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Google's education wing has devised school lesson plans based on the movie.
It's a contentious, edgy argument! But it's flawed in just about every way. Here's how to exploit those flaws.
Thinking about a science degree? Consider a lab where research meets white-knuckled adventure
PopSci attempts to determine, once and for all, which is the superior gender
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
But the long-term effects of prolonged cellphone use require further study—and will spark fresh controversy
Will too many hot chili peppers kill you? Is the moon on the verge of erupting? PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
One preeminent scientist tackles the moral and ethical issues that come with the business of genetically enhancing our biology.
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
Could robots take over the world? That's the premise of this summer's I, Robot. And AI researchers aren't scoffing.
High-speed movie cameras can shoot up to 20 million frames in the blink of an eye. The world is a mighty interesting place in ultimate slo-mo.
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.
The polygraph, though used in hiring, marital disputes, and possibly even anti-terror investigations, is flawed. Now scientists are looking deep within the brain to devise ways to detect deception at its source.