Biological threats provide fertile plot material for books, movies and videogames
The study confirms "the existence of an offensive biological warfare research programme in Nazi Germany."
An inventive alternative to antibiotics
GE to develop "Biotic Man" to enable faster development of drugs
A post-9/11, post-anthrax funding boom has made the nation's "hot zones" the hottest research areas around. Is this a good thing?
9/11 fanned fears of more terror attacks by air. But our 95,000 miles of coast may be much more permeable. Here's the new defense strategy.
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Ricin is one of the most poisonous substances on Earth and it's scarily easy to make.
Toxin sniffers, missile jammers, dirty-bomb detectors: Will a new security arsenal make us safer?
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
Around the world, scientists are risking their lives to retrieve seeds destined for a massive vault near the North Pole. Their work just might save mankind
Well, at least (ant) war is good for something.
Excerpt: Mind Fixers
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Microsoft unveils Sun Microsystems' vision for 2004
100 years ago, Popular Science marked the start of WWI with a collection of anti-war essays.
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
U.S. forces in Iraq are waging a pivotal campaign in modern warfare-combat on the first "networked" battlefield. One problem: the enemy has a few networks of its own
FDA wants to make this official and recently asked to know more
The future of remote-control air warfare