A new strategy could help archaeologists reveal a cremated skeleton's sex.
To Baldomero Olivera, venom is nature's drug industry.
Keira Havens went from boom to bloom
Cheery happy times
Snow White totally could have happened
A different kind of carbon-14 dating
For the first time since the 1970s, researchers are being allowed to study the potential medical properties of the most tightly controlled substances around. But it's not easy.
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
These ten awe-inspiring science projects range from the world's largest undersea observatory to the "ultimate microscope" to a Jupiter orbiter on a suicide mission--but they're all massive, often in both size and scope
Depending on who you ask, these long-ignored, widely-scattered elements are either a dealbreaker or no problem at all
Be grateful, dear reader, that someone else does the hard, dangerous and downright grody work involved in truly audacious science
* 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?
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
Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie--it's today's scientists at their most daring
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
A laser cannon that blasts from the air
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
How safe can a citizen expect to be in a post 9/11 city? What technology can a city use to make its citizens safe?
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
Space-launched darts that strike like meteors
A peek at our nonlethal arsenal