Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
What Chelsea Manning's gender dysphoria reveals about the limits of psychiatric diagnoses
Researchers find breakthrough non-viral method for reprogramming skin cells into stem cells
Smoking doesn't kill, teach the controversy, and more quotes from the candidate
The jury is still out, but skepticism permeates the scientific community
UC Irvine researchers have published a model to predict how gun control affects homicide rates.
Applications are open for their Science Ambassador Scholarship
The FDA sidesteps human safety trials to clear a risky anti-nerve-gas pill.
Keep calm, and keep washing your hands
Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
Sewage is more than just filth. It's evidence of our worst habits, everything from caffeine to cocaine, all ingested and flushed down the toilet. Now scientists are using wastewater to drug-test entire cities, and the results are sobering
Early appearances by Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Ernest Rutherford, and other notable 20th-century scientists
Imagining a world without the father of evolution
One man's experience with LED grow lights
Contrary to some previous studies, research from the University of British Columbia says "liking" a charitable cause publicly allows people to feel they've done their part without committing any actual money or time to it.
All DARPA's Paul Cohen needs to do is get past the problem of people
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
A new study looks at the power of practicing well beyond mastery.
Topics included the opioid crisis, nuclear weapons, and "beautiful clean coal."
How Thomson Reuters analyst David Pendlebury makes impressively accurate predictions of who will win.
Or, how to distill 11,000 pages of text into a single graphic
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
From our archive: a reporter's LSD trip, a guide to getting high during Prohibition, and more
Three U.S. geneticists claim a 2009 Nobel Prize for discovering the genetic code of cell aging
Batdrones, swarming UAVs, and better radar are in our future
Everything you need to know about the hottest topic in
medicine, from big-league breakthroughs and new therapies to emerging health risks and the patients willing to take them
A new understanding of brain chemistry could usher in an age of biologically enhanced humans
100 years ago, Popular Science marked the start of WWI with a collection of anti-war essays.
It's 3 AM, that phone is ringing; will their records back their claims?
A too-brief encounter with Arthur C. Clarke, the grand old man of science-fiction visionaries.
The curious history of mankind's most vital resource. No, not oil.
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
Who did more as a Senator to support scientific integrity?
The world's most prestigious universities have begun posting entire curricula on the Web—for free. Is there such a thing as a free higher-education lunch? I enrolled to find out
Los Alamos scientist Steen Rasmussen plans to one-up nature by cobbling together a brand-new creature that reproduces and evolves. Is he making a biotech marvel that will do our bidding, or a test-tube-size Frankenstein monster?
What's the greatest threat to our species' continued existence? Take a look in the mirror.
The Parks and Recreation star talks about tinkering.
How a mild-mannered children's celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
Forget algebra homework: try building spaceships, operating a nuclear reactor or listening in to distant galaxies
Scientists share their favorite stories.
The 2004 Popsci Design Competition
Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
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.
Many people at risk of suicide may share a unique mutation.
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?
PopSci.com has the beta on the latest technologies... and now we're proud to introduce a beta version of our redesigned Web site, too! Here's a guide to all the new features
A coalition of scientists, with government funding starting at $100 million in 2014, will map brain circuitry in action.
Did history's best-known genius hate Mondays?
So you don't have to talk about politics, religion, or your new tattoo
But, as with many nuclear-disaster health studies, the findings, and what they mean, are controversial.
It wasn't about gender or race. It was much simpler.
Science of the Union.
Police sketches from eyewitness accounts are notoriously unreliable. The question is, Will "DNA sketches" be any better?
A new pair of specs may let you tag your world as easily as you tag a blog post--so long missing keys
Make Your Voices Heard
The finalists will go on to Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno
This week in New York, a media-infused science extravaganza
A conversation with theoretical physicist Brian Greene
Tiny nanoparticles are a huge part of our lives, for better or for worse.
By discouraging a promising science project, Kickstarter could be encouraging corporate monopolies, enabling sloppy legislation, and keeping cool glow-in-the-dark plants out of our houses.
Edward Teller's life and work changed life itself.
Your August obituary of astronomer Thomas Gold implied that his oil-abundance theory is off-base, but hasn't recent research proved otherwise?
The new Hawk-Eye Tennis Officiating System is bringing high drama and high tech to the tradition-bound tournament
A 400,000-year-old fossilized skull could provide a missing link
U.S. cloning expert Martin Pera on the Korean cloning scandal, self-correcting science and the importance of sound PR
What do this week's election results mean for the future of science?
A new method could yield effective treatments for a host of diseases
We spent twenty-four hours on a Greenpeace boat in the Gulf of Mexico looking for oil and dispersant among marine life. On the six-month anniversary of the leak, we report back
In the UK, you can get the length of your telomeres measured
After months of controversy, second bird flu recipe finally published
Geoengineering is always controversial, but it's even more controversial when you don't tell anyone first.
An artificial intelligence that saved humanity from invaders 28 years ago breaks its silence to meet with human ambassadors. They have no idea what is in store.
Faint at the sight of blood? Blame it on evolution
No more pencils, no more books: With PopSci's guide to the best continuing-ed programs on the Web, you can lose the paper and still gain a grade-A education
St. Lucie County undertakes an ambitious plan to use plasma technology for converting enough trash to power 50,000 homes
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