Are nuclear disasters the new normal?
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
Nearly a decade ago, NASA built an Earth-monitoring satellite that could have observed global warming in action. Then the agency stashed it in a warehouse in Maryland, where it remains to this day.
Astronomy: Timothy Ferris eyes the amateur asteroid-watchers.
Excerpt: Mind Fixers
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Would suggest running, but it's already too late, probably.
Science of the Union.
It might not (just) be foul play.
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.
FDA wants to make this official and recently asked to know more
Solving the mysteries of the universe
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.
Researchers also finally figured out why Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings have so many of these pimples.
Confidence in math early on differs by gender and plays a key role in future success.
Fascinating fecal science.
Plus, other environmental issues wreaking havoc on the best meal of the day.
Microsoft unveils Sun Microsystems' vision for 2004
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Apparently it won't affect work on the International Space Station
I study the motion of the ocean through rocks.
The effects of Chernobyl are still being felt 28 years later
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.
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.
To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”
She's also teaching the cloud to forget personal information.
PopSci travels to Paris's Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers to round up the scientific instruments and machines of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Scientific shots that just might change your definition of "masterpiece"
From remote-control key fobs to ultrasound, male contraception goes high tech
Strange facts about the ocean's most mysterious creature
Looking back at miserable work experiences in science
100 years from now, what jobs will people be hating?
Where the human body implodes, and more milestones on the way to the bottom of the ocean
Thinking about a science degree? Consider a lab where research meets white-knuckled adventure
A hall of fame of past Sci-Tech Oscar winners
Something Fishy Going On
A tower within a Tower: extra cladding in the middle
Palms tan slightly but never become as dark as our shoulders, for instance, regardless of the amount of light they receive.
Winter brings the noise of clanking heaters, and other racket and yawp. But a class of experimental materials may lower the decibel level.
Rubbing your finger around the rim of the glass is much like taking a bow to a violin string.
After you stop spinning, the fluid in your inner ear keeps swirling around for a few moments.
Our eyes only see objects by processing light waves reflected off the object or absorbed by it.
All organisms, including humans, have the ability to regenerate something in the body. But the process is much more developed in lower organisms.
(planned for Freedom Tower)
Is there any difference between an identical twin and a clone?
Who is the weakest link? We all are when it comes to science, says new research -- especially women.
Are atomic clocks necessary? Do they really make a difference?
Fire protection and sensors to gird lifts so that people can exit fast
Her intricate computer simulations re-create the birth of our moon, among other ancient dramas.
A solar cell may one day turn your clothes into portable power sources--keeping you warm or cool, or charging your phone.
In short, because red pistachios look better than pistachios mottled with dark spots.
The Germans consider DNA testing to match poop to pooch
Stress wrecks your head -- and, sometimes, the truth.
Refuge areas to offer shelter until it'sd safe to evacuate
Kepping windows from turning lethal
Does an announcement that no anthrax was found mean with certainty that none is there?
Designers of the freedom tower, soon to rise at ground zero, say cutting-edge engineering will make occupants safer. Will they be safe enough?
Research shows that mixed-gender porn stimulates sperm to swim faster than all-women porn.
Cubicle life is never fun, exactly, but at least it can be safe. New systems help shield your workplace from disaster