We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
U.S. forces in Iraq are waging a pivotal campaign in modern warfare-combat on the first "networked" battlefield. One problem: the enemy has a few networks of its own
Arsenic levels vary widely, but they are dangerously high in much of the country.
Some answers from an atmospheric scientist
Opposite-sex partners: can't live with 'em, can't evolve without 'em
In 2000, the ozone hole was at its largest. Read on for more facts about the ozone hole.
How green are aerosol cans now, with chlorofluorocarbons out of the picture?
A new theory of anthropogenic climate improvement
Drug lords, millionaire wannabes and the North Korean government have perfected methods for knocking off our most valuable greenback. Now the scientists in charge of making the real dough are fighting back with an unfakeable (for now) $100 bill
Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he's become one
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
In a highlight of last week's conference, Gates calls for zero emissions and agrees with Obama: We need nukes
The interesting biology of breathing in diesel exhaust
The concept for Pap smears has been around for almost 100 years. Now a new test could replace it as a first-line screen for cervical cancer, but not everyone agrees that's a good idea.
Interviews with doctors suggest the Lone Star tick, and the allergy to sugars in red meat that it can cause, is on the rise.
So when is Portlandia going to do a skit about this?
In the July 1969 issue of Popular Science, a famous rocket scientist narrated the first moon landing.
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More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Sports tech: Lance Armstrong's latest gear assault on the Tour de France.
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.
2016 has been a rough year, but it's not all doom and gloom