You don't need a full kitchen to make dinner.
It is the best of what's new.
The method and chemistry behind your favorite caffeine source.
Get out the door faster.
Creep out coworkers with a witches' brew
Behold PopSci staff photographer/mad scientist John Carnett's homemade microbrewery: an elaborate device that boils, ferments, chills, and pours home-crafted ale
Never burn your mouth on a hot drink again
Motion-triggered monster heads, a witchesâ€™ brew of liquid nitrogen, a projector rigged for fright, and more. Here, our favorite high-tech haunting tricks made easy
Clean all the stains.
Rise and shine!
Stop fighting over the thermostat.
A story about plant children to brighten your day.
Eat in while staying at the inn.
Save your Valentine's Day blossoms.
Science up an amazing meal, entertain guests, and stay safe and sane.
The high-tech joys of freeze-dried foods
How to deal with everything from sluggishness to constipation
Grab your coat and your camera, then head out under the stars.
This barbecue season, try cooking with koji.
A quest for the puffed proteins that make a meringue
How our readers turned hairpins into resistance units, electric fans into potato slicers, and asbestos shingles into hotplates.
Your appliances will thank you for it.
Make photos the old-fashioned way, from start to finish.
Join the Kitchen Alchemists to take a look at the myriad uses of xanthan gum
Let video be your guide.
Build a better salad.
Behold this deluxe homemade microbrewery: an elaborate device that boils, ferments, chills, and pours home-crafted ale.
A collection of our favorite automated brewing and winemaking setups
All it takes is a drop of chilled superglue.
A history of information crime, from the secret Chinese recipe for tea production to massive data breaches at Google and Sony
Watch as souped-up power tools tear down a 60-foot track (and through a flaming hoop!) in our exclusive video
Bath fizzies for all your holiday gift needs
Project tiny specimens onto the walls of your own home.
It's not too late to reverse the damage. See some bold steps any DIYer can take
Avery Ashley wants to make a deal: his home-roasted coffee beans for lab equipment that'll let him grow his first batch of glowing bugs, so he can one day bioengineer yeast cells into inexpensive food.
Field & Stream has put together one killer menu for the perfect summer barbecue.
Turn sour old wine into a beautiful holiday gift -- thanks to science
Build an indoor insect trap from our August, 1971 issue, fully updated for today (just in time for summer)
For fertilizer, not drinking.
Don't try this at home
The egg-shaped car, the washing machine-wagon hybrid, the home-built steam automobile, and more cars built in the garages of DIY enthusiasts
Without compromising your security.
Cross a Linux computer with a keg fridge, and you get a tap that knows when youâ€™ve had enough
Surf the Web from the hammock out back (or the park down the block) with this solar-powered Wi-Fi extender
Father's Day -- June 21st -- is right around the corner
A solar-powered lamp, fingerprint-powered coffee machine and more of the best ideas in gear
A glass of instant Kool-Aid requires eight ounces of water and a surprising amount of innovation
5 tips for roaming without fear.
Preparation is key.
With his company Eko Devices, Conor Landgraf is disrupting medical tools.
Easily estimate the flow rates of liquids! Rob shows you how
Plastic containers saved my life
Boost your reception with little more than a coffee can
While still using it for navigation
You bought a belt there once. You don't need to hear from them six times a week for the rest of your life.
Carnett has an automotive setback
If a few ounces of quicklime mixed with water can make self-heating soup cans, we figured 500 pounds of it could create a self-heating hot tub
Ann Makosinski is our young inventor of the year
How to make any time naptime.
With paper, scissors, and tape—no gift bags required.
Some unwrapping and assembling may be required. We're not animals.
Head for the country and point your camera toward the sky.
Manage your time, stay calm, avoid distractions, and more.
Dull the roar of all those clicks, clacks, and workplace chats.
Don't be a fool when you're picking out tools.
Brewing your own fuel is easyâ€”it's also dangerous and potentially illegal
Behold the smooth, sweet powers of liquid N.
Pimp your abode with these home-improvement products.
There are options besides Donald Trump and Sexy Pizza Rat...
There are many ways to melt metal, but an arc furnace can liquefy almost anything you put in it, using only electricity.
As one of the first synthetic materials ever made, nylon changed fashionâ€”and the world. Now you can make thread yourself by pulling it from a glass of chemicals
Maintained the most prolific online bike encyclopedia since 1997
Automatically track anything's GPS location via e-mail with the UberTracker
With some film and a saltshaker, you can take radioactive pictures
Military dolphins, medical maggots, pest-control falcons, and more
This soldier-saving tourniquet stops bleeding in seconds
Including surreal pictures of food, a rarely seen "singing" dog, and more
Explosive glass drops demonstrate why your car windshield is so strong and safe
How to cast solid, if fleeting, shapes in mercury: Just keep it at 320 degrees below zero
Artist Jaden Hastings used her own blood to hack an Industrial Revolution-era printing technique
A breath of beauty
"OK Google, help me out!"
Economist Steve Hanke has a radical idea.
Keep your family cozy.
Four scientific tricks for temperature control.
Don't get sick on the plane.
Hunks of meat, baked goods, and veggies all require different defrosting methods.
With the right mix of metals, you can make an alloy that turns to liquid at any temperature you choose
Fourteen days worth of revolutionary green building in just a few minutes
One high-school studentâ€™s successful quest to create atomic energy, just for kicks
There are a lot of ways to use your old iPhone around the house, even without a contract
One of the nastiest substances on Earth creates a beautiful glow
In honor of National Pie Day, why don't you try one of these fun crafts from the Popular Science archives? Use a pie tin to make a jet engine, a telescope, or a lovely chandelier.