Studying our natural internal bacteria could help doctors cure diseases that affect millions
Palms tan slightly but never become as dark as our shoulders, for instance, regardless of the amount of light they receive.
Forensic scientists in Switzerland are pioneering a whole new way to do autopsies. No scalpel required.
With help from an ice architect
Are mysterious skin cells that never stop dividing a form of cancer, or the best hope yet for treating burn victims?
Some of the most common maps don't accurately depict Earth's surface. But it's not for lack of trying.
Los Alamos scientist Steen Rasmussen plans to one-up nature by cobbling together a brand-new creature that reproduces and evolves. Is he making a biotech marvel that will do our bidding, or a test-tube-size Frankenstein monster?
An offering of children and llamas
Antarctic emperor penguins may be adapting to diminishing sea ice by scaling towering coastal glaciers to lay their eggs.
It's science—on ice.
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
Insects are ravaging North American forests like never before, and NASA satellites are watching the landscape change.
Need to get away from it all? Popular Science presents an exclusive tour of CSS Skywalker, an orbital resort that's a lot closer to reality than you might think
The quest to understand, explore, and protect the amazing animals
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.
Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.
A supersonic gun takes the ouch out of vaccine drug delivery
Winners of the Nikon's annual Small World competition represent the best in through-the-microscope photography
Street names aside, who comes up with crazy non-words like Zyrtec, tenofovir and Xeljanz?