Why humans stink at finding falsehoods.
5 reasons to enjoy your ham and cheese sandwich
The following is an excerpt from Adam Alter's new book Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave, available on Amazon.
The web is crawling with jokes, hoaxes and more insidious fakes. Digital-image experts aim to develop foolproof detection tools, but until then, seeing is not believing
Occupied? be happy!
A new study argues a cure for syphilis caused the advent of modern sexuality, not the pill.
The U.S. has been pouring millions of dollars into anti-drug campaigns since the 1980s. Has it done any good?
Popular Science spoke with Rick DeLano, whose movie The Principle shows the world's most famous cosmologists promoting the idea that the Earth is the center of the universe.
Science blogger Yvette d'Entremont fights pseudoscience with snark
A new study from MIT suggests "fake news" often trumps the truth.
Scientists take another look at how mathematics is learned and stumble upon some provocative findings
A new fellowship seeks to fund biology research that's been overlooked because of gender bias.
Research shows tackling the hardest problems first could better teach children new skills
Looking at a century of so-called progress
Tips on making Turkey Beer and other highly questionable holiday brews
It's about brains, not brawn.
Book Excerpt: Power Play: How video games can save the world
The author of Rock, Paper, Scissors talks about game theory
Plus, read on for a PopSci.com giveaway!
You might think you support equality, but your subconscious has other ideas
Experts go head to head on the issue of nanotech safety