the country's most expensive neighborhoods. Also: dysentery, cancer, and arsenic poisoning.
In the dark and chatty world of avatars and assumed identities, this cybercop is a virtual Sybil, trolling for creeps and thieves.
Radio tags smaller than pepper flakes could make diamond rings and other valuables more secure
Tollbooths, ATMs, doctors' offices, online chat: You leave critical personal data behind wherever you go. Let's follow one American as he scatters his digital DNA.
Selfies could be subtly reshaping your memory.
The most powerful and complex science experiment in the history of the universe is finally—after 14 years and $10 billion—about to begin. There's no telling what it may find, and that's entirely the point
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
Ted Berger has spent the past decade engineering a brain implant that can re-create thoughts. The chip could remedy everything from Alzheimerâ€™s to absent-mindednessâ€”and reduce memory loss to nothing more than a computer glitch
What makes mass murder possible?
Need to get away from it all? Popular Science presents an exclusive tour of CSS Skywalker, an orbital resort that's a lot closer to reality than you might think
A new online game enlists casual clickers in a research quest for a better understanding of protein folding
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
In his book The Most Human Human, Brian Christian looks at the artificial intelligences we've built, and what they say about us