Everything you need to know about our nearest neighbor.
My primary focus is searching for undiscovered species—mostly white, eyeless crustaceans.
Geologists are analyzing ancient clues to tell our origin story.
Cindy Lee Van Dover was the first woman to pilot the Alvin submarine, and that was only the beginning.
Bacteria have bonded carbon and silicon for the first time. What can they teach us?
Plus, the coolest tech in the Marvel Universe
How the presidential candidates get science wrong
A report from DARPA's Wait, What? conference
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
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.
Intricate, untested sky crane airdrop is better than airbags, according to NASA
Converting millions of pressed plants into a vital digital archive
What's on the moon? Here are the "midget-sun hypothesis," lunar snow, and more wild speculations we made prior to the Apollo 11 mission in 1969
The mission will study Venusian atmosphere; solar sail experiment hitches a ride
Bogus canals on Mars, alien germs from Venus and the "truth" behind UFOs
Armed with better batteries and stronger materials, new submersibles aim to go deeper than ever before and open up the whole of the unexplored ocean to human eyes
An astonishing look at some of the universe's most violent events: supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, collisions between galaxies and more
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
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature