It's a well-oiled machine.
And how AI could help them do it even better.
Geologists are analyzing ancient clues to tell our origin story.
There's a lot of information out there and not all of it is good.
In the July 1969 issue of Popular Science, a famous rocket scientist narrated the first moon landing.
The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
Plus, the back of my eye
The 17 best micro-videos of the year show us the world invisible to the naked eye
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
A unique genetic mutation and a well-wired brain mean that Concetta Antico is like no other artist on Earth.
Babies' genomes hold clues that can save their lives, but that same information could be used in far less noble ways. Where should we draw the line?
How a furry-convention-attending, Midwestern-accented fox owner teamed up with a bizarre Floridian exotic animal importer and a Soviet geneticist to bring pet foxes to your living room.
Out of the wild
This 10,000-rpm, no-pulse artificial heart doesn't resemble an organic heart--and might be all the better for it
Launch the gallery below, and enjoy our favorite pictures of the year, all in one place
Winners of the Nikon's annual Small World competition represent the best in through-the-microscope photography
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Silicon Valley's fabled invention machine shows its latest tech
When Mickey or Bullwinkle falls to pieces, it's Ron Stark to the rescue!
A new study is the first to identify a molecular basis for cat coat patterns. Could cat stripes be an immune defense mechanism?
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.