Avoid politics with newts, mice, dogs, and more
From the archives: things you're afraid to ask about digestion.
Bring back scientific decision making
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
From our archive: a reporter's LSD trip, a guide to getting high during Prohibition, and more
Sci-fi movies should bend the rules to impress audiences, but they can't play people for complete fools. Review the most science-distorting movies of 2012 in this gallery.
These ten awe-inspiring science projects range from the world's largest undersea observatory to the "ultimate microscope" to a Jupiter orbiter on a suicide mission--but they're all massive, often in both size and scope
As spaceflight is privatized, scientists will pay for space trips alongside affluent adventurers
Science needs the fearless
Launch the gallery below, and enjoy our favorite pictures of the year, all in one place
Mouse milk (for people), spider-goats, pain-free cattle, and nine more
Unfortunately, they still don't believe in evolution or climate change
Our resident Hollywood physicist examines how even the most righteous crime fighters still manage to break the most important laws of all
Whatâ€™s the most accurate way to forecast the future? Simple: make predictions profitableâ€”just like on the PopSci Predictions Exchange
Whoâ€™s got the edge?
Q&A; with Sen. George Allen (R-Va.)
The backlash to the Science Debate movement has begun
How regular people can contribute to scientific research
The 2018 midterm elections shifted the balance of power in the House of Representatives. Here's what that means.
Everyone got mad at the Germans.
If you're still tired on a solid night of rest, take a look at how you're snoozing.
New criteria for choosing NSF grants is the latest salvo from our anti-science government.
New Military Channel program showcases the latest tech designed by the U.S. military.
A gas-powered robotic uniform inches closer to the battlefield.
New research suggests transsexualism is indeed a genetic trait. But how conclusive is the study?
What is...Toronto (General Hospital)?
More Military-Civillian Technology Fisticuffs: Who's Got The Edge?
The society is open only to people who score in the 98th percentile or higher on a preapproved intelligence test.
Bad boys bad boys, whatcha gonna do?
No one seems to know how to thaw a turkey in America.
Studies of twins suggest that faith is influenced by genes.
To maintain accuracy and realism, producers of the film sought out military and government officials to advise them.
A Hollywood thriller meets the science of perception.
For example, why is the CDC planning to grow the virus instead of destroying it?
Ghosts, poltergeists, and telepathy, oh my! Can these phenomena be explained by science? A group of researchers at the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory believed so and strove to explain the unexplainable. Plus, a PopSci Giveaway!
The Popular Science archive answers those nagging questions about the July 1947 UFO crash in the desert outside of Roswell, N.M.
Does the ideal gas law explain 11 deflated footballs?
In DIY science, eBay offers amazing access to gear, supplies, chemicals--a whole universe beyond Pez dispensers.
Popular Science's editor-in-chief stars in a new National Geographic show.
Geologists are analyzing ancient clues to tell our origin story.
The transcript from our February 2002 infertility chat on America Online.
An Interview with Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne, author of the new book, Questions of Truth: Fifty-One Responses to Questions about God, Science, and Belief
We've all seen the video of Yasiin Bey, formerly Mos Def, undergoing the force-feeding procedure used at Guantanamo Bay Prison. Here's what such a procedure could do to your health.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Plagued by misleading headlines? Go straight to the source.
A desktop machine decodes DNA in record time
A new book explores why our bodies do the things they do
Holding the purse strings
See how the country stacked up in a recent National Science Foundation quiz.
Edward Teller's life and work changed life itself.
In-depth analysis of murderers might help the rest of us, too.
The gridiron becomes a physics lab.
Every day for the next two weeks we're unpacking the record behind the rhetoric
Has the Internet nuked our ability to meaningfully focus on anything?
Not just for fictional villains anymore
If you're still undecided, somehow, you should know about these weird psychological cues that could sway your vote. Sometimes it's not the big issues--sometimes it's, like, did your team win its most recent game. Seriously.
Some scientific debate heats up online.
New York pop-up exhibit is somewhat vanilla
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Will too many hot chili peppers kill you? Is the moon on the verge of erupting? PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Post-9/11 laws protect Americans from the mishandling of potential bioterror agents. They could also slow down some vital medical research.
It might seem silly to investigate whether people are happier on the weekend, but behind such truisms are revelations about our brains, our behavior and our environment. Here we round up the year's most outwardly obvious scientific studies
A peek behind the curtain of the voting machine
All DARPA's Paul Cohen needs to do is get past the problem of people
Ed Letter: As the election nears, the candidates finally reveal where they stand on some crucial scientific issues
How do we defeat the world's deadliest creature?
Is some research so dangerous it shouldn't be done at all?
Tyson's book "Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier" is out today
This is ground control to SETIcon
Your odds aren't as bad as you think, and some enthusiasm could put you over the brink.
The fish's jaw is similar to that of a bulldog.
Be grateful, dear reader, that someone else does the hard, dangerous and downright grody work involved in truly audacious science
Editor-in-Chief Jacob Ward on how the Kardashev Scale is an elegant way of describing our dreams
A motion capture study explores the range of hip motion required for sexual activities.
Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie--it's today's scientists at their most daring
Color constancy makes it perfectly ambiguous to the brain
500 Women Scientists, and counting, are changing the face of the field
Awed at the pace of technological advances, a faction of geeky writers believes our world is about to change so radically that envisioning what comes next is nearly impossible.
The History of Popular Science
This week in New York, a media-infused science extravaganza
On today's hottest shows, the stars wear lab coats instead of bathing suits. We look behind the scenes at Numb3rs to see how it gets the science right-and why it sometimes needs to get it wrong
Ancient toothaches, smells, franken-mummies, and more!
With the help of a psychology professor and a Pixar illustrator, Facebook is trying to make our messages a little more emotional.
Just because something is old doesn't mean it isn't still awesome!
Cuts to the government agency's budget would impact a lot of science.
Dressing up mysticism as quantum physics
Finding out the candidates' stance on science takes just a click
When subatomic science gets wack, physicists get ILL
How winners win, cheaters cheat, and what a century of Popular Science taught us about both
Yes, orgasms can happen to rape victims.
And how to use physics principles to improve your skills.
Like, really bad.
Summertime in Antarctica means scientists will be studying penguins, mysterious microbes, and more.
Grown-ups like them, too.