It's time to stop pinning our hopes on pseudoscience.
Dr. Rat will sniff you now
Relativity experiment is the most accurate yet
The test could be approved for sale later this year
Good news for the guilty, bad news for law enforcement.
Say "ahh": new saliva tests that will catch cancer, gum disease and even exhaustion
The concept for Pap smears has been around for almost 100 years. Now a new test could replace it as a first-line screen for cervical cancer, but not everyone agrees that's a good idea.
It's time to think about who has your data.
AirDat's sensors, currently installed on the nosecones of 160 commercial airplanes, beam real-time atmospheric data to forecasters
Get the science right, get a stamp from the Washington Academy of Sciences.
How do police extract eyewitness accounts they can trust?
As the cost of genome sequencing drops, questions about its role in society are becoming more pressing
An international programming project aims to create virtual nematode life.
How we'll figure out whether machines can mimic the scents of reality
Just four months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled genes can't be patented, Myriad Genetics is seeing some competition.
Testosterone use is one of the factors contributing to unsatisfactory Pap tests.
Two experts weigh in on all those BuzzFeed quizzes you've been taking.
Artificial skin and livers promise to spare the lives of lab rats
Not your rainy afternoon trip to the science museum
Girls report more stereotype-driven anxiety about math than boys do, but all kids feel about equally bad about actually being in math class.
Spectrographic breath analysis is more reliable and sensitive than a urine test
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
An uncovered file documents Cold War-era investigations into an important question: is it safe to drink beer that was exposed to an atomic bomb detonation? And does it taste OK?
A room full of computers gets shut down while the missile flies by above the building.
Another step toward the day when 3-D printers spit out entire spacecraft.
From chimp to chip
Using a cute little scale model!
Tengion's replacement bladders could enter clinical trials as early as next year
The ability to reprogram the immune system is one of the most sought-after goals in medicine. Now researchers are closer than ever to pulling it off in patients with Type 1 diabetes, one of whom happens to be our correspondent
A new test for HPV has been cleared as way to screen for cervical cancer, but doctors are concerned that it doesn't do enough to protect younger women.
Many people at risk of suicide may share a unique mutation.
Help scientists by pretending to be a mongoose.
Debunked as a tool for psychoanalysis, Rorschach inkblots might still harbor some secrets
At McKinley Climate Lab, researchers create fearsome weather to test cars and planes.
Literate recruits took the written Alpha test, while illiterate applicants took a visual Beta.
Neuroscientists are developing tests that could clarify whether vegetative patients retain any awareness.
Neuroscientists examine the dubious theory of phrenology.
May John Glenn be with you.
Hopefully, they'll also use it to probe the underlying brain chemistry behind severe depression and several other mental disorders.
The gases help confirm it really was a nuclear test.
Plus, inside: Maps of where on the East Coast the spacecraft will be visible
The (controversial) plan will go live in early 2015.
Researchers have learned how to use the human microflora to monitor healthcare cleanliness
The society is open only to people who score in the 98th percentile or higher on a preapproved intelligence test.
Nike's latest apparel innovation reinvents how you sweat. Or does it?
A gene chip spots nasty strains of bird flu in hours instead of days
"This is NOT pure criollo cacao, bro. Science says so."
The test works by gauging the speed of white blood cells.
Medical and otherwise
Manmade man parts, in case you've lost part of yours to injury, illness, or a congenital condition
New tech could bring closure for the families of 500,000 missing people
Method might shrink particle accelerators from town size to table size
An electronic nose that uses nanoparticles could detect lung cancer through breathalyzer tests
A desktop instrument can analyze genetic variations in blood samples within hours
"FDA is concerned about the public health consequences of inaccurate results."
In the UK, you can get the length of your telomeres measured
The highly sensitive test turns blue for a positive result and red for a negative one. It could be altered to detect other diseases, such as malaria and sepsis.
The food experimenters who publish Cook's Illustrated have put together a cookbook featuring 50 kitchen science lessons every home cook should know. We put some to the test.
Oversimplified competitions encourage computer programs that are snarky rather than intelligent--but it doesn't have to be that way.
Popular Science's editor-in-chief stars in a new National Geographic show.
A government bioethics commission says yes, but only under certain circumstances.
There's so much fun to be had with a public transportation Twitter account.
One pair of scientists is trying to crowdsource the development of drugs to defeat antibiotic-resistant infections.
Are some people just better at becoming fluent in new languages as adults?
Experiments could lead to a "theory of everything"
Saves time, money, and most importantly, beer
Going up ... and sideways
It's only for men, and with 67 percent accuracy
The Information Processing Aptitude test is notoriously difficult.
What's it like sleeping with a new device that scores your slumber quality, minute by minute, night by night?
Who owns the bones?
A new study finds a better alternative to the both for finding the naughty among the nice