And learn the science of what it takes to control that much helium
More scientists need to recycle this noble gas.
Two angles on the world's most dangerous high-altitude, high-tech daredevil stunt.
New York pop-up exhibit is somewhat vanilla
From the Popular Science archives, the hurricane house, the seismograph camera, the forest-fire-fighting dirigible, and more.
When David Hanson set out to build a robotic head, he saw no reason not to make it look just like a human. Then he stumbled into the Uncanny Valley.
Including an elusive fox that hasn't been seen in nearly 100 years
A 15-mile free fall, a tennis match at 3,000 feet, and more daredeviling from the archives
Hopefully a solution will not float out of reach
For oenophiles and chocoholics, it was a very good year. For clean air: not so much.
What's it like to grow up with a mother who is a distinguished physicist and the sister of one of the most famous scientists of the 20th century? In the month of Mother's Day, Popular Science News Editor Charles Hirshberg remembers.
Plus, a Jupiter-like planet
The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
The planet has limited resources of several important elements, many of which can do what no other element can. Here's what's left of the periodic table, and what would happen if we run out
Two teens launch a business, and it flaps.
Does the ideal gas law explain 11 deflated footballs?
This is the fusion company that PopSci said might save the world
Tips to get your own invention ideas off the ground from Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Segway's Dean Kamen, futurist Ray Kurzweil and more
Scientists are building ultra-cold systems that mimic the most extreme edges of the universe. Can these analogues help solve the big bang's mysteries?