This new way of looking at cells is revolutionizing biochemistry.
The frog that laid the golden egg.
The 2017 Wellcome Image Award winners
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
Including a map of brain cancer, a closeup of a sea urchin's tooth, and more from the 2012 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge
A one-atom-wide probe scans a molecule to get the view.
Bombarded with electrons and sealed in a vacuum, the noble tick survived the ordeal
This year, shop SciMall for glowing rodents, animal guillotines, and more
It's a small world, after all
The best of the 2012 Wellcome Image Awards take viewers under the microscope, under the human cranium, and inside an avian embryo.
U.S. agencies have been doing a lot over the past year to try to fix weaknesses in forensic science.
A competition from the National Science Foundation and the journal Science honors the best scientific videos, games, posters, and images.
And here you thought there were just solids, liquids, and gases
A stepping stone toward quantum computing and artificial atoms
Electrons were fooled into behaving as though they were in a magnetic field, with no magnets around
Surf's up at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California.
When subatomic science gets wack, physicists get ILL
New databases and digital techniques are broadening the kinds of evidence available to the crime scene investigator.
Just because something is old doesn't mean it isn't still awesome!
A new technique to turn bodies transparent could help scientists map entire nerve cell pathways
Is some research so dangerous it shouldn't be done at all?
Check out some of our favorite science jokes.
From the December '67 issue: 'TV's Star Trek: How they mix science fact with fiction.'
An interview with Peter J. Bentley, PhD, author of The Science of Why S*hit Happens
2011 is shaping up to be a great year for science. Here's what to look forward to
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
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
A little science, a little magic
A desktop machine decodes DNA in record time
Careers: Geologist, seismologist
The fish's jaw is similar to that of a bulldog.
More than just good for a bath, bubbles are a focus of new research
A Middle East synchrotron experiment is looking for proposals
Editor-in-Chief Jacob Ward on how the Kardashev Scale is an elegant way of describing our dreams
Teeth and bones alone can't determine whether someone is a minor
Post-9/11 laws protect Americans from the mishandling of potential bioterror agents. They could also slow down some vital medical research.
The transcript from our February 2002 infertility chat on America Online.
The number of organizations for women in the sciences is growing. From professional networking to mentoring opportunities, they offer support for the tens of thousands of American women scientists at work today.
Do you measure tequila shots in an Erlenmeyer flask? Read on.
NASA's ambitions are ballooning
Surprising facts about the real-life science of crime scene investigations
Inventor claims breakthroughs come to him under self-induced hypnosis
After years of reports of troubled crime labs, the U.S. Department of Justice is putting together a commission that will set standards, a professional code and education requirements for forensic scientists.
New criteria for choosing NSF grants is the latest salvo from our anti-science government.
Go America, land of exaggerating to get ahead!
The 20 ideas, trends, and breakthroughs that will shape our world in 2014
Submit your residential-design prototypes to be showcased in San Francisco this fall
Pigs not only inspire scientists via delicious, brain-sustaining pork products. See the latest pig-influenced developments in medicine and tech, from diabetes treatments to pig-urine-flavored cigarettes
Get gorgeous with the cutting edge of twentieth-century technology
PopSci predicts the top news stories of the next year.
A researcher is building a tool that will help police locate a body earlier -- and possibly tell when the victim died.
Q&A; with Sen. George Allen (R-Va.)
From a teenage nuclear genius to the most violent video game we've ever seen, here are the best works of longform journalism we published this year.
In the new film The Wolverine, everyone's favorite genetic anomaly loses his ability to self-regenerate. Here are some of the things he should fear the most.
You have to disentangle the pain relief effects from the euphoric ones.
Cast a vote for your favorite!
Still not sure women face more obstacles than men on the way to a science career? Read Eileen Pollack's story.
But not because they're just more attracted to danger
The U.S. has been pouring millions of dollars into anti-drug campaigns since the 1980s. Has it done any good?
Courtesy of Tim Shaw, whose television show launches tonight
The flu was clearly on our editors' minds, but they seemed to have left the more straightforward reporting to other outlets.
Meet the inventor of the origami microscope and six others who are shaping science and medicine
Unfortunately, they still don't believe in evolution or climate change
When the only variable is gender, male students are more likely to be hired for a job, and offered more money, too.
Book Excerpt: Power Play: How video games can save the world
Do you side with science on this important issue?
Every day for the next two weeks we're unpacking the record behind the rhetoric
PopSci.com does a science and technology background check on Supreme Court Justice David Souter's likely replacements
A water slide for worms, the glorious C. instagram, and more
Tis the season, after all.
The backlash to the Science Debate movement has begun
Looking at a century of so-called progress
A special issue of Nature takes up the rampant sexism in science.
House Republicans, fearing action on climate change, do the nation a distinct disservice.
These are the 2018 winners of the Vizzies Challenge.
Scientists build a big model to watch how things happen in tiny machines
Bring back scientific decision making
Holding the purse strings
From auction houses to eBay, this is how people buy up Nobel Prizes and space rocks.
"You gotta Crash and Learn."
Programming bacteria like computers, scientists tap an unexpected labor force.
To maintain accuracy and realism, producers of the film sought out military and government officials to advise them.
The meandering career paths of scientists