Moisture is the enemy of fried potatoes.
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The power of alkalinity
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Sheet-pan salmon, two-minute meatloaf, and six other recipes.
The real sweet science.
Be amusing, not irritating.
A look at the latest treatise on how to bake like a scientist
Stop and smell the tomatoes. No, seriously, it helps.
You don't need a full kitchen to make dinner.
Yes, it really does help
A quest for the puffed proteins that make a meringue
Here's how to make your own instead
Cooking green vegetables: why sous vide is better
Just in time for campfire season
Sugar seems harmless, but in powder form it can be a deadly explosive
Enjoy a DIY sugar high
You don't have to spend hours in the kitchen to whip up something good.
Brewing your own fuel is easyâ€”it's also dangerous and potentially illegal
"Hey Alexa, listen up!"
The kitchen alchemists unleash the power of a familiar plant-derived edible gel
Turn sour old wine into a beautiful holiday gift -- thanks to science
Plus, how to make a granita margarita
Swiss Miss is a miss.
A glass of instant Kool-Aid requires eight ounces of water and a surprising amount of innovation
It is equipped with a video camera and a stun gun to keep criminals at bay
The high-tech joys of freeze-dried foods
Need something to put in your homemade DIY sous-vide machine? Try Paul's buckwheat rye gelato
A breath of beauty
Want to see a real sugar high? Launch a model rocket with Oreo cookies
Milk spray, coin-operated tanning lamps, supersized aluminum bowls, and other devices created to help our readers achieve a healthy summer glow
Because you forgot to stock up on sweets.
Help your conifer thrive through the holidays.
The power to quick-freeze foods with liquid nitrogen opens up exciting new horizons in the kitchen
Never fret about collapsing candy walls again.
This single-serving dessert takes 60 seconds—and some science.
Hunks of meat, baked goods, and veggies all require different defrosting methods.
Keep snacking under control.
So many delicious ways to die
Plants that will survive your dark apartment and forgetful nature.
Just in time for Marty McFly's arrival in the future
The subtle science of brine and crunch (recipe included)
Follow along with these in-depth steps to set up a solar-powered outdoor Wi-Fi access point
Surf the Web from the hammock out back (or the park down the block) with this solar-powered Wi-Fi extender
Shuffle data at twice the speed for one tenth the cost.
Protect yourself with these four tips.
The method and chemistry behind your favorite caffeine source.
PopSci teaches you how to make a crossbow, a wooden scooter, a psychedelic light show, and more contraptions you didn't know you needed
Multiply by dividing.
This is a story all about how to keep new food crisp and not turnin' brown.
Behold the smooth, sweet powers of liquid N.
Meet PopSci's resident mad scientist Theodore Gray, master of concoctions and combustions
Join the Kitchen Alchemists to take a look at the myriad uses of xanthan gum
Skip the fancy ice-cream maker-all you need is a pillowcase and a fire extinguisher
A pump that goes from blow to suck with no moving parts
Hackett distills some drinkable biofuel
Because phone apps can only do so much
Watch the PopSci team try some buggy dishes.
When to eat, drink, sleep, and think deep thoughts.
Become the colonel of the kitchen.
Easy preparation before meals, no dishwashing after.
Add a whiff of cheer.
For when you just want to make a non-dairy drink by yourself.
Turns out bread may have more lives than your cat.
It's not too late to reverse the damage. See some bold steps any DIYer can take
Gain fame and fortune: become an iPhone app mogul
An Ohio inventor's cargo box has drawn interest from major shipping companies, but now faces years of FAA review
Who says rockets should just be black and white?
Spring-loaded skates that give hockey players a boost
How a high-profile hack fell apart within seconds, and why good intentions are often the most efficient way to destroy lives.
How one New York bartender fused alcohol and marijuana forever
Insane in the chromatophores
DARPA's community-designed FLYPMODE car was presented to President Obama last week
A fascinating and weird DIY scene grows in Brooklyn. See the video
The hosts of Food Jammers show how to make a version of a multimillion-dollar commercial grain puffer for about 50 bucks. See the video inside
The condiment game has changed
How to build your own Winogradsky column
Why hand-wash when we have machines?
Make photos the old-fashioned way, from start to finish.
This barbecue season, try cooking with koji.
Snakes rarely bite humans—and if they do, here's how to deal with it.
Add lights and smoke and just a bit of body horror.
Good news: These bloodsuckers can't jump.
This holiday season, help save the planet.
Master your #plantshelfie game.
The perfect loaf starts with some bacterial friends.
The science behind sauerkraut.
Clean all the stains.
Cooking is not as scary as it may seem.
Smoky, flame-kissed vegetables are perfect summer food.
Half a dozen things you can do with a standard resealable jar
A history of information crime, from the secret Chinese recipe for tea production to massive data breaches at Google and Sony
Taking DIY to the movies