A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
We spoke to candidates with science backgrounds from across the political spectrum
Tweaking texture could give us healthy versions of our favorite junk foods—and that's just the beginning
Facts aren't political
Holding the purse strings
Jayson Lusk's new book makes the case for robot chefs and pink slime
From vanilla to GMOs, how science shaped the taste of the modern world
Popular Science is inside the U.N., where 150 heads of state are talking global warming. Will they put momentum behind an international treaty in 2015?
Environmentalists said the move is an important first step toward fighting elephant poaching.
It's a no-brainer: The government should be spending money on science that nobody else wants to fund.
Nearly a decade ago, NASA built an Earth-monitoring satellite that could have observed global warming in action. Then the agency stashed it in a warehouse in Maryland, where it remains to this day.
For over two centuries we have struggled to understand the scope of Afghanistan's mineral wealth. Now geologists, if they can determine what lies beneath the nation's ground, might also help bring stability to the surface
Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there
Why I think I'm on the government's watch list
Could your social networks brand you an enemy of the state?
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?
Who really stole the secret of the atom bomb? In this PopSci.com exclusive, the producer of the NOVA special tells us what it was like to be involved with this project.