It's a well-oiled machine.
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
Some jobs are better left to rats!
Earth's biggest astronomy machine, inaugurated last week, will see farther into the past than ever before.
Some methods that people have suggested for preventing, or stopping, a hurricane--and why they might not work
Some answers from an atmospheric scientist
Launch the gallery below, and enjoy our favorite pictures of the year, all in one place
High-tech security isn't just for the airport anymore. Advances now coming out of the labs will help protect what's dear to you, from your car to your kids, your dinner to your dinero
The web is crawling with jokes, hoaxes and more insidious fakes. Digital-image experts aim to develop foolproof detection tools, but until then, seeing is not believing
It's arson, bomb and booby trap week at one of the nation's toughest forensics schools.
Emphasis on "possible"
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
Engineering the Earth's resources with remote-controlled clouds, artificially induced snow, and trained monkeys -- for sports' sake
Fighting hail with chemicals, combatting tornadoes with computers, and other weather-battling techniques from the PopSci archive
To commemorate World Food Day, we look back on science's role in alleviating the hunger crisis. Whale breeding, desert sugar factories, and oyster soup capsules, yum
From the PopSci archives, an audacious plot to knock out hurricanes
When it's 115 degrees in March, it might take a Hail Mary of a solution to help us
From the Popular Science archives, the hurricane house, the seismograph camera, the forest-fire-fighting dirigible, and more.