These 208 minerals were all caused by human activities
A theoretical physicist at MIT shares what we actually know about toying with the arrow of time.
Are baby birds' brains hard-wired for 3-D perception?
The most powerful and complex science experiment in the history of the universe is finally—after 14 years and $10 billion—about to begin. There's no telling what it may find, and that's entirely the point
A new technique makes for some very comfy-looking pillows, which could be useful in video games and animation.
A rainbow actually forms a circle. The center of the circle is always on an imaginary line between the sun and your head.
Using a webcam and gesture-recognition software, engineers create a motion-detecting air guitar that really rocks.
It all starts with a single ball -- and, of course, a lot of potential energy
Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie--it's today's scientists at their most daring
In this piece from 1921, PopSci subjects the Sultan of Swat to a battery of scientific tests hoping to discover the secret behind his superhuman swing
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Fractals are endlessly cool
Humans' hard-wired competitive drive could be linked to stress-related health problems, a new study says
Harnessing the power of the bra, and the inspiration of cheese and sheep
Do heavier things fall faster than lighter ones? In practice? In theory?
The following is an excerpt from Adam Alter's new book Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave, available on Amazon.
Massive space rocks hurtle past Earth with frightening regularity. Some scientists want to deflect them. Others want to drag one closer.
The device can move around centimeter-sized objects.
Why your eyes perceive the world differently from everyone else.