'Tis the season for conception.
To Baldomero Olivera, venom is nature's drug industry.
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.
Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
Examining 8 promising methods of male contraception in development. Happy Father's Day!
How a furry-convention-attending, Midwestern-accented fox owner teamed up with a bizarre Floridian exotic animal importer and a Soviet geneticist to bring pet foxes to your living room.
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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
Steven Chu, the new U.S. secretary of energy, is a Nobel-winning physicist and an unabashed advocate of fighting climate change. But can he negotiate the political realities of transforming the energy economy?
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Popular Science's fifth annual survey of just how bad it gets
Pigs are offering new possibilities for studying Alzheimer's disease
What makes investors do the wrong thing, all together, pretty much all the time?
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
Our annual bottom-10 list, in which we salute the men and women who do what no salary can adequately reward
Meet the extraordinary scientists whose innovations are bringing us robot cars, new cures and vaccines, the fastest-ever computer animations, and much, much more
From fart sniffer to postdoc, the most torturous ways to make a living in science.
To an insect, air is as thick as oil. Michael Dickinson pursues the sticky question of how these creatures maneuver so flawlessly. The answers could spawn tiny new flying machines.
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.
Are mysterious skin cells that never stop dividing a form of cancer, or the best hope yet for treating burn victims?