A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Science of the Union.
Microsoft unveils Sun Microsystems' vision for 2004
FDA wants to make this official and recently asked to know more
How to build a subway in the Eternal City.
Solving the mysteries of the universe
There are better ways to get science back into policy
Astronomy: Timothy Ferris eyes the amateur asteroid-watchers.
Keeping up with the droneses
The city of Westbrook has a beautiful physics lesson for us all.
"Being pro-science is the only way we make sure that America continues to lead the world."
Confidence in math early on differs by gender and plays a key role in future success.
Excerpt: Good Enough
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.
Good news for the guilty, bad news for law enforcement.
To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”
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
A new study reveals how the beetle's erratic movements are a deliberate hunting strategy.
Still waiting for x-ray vision, though
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.
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.
We do not yet have a verdict on whether she can open garage doors.
An open letter from PopSci to President Obama about science and the future
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.
Fascinating fecal science.
Excerpt: Mind Fixers
More scientists need to recycle this noble gas.
The key is a crispy exterior and a soft interior.
Space-launched darts that strike like meteors
PopSci.com does a science and technology background check on Supreme Court Justice David Souter's likely replacements
A century of agricultural innovation vastly increased the amount of food--but with it came an increased population, and now hunger is on the rise. Fixing it will require an unlikely alliance
Now that recreational marijuana is legal in two states, lawmakers and law enforcement have to grapple with how best to deal with cannabis-impaired drivers.
Scientific organizations worry that a movement to grant more rights to pets could spill over to mice and lab rats.
Take no pictures, leave no footprints
From vanilla to GMOs, how science shaped the taste of the modern world
Excerpt: Mendeleyev's Dream
Tollbooths, ATMs, doctors' offices, online chat: You leave critical personal data behind wherever you go. Let's follow one American as he scatters his digital DNA.
A dose of tech savvy for the Supreme Court?
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
Come to our fine nation, Dr. Nakauchi. We have excellent snack foods and you can grow all the human-pig organs you want. In some states, at least.
Many police officers aren't allowed to administer life-saving antidotes, a study finds.
Megapixels: It was rediscovered by a drone.
Post-9/11 laws protect Americans from the mishandling of potential bioterror agents. They could also slow down some vital medical research.
A judge's ruling to cut down trees that block solar panels is just the tip of the iceberg for a growing conflict in California
And PopSci was there to watch
How we covered the Scopes Monkey Trial, the discovery of Java Man, the Piltdown Man hoax, and milestones in the history of evolutionary theory
Ideo, who built Apple's first mouse, is now designing an open-source project to keep the field even for all comers
How a furry-convention-attending, Midwestern-accented fox owner teamed up with a bizarre Floridian exotic animal importer and a Soviet geneticist to bring pet foxes to your living room.
Sometimes it hurts to be reminded of fundamental principles of physics
Tomorrow's Congressional hearing will discuss the exploitation of a new frontier
Also, better Mars rovers.
It's a no drone zone.
Judges and juries aren't swayed by genetics.
Vermonters seem less averse to bioengineered food once it's identified.
The Germans consider DNA testing to match poop to pooch
On today's hottest shows, the stars wear lab coats instead of bathing suits. We look behind the scenes at Numb3rs to see how it gets the science right-and why it sometimes needs to get it wrong
An unmanned Global Hawk recon drone will join a team of aircraft--all equipped with advanced weather instrumentation--to observe the 2010 storm season closer than ever before
At the dawn of Prohibition, the future of happy hour looked bleak, but PopSci's archives reveal that within every speakeasy resides a science lab, and within every bootlegger, an unlikely inventor or chemist
But all that really tells us is that we need more research.
Hundreds of species of plants and animals have been waiting literally decades to even be considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Thankfully, that's about to change.
How do we decide how rare an animal is? How do we figure out how long before it goes extinct? And how do we stop that from happening?
Before becoming Britain's first (and only) female prime minister, Thatcher graduated from Oxford with a chemistry degree.
Read the full issue online now.
100 years ago, Popular Science marked the start of WWI with a collection of anti-war essays.
Watch the monumental landing here
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
Making us scratch our heads for millennia.
Teeth and bones alone can't determine whether someone is a minor