The story of Roger Babson, gravity's sworn enemy, and his Gravity Research Foundation
100 years ago, Popular Science marked the start of WWI with a collection of anti-war essays.
A new essay from Sasha Sagan shows how a great popularizer of science answered his own kid's big questions.
Peculiar portraits of championship chickens, by award-winning photographer Tamara Staples
One group of scientists is arguing that certain organisms, about a millimeter in size or slightly smaller, don't form species at all.
The things that parents do and eat can change what traits they pass on to their unborn babies--but scientists are saying it's too soon to be giving pregnancy advice based on epigenetics studies.
Tips for more restful slumber, decoding how we dream and just a dash of pseudoscience
The backlash to the Science Debate movement has begun
Producer Larry Klein takes us behind the scenes of the NOVA documentary "Why the Towers Fell", a scientific look at the American Society of Civil Engineers' report of why the World Trade Center collapsed.
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
Important things from 25 years ago in Popular Science
Steven Chu, the new U.S. secretary of energy, is a Nobel-winning physicist and an unabashed advocate of fighting climate change. But can he negotiate the political realities of transforming the energy economy?
Why a field researcher from America has exposed his colon to the gut microbiome of a tribesman from Tanzania
The future is surreal: a curator looks into the convergence of art and biotech
Buxom robo-babes we missed the first time around
How we covered the Scopes Monkey Trial, the discovery of Java Man, the Piltdown Man hoax, and milestones in the history of evolutionary theory
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
The science and the fiction of time travel are weird. But the science is weirder.
Dozens of volunteer divers surveyed marine protected areas worldwide, to discover why life flourishes in some while failing in others.