A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Topics included the opioid crisis, nuclear weapons, and "beautiful clean coal."
Bacteria have bonded carbon and silicon for the first time. What can they teach us?
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.
It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?
76 years ago today, the Hindenburg crashed over New Jersey, killing 35 people and ending the era of the airship. From the Popular Science archive, what it would have been like to travel the world in a Zeppelin.
Why do we have fingerprints? How long can trees live? Why do cats purr? Artists illustrate humanity's most burning scientific questions.
The amount of water on Earth is fixed, but everything else is changing fast
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
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
The best way to prepare for catastrophe? Head to the place where they engineer it.
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?
How science is rebuilding you, bit by bit
In the first-ever public test of artificial muscle, in March a high-school girl arm-wrestled three devices powered by the material. See how well she fared
The 2004 Popsci Design Competition
It's called body packing, it's dangerous and gross, and new technology makes gut-based drug smuggling harder to spot.
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
In his lab far from the scene of a crime, Skip Palenik forges unbreakable chains of evidence from dust & detritus. Let's watch the master at work.
How safe can a citizen expect to be in a post 9/11 city? What technology can a city use to make its citizens safe?
What a national ID card might look like.
Worst Science Jobs II: Number 8
The cast of 'Teen Titans Go! To the Movies' find out what their powers could do in real life.