It's a phobia, but other phobias don't give you that same woozy feeling.
We investigate the fear of creepy clustered holes
Faint at the sight of blood? Blame it on evolution
Explore the things that keep humanity up at night—and learn why they haunt us.
Architects design buildings for rebuilding after the apocalypse, terraforming Mars, and more.
A natural hormone boosts social skills for autistic patients
If fear really is all in our heads, Joseph LeDoux thinks he can eliminate it. The first step is to block out our memories
Researchers are plugging in smokers, alcoholics, and even crack addicts to expose them to a relapse environment--and teach them how to deal with it. Will it work?
Re-exposing people to a fearful stimulus while they slept helped them get rid of their fear.
The patch uses 100 times less vaccine than an injection to provide the same resistance
Worms, planets, extra dimensions: just a few of the things that inspire the most creative young scientists of the year
Do you pass out when you get your blood drawn? You're not the only one.
What makes investors do the wrong thing, all together, pretty much all the time?
So we found it for them.
People who enjoy being cruel are scarily prevalent, new research says.
Microsoft unveils Sun Microsystems' vision for 2004
FDA wants to make this official and recently asked to know more
Astronomy: Timothy Ferris eyes the amateur asteroid-watchers.
In a wide-ranging interview with PopularScience.com, Aldrin talks about a mission to Mars, 34 years of sobriety and the future of American leadership in space.
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”
Science of the Union.
It might not (just) be foul play.
From stutters to shocks, this research is unlikely to be performed again.
In a highlight of last week's conference, Gates calls for zero emissions and agrees with Obama: We need nukes
Both the Atlantic and Pacific areas saw a record number and intensity of storms.
A commute so quick you could just die.
We're not built for this stuff.
How to build a subway in the Eternal City.
I study the motion of the ocean through rocks.
They may be slow, but they cover entire football fields if left to their own devices.
Time is subjective.
Playing with time.
But you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise.
Solving the mysteries of the universe
We know dark matter exists, but now comes the hard part: figuring out what exactly it is
New tech could bring closure for the families of 500,000 missing people
And what you can do about it
Newsworthy eye candy
Full body, nearly real-time imaging is here.
Societies forget, and this physicist wants to know why.
A Weirdest Thing holiday spectacular.
On its 150th anniversary, a chemist looks back at the various tables we almost ended up with.
Researchers also finally figured out why Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings have so many of these pimples.
Apples all come from the same tree.
The treadmill works out your brain, too.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Confidence in math early on differs by gender and plays a key role in future success.
Fascinating fecal science.
Excerpt: Mind Fixers
More scientists need to recycle this noble gas.
The key is a crispy exterior and a soft interior.
Excerpt: Good Enough
The city of Westbrook has a beautiful physics lesson for us all.
Ken Miller designs smoke displays for NFL games and air shows, but he tests his most destructive creations at home.
We do not yet have a verdict on whether she can open garage doors.
A reader asked us for help with a celebrity phobia. Here's what an expert had to say.
One theory as to why these clustered holes cause fear and disgust
Despite the headlines, airplanes remain the safest form of travel.
A neurotic robot could helps kids cope with their own phobias
Your mobile gets more megapixels. You get legit prints.
Our fear of fevers made us terrified of even a slight increase in body temperature.
Experts weigh in on the psychological reverberations of violence.
A drug tested in virtual war may help soldiers recover from traumatic stress-- and could conquer everyday anxiety
The research “opens the floodgates” on a new way of looking at the brain.
Top picks from the editors at Cycle World.
Eight clutchless machines for the shifting-adverse.
Driver-helping technology reigns supreme on 2019 models.
Get the CES experience without the walking or dehydration.
Come see a bridge getting blown up.
What the heck are haptics and why do you want them?
All the best gadgets with none of the walking.
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Contrary to many reports
There's still more to explore after Pluto.
12 things we learned about climate change this month.
Alluring alternatives or plausible substitutions?
El Niño conditions could cancel out the effects of a warming Atlantic.
We drove two $200,000-plus Porsche 911s on the track. Here's what we discovered.
Follow along as Tim Cook and his crew take the stage to show off Apple's new stuff.
Like a bad penny...
China signs deal to restart Ukrainian An-225
What is going on with my moon?