From reviving extinct species to hunting for dark matter, can a single scientist transform biology--and our lives?
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100 years ago, Popular Science marked the start of WWI with a collection of anti-war essays.
Ten of the brightest minds in science fiction imagine how we will live—on Earth and beyond—in the decades and centuries to come.
A paleobotanist studying plant evolution, a statistician developing new treatment regimens, and other amazing people
A small new study images the brain's "mental workspace."
With the upcoming release of the major motion picture Europa Report, a couple of Jet Propulsion Lab scientists explain how science fiction has evolved in response to our growing understanding of space.
With the release of the DSM-5 this month, psychotherapist Gary Greenberg questions whether psychiatry's diagnostic Bible can truly get at the nature of mental suffering.
You can call a star, a distant planet or a faraway galaxy anything you want, but it might not hold water with astronomers.
These elite nuclear divers are risking their lives to help save a troubled industry.
One man's noise is another man's long-sought signal
Reflections on the passing of one era, and the dawning of another
The saga of "Semengate"
The world's most prestigious universities have begun posting entire curricula on the Web—for free. Is there such a thing as a free higher-education lunch? I enrolled to find out
Now that “Ida” is a star, a look at some other famously transitional stars of the fossil record
The most powerful and complex science experiment in the history of the universe is finally—after 14 years and $10 billion—about to begin. There's no telling what it may find, and that's entirely the point
On today's hottest shows, the stars wear lab coats instead of bathing suits. We look behind the scenes at Numb3rs to see how it gets the science right-and why it sometimes needs to get it wrong
Futurist Ray Kurzweil explains how the boundary between man and machine is quickly disappearing. PLUS: A gallery of today's most mind-blowing 'bots
Our ancient quest to create androids is about to destroy the boundary between humans and machines. Futurist, author and inventor Ray Kurzweil explains how
One preeminent scientist tackles the moral and ethical issues that come with the business of genetically enhancing our biology.
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.
If eyewitness memories are missing, the brain makes them up, and scanning technology has a hard time telling real from fake.
Can science make us more secure? We put this query to a few thoughtful people.