Excerpt: Good Enough
Virginia's mountains provided the first real obstacles on our trip--but also some windy inspiration
Dubai's Palazzo Versace hires firm to cool sandy beaches
Scientists look to worm jaws, tougher than human teeth, for the next class of super-strong aerospace and construction material
By measuring changes in rocks, seismologists may have found a way of predicting quakes hours in advance
Which industries do the most damage to the environment?
Linda B. Buck, co-winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, retracts a 2001 Nature paper, citing irreproducible results.
A bold new theory predicts that time travel may be more plausible than previously thought
The Germans consider DNA testing to match poop to pooch
How scientists re-created ultra-lethal influenza
Overwhelming atmospheric evidence supports the reality of global warming--and humans' role in causing it
He distills the fundamental rules that govern birds, bees . . . all of nature.
Using DNA as his tool kit, he invented a new way to make chemicals.
It's called body packing, it's dangerous and gross, and new technology makes gut-based drug smuggling harder to spot.
Physics can't find the biggest thing in the known universe, so it's looking beyond our paltry three dimensions. Michael Moyer enters the zone of insanely hard mathematics, translates what he finds into plain English, and makes it back alive.
A peek at our nonlethal arsenal
If you cheat on your spouse, you can't yet plead biochemistry in divorce court. But rodent-brain research sheds light on why some lovers stay, some stray.
If one of your hominoid ancestors hadn't gotten a viral infection millions of years ago, you might look really, really different today.
Books: Neither nature nor nurture, argues controversial author Paul Ehrlich.
Popular Science's FYI editor compiles facts about the telescope.
Does an announcement that no anthrax was found mean with certainty that none is there?