Fascinating fecal science.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”
Take a look in a book.
But the long-term effects of prolonged cellphone use require further study—and will spark fresh controversy
Google's education wing has devised school lesson plans based on the movie.
Thinking about a science degree? Consider a lab where research meets white-knuckled adventure
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
The creator of the Segway is one of the most successful and admired inventors in the world. He leads a team of 300 scientists and engineers devoted to making things that better mankind. But he's not done
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Could robots take over the world? That's the premise of this summer's I, Robot. And AI researchers aren't scoffing.
Will too many hot chili peppers kill you? Is the moon on the verge of erupting? PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
With the release of the DSM-5 this month, psychotherapist Gary Greenberg questions whether psychiatry's diagnostic Bible can truly get at the nature of mental suffering.
Solving the mysteries of the universe
FDA wants to make this official and recently asked to know more
But one thing's for sure: This creature of the deep has an incredible memory.
A new understanding of brain chemistry could usher in an age of biologically enhanced humans
Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked
The virus collects in deep pockets in the intestine, and spreads from cell to cell in part by touch.