"Being pro-science is the only way we make sure that America continues to lead the world."
Our favorite science images of the week
Magic to expect from the world's brightest source of x-rays
These 10 people have signed up to die on Mars, in order to live there.
A critical failure in Kepler's alignment may spell the end for the storied planet hunter.
The least crazy aspect of this mission is the desire to do it.
Mars planners suggest a robot-to-human hand-off in space.
Last December, Felisa Wolfe-Simon announced the discovery of a microbe that could change the way we understand life in the universe. Soon she found herself plunged into a maelstrom of bitter backlash and intemperate criticism. A dispatch from the frontiers of the new peer review
Launch the gallery below, and enjoy our favorite pictures of the year, all in one place
Survey of scientists compiles astronomical wishlist for the next decade
The Eiffel Tower? Predictable. Space Mountain? Kid stuff. This summer, wow the family with reality instead. Visit atom smashers, corpse farms and other wild scientific hotspots
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Popular Science's fifth annual survey of just how bad it gets
Sure the candidates said the right things, but do their records match their rhetoric? As part of a two-week investigative series, Popular Science looks into the voting record of Senators McCain and Obama
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
We'll get a vaccine for addiction, debate the future of nuclear power, use new tech to take on water shortages, and-just maybe-find an extra dimension or two. Happy New Year
In a year when the heroes of space were robotic explorers and plucky capitalists, the future of NASAâ€™s manned program seemed shakier than ever
Here's hoping this month's release of the Hollywood sea-fighting epic Master and Commander will do justice to those magnificent men and their sailing machines. On these pages, the mightiest ships of then and now.
From fart sniffer to postdoc, the most torturous ways to make a living in science.