Marine scientists have serious questions about a crowdfunded project to scoop up marine plastic debris.
Pollution shows up at the pub.
A new study suggests that migraines have a genetic component.
Training, gear, and sometimes, sadly, drugs, give the world's top athletes an edge in competition
Researchers are uncovering some pretty strange culprits behind the obesity epidemic—everything from air-conditioning to infectious love handles
And what do voters really care about? The authors of "Democracy Despite Itself: Why a System That Shouldn't Work At All Works So Well" weigh in.
Some methods that people have suggested for preventing, or stopping, a hurricane--and why they might not work
Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction, talks with Popular Science's reporter about the prehistory and the present of mass species die-offs
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.
Researchers have created a unique atlas of meaning
Embryologist Irina Polejaeva talks about the successes and challenges of cloning performance horses
The smoke will likely impact a few fancier grapes.
A brief primer on doping, in light of the recent Olympic ban.
Obesity is booming, yet there are only two medications approved for long-term weight loss. Why is it so hard to make a diet pill that works? For one thing, evolution hates diets
Evidence suggests sugar substitutes aggravate diabetes and obesity.
Nearly half of this year's MacArthur "genius grant" recipients are advancing science and technology
Sea turtles know where they're going; drugged fish, not so much
Meanwhile, Nepal asks world to help measure the peak's exact height