How earographs, invisible ink detectors, and the famed "Stamp Detective" used science to catch unsuspecting crooks.
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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.
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We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
A major foreign breakthrough highlights the limits placed on U.S. stem-cell researchers
Popular Science's fifth annual survey of just how bad it gets
Bacteria have bonded carbon and silicon for the first time. What can they teach us?
Under-the-radar polluters, and the individuals doing their best to hold climate science back
Why do we have fingerprints? How long can trees live? Why do cats purr? Artists illustrate humanity's most burning scientific questions.
Spoiler: It still includes long walks on the beach
Scientists are turning to microbes to manufacture scents and flavors
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?
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
From reviving extinct species to hunting for dark matter, can a single scientist transform biology--and our lives?
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