We're closing in on one of the most important numbers in the universe.
A new book sheds light on the animals that go bump in the night
Hi, new friend. You are pretty.
The answers to the most nagging, fascinating, and bizarre questions of the summer movie season.
Abaddon's Gate is available on Amazon.
The tiniest frog, a bioluminescent cockroach and more
A captain and a sailor died after the Bounty, a wooden ship built for a Marlon Brando film in the 1960s, sank off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy. Journalist and Popular Science contributor Matthew Shaer reconstructs the ship's final voyage.
On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring--and gathers clues to the planet's fate
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
The most promising new treatment for severe depression isn't a pill. It's a permanent implant that shocks the brain. Is this what joy looks like?
Need to get away from it all? Popular Science presents an exclusive tour of CSS Skywalker, an orbital resort that's a lot closer to reality than you might think
It just took an eclipse, some microphones, and a bunch of schoolchildren to prove it.
For nocturnal rodents, long days prompt long faces.
Excerpt: Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet
The same science powers bright carbide lamps and loud toy cannons
Advanced ocean science tech helps researchers study the spill
Turrell, whose solo exhibit at the Guggenheim closes Wednesday, doesn't just play with the way our eyes work; he exploits how our mind processes images to reveal that at a fundamental level, everything we see is an illusion.
Just in case you didn't have enough to worry about, think about this: A random fluctuation of the vacuum of space anywhere in the universe could flip the cosmic light switch to "off."
The sophisticated navigation system of the moth keeps it on course despite powerful winds
Surviving sunny summers in Antarctica.
The perils of working on a fragile ice shelf.