The tiny single-cell plants eat, reproduce, and then sweat fuel
At the dawn of Prohibition, the future of happy hour looked bleak, but PopSci's archives reveal that within every speakeasy resides a science lab, and within every bootlegger, an unlikely inventor or chemist
Preserved in Antarctica since 1907, the Scotch that Ernest Shackleton drank is now available in stores
Master brewers fine-tune strains of yeast to craft the perfect beverage.
Short answer: Not if we get creative.
Immortalize the scent of a dead relative
Making a sticky situation even stickier
In the escalating arms race between battery power and consumption, The Cells are losing to The Gadgetsâ€”Big time. Question is, can the chemists catch up to the engineers?
Our August 1991 cover story, in honor of Harry Kroto's passing
Chemistry: And you thought 'Six Feet Under' was morbid.
Looking for a clean fuel that grows anywhere, needs only sunlight and water, and could produce enough oil to free the U.S. from its petroleum addiction? Here´s one start-up's plan for converting oil from algae-yes, algae
Do big investments from an oil refiner and a trash hauler mean Enerkem is close to cracking the code?
Technique to create alcohol from thin air has applications in renewable energy
Prolonged exposure to high concentrations of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol can cause headaches, eye and skin irritation, and difficulty breathing.
She's invented a way to build exactly the right molecule for the job
Ten amazing projects built by teens.
The corpse of Hugo Chavez is on display for a week.
The logic behind your bartender's advice.
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.