A Russian missile test or a meteor remain the top guesses for a strange spiraling light phenomenon
A room full of computers gets shut down while the missile flies by above the building.
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.”
A kinetic missile that flies at mach 7
Topics included the opioid crisis, nuclear weapons, and "beautiful clean coal."
At McKinley Climate Lab, researchers create fearsome weather to test cars and planes.
Forget lab coats and beakers: in this gallery of breathtaking images, we celebrate the visually pleasing side of scientific enquiry
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.
Last week's meteorite impact: cosmic coincidence, or a sign of the Mayan apocalypse? Brush up on the nuttiest theories floating around the Web.
Projecting the evolution of the projectile
Microsoft unveils Sun Microsystems' vision for 2004
Here's hoping this month's release of the Hollywood sea-fighting epic Master and Commander will do justice to those magnificent men and their sailing machines. On these pages, the mightiest ships of then and now.
Space-launched darts that strike like meteors
The ability to reprogram the immune system is one of the most sought-after goals in medicine. Now researchers are closer than ever to pulling it off in patients with Type 1 diabetes, one of whom happens to be our correspondent
Also, Arnold Schwarzenegger blows up an elephant tusk
The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
In his book The Most Human Human, Brian Christian looks at the artificial intelligences we've built, and what they say about us
FDA wants to make this official and recently asked to know more
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
A rocket torpedo that swims in an air bubble
Putting Cinematic Science to the Test