Astronomy: Timothy Ferris eyes the amateur asteroid-watchers.
In a highlight of last week's conference, Gates calls for zero emissions and agrees with Obama: We need nukes
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
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The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity
We're two minutes to midnight. Again.
A new ice age, exploding stars, the hypothetical Doomsday Machine, and more scenarios that are almost certain to eradicate life on Earth
To maintain accuracy and realism, producers of the film sought out military and government officials to advise them.
Congress will scramble to address the isotope paucity this week
Topics included the opioid crisis, nuclear weapons, and "beautiful clean coal."
Who really stole the secret of the atom bomb? In this PopSci.com exclusive, the producer of the NOVA special tells us what it was like to be involved with this project.
Bold innovation or terrible idea? Your guide to the experiments that only sound scary—and the lab work you truly should lose sleep over
New tech could bring closure for the families of 500,000 missing people
We spoke to candidates with science backgrounds from across the political spectrum
Science of the Union.
It's the ultimate nightmare: a nuclear attack in the U.S. masterminded by terrorists. Here's how that could happen-- and how we can prevent it
The History of Popular Science
Keira Havens went from boom to bloom
Edward Teller's life and work changed life itself.
Are nuclear disasters the new normal?
Steuart Pittman, head of the U.S. fallout shelter program, died earlier this month at age 93. As a reminder of just how frightening the Cold War was, check out these old family-style bunkers from the pages of Popular Science.
What seven years of research taught me about crosswalks, elevators, and "like" buttons.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.