Now that recreational marijuana is legal in two states, lawmakers and law enforcement have to grapple with how best to deal with cannabis-impaired drivers.
Using in-car monitoring apps to keep an eye on things like blood sugar
PopSci attempts to determine, once and for all, which is the superior gender
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?
A 21st century electric-car revival is under way. But the first challenge—building a cheap, safe, powerful battery—is the hardest
During a week of attempting to cloak every aspect of daily life, our correspondent found that in an information age, leaving no trace is nearly impossible
Worms, planets, extra dimensions: just a few of the things that inspire the most creative young scientists of the year
A new understanding of brain chemistry could usher in an age of biologically enhanced humans
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
A compendium of the fastest things the world has to offer, and a celebration of the technological breakthroughs that feed the rush
Los Alamos scientist Steen Rasmussen plans to one-up nature by cobbling together a brand-new creature that reproduces and evolves. Is he making a biotech marvel that will do our bidding, or a test-tube-size Frankenstein monster?
Two materials currently under development--self-healing composites and "bubbloy"--could be the key to creating auto bodies that regenerate after an accident.
Technology may be ushering in a golden age of stalking, in which predators use GPS, cellphones and other devices to track and terrorize.
In the escalating arms race between battery power and consumption, The Cells are losing to The Gadgetsâ€”Big time. Question is, can the chemists catch up to the engineers?
No need to call Grissom for these Keystone Krooks crimes. Not that CSI investigators don't make boo-boos of their own ...
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. They averaged one every 10 minutes. And they weren't very scientific.
Behind the scenes in the race to develop a military vehicle that can drive itself.
Geographic profiling pioneer Kim Rossmo has been likened to Sherlock Holmes; his Watson in the hunt for serial killers is a digital sidekick -- an algorithm he calls Rigel.
Tollbooths, ATMs, doctors' offices, online chat: You leave critical personal data behind wherever you go. Let's follow one American as he scatters his digital DNA.
Who really stole the secret of the atom bomb? In this PopSci.com exclusive, the producer of the NOVA special tells us what it was like to be involved with this project.