Are you ready for the end of the world? View this survival checklist from 1951 Popular Science.
How Candida albicans tells our immune system to stand down
A different kind of carbon-14 dating
Steuart Pittman, head of the U.S. fallout shelter program, died earlier this month at age 93. As a reminder of just how frightening the Cold War was, check out these old family-style bunkers from the pages of Popular Science.
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
To improve its virtual-reality simulators, the military wants to incorporate smell. For help, it's turning to Hollywood
The only thing to we have to fear is fear itself. Also suffocation.
Our brains enjoy fear, but only in small, controlled doses.
Hurricane Sandy wasn't a "superstorm." Not because it wasn't a "super" "storm," but because "superstorm" is an imaginary scare-term that exists exclusively for shock value.
Man's best friend? Not if the man is on trial and the dog is an expert "nose witness" who may be more convincing than reliable.
Exploding cell phones remain rare, but counterfeits boost the risk
Researchers track immune cells during influenza infection
A history of rocket technology.
Or why some of us do, anyway.
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
Within 10 years, infantry soldiers will go into battle with autonomous robots close behind them. One day, they'll be fighting side-by-side
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
On the weird interactions between sex, hygiene and immunity
Anyone looking for evidence of life there had better hope it's not red all the way down.
Information about how terrible drugs and alcohol are for your health doesn't seem to be an effective deterrent, a new study says.
Cheery happy times