New research uncovers unusual benefits of vitamin D
For the advanced kitchen chemist, or the merely curious-discover the high-tech appetizers, entres and desserts behind today's culinary revolution
Thanks to biotechnology and widespread genetic modification, the meal you'll enjoy tomorrow certainly isn't your grandma's feast
The church ran an immunization drive afterward, but still put out some dubious claims.
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Scientists hit the dance floor for a shot at fame and glory
It also wants tanning lamps reclassified as moderate risk devices.
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?
Mouse milk (for people), spider-goats, pain-free cattle, and nine more
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
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From the "Solutions to Problems You Never Knew You Had" department
Doctors have long known that taking antioxidant supplements may actually increase the risk for cancer in some people. One new mouse study offers an explanation why.
Studies heralding the health benefits of our most sinful indulgences are a dime a dozen. But are they ever for real?
Domed glass cities, schools within skyscrapers, rocket-ship neighborhoods and more as we cruise through the complete PopSci archive in search of the perfect urban life
PopSci learns, over the decades, that cocaine anesthesia, radioactive drinking water, and cryogenic cancer treatments are actually not good for your health
Except when it's right. Unless you read both the right thing and the wrong thing. Or unless something's only half right. Existential crisis!
An illustrated explanation of why the world's most obnoxious virus at least doesn't stick around all year.
No caffeine? Say it ain't so, science!
Peculiar portraits of championship chickens, by award-winning photographer Tamara Staples
A new study suggests seasonal changes have a much bigger impact on mental health than previously thought.
A study of skin color in the Indian subcontinent shows the complex movements of populations there.
Fabien Cousteau and his team are setting out to break the record for living in an underwater habitat.
Investigating diseases of prehistory
A supplement from space
Your Ampakine-enhanced future is at least a few years off. For now, these "smart drugs" may be your best bet
Overwhelming atmospheric evidence supports the reality of global warming--and humans' role in causing it
Packets of fizzy vitamins: 1. Flu: 0
Parents were told the rice contained beta carotene, but weren't informed that it was thanks to genetic engineering.
Good ol' meat and potatoes. Without the potatoes.
5 reasons to enjoy your ham and cheese sandwich
When men were men and sodas were cocaine-laced nerve tonics.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. They averaged one every 10 minutes. And they weren't very scientific.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. they averaged one every 10 minutes. And they werenâ€™t very scientific.
The genetically engineered rice has had a long journey to from lab to bowl.
The essential vitamin found in many foods could be used to create non-toxic scaffolds for custom medical implants.
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.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Scientific shots that just might change your definition of "masterpiece"
A new NIH database provides great info on the effects and interactions of natural medicines
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
Using nature as a guide, geneticists build plants with qualities evolution could never produce
The rice would help those who suffer from mineral deficiencies in developing countries, but the agency hopes U.S. shoppers will bite, too.
From the archives: things you're afraid to ask about digestion.
Or: how dairy farmers discovered the importance of food coloring on perceived taste.
Healthy foods are the ones we're most likely to trash
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
To commemorate World Food Day, we look back on science's role in alleviating the hunger crisis. Whale breeding, desert sugar factories, and oyster soup capsules, yum
Doctors seek inspiration from unexpected sources to work toward solving some of medicine's toughest challenges
Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.
Researchers have found a protozoan species may one day offer a source of healthy nutrients
From fart sniffer to postdoc, the most torturous ways to make a living in science.
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
Which industries do the most damage to the environment?
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
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?
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.
In the northernmost reaches of Canada, within the Arctic Circle, scientists have found fossils of...camels. Wait, what?
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.
Dogs are the best bomb detectors we have. Can scientists do better?
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.