To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
A golden age of Earth observation.
Celebrate with some amazing photos of the fluffy stuff.
A conversation with theoretical physicist Brian Greene
A scientist tells how LIGO changed his life
Plus, the back of my eye
Plus, the first-ever image of thunder
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?
Rewiring the brain to battle seizures, blindness, and more
Researchers see a way to eavesdrop on our brains
Early appearances by Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Ernest Rutherford, and other notable 20th-century scientists
Using nature as a guide, geneticists build plants with qualities evolution could never produce
Launch the gallery below, and enjoy our favorite pictures of the year, all in one place
Mesoamericans got modern rappers beat
Once upon a time, the mantra for scientific success was "Think big." Nowadays, it's all about the ongoing mission to make things really, really small. Here, a look at the latest in Lilliputian developments
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
To improve its virtual-reality simulators, the military wants to incorporate smell. For help, it's turning to Hollywood
In the dark and chatty world of avatars and assumed identities, this cybercop is a virtual Sybil, trolling for creeps and thieves.
Looking to boost your science smarts? First test your IQ organ, then follow our 6-point brain regimen. Soon you'll be crunching bogus claims and citing stats with the best.
What's it like to grow up with a mother who is a distinguished physicist and the sister of one of the most famous scientists of the 20th century? In the month of Mother's Day, Popular Science News Editor Charles Hirshberg remembers.