We asked a bunch of our favorite people about their holiday plans
Mouse milk (for people), spider-goats, pain-free cattle, and nine more
And other visions of the future
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Scientists say it's time to start appealing to our tastebuds rather than logic
From fart sniffer to postdoc, the most torturous ways to make a living in science.
In the northernmost reaches of Canada, within the Arctic Circle, scientists have found fossils of...camels. Wait, what?
Dogs are the best bomb detectors we have. Can scientists do better?
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.
DNA from fish parts could lead to better TVs and cellphone displays
For the advanced kitchen chemist, or the merely curious-discover the high-tech appetizers, entres and desserts behind today's culinary revolution
Peculiar portraits of championship chickens, by award-winning photographer Tamara Staples
Investigating diseases of prehistory
Overwhelming atmospheric evidence supports the reality of global warming--and humans' role in causing it
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
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?
Earth's yellow sun is the source of its power.
It is the best of what's new.
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?
Which industries do the most damage to the environment?
New research uncovers unusual benefits of vitamin D
Global warming is taking a toll on fishâ€”and helping jellyfish rule the sea
If cultured fish is fed with wild stock, are we doing more harm than good when we buy fresh from the farm?
Thanks to biotechnology and widespread genetic modification, the meal you'll enjoy tomorrow certainly isn't your grandma's feast
They still get sick and die; they just can't spread the disease
"Cabled observatories" will give scientists a better picture of the unknown
What it takes to mend a dammed-up ecosystem
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.
The caveman diet, barefoot running, co-sleeping: We spend an awful lot of time trying to live like our ancestors. Here's why that logic is wrong.
The explanation for the infestation.
The expected rules of physics are no match for a determined tea leaf.
Scientists discovered the tiny clam crawling on California sea urchin spines. Its Linnaean name is Waldo, mostly for the sake of puns, I think.
Consider the chemistry.
The flies, created by the same company that has tested genetically modified mosquitos, are designed to crash local populations of the pest.
The first European explorers thought they were American Indian burial mounds, but found only dirt and pebbles inside when they sliced one of the mounds in half.
The Arctic's "new normal" includes more plants, less snow
There were rumors that the African tigerfish could catch and eat flying birds, but it hadn't been proven until now.
We are very excited to learn about how snakes get to know each other, and also to be kind of weirded out.
The state of diarrhea-preventing goat milk, flu-resistant poultry, and cleaner pigs.
New rules under the sea and on the plate
A marine scientist plans to use mackerel as surrogate parents for Pacific bluefin tuna
A microbiologist explores the distinctive odors of a day at the beach.
Plus, science sushi. Yum!
Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?
Cassie and Jesse set sail.
And how to use physics principles to improve your skills.
She manipulates simple laws of physics to create “bullets” made of sound waves
Faulty seal would have caused frustrating delays
NHL players have 90 sticks to choose from. Here's why 40 percent of them choose this one.
Behind the scenes in the race to develop a military vehicle that can drive itself.
Using in-car monitoring apps to keep an eye on things like blood sugar
They're blazing new linguistic territory.
Needles that don't hurt.
Physics you can draw
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
At McKinley Climate Lab, researchers create fearsome weather to test cars and planes.
Within 10 years, infantry soldiers will go into battle with autonomous robots close behind them. One day, they'll be fighting side-by-side
Mars planners suggest a robot-to-human hand-off in space.
Plus churches that look like tanks, paintings made from masking tape, and more
Rats couldn't resist a slot machine that offered up sugar—until researchers gave them a dopamine blocker.
Facts aren't political
Research linking large earthquakes to changes in the Earth's spin remains to be tested.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Two months worth of shaking hit a peak Friday night in Nevada
Looking to cities around the world for inspiration
The holidays are over and the weather outside is still frightful. May as well make use of it.
Dash of trivia, pinch of wit: a new compendium.
Running shoes are laced with confusing technology. Here's how to score a perfect fit.
Forget lab coats and beakers: in this gallery of breathtaking images, we celebrate the visually pleasing side of scientific enquiry
Need to get away from it all? Popular Science presents an exclusive tour of CSS Skywalker, an orbital resort that's a lot closer to reality than you might think
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.