Plus photographs of fad diets, Russian "skywalkers," and more
The U.K.'s prescription system might be confusing, but I want it anyway
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. They averaged one every 10 minutes. And they weren't very scientific.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. they averaged one every 10 minutes. And they werenâ€™t very scientific.
Tweaking texture could give us healthy versions of our favorite junk foods—and that's just the beginning
New research takes a look at food label claims since 1989 and shows how influential legislation can be.
From vanilla to GMOs, how science shaped the taste of the modern world
You Won't Believe What It Is
It takes real proof to back up even the simplest theories--these 10 studies show that the obvious can have not-so-obvious implications
It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?
5 reasons to enjoy your ham and cheese sandwich
To commemorate World Food Day, we look back on science's role in alleviating the hunger crisis. Whale breeding, desert sugar factories, and oyster soup capsules, yum
Three PopSci editors share the freakiest facts they could find.
Ancient Egyptian cheese helps us understand when and how dairy came into our lives.
Grab another beer guys, carbo-loading could lead to longer lives say scientists
A new book looks at the science of what we like
You should probably just cook it
Confident a co-worker has a tendency to retain water? Bet against him on the Tanita Innerscan BC-350's body water line (and then make sure he chugs his beverage at lunch)