Scientists still aren't sure why brain training only works for some people.
With a decade of war winding down, post-traumatic stress disorder is an increasingly urgent problem. Will the Army's efforts work?
The limits of travel are defined not by what vehicles can do, but by what vehicles can do to us. So how much can we take?
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Ted Berger has spent the past decade engineering a brain implant that can re-create thoughts. The chip could remedy everything from Alzheimerâ€™s to absent-mindednessâ€”and reduce memory loss to nothing more than a computer glitch
A man-made, pure-white compound called Oxycyte carries oxygen 50 times as effectively as our own blood. Researchers are betting that itâ€™s the best way to treat Americaâ€™s leading cause of accidental death: traumatic brain injury
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Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
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
Amidst a growing body of evidence tying severe health problems to multiple concussions, researchers are tapping NFL stars for a more hands-on corroboration
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It might seem silly to investigate whether people are happier on the weekend, but behind such truisms are revelations about our brains, our behavior and our environment. Here we round up the year's most outwardly obvious scientific studies
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Forensic scientists in Switzerland are pioneering a whole new way to do autopsies. No scalpel required.
From our archive, a dramatic first-hand account of marijuana overdose.
See the top ten hurdles facing game designers today, and the cutting-edge tech that will soon make them relics of the past
Researchers are uncovering some pretty strange culprits behind the obesity epidemic—everything from air-conditioning to infectious love handles
How a radical new implant that zaps patients back to life is upending our understanding of the brain