Fermenting bacteria could help prevent food spoilage
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 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.
Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there
Studies heralding the health benefits of our most sinful indulgences are a dime a dozen. But are they ever for real?
How a virus seems to help fight off HIV and Ebola
From arsenic to Prozac to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act.
Babies' genomes hold clues that can save their lives, but that same information could be used in far less noble ways. Where should we draw the line?
An open letter from PopSci to President Obama about science and the future
Information about how terrible drugs and alcohol are for your health doesn't seem to be an effective deterrent, a new study says.
But not really. A research paper shows how perfectly verified statistical results can still be perfectly wrong.
Epigenetic molecules that regulate genes may influence homosexuality.
Welcome to a future in which big data helps law enforcement predict and punish crime before it happens.
Jayson Lusk's new book makes the case for robot chefs and pink slime
It's time to go viral.
New research uncovers unusual benefits of vitamin D
How science can give us more diverse and flavorful brews
Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help prevent yeast infections