A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
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?
Why do we have fingerprints? How long can trees live? Why do cats purr? Artists illustrate humanity's most burning scientific questions.
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?
The 2004 Popsci Design Competition
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.
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.
What a national ID card might look like.
A major foreign breakthrough highlights the limits placed on U.S. stem-cell researchers
PopSci cracks open 10 amazing machines to give you an animated look at the extraordinary tech that makes them work
Ha ha. Look at them. They're like metastasized cotton balls.
New Military Channel program showcases the latest tech designed by the U.S. military.
Pack up that baking soda volcano - this science fair is hardcore
Spoiler: It still includes long walks on the beach
Six photos in honor of the 61st anniversary of his death
The shorter your kayak, the smoother your ride.