A new study looks at the power of practicing well beyond mastery.
Being both judgmental and generous has evolutionary benefits
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
If you tell people they slept better than they did, they are likely to perform better on math and word association tests.
Dogs are the best bomb detectors we have. Can scientists do better?
Nap time, anyone?
Tiny nanoparticles are a huge part of our lives, for better or for worse.
A first-person coregasm testimonial
From harvesting energy to building networks, nature has been solving problems for billions of years longer than humans have
PopSci learns, over the decades, that cocaine anesthesia, radioactive drinking water, and cryogenic cancer treatments are actually not good for your health
Scanning your brain while you watch horror movies might hold the key to making them even more frightening. The findings could reshape the way scary movies—perhaps all movies—are filmed
This week in New York, a media-infused science extravaganza
Everything you need to know about the hottest topic in
medicine, from big-league breakthroughs and new therapies to emerging health risks and the patients willing to take them
How to heal an infection that defies antibiotics? Another infection. Doctors in Eastern Europe have used lab-grown viruses to safely cure millions of wounds. So why can't we do the same here?
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
See the top ten hurdles facing game designers today, and the cutting-edge tech that will soon make them relics of the past
The world's first human-robot arm-wrestling match shows off the potential of a new material that someday could power machines--and even human limbs and organs
Forensic scientists in Switzerland are pioneering a whole new way to do autopsies. No scalpel required.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. they averaged one every 10 minutes. And they werenâ€™t very scientific.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. They averaged one every 10 minutes. And they weren't very scientific.
When David Hanson set out to build a robotic head, he saw no reason not to make it look just like a human. Then he stumbled into the Uncanny Valley.
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.