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Space-launched darts that strike like meteors
Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
A commute so quick you could just die.
To an insect, air is as thick as oil. Michael Dickinson pursues the sticky question of how these creatures maneuver so flawlessly. The answers could spawn tiny new flying machines.
Misadventure though it was, the agency's Operation Acoustic Kitty was a visionary idea 50 years ahead of its time.
Newsworthy eye candy
Nature gets down and dirty with the legacy of a prolific amphibian researcher/spook.
Our tribute to the 20 all-time greatest on-screen geeks
Combining new battery and engine technology, a deep-sea espionage submarine makes its Cold War debut
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
FDA wants to make this official and recently asked to know more
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”
From fart sniffer to postdoc, the most torturous ways to make a living in science.
All DARPA's Paul Cohen needs to do is get past the problem of people
Science of the Union.
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
Fascinating fecal science.
Cellphones, microchips, cars, even iPhones—there's virtually no high-tech Western product that China's cloners can't copy. Pretty soon, you might even prefer their work
Solving the mysteries of the universe
At the new International Spy Museum, you become the secret agent.
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.
The answer may depend on your subconscious
Microsoft unveils Sun Microsystems' vision for 2004
The man behind the world's most powerful camera confronts killer viruses, nude sunbathers and the San Diego Padres
And how AI could help them do it even better.
Technology may be ushering in a golden age of stalking, in which predators use GPS, cellphones and other devices to track and terrorize.
We're not built for this stuff.
I study the motion of the ocean through rocks.
Minneapolis ranked first among U.S. cities in innovative transportation solutions, fourth in energy technology.
A former spy's excruciating death by radiation poisoning marks the beginning of an era of high-tech hit men who can kill from anywhere
Robot mini subs, navy seal launches, high-tech espionage: the submarine of the 21st century has arrived
And PopSci was there to watch
Honoring science's funniest research
Societies forget, and this physicist wants to know why.
The world's first human-robot arm-wrestling match shows off the potential of a new material that someday could power machines--and even human limbs and organs
Researchers also finally figured out why Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings have so many of these pimples.
Astronomy: Timothy Ferris eyes the amateur asteroid-watchers.
During a week of attempting to cloak every aspect of daily life, our correspondent found that in an information age, leaving no trace is nearly impossible
More scientists need to recycle this noble gas.
Spider-Man's robotic twin takes the hassle and expense out of building inspections
Sit back while The Matrix Reloaded boots up the next generation of virtual filmmaking.
Mix some drinks and listen in as PopSci's editors discuss privacy rights, space kimchi and more
New tech could bring closure for the families of 500,000 missing people
It could help diagnose psychiatric conditions
Full body, nearly real-time imaging is here.
Time is subjective.
Confidence in math early on differs by gender and plays a key role in future success.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
In a wide-ranging interview with PopularScience.com, Aldrin talks about a mission to Mars, 34 years of sobriety and the future of American leadership in space.
Apples are weird. Here are their weird names.
Scientific organizations worry that a movement to grant more rights to pets could spill over to mice and lab rats.
It might not (just) be foul play.
24/7 trackers give researchers insight into how mice mate, form social hierarchies, and more. Behold the rodent equivalent of 'Big Brother.'
Entangled particles remain linked over 746 miles apart
A childhood without affection can be devastating, even if basic needs are met.
This year, shop SciMall for glowing rodents, animal guillotines, and more
Well, probably, but how can you tell?
In a highlight of last week's conference, Gates calls for zero emissions and agrees with Obama: We need nukes
Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.
From chimp to chip
The new fossil is intriguing, but paleontologists have better ways of judging a dinosaur's smarts
What scientists learn about animal cognition helps unravel the mysteries of intelligence.
What makes a maze, anyway?
Both the Atlantic and Pacific areas saw a record number and intensity of storms.
How to build a subway in the Eternal City.
They may be slow, but they cover entire football fields if left to their own devices.
Playing with time.
But you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise.
Excerpt: Good Enough
What to do when someone seems to know too much about you
Scientific justice for maligned critters
Capable of charging in a matter of minutes and powering an electric car for 300 miles, the ultracapacitor could power tomorrow's electric cars
A man-made, pure-white compound called Oxycyte carries oxygen 50 times as effectively as our own blood. Researchers are betting that itâ€™s the best way to treat Americaâ€™s leading cause of accidental death: traumatic brain injury
Out of the wild
Zoonotic diseases can go from us to them.
Early-stage medical studies tend to use more male animals than female ones. That's bad for the human women who ultimately take these drugs.
The science shows that fish use tools, feel pain, have long memories, and deserve better treatment from us.
Help scientists by pretending to be a mongoose.