More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
My primary focus is searching for undiscovered species—mostly white, eyeless crustaceans.
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
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
White parents are more likely to think their daughters don't need the vaccine.
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
America is haunted by 100,000 missing persons and 40,000 unidentified sets of remains. Only one lab can truly connect the lost and the dead—and it's revealing the secrets of serial killers in the process
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
Where you see sun, sand, and surf, Stephen Leatherman sees a dying patient.
The ability to reprogram the immune system is one of the most sought-after goals in medicine. Now researchers are closer than ever to pulling it off in patients with Type 1 diabetes, one of whom happens to be our correspondent
Studying our natural internal bacteria could help doctors cure diseases that affect millions
The most promising new treatment for severe depression isn't a pill. It's a permanent implant that shocks the brain. Is this what joy looks like?
Alan Burns made a fortune in the oil business. But as oil wanes, he's convinced that clean energy will be—must be—the next big thing. And so this inventor has poured his fortune into a challenge far greater than finding new oil deposits: extracting energy from the ocean
A century of agricultural innovation vastly increased the amount of food--but with it came an increased population, and now hunger is on the rise. Fixing it will require an unlikely alliance
Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?
Plus, the best colored monkey butts on the internet!
The food experimenters who publish Cook's Illustrated have put together a cookbook featuring 50 kitchen science lessons every home cook should know. We put some to the test.
How a furry-convention-attending, Midwestern-accented fox owner teamed up with a bizarre Floridian exotic animal importer and a Soviet geneticist to bring pet foxes to your living room.
From arsenic to Prozac to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act.
Science attempts to explain comparisons to Stryper, Zodiac killer sketch
The Office of Science and Technology Policy exists to provide the President with objective scientific advisement.