Hunks of meat, baked goods, and veggies all require different defrosting methods.
So many delicious ways to die
Deep-frying a turkey can be a delicious Thanksgiving treat—or a deadly conflagration, as our rather dramatic video shows
But we admit "Wolfram Alpha-ing" isn't as easy to say as "googling."
The lifecycle of a seasonal delicacy
Science up an amazing meal, entertain guests, and stay safe and sane.
A quest for the puffed proteins that make a meringue
The power to quick-freeze foods with liquid nitrogen opens up exciting new horizons in the kitchen
A scientific party trick.
The high-tech joys of freeze-dried foods
An inventive duo's giant homemade air cannon can project a pumpkin--or anything else--at 600 miles an hour
Keep your bird from being sad and dry.
Field & Stream has put together one killer menu for the perfect summer barbecue.
A breath of beauty
PopSci readers made their own DIY ice orbs.
Not every melting solution is a good one.
Keep your family cozy.
Skip the fancy ice-cream maker-all you need is a pillowcase and a fire extinguisher
Save your back while digging yourself out
Sheet-pan salmon, two-minute meatloaf, and six other recipes.
Behold the smooth, sweet powers of liquid N.
How practical for the amateur cook is the massive Modernist Cuisine cookbook? I whirled some peas to find out
Make your own portable hot packs
Protect your pet from heatwaves.
How to cast solid, if fleeting, shapes in mercury: Just keep it at 320 degrees below zero
Turns out bread may have more lives than your cat.
The fatal flaw of bike locks: Freezing one makes it easy to bust open. Check out video of some DIY bike theft inside.
To create beautiful electrical-charge patterns like this, you could use a giant particle accelerator. But shag carpeting will also do just fine. Watch how Lichtenberg figures are made in our amazing video
If you haven't started preparing yet.
Help your conifer thrive through the holidays.
For an icy drink in under 10 minutes
Fight the cold.
Learn to take a break.
These meats might not be appetizing, but they sure beat the heck out of starving.
The Ingalls family almost died. A lot.
Trick your brain into putting down the device.
Put a jet on it!
Looks cool, probably smells terrible
Join the Kitchen Alchemists to take a look at the myriad uses of xanthan gum
Plus, how to make a granita margarita
Two mechanics on a remote outpost build a “snow chopper” out of salvaged parts
Microwaves aren't easy enough. Not yet.
Inspired by fast-firing anti-aircraft guns
Make your diet green in every way.
Ice is supposed to float, but with a little heavy water, you can make cubes that sink
PopSci teaches you how to make a crossbow, a wooden scooter, a psychedelic light show, and more contraptions you didn't know you needed
Our scientist zaps tin and silver, shatters glass, and arcs his oven to prove a point.
Sugar seems harmless, but in powder form it can be a deadly explosive
Watch the PopSci team try some buggy dishes.
Plunge downhill as fast as you can.
The winners from the PopSci/InnoCentive challenge--check out these amazing classes any middle-school kid would love to take
Plus a recipe for turning them into a tasty treat
Cooking is not as scary as it may seem.
All it takes is a drop of chilled superglue.
Keeping warm with chemistry
Need something to put in your homemade DIY sous-vide machine? Try Paul's buckwheat rye gelato
In large quantities, pure liquid oxygen is powerful enough to launch rockets. But even a tiny bit packs a wallop too
Ditch that Arduino for an even easier way to build a microcontroller project
The model shoots fireballs 20 feet into the sky
A simple surgical solution to neater meat
Gary Hug has discovered almost 300 asteroids and a comet
Grab that screengrab
Ready to ditch the gym? Here's how to move your workout outside.
There are many ways to melt metal, but an arc furnace can liquefy almost anything you put in it, using only electricity.
You have 30 seconds to saw off your foot; or, hack up this digital voice box. It's your move
Easy does it with these smart-jawed tools
Heart-rate monitor with built-in GPS gives endurance athletes their first accurate tool for tracking pace and distance.
Follow along as our jumpsuited editors tackle fun and easy DIY projectsâ€”like turning a soda bottle into a tripod for your digital cameraâ€”all requiring five minutes or less
Protect your RFID-equipped credit cards and identification documents from snoopers
Pittsburgh native Mihir Garimella won the Google Science Fair for his fly-inspired robot
Take charge of your emails
An award-winning system of fold-out leaves brings expandability to the Braun Woodline (round) table
Whip together shotcrete, papercrete or quikcrete structures in no time with a simple DIY tirolessa sprayer
You can't see them, but other gases can collect in places where we expect there to be air
The best ways to digitize everything.
Plus, cool it off quickly when you're ready to hit the road.
For major web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.
Ready, player one?
Go beyond single-finger taps.
Take a break but keep your job.
You bought a belt there once. You don't need to hear from them six times a week for the rest of your life.
We assemble the choicest nerdy nuggets of everyday wisdom from the brightest tech minds around. Start your education now!
How to use solar power to power a hand-held radio telescope or a simple solar voltage meter
Keep on typing even when the lights go out with this inexpensive mod
Cooking green vegetables: why sous vide is better
Here's how to master the angle grinder, a screaming tool that, for better or worse, can wreak havoc on metal
Combine a couple of simple household items to make a rocket propulsion system
A quick blood type test, an app that syncs music playback on your phone and more
Instructions not included: what the vanishing manual says about us