On today's hottest shows, the stars wear lab coats instead of bathing suits. We look behind the scenes at Numb3rs to see how it gets the science right-and why it sometimes needs to get it wrong
This week, the Breakdown takes a hard look at angular momentum. Don't get dizzy!
Wherein we divulge why "the guy" and his ball are as one (at least in terms of momentum)
Our models of where storms are going have gotten much better, but we can't really predict how strong they'll be once they get there.
Physics you can draw
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
Sci-fi movies should bend the rules to impress audiences, but they can't play people for complete fools. Review the most science-distorting movies of 2012 in this gallery.
Classic TV, Science Division
She manipulates simple laws of physics to create “bullets” made of sound waves
* 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?
The physics of a human bottle rocket
Treats for physicists, chemists, biologists, and others.
Catching the biggest waves takes some work
The remarkable physics of a powerful vault
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?
And how to use physics principles to improve your skills.
Looking to boost your science smarts? First test your IQ organ, then follow our 6-point brain regimen. Soon you'll be crunching bogus claims and citing stats with the best.
Let's nerd out about the physics of hitting a baseball as hard as you possibly can.
Raisins, fingers, and brains, explained
If a time traveler assassinated Albert Einstein before he figured out that E=mc², would we still have atomic weapons?
Fractals are endlessly cool
Geographic profiling pioneer Kim Rossmo has been likened to Sherlock Holmes; his Watson in the hunt for serial killers is a digital sidekick -- an algorithm he calls Rigel.