Engineered to thrill fans and intimidate opponents, the eagles' new NEST is tricked-out and ready to rumble.
How earographs, invisible ink detectors, and the famed "Stamp Detective" used science to catch unsuspecting crooks.
Telepathy, ouija boards, hypnosis, mythical monsters, and more subjects that probably shouldn't be classified as legitimate science
Bogus canals on Mars, alien germs from Venus and the "truth" behind UFOs
But the cumbersome experimental setup won't replace Facebook's Messenger app anytime soon.
A peek behind the curtain of the voting machine
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.
Fighting hail with chemicals, combatting tornadoes with computers, and other weather-battling techniques from the PopSci archive
Training, gear, and sometimes, sadly, drugs, give the world's top athletes an edge in competition
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
Happy Valentine's Day from the Popular Science archives.
Medieval Norse cryptology was more about love than war.
Four men who had been paralyzed for two years or more were able to move their legs, knees, ankles and toes.
A giant thing to look at tiny things to understand giant things
A new study says OkCupid users are often willing to respond to messages from potential lovers outside their own race, and once they do, they're more likely to initiate interracial contact going forward.
During a week of attempting to cloak every aspect of daily life, our correspondent found that in an information age, leaving no trace is nearly impossible
Be grateful, dear reader, that someone else does the hard, dangerous and downright grody work involved in truly audacious science
Quantum networking could enable the most secure communication possible.
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
In the event of an earthquake, contact... someone else.
Talking it out could make us less vulnerable.
Our contributing troubadour, Jonathan Coulton, talks to the movers and shakers of sci-tech. From the moon.
The country only recently pardoned him for criminal charges of homosexuality, for which he was chemically castrated.
Technology may be ushering in a golden age of stalking, in which predators use GPS, cellphones and other devices to track and terrorize.
Who really stole the secret of the atom bomb? In this PopSci.com exclusive, the producer of the NOVA special tells us what it was like to be involved with this project.
In our all-digital economy, only the computer knows
Bacterial DNA could store 1,000 copies of War and Peace on the head of a pin
Could your social networks brand you an enemy of the state?
The most promising new treatment for severe depression isn't a pill. It's a permanent implant that shocks the brain. Is this what joy looks like?
When Osman Ozcanli and his team of technology hunters get their hands on the world's best technologies, something remarkable happens.
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
An otherwise risqué exhibit offers surprising new insight into the evolutionary imperative of sex
With the help of a psychology professor and a Pixar illustrator, Facebook is trying to make our messages a little more emotional.
Technology has provided some of this campaign's best moments. Also, some of the worst
The message is dated July 10, 1959.
Worms, planets, extra dimensions: just a few of the things that inspire the most creative young scientists of the year
How 140 scientists look inside the world's most dangerous weather
Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?
Rewiring the brain to battle seizures, blindness, and more
Facts aren't political
Sixty years ago today, the U.S. detonated the first hydrogen bomb. Here's how we got there. Plus, the atomic spaceship we're still waiting for.
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.
Harvard has a world-class trove of valuable astronomical data. But it's in the form of half a million glass photographic plates
Now, the historic astronomy images are on glass plates in a building. But what if they were digital and on the internet?
Are you ready for the end of the world? View this survival checklist from 1951 Popular Science.
Buxom robo-babes we missed the first time around
Plus, short-legged dogs shed light on genetics
Alan Burns made a fortune in the oil business. But as oil wanes, he's convinced that clean energy will be—must be—the next big thing. And so this inventor has poured his fortune into a challenge far greater than finding new oil deposits: extracting energy from the ocean
Reflections on the passing of one era, and the dawning of another
Straight through 780 feet of rock
An all-star team of speculators--scientists, futurists, artists, and more--is premiering an exhibit on the city of the future at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Here's a look.
A peek at some of the shots in Andrew Zuckerman's gorgeous coffee table book Flower
A captain and a sailor died after the Bounty, a wooden ship built for a Marlon Brando film in the 1960s, sank off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy. Journalist and Popular Science contributor Matthew Shaer reconstructs the ship's final voyage.
A recently digitized TV news archive highlights the big points of the 1950s and 1960s: Civil Rights and the polio vaccine.
As the seas absorb more carbon dioxide, their pH drops.
A dramatic visualization of the forces bringing the Gulf of Mexico up to New Orleans' back door
After a summer of biohazards, policymakers ask scientists to search their freezers
Arizona and California are in the 15th year of the worst drought on record. But the next one could reach as far as Texas and last 35 years.
Pollution shows up at the pub.
The mysteries surrounding Stonehenge just got deeper. Literally.
Plus: cometary selfies and a supernova
Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.
A range of disorders lead to different symptoms, new research says, raising hopes for individualized treatment.
Rosetta is returning great pictures from Comet 67P -- the so-called "rubber ducky" comet -- but something's missing.
Light that's truly crystal clear
One scientist explains how using more diverse test subjects could save lives.
It's been a bumper week for algae.
September 1989 looked a lot like September 2014.
Also: one of the first times humans encountered the microscopic world.
Scientists say the dry spell that's costing the Golden State billions could be man-made.
Researchers have too many PAINS in their assays
This raging airmass seems likely to become the first cloud formation the World Meteorological Organization will recognize in more than 60 years.
Plus, the early days of mishandling deadly vials in labs.
Seems like a hard pill to swallow -- but actually, it's pretty easy
Also: Free bison
But the ice is thin.
Plus: spaceship wars
Sarah Brown-Schmidt and Sid Horton published results damaging their earlier work. And their peers are praising them for it.
Plus, evidence of consciousness in some vegetative patients.
Opponents fear the research could trigger a lethal outbreak.
The justified attack on Green Coffee Extract
Plus: What you need to know about sugar this Halloween.