Running is in our DNA, but training for a marathon is a careful mix of muscle, mental, and technological strength.
Ever wondered why you feel a little funny when you step off a treadmill?
Humanity has toppled scores of world records over the past few decades, but how much more progress can we make?
The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity
Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
Abaddon's Gate is available on Amazon.
Scientific and technological advances are making that an awfully complicated question.
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.
Raw food takes too long to digest and offers too few calories to grow a human brain. Cooking it is the key.
The limits of travel are defined not by what vehicles can do, but by what vehicles can do to us. So how much can we take?
Wind, solar, tidal—all are battling for the renewable-energy crown, but what about the six billion highly efficient short-stroke engines in our midst? What about us?
Stem cells, Parkinson's pills, and viruses that improve your DNA: The next generation of performance enhancers won't show up on a urine test
We visit operating rooms, observatories, and islands full of slightly-less-than-rational monkeys to find the young geniuses who are shaping the future of science
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
A compendium of the fastest things the world has to offer, and a celebration of the technological breakthroughs that feed the rush
The crazy critters astound us once again
Awed at the pace of technological advances, a faction of geeky writers believes our world is about to change so radically that envisioning what comes next is nearly impossible.
It's an ultrafast killing machine with bleeding-edge aerodynamics. Not a pet.
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.