A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Topics included the opioid crisis, nuclear weapons, and "beautiful clean coal."
A botched lobotomy left 27-year-old Henry Molaison unable to form new memories. This is how Molaison's personal tragedy became science's gain.
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.
The amount of water on Earth is fixed, but everything else is changing fast
How earographs, invisible ink detectors, and the famed "Stamp Detective" used science to catch unsuspecting crooks.
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.
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?
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
Worst Science Jobs II: Number 8
A major foreign breakthrough highlights the limits placed on U.S. stem-cell researchers
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.
Spoiler: It still includes long walks on the beach
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Bacteria have bonded carbon and silicon for the first time. What can they teach us?
Reanimating lifeless organs brings new hope for the millions on transplant waiting lists