100 years ago, Popular Science marked the start of WWI with a collection of anti-war essays.
Fossils and molecular genetics are just some of the tools researchers have used to answer questions about the history of the human species
In his book The Most Human Human, Brian Christian looks at the artificial intelligences we've built, and what they say about us
The Internet came in a distant second.
Looks matter, but so do sounds and smells.
A hard exoskeleton helps speed recovery time after a stroke
A new study is a first step toward a objective way to measure physical pain.
Newly discovered human skeletons suggest that people are people, no matter their height
Homo naledi had small brains but human-like traits, upending the fossil record
In this piece from 1921, PopSci subjects the Sultan of Swat to a battery of scientific tests hoping to discover the secret behind his superhuman swing
New research tries to measure the impact of streetscapes on our mental health.
Scientists peered into the genetic codes of some of the world's most interesting plants and animals.
What scientists learn about animal cognition helps unravel the mysteries of intelligence.
Our history is complicated. Our pre-history, even more so.
In particular, "participants correctly identified the future position of erotic pictures"
Never get lost in your own metabolic processes again!
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?
Drip, drip, drip
A new study argues that climate oscillations in East Africa resulted in human migration and adaptation.
Don't worry, these diseases can't spread to people.