They're both just trying to get the biggest bang for their buck.
A new study looks at the power of practicing well beyond mastery.
New systems will use your cell phone to tell if your food is fresh
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
From the Popular Science archives, the hurricane house, the seismograph camera, the forest-fire-fighting dirigible, and more.
The International Bitterness Unit explained
Researchers are plugging in smokers, alcoholics, and even crack addicts to expose them to a relapse environment--and teach them how to deal with it. Will it work?
How earographs, invisible ink detectors, and the famed "Stamp Detective" used science to catch unsuspecting crooks.
On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring--and gathers clues to the planet's fate
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
While their peers worry about zits, these rising young stars are designing lunar bioreactors and new cancer drugs. What did you accomplish before turning 18? Meet our eight future Edisons here
Wind, solar, tidal—all are battling for the renewable-energy crown, but what about the six billion highly efficient short-stroke engines in our midst? What about us?
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
* that's a big, fat "might"
Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed?
See the top ten hurdles facing game designers today, and the cutting-edge tech that will soon make them relics of the past
Forensic scientists in Switzerland are pioneering a whole new way to do autopsies. No scalpel required.
Could robots take over the world? That's the premise of this summer's I, Robot. And AI researchers aren't scoffing.
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.
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
In his lab far from the scene of a crime, Skip Palenik forges unbreakable chains of evidence from dust & detritus. Let's watch the master at work.
The polygraph, though used in hiring, marital disputes, and possibly even anti-terror investigations, is flawed. Now scientists are looking deep within the brain to devise ways to detect deception at its source.