Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
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.
Arun Majumdar has to decide which researchers will get millions of dollars, and he has to do it fast. He must spark an energy revolution within 20 years, or it's lights out for us all.
The limits of travel are defined not by what vehicles can do, but by what vehicles can do to us. So how much can we take?
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
These down-and-dirty labors are hard, dangerous, and outright gross—and people love them anyway
The author subjects himself to genetic tests, scans and other high-tech diagnostics to report on how the trend toward "personalized medicine" will affect us
Jerome Rifkin's K3 Promoter mimics the jointed motion of a real foot for easier walking. Watch it in action
One of the biggest mysteries of physics could end with what scientists find 4,850 feet below the Black Hills of South Dakota
Forget lab coats and beakers: in this gallery of breathtaking images, we celebrate the visually pleasing side of scientific enquiry
The brain-controlled augmented suit was developed to give mobility to victims of paralysis.
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.
What does it take to become a citizen astronaut?
Popular Science spoke with Rick DeLano, whose movie The Principle shows the world's most famous cosmologists promoting the idea that the Earth is the center of the universe.
High-speed movie cameras can shoot up to 20 million frames in the blink of an eye. The world is a mighty interesting place in ultimate slo-mo.
Russell Breeding finds lost miners with the same tech found in guided missiles and the Nintendo Wii
Doug Selsam's Sky Serpent uses an array of small rotors to catch more wind for less money
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
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Send us your favorite tech tips, tricks and mods, as well as your most pressing tech questions, and we'll publish the best in an upcoming issue.
PopSci gives top honors to the year's 100 most amazing innovations
From fart sniffer to postdoc, the most torturous ways to make a living in science.
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
The most popular pooches.
Imagine Science Films teams up with a neuroscientist to discuss mind and motion at the 2014 World Cup.
New Military Channel program showcases the latest tech designed by the U.S. military.
These filters use plants and fans to clear the air of toxic chemicals
These high-performance machines will run you as much as $15,000. Here's why a custom-built racer is a bargain
Worst Science Jobs II: Number 8
The shorter your kayak, the smoother your ride.
The newly-discovered dwarf gecko measures three-fourths of an inch.
Time.com's compendium of the best technology of the year
Zoom in on more examples of the highest-resolution photos ever made in the Gigapxl gallery
Plasma-arc torches are sci-fi made real. And they slice through steel so easily, anyone can use them.
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
Last July, 9-year-old Alex Everett received his first shot of synthetic human growth hormone--an injection he will get every night for eight years. Alex is not sick--he is short. Should we be treating stature as a medical condition?
America is haunted by 100,000 missing persons and 40,000 unidentified sets of remains. Only one lab can truly connect the lost and the dead—and it's revealing the secrets of serial killers in the process
Subtle movements create current
Like Darpa on the military side, the new agency for stoking energy innovation awards $151 million to big ideas
2312 is available on Amazon.
Predictions for how we will live and work—on Earth or in space—in the decades and centuries to come
The winners of the Nikon Small World microvideography contest
Scientists have predicted where nearly 3,000 species will travel
New nanogenerator technology could lead to clothes that power your gadgets
Every day we're exposed to thousands of man-made chemicals, some of which seep into our bodies and remain there for decades. What that means for our health, we don't fully understand--but I subjected myself to a battery of new tests in search of answers
A motion capture study explores the range of hip motion required for sexual activities.
Findings so incredible you have to see them to believe them.
A reader inquires: Is the military developing uniforms that would make soldiers invisible?
Popular Science's fifth annual survey of just how bad it gets
Metal plates under a supermarket's parking lot harness the power of passing cars
The National Mall was transformed into a futuristic commune for the past two weeks as 20 teams from four countries erected solar-powered homes
The human genome was just the start
See the top ten hurdles facing game designers today, and the cutting-edge tech that will soon make them relics of the past
A new speed skating suit debuts at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Seven ways to dive farther, swim faster, and avoid confrontations with nature.
Amateur radio enthusiasts use a surplus ISS spacesuit to create the worldâ€™s first humanoid satellite.
Taber MacCallum helps hazmat divers safely explore contaminated waters
PopSci's vision for making travel faster, greener, and more fun
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Reporting from the Gulf, an offshore oil rig worker finds mundanity, a complacent obsession with safety, and the doom beneath it all
The answers to the most nagging, fascinating, and bizarre questions of the summer movie season.
Watch a dedicated Japanese research team fire a ball from a speeding pickup truck — all in the name of science
Dark matter makes up much of the cosmos, yet no one knows exactly what it is. Soon, physicists may finally solve one of science's biggest mysteries.
Massive space rocks hurtle past Earth with frightening regularity. Some scientists want to deflect them. Others want to drag one closer.
The secret lives of starfish larvae.
Sit back while The Matrix Reloaded boots up the next generation of virtual filmmaking.
New electronic voting machines are supposed to prevent another Election Day disaster, but these paperless PCs could make hanging chads seem like a minor nuisance.
Embryologist Irina Polejaeva talks about the successes and challenges of cloning performance horses
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?
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?
Are nuclear disasters the new normal?
Blending in with brick walls
Forensic scientists in Switzerland are pioneering a whole new way to do autopsies. No scalpel required.
What's it take to pilot a floating city? Our man reports from the (simulated) bridge.
A radical new power plant aims to convert our dirtiest fossil fuel into clean-burning hydrogen
Forget corn; we'll get fuel from all the other stuff, says DOE
The latest contender in the burgeoning zero-emissions all-electric motorcycle field is here--how does it stack up against the competition?
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
Bill Andrews has spent two decades unlocking the molecular mechanisms of aging. His mission: to extend the human life span to 150 years--or die trying
Harmonic modeling of fluids creates liquid you actually want to get in your computer
Researchers have captured sound from an artificial atom