How a mild-mannered children's celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
With the release of the DSM-5 this month, psychotherapist Gary Greenberg questions whether psychiatry's diagnostic Bible can truly get at the nature of mental suffering.
Teaching people game theory is good. Making them live it is even better, says UCLA professor Peter Nonacs.
This 10,000-rpm, no-pulse artificial heart doesn't resemble an organic heart--and might be all the better for it
Last December, Felisa Wolfe-Simon announced the discovery of a microbe that could change the way we understand life in the universe. Soon she found herself plunged into a maelstrom of bitter backlash and intemperate criticism. A dispatch from the frontiers of the new peer review
How we covered the Scopes Monkey Trial, the discovery of Java Man, the Piltdown Man hoax, and milestones in the history of evolutionary theory
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
A rumor's going around that risk-taking linked to high testosterone levels caused the crash. Is there any truth to the claim?
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
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
We unearth the latest research that definitely, positively proves what you knew alreadyâ€”and tell you why it matters
Its creations earn patents, outperform humans, and will soon fly to space. All it needs now is a few worthy challenges
Alternative "disclaimer" stickers for science textbooks
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?
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
If one of your hominoid ancestors hadn't gotten a viral infection millions of years ago, you might look really, really different today.
Behind the scenes in the race to develop a military vehicle that can drive itself.
The finalists will go on to Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno
The creator of the Segway is one of the most successful and admired inventors in the world. He leads a team of 300 scientists and engineers devoted to making things that better mankind. But he's not done
We talked with judges from two of the world's most prestigious science fairs to get some tips on how to put together a great project and have an even better time.
A new universal packing density for things made of small, rigid particles