Excerpt: Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong
Bacteria have bonded carbon and silicon for the first time. What can they teach us?
Why the hardest-working animals, plants, and microbes taste the best
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Is the rock-concert lighter salute bad for the environment?
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
Discovery could lead to new pharmaceuticals
Hollywood genetically engineers some boffo box office
Plasma-arc torches are sci-fi made real. And they slice through steel so easily, anyone can use them.
The salmon population in an area dosed with iron has doubled.
Our August 1991 cover story, in honor of Harry Kroto's passing
Looking for a clean fuel that grows anywhere, needs only sunlight and water, and could produce enough oil to free the U.S. from its petroleum addiction? Here´s one start-up's plan for converting oil from algae-yes, algae
Potential applications include insulation, firefighter protection, and water filtration.
Our dependence on big systems--big oil, big coal--steers us away from little ones, such as biofuel made from garbage, that are transforming communities in other countries
Visions of a sweet future
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
An extraordinary article of clothing is helping scientist discover the causes of asthma
Dangerous fumes from an African lake could be the fuel of tomorrow
The industry and the F.A.A. say the climate effects of flying civilians into space will be negligible, but some scientists fret about the accumulation of black carbon in the stratosphere.
An answer to a marine mystery