Survey of scientists compiles astronomical wishlist for the next decade
See how the country stacked up in a recent National Science Foundation quiz.
Sewage is more than just filth. It's evidence of our worst habits, everything from caffeine to cocaine, all ingested and flushed down the toilet. Now scientists are using wastewater to drug-test entire cities, and the results are sobering
A first-person coregasm testimonial
"There's almost no way to stop [the study] from being spun into the 'war against women' story," coauthor Vladas Griskevicius says. Is he right, or was the study the problem?
Last December, Felisa Wolfe-Simon announced the discovery of a microbe that could change the way we understand life in the universe. Soon she found herself plunged into a maelstrom of bitter backlash and intemperate criticism. A dispatch from the frontiers of the new peer review
How a mild-mannered children's celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
New poll shows Tea Partiers in particular are anti-science.
Missing out on sleep can cause men to incorrectly gauge if women want to get it on.
The annual Ig Nobel awards are a treasure.
Last July, 9-year-old Alex Everett received his first shot of synthetic human growth hormone--an injection he will get every night for eight years. Alex is not sick--he is short. Should we be treating stature as a medical condition?
The History of Popular Science
We visit operating rooms, observatories, and islands full of slightly-less-than-rational monkeys to find the young geniuses who are shaping the future of science
Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he's become one
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Recent tremors in California have brought up some common misconceptions.
Love of spicy food isn't just desensitization, or cultural upbringing--it also has ties to who you are.
Short answer: At least one in 50 scientists is doing something fishy
Surprising facts about the real-life science of crime scene investigations
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
We're no happier, but we are more equally unhappy