Ten of the brightest minds in science fiction imagine how we will live—on Earth and beyond—in the decades and centuries to come.
Next year, a new tunnel under Lake Mead will begin delivering water to Las Vegas. The project is massive, expensive, politically fraught—and a harbinger of things to come.
Excerpt: Mendeleyev's Dream
More than 400 books that helped create evolutionary biology have been re-assembled into an online library
At the dawn of Prohibition, the future of happy hour looked bleak, but PopSci's archives reveal that within every speakeasy resides a science lab, and within every bootlegger, an unlikely inventor or chemist
And how they stay so cozy in the cold
Looking to cities around the world for inspiration
The story is in the poop
Sorting through microfossils at the LaBrea Tar Pits.
Epidemiology: The government may let you have a smallpox injection, if you choose. Should you get one?
Behind the scenes in the race to develop a military vehicle that can drive itself.
The new film's science is even more confused than the plot.
The creator of the Segway is one of the most successful and admired inventors in the world. He leads a team of 300 scientists and engineers devoted to making things that better mankind. But he's not done
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
Infectious diseases: A rogues' gallery of the germs that laugh at the best drugs we've got.
76 years ago today, the Hindenburg crashed over New Jersey, killing 35 people and ending the era of the airship. From the Popular Science archive, what it would have been like to travel the world in a Zeppelin.
Three new e-noses use three different methods to sniff out everything from freon to fatty acids
One might change the way we treat cancer for good.
Safeplugs are cheap and would go a long way toward saving money, energy and lives. So why aren't we all using them?
The caveman diet, barefoot running, co-sleeping: We spend an awful lot of time trying to live like our ancestors. Here's why that logic is wrong.
Vino without veritas