Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
Mike Biddle could free the world from having to make new plastic. Forever.
Or, how to distill 11,000 pages of text into a single graphic
Its creations earn patents, outperform humans, and will soon fly to space. All it needs now is a few worthy challenges
Sewage is more than just filth. It's evidence of our worst habits, everything from caffeine to cocaine, all ingested and flushed down the toilet. Now scientists are using wastewater to drug-test entire cities, and the results are sobering
What's the greatest threat to our species' continued existence? Take a look in the mirror.
PopSci's vision for making travel faster, greener, and more fun
Los Alamos scientist Steen Rasmussen plans to one-up nature by cobbling together a brand-new creature that reproduces and evolves. Is he making a biotech marvel that will do our bidding, or a test-tube-size Frankenstein monster?
Or at least a little piece of it?
How Thomson Reuters analyst David Pendlebury makes impressively accurate predictions of who will win.
In his lab far from the scene of a crime, Skip Palenik forges unbreakable chains of evidence from dust & detritus. Let's watch the master at work.
Want to pay $10 for your flight and $15 for your pillow? Bill Diffenderffer has the airline for you
How a mild-mannered children's celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
What does it take to become a citizen astronaut?
Plus, the back of my eye
With the worldâ€™s wild fish stocks plummeting, experts say that something must be done to ensure our seafood supply. Are offshore fish farms the solution?
Dogs are the best bomb detectors we have. Can scientists do better?
Nerdy Mad Libs Fool the Experts