We spoke to candidates with science backgrounds from across the political spectrum
The psychology behind your love of twists and turns.
Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?
"You gotta Crash and Learn."
Jayson Lusk's new book makes the case for robot chefs and pink slime
Popular Science is inside the U.N., where 150 heads of state are talking global warming. Will they put momentum behind an international treaty in 2015?
Is laughter the best medicine?
Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.
Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
Before becoming Britain's first (and only) female prime minister, Thatcher graduated from Oxford with a chemistry degree.
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
Bill Andrews has spent two decades unlocking the molecular mechanisms of aging. His mission: to extend the human life span to 150 years--or die trying
Arun Majumdar has to decide which researchers will get millions of dollars, and he has to do it fast. He must spark an energy revolution within 20 years, or it's lights out for us all.
The unfair science behind the M(J) Phelps suspension
Looking at a century of so-called progress
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Whatever did happen to yesterday's beloved technologies of tomorrow?
See how scientists are learning from the most common form of life on Earth to fight cancer, produce ethanol and maybe even grow crops on the moon
On today's hottest shows, the stars wear lab coats instead of bathing suits. We look behind the scenes at Numb3rs to see how it gets the science right-and why it sometimes needs to get it wrong
Technology may be ushering in a golden age of stalking, in which predators use GPS, cellphones and other devices to track and terrorize.
Behind the scenes in the race to develop a military vehicle that can drive itself.
From fart sniffer to postdoc, the most torturous ways to make a living in science.
Society has been fighting the plague of addictions without knowing how drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol hot-wire the brain's pleasure response. Now researchers may be closing in on a magic bullet.