Societies forget, and this physicist wants to know why.
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Ten minutes, no rules, winner takes all
If 5,000 birds die in a forest and no one is around to find them, does it still become a media sensation?
Life as we know it probably wouldn't exist.
Both the Atlantic and Pacific areas saw a record number and intensity of storms.
Out of the wild
My primary focus is searching for undiscovered species—mostly white, eyeless crustaceans.
Science of the Union.
Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?
Talking it out could make us less vulnerable.
The mystery is not eye-opening.
The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity
But the findings are not without their fair share of critics.
Animals (including humans) are constantly adapting to their environments. Here are ten reminders that this incredible process is constant—not limited to the distant past
Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction, talks with Popular Science's reporter about the prehistory and the present of mass species die-offs
Solving the mysteries of the universe
What we can learn from a massive meteor crater
A three-year study will explore the nature of death and consciousness
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill