Science of the Union.
To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
FDA wants to make this official and recently asked to know more
New tech could bring closure for the families of 500,000 missing people
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.
In a highlight of last week's conference, Gates calls for zero emissions and agrees with Obama: We need nukes
Microsoft unveils Sun Microsystems' vision for 2004
Astronomy: Timothy Ferris eyes the amateur asteroid-watchers.
It might not (just) be foul play.
Both the Atlantic and Pacific areas saw a record number and intensity of storms.
A commute so quick you could just die.
We're not built for this stuff.
How to build a subway in the Eternal City.
I study the motion of the ocean through rocks.
They may be slow, but they cover entire football fields if left to their own devices.
Time is subjective.
Playing with time.
But you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise.
Solving the mysteries of the universe
We know dark matter exists, but now comes the hard part: figuring out what exactly it is
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.
A Weirdest Thing holiday spectacular.
On its 150th anniversary, a chemist looks back at the various tables we almost ended up with.
Researchers also finally figured out why Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings have so many of these pimples.
Apples all come from the same tree.
The treadmill works out your brain, too.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Confidence in math early on differs by gender and plays a key role in future success.
Fascinating fecal science.
Excerpt: Mind Fixers
More scientists need to recycle this noble gas.
The key is a crispy exterior and a soft interior.
Excerpt: Good Enough
During a week of attempting to cloak every aspect of daily life, our correspondent found that in an information age, leaving no trace is nearly impossible
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
"If this stoppage is protracted, the start of the BRAIN project in 2014 will definitely be at risk."
In the event of an earthquake, contact... someone else.
It's a no-brainer: The government should be spending money on science that nobody else wants to fund.
Why I think I'm on the government's watch list
Who really stole the secret of the atom bomb? In this PopSci.com exclusive, the producer of the NOVA special tells us what it was like to be involved with this project.
South Korean government sites are also struck. Was North Korea to blame?
A bureaucracy built for oil and gas leasing punishes the most efficient technology
For the first time since the 1970s, researchers are being allowed to study the potential medical properties of the most tightly controlled substances around. But it's not easy.
As the first potentially deadly hurricane of the season nears the Gulf Coast, government employees are working around the clock to monitor it and issue warnings. And they're doing it for free, because of the government shutdown.
Rationally speaking, it would be bad for people and bad for science
Facts aren't political
Biological threats provide fertile plot material for books, movies and videogames
* that's a big, fat "might"
Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed?
Giving open-minded people a chance to think about both sides of the issue encourages them to support climate change policy.
Jayson Lusk's new book makes the case for robot chefs and pink slime
His rulings in six previous cases can give us some idea.
We spoke to candidates with science backgrounds from across the political spectrum
The country only recently pardoned him for criminal charges of homosexuality, for which he was chemically castrated.
It's the ultimate nightmare: a nuclear attack in the U.S. masterminded by terrorists. Here's how that could happen-- and how we can prevent it
How safe can a citizen expect to be in a post 9/11 city? What technology can a city use to make its citizens safe?
A physicist in Congress weighs in on electronic voting, missile defense and why politicians tend to ignore science
What do the candidates' records say about their positions on genetic technology?
In our penultimate column, we explore whether one candidate has a record better indicating support for scientific research
Scientists have yet to agree on the scope of the disaster
For over two centuries we have struggled to understand the scope of Afghanistan's mineral wealth. Now geologists, if they can determine what lies beneath the nation's ground, might also help bring stability to the surface
At the dawn of Prohibition, the future of happy hour looked bleak, but PopSci's archives reveal that within every speakeasy resides a science lab, and within every bootlegger, an unlikely inventor or chemist
Tyson's book "Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier" is out today
We don't need a government! We just need all the things the government normally pays for!
Tollbooths, ATMs, doctors' offices, online chat: You leave critical personal data behind wherever you go. Let's follow one American as he scatters his digital DNA.
By conceding the plausibility of an autism-vaccine link, some think a federal claims court unwittingly gave ammo to a dangerous theory
An inadequate and overly-complex gadget sends the bureau's budget skywards and its practices backwards
A new paper suggests doctors and paramedics are not the only people who need immediate treatment in the case of pandemic flu; and acting as such may put society in grave danger
What happens to science and technology when we shut it all down?
Out of the lab, onto Facebook
Political struggle could have permanent scientific effects.
It's part of a program to make pricey Western drugs affordable to Indian citizens, too.
There are better ways to get science back into policy
Holding the purse strings
In her inaugural post the doctor explains why eating humans is bad; and eating margarine is barely any better
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Ideo, who built Apple's first mouse, is now designing an open-source project to keep the field even for all comers