Science of the Union.
Avoid politics with newts, mice, dogs, and more
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Don't worry, these diseases can't spread to people.
The 2017 Wellcome Image Award winners
Cigall Kadoch is one of the 10 most brilliant people of 2016
A sweet solution to help understand how cells repair and change
Sarah Brown-Schmidt and Sid Horton published results damaging their earlier work. And their peers are praising them for it.
It could one day be used to treat your dog.
Catching cancer early doesn't always increase a patient's longevity and wellbeing.
Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.
Low-grav experiments may point the way toward more effective treatments on Earth
Well, how much can you drink? (It better be a lot.)
A new study examines the effects of standard lab temperatures on mice used in cancer studies.
It's a no-brainer: The government should be spending money on science that nobody else wants to fund.
Examining 8 promising methods of male contraception in development. Happy Father's Day!
Because "curing a disease should be worth more than a touchdown."
Next-generation cancer therapies are notoriously expensive. But maybe not for long.
New tools that extract disease biomarkers from saliva could make your dentist your first line of diagnostic defense.
The best of the 2012 Wellcome Image Awards take viewers under the microscope, under the human cranium, and inside an avian embryo.
The incredible Mr. Limpet
The prize, awarded jointly to three scientists, celebrates the discovery of the immune system's front-line responders--though one winner succumbed to cancer three days before
Two of the three judges are also scientists
But the long-term effects of prolonged cellphone use require further study—and will spark fresh controversy
But their effect in normal cells may prove toxic for the body
And cigarette smokers get a free mutation in every pack
The finalists will go on to Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno
Cancer research gets a major boost from an innovative new center
Researchers are teasing out the ways we perceive flavor, from our tongue to our nose to the genes that dictate how we taste food. In the process, they're uncovering exactly which flavors will transform a dish into an offer you can't refuse
Studies heralding the health benefits of our most sinful indulgences are a dime a dozen. But are they ever for real?
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
Genetic engineers are turning nasty, infectious microbes into smart treatments for a deadly disease
Historians haven't seen scientists this politically engaged since 1964
Once shunned for his AIDS theories, Peter Duesberg is back in the spotlight.
Emerging medicine: Scientists design gold "nanoshells" that seek and destroy tumors.
The Office of Research Integrity -- a.k.a., the Fraud Squad -- is on the case.
PopSci talks with the new reproductive technology watchdog.
Ten minutes, no rules, winner takes all
Tyson's book "Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier" is out today
Unfortunately, they still don't believe in evolution or climate change
Popular Science is inside the U.N., where 150 heads of state are talking global warming. Will they put momentum behind an international treaty in 2015?
Fifty years ago, the U.S. surgeon general first declared that smoking tobacco causes lung cancer. Popular Science readers could have known that was coming.
Medicine harnesses the might of the immune system to defeat prostate cancer.
Holding the purse strings
Half of cancer scientists have failed to reproduce the findings of other researchers, according to an anonymous survey.
Researchers have developed a method to kill lung carcinomas using a viral 'suicide gene'
Neuroscientists examine the dubious theory of phrenology.
Yes, orgasms can happen to rape victims.
A smaller amount of Zika virus funding means research into this disease must be prioritized. What should be the target?
Learn to fly with BATS by Falynn Koch
The Tech Museum of Innovation spends $5 million for audiences to design life
And it looks like it's going to be really cool!
How regular people can contribute to scientific research
Some scientific debate heats up online.
Vol. 3 of the hit comic anthology is now on Kickstarter
A new, noninvasive second opinion following a mammogram.
Scientists use magnetic nanoparticles to reign in cancer cells
Say "ahh": new saliva tests that will catch cancer, gum disease and even exhaustion
Tiny strings of drug-laden iron particles could kill tumors
New study links ejaculation frequencies to rates of prostate cancer; but the jury's still out
An electronic nose that uses nanoparticles could detect lung cancer through breathalyzer tests
New study suggests that workers developing some common forms of nanotechnology may be exposed to health risks
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