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Running is in our DNA, but training for a marathon is a careful mix of muscle, mental, and technological strength.
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
The annual Ig Nobel awards are a treasure.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Science for your smoocheroos.
Pioneering surgeons have made it possible to transplant a human uterus that can bear children, offering hope to millions of women who never thought they could give birth.
500 Women Scientists, and counting, are changing the face of the field
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
A few bright points throughout the year.
What's cooler than the Arctic ocean? The sharks that live there.
Looks matter, but so do sounds and smells.
Researchers have found this chemical can halt the spread of antibiotic resistance genes
The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
This is a comic about space
A bacterium uses a pheromone to kill other members of its species
Plus: What you need to know about sugar this Halloween.
Short answer: It all comes down to portion control.
Drugs have been found in wastewater around the world.
The nitty-gritty on sugar
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
Plus, why Esquire's consequence-free drinking method sounds like total bunk.
Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.
A new feature in Wired highlights scientific advances that may make gene therapy much safer and more widespread. But it's important to check whether the regulation of clinical trials has advanced equally well.
Abaddon's Gate is available on Amazon.
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.
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.
Resident physics dude Adam Weiner shows us what it would really take to lift a human body off the ground, bird-style
The next sequence is even cheaper
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 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
Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
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
The tiniest tech is growing fast, and largely unregulated
Obesity is booming, yet there are only two medications approved for long-term weight loss. Why is it so hard to make a diet pill that works? For one thing, evolution hates diets
Two Philadelphia doctors are championing an unconventional new treatment for keeping cardiac-arrest victims alive, with as little brain damage as possible: just give them hypothermia
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
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
Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there
See the top ten hurdles facing game designers today, and the cutting-edge tech that will soon make them relics of the past
A former spy's excruciating death by radiation poisoning marks the beginning of an era of high-tech hit men who can kill from anywhere
A man-made, pure-white compound called Oxycyte carries oxygen 50 times as effectively as our own blood. Researchers are betting that itâ€™s the best way to treat Americaâ€™s leading cause of accidental death: traumatic brain injury
How ideas from biology-evolution, immune systems and forensics-will keep your PC safe from hackers
Cancer-killing nanoparticles, fat-fighting nucleic acids and more breakthroughs set to transform health care
Some transhumanist Web sites that are worth checking out
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
Can private industry revitalize embryonic stem-cell research in the U.S.?
Forensic scientists in Switzerland are pioneering a whole new way to do autopsies. No scalpel required.
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.
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?
Looking to boost your science smarts? First test your IQ organ, then follow our 6-point brain regimen. Soon you'll be crunching bogus claims and citing stats with the best.
Your DNA holds the secrets of your ancestry, and at least a dozen companies offer to crack the code. But there's more than a bit of hype here.
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
Hollywood genetically engineers some boffo box office
Worst Science Jobs II: Number 8
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PopSci gives top honors to the year's 100 most amazing innovations
The most popular pooches.
New Military Channel program showcases the latest tech designed by the U.S. military.
The shorter your kayak, the smoother your ride.
Time.com's compendium of the best technology of the year
The newly-discovered dwarf gecko measures three-fourths of an inch.
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.
A groundbreaking new device has given an artificial heart recipient new freedom, replacing the 400-pound machine that kept him tethered to the hospital
Time to face facts.
We must intervene to halt these aging processes, says Aubrey De Grey. the rub is, no one has figured out how
All human eyes are glued to "seven minutes of terror" live from Mars
With the right equipment, cows can be trained to milk themselves.
Researchers find nanoscale crystals can enter your body through cuts in the skin.
Northrop's versatile little F-5 jet fighter made a comeback in Vietnam; 40 years later, it's being rediscovered again.
On Saturday, November 4, Popular Science and GMA Weekend journeyed to the year 2031 during a special broadcast of Good Morning America
Bike designers Tony Ellsworth and Donald Miller resurrected a 500-year-old idea to change the way people pedal
Will Apple release an upgraded "iPhone without the phone" iPod with a wide-aspect-ratio touchscreen by September 30, 2007?
A "offers web-like support"
A new report on marine health could make you queasy.
In the cockpit of the F-35 Lightning II, a space-age helmet gives pilots x-ray visionâ€”even at night
The results are in! Readers voted for their favorite 2002 Best of What's New award winners. Drum roll, please ...
Researchers hope to extend gene therapy success in restoring sight to colorblind monkeys
The West Mata volcano erupted nearly 4,000 feet underwater in the Pacific Ocean