More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
The food experimenters who publish Cook's Illustrated have put together a cookbook featuring 50 kitchen science lessons every home cook should know. We put some to the test.
From fart sniffer to postdoc, the most torturous ways to make a living in science.
So odd, yet so true
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?
The explanation for the infestation.
Research professor Jenny Stynoski doesn't flinch from venomous snakes, poisonous frogs, or solo trips to the jungle at night. Tropical banana spiders, on the other hand...
A marine scientist plans to use mackerel as surrogate parents for Pacific bluefin tuna
Consider the chemistry.
A microbiologist explores the distinctive odors of a day at the beach.
But it can totally explode in your face.
The breakthrough could lead to future treatments for infertility (and a lot of controversy)
Next step: Unscrambling
Mouse milk (for people), spider-goats, pain-free cattle, and nine more
Short answer: the egg.
Help scientists by pretending to be a mongoose.
Winners of the Nikon's annual Small World competition represent the best in through-the-microscope photography
The creations of this London bartender are among the tastiest marriages of art and science. In his new book, he reveals some secrets.
AquAdvantage salmon--otherwise known as the "FrankenFish"--has been approved for consumption already. But now the FDA has ruled on its environmental impact, and not everyone agrees with the ruling.
The salmon population in an area dosed with iron has doubled.
The future of test tube babies is one step closer to being motherless
DNA from fish parts could lead to better TVs and cellphone displays
Scientists believe they have found the receptors that allow sperm and egg cells to hook up and create life.
It worked in the lab—but will it work in the jungle?
For the advanced kitchen chemist, or the merely curious-discover the high-tech appetizers, entres and desserts behind today's culinary revolution
If one of your hominoid ancestors hadn't gotten a viral infection millions of years ago, you might look really, really different today.
Worst Science Jobs II: Number 5
Hang On for Your Life! (Forget Your Lunch)Cross a robot with virtual reality, and What do you get? A thrill ride Guaranteed to blow your mind
Banked, bought, sold, stolen -- now, accountable to product liability laws
The most complete vertebrate symbiosis ever discovered
Not necessarily harmful! But just so you know.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Correcting some misconceptions about, well, conception.
A collection of essays about every aspect of culinary science shows how much more there is to understand about even the most familiar items
The winners of the Nikon Small World microvideography contest
A new fellowship seeks to fund biology research that's been overlooked because of gender bias.
Opposite-sex partners: can't live with 'em, can't evolve without 'em
Peculiar portraits of championship chickens, by award-winning photographer Tamara Staples
Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
5 reasons to enjoy your ham and cheese sandwich
But wait, there's a catch
Abominable snowmen, sea serpents and dragons, oh my!
If you're a mammal, no. But if you're not...
Investigating diseases of prehistory
Radiologists put random stuff in an x-ray machine to celebrate the anniversary of the discovery of x-rays
The science of chocolatey deliciousness
Is there any difference between an identical twin and a clone?
Test tubes make lousy wombs. Now comes a device that nurtures embryos like the real deal
In the microscope-aided photography competition, these embryos stand out
Unraveling a mystery about a spider that makes spider-shaped decoys in its web.
Overwhelming atmospheric evidence supports the reality of global warming--and humans' role in causing it
It's Passover, and PopSci.com is serving up the science
Pigs are offering new possibilities for studying Alzheimer's disease
Female fairy wrens teach bird embryos a special note. They can also pass on bird memes to their young.
Babies' genomes hold clues that can save their lives, but that same information could be used in far less noble ways. Where should we draw the line?
So far, the phenomenon has only been seen in flies, but it's possible it could be happening in other animals.
And some went on to have healthy babies of their own.
Using a simple test could boost the chance of pregnancy by 20 to 30 percent
But are they locking the barn door after the horse-men have cantered out?
This is commitment.
A major foreign breakthrough highlights the limits placed on U.S. stem-cell researchers
The smallest of 3,100 known species, this snake is as thin as a spaghetti noodle
A water slide for worms, the glorious C. instagram, and more
We asked a bunch of our favorite people about their holiday plans
The science of fixing culinary disasters
PopSci talks with the new reproductive technology watchdog.
The process that created Dolly the sheep in 1996 has now been proven successful in humans.
Lots of animals reproduce asexually. Why not humans?
It ain't easy.
When different species of worms mate, it doesn't end well.
Presenting the winners of the 2016 Vizzies
Earth's yellow sun is the source of its power.
It is the best of what's new.
To Baldomero Olivera, venom is nature's drug industry.
Introducing a new video series—and an answer to the mother of all questions
What makes each bear species stand out against the rest?
His skills as a string theorist helped him trace swine flu back to swine and revealed the source of a mysterious salmon plague
Charlier recently analyzed Richard the Lionheart's heart and an anonymous 13th-century cadaver, saying of the latter that it "was smoked, like salmon or like pork." Nom?
Worms, planets, extra dimensions: just a few of the things that inspire the most creative young scientists of the year
How ideas from biology-evolution, immune systems and forensics-will keep your PC safe from hackers
It's just like Jurassic Park, except for real, and also with several key practical differences!
Trapping and preserving biomarkers will help doctors detect cancer sooner
Because there are enough already, thanks.
The Lufengosaurus grew like a 30-foot weed.
Three recent studies provide a glimpse into nature's most gruesome diet--and what it reveals about evolution.