From harvesting energy to building networks, nature has been solving problems for billions of years longer than humans have
A new exhibit at New York's MoMA showcases a teddy-bear vaccine, virtual reality gear and more
Microsoft unveils Sun Microsystems' vision for 2004
FDA wants to make this official and recently asked to know more
From Incheon, South Korea, to Osceola County, Florida
Astronomy: Timothy Ferris eyes the amateur asteroid-watchers.
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.
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”
Science of the Union.
It might not (just) be foul play.
In a highlight of last week's conference, Gates calls for zero emissions and agrees with Obama: We need nukes
Both the Atlantic and Pacific areas saw a record number and intensity of storms.
A commute so quick you could just die.
We're not built for this stuff.
How to build a subway in the Eternal City.
I study the motion of the ocean through rocks.
They may be slow, but they cover entire football fields if left to their own devices.
Time is subjective.
Playing with time.
But you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise.
Solving the mysteries of the universe
We know dark matter exists, but now comes the hard part: figuring out what exactly it is
New tech could bring closure for the families of 500,000 missing people
And what you can do about it
Newsworthy eye candy
Full body, nearly real-time imaging is here.
Societies forget, and this physicist wants to know why.
A Weirdest Thing holiday spectacular.
On its 150th anniversary, a chemist looks back at the various tables we almost ended up with.
Researchers also finally figured out why Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings have so many of these pimples.
Apples all come from the same tree.
The treadmill works out your brain, too.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Confidence in math early on differs by gender and plays a key role in future success.
Fascinating fecal science.
Excerpt: Mind Fixers
More scientists need to recycle this noble gas.
The key is a crispy exterior and a soft interior.
Excerpt: Good Enough
The amazing lizard uses its hairy toes to defy gravity and its dynamic tail to always land on its feet if it falls. See how scientists are using the gecko's tricks to design better robots, spacesuits and—just maybe—Spiderman gloves
Scientists studying the oft-maligned undersea creature are finding more than meets the eye
Cloning the green goo's factories for producing light-sensitive proteins could lead to more effective treatments for certain types of blindness
Attempting to be as effective as animals
The stuff of shrimp shells and exoskeletons makes for a strong, light, and biodegradeable replacement for plastics
Spinning magnetic microspheres creates instant color changes and rewritable displays
The tiny insects see in low-res, but are masters of motion tracking
it never skips leg day
The city of Westbrook has a beautiful physics lesson for us all.
Ken Miller designs smoke displays for NFL games and air shows, but he tests his most destructive creations at home.
We do not yet have a verdict on whether she can open garage doors.
How caterpillars, seagulls and winged sycamore seeds became tanks, airplanes and helicopters.
And it's only getting faster
This quadrotor uses a nature-inspired, dry adhesive to cling to surfaces for extra-covert spying.
Top picks from the editors at Cycle World.
Eight clutchless machines for the shifting-adverse.
Driver-helping technology reigns supreme on 2019 models.
World's tallest green facade
A flappy little drone
Get the CES experience without the walking or dehydration.
Come see a bridge getting blown up.
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Contrary to many reports
There's still more to explore after Pluto.
What the heck are haptics and why do you want them?
All the best gadgets with none of the walking.
12 things we learned about climate change this month.
Alluring alternatives or plausible substitutions?
El Niño conditions could cancel out the effects of a warming Atlantic.
We drove two $200,000-plus Porsche 911s on the track. Here's what we discovered.
Follow along as Tim Cook and his crew take the stage to show off Apple's new stuff.
Like a bad penny...
China signs deal to restart Ukrainian An-225
What is going on with my moon?
A look back at 2018's big tech stories.
The moto giant showed off a pair of lightweight electric prototypes at CES in Las Vegas.