Cuts to the government agency's budget would impact a lot of science.
In our penultimate column, we explore whether one candidate has a record better indicating support for scientific research
New designs make suffering through freezing desolation in the name of research actually look okay.
Scientific organizations worry that a movement to grant more rights to pets could spill over to mice and lab rats.
PopSci talks with the new reproductive technology watchdog.
What do the candidates' records say about their positions on genetic technology?
How will the next American president keep the country at the center of the high-tech universe?
New rules allow for creation of new stem cell lines, and the use of older lines
Armed with better batteries and stronger materials, new submersibles aim to go deeper than ever before and open up the whole of the unexplored ocean to human eyes
The move comes after an injunction barring federal funding for stem cell research
Fires force lab to close, but officials say hazardous materials are secured
Careers: Defense researcher, engineer
Is some research so dangerous it shouldn't be done at all?
Where students study the phenomenon, and get to play Zeus
Fun for students, but tough luck for the crash-test dummy
Home base for some of tomorrow's great rocket scientists
Obama also called on the private sector to develop new gun-safety technology.
A report from the National Institutes of Health council recommends that the agency put out to pasture all but 50 of the chimpanzees it uses in research.
A new study says that smartphones are feasible for use in psychological testing.
Which will better protect people and property?
It's impressive researchers have managed to conduct even that many studies.
A piece in a prominent medical journal accuses the energy drink industry of using its financial power to sway research on the harms of using Red Bull as a mixer.
All DARPA's Paul Cohen needs to do is get past the problem of people
Applications are due in two weeks. Results are due in two months.
Sarah Brown-Schmidt and Sid Horton published results damaging their earlier work. And their peers are praising them for it.
The justified attack on Green Coffee Extract
Edited embryos should not be used for pregnancy, they caution
The annual BMJ Christmas Issue highlights offbeat research
A smaller amount of Zika virus funding means research into this disease must be prioritized. What should be the target?
The frog that laid the golden egg.
The perils of working on a fragile ice shelf.
Ten minutes, no rules, winner takes all
Emerging medicine: Scientists design gold "nanoshells" that seek and destroy tumors.
Batdrones, swarming UAVs, and better radar are in our future
Two of the three judges are also scientists
The prize, awarded jointly to three scientists, celebrates the discovery of the immune system's front-line responders--though one winner succumbed to cancer three days before
Studies of "rampage violence" have only been around for about a decade, but researchers are still working hard to understand and prevent it. Here's the current state of the field.
Isolation from wolves seems to be the crucial step to the evolution of the modern domesticated dog.
Patenting viruses doesn't restrict research--it gives an incentive to do more research.
It's based on the suffering of 4,637 Norwegian men and women aged 20 to 90.
A new study examines the effects of standard lab temperatures on mice used in cancer studies.
Outside researchers haven't been able to reproduce the papers' results.
Pleasure cruises can be valuable scientific expeditions.
A sweet solution to help understand how cells repair and change
But these eyedrops are a long way off
A documentary captures daily life at the bottom of the world
Both the Atlantic and Pacific areas saw a record number and intensity of storms.
Selective research and skewed results
Imagine Science Films interviews Mayana Zatz, Director of the Human Genome Research Center in Brazil, about her research in treating genetic disorders.
Congress will scramble to address the isotope paucity this week
Because no one goes to college to learn.
Just add in a speaker and a uh, condom, and you're good to do some science
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
When David Hanson set out to build a robotic head, he saw no reason not to make it look just like a human. Then he stumbled into the Uncanny Valley.
Betting on Einstein
And how to use physics principles to improve your skills.
Running is in our DNA, but training for a marathon is a careful mix of muscle, mental, and technological strength.
Not everyone has Marie Kondo to watch over them.
What seven years of research taught me about crosswalks, elevators, and "like" buttons.
Science of the Union.
But the findings are not without their fair share of critics.
A researcher explains how to control your subconscious.
Selfies could be subtly reshaping your memory.
Excerpt: Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet
A new strategy could help archaeologists reveal a cremated skeleton's sex.
Researchers also finally figured out why Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings have so many of these pimples.
Scientists are studying the aurora's every move.
Why choosing between popcorn and Pringles doesn't paralyze us all.
Ever wondered why you feel a little funny when you step off a treadmill?
This isn't the iconic building's first pest, or its last.
We're not built for this stuff.
In-depth analysis of murderers might help the rest of us, too.
Turns out, I'm hip to a new trend.
The Wari people used their corn-based beer to spread their culture across Peru.
More scientists need to recycle this noble gas.
In lieu of a written language, the Inca communicated through construction.
Plagued by misleading headlines? Go straight to the source.
The city of Westbrook has a beautiful physics lesson for us all.