Science of the Union.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
The cast of 'Teen Titans Go! To the Movies' find out what their powers could do in real life.
Teeth and bones alone can't determine whether someone is a minor
Teens may be works in progress, but they help society evolve.
She's actually looking out for you.
The adolescent brain is setting the stage for adulthood
Gatekeeping in Science is Exactly What We Don't Need
To pay for his education and support other enterprising students like him
We're doing so much better than teens in the 1950s.
A new test for HPV has been cleared as way to screen for cervical cancer, but doctors are concerned that it doesn't do enough to protect younger women.
Scientists seem to love this movie, which is 10 years old today. They refer to it all the time in scientific papers.
Twitter data sheds light on the health of whole counties.
The next treatment for trauma could be spotless minds.
Teens have more trouble controlling their impulses in emotionally charged situations.
On the weird interactions between sex, hygiene and immunity
A wolf--maybe--has bitten a teenaged camper in Minnesota, in what could be the first wolf attack ever recorded in the lower 48 states.
"Disrupting" norms is profitable when you're a 35-year-old tech maven. When you're 16, it just makes you a delinquent.
The brains of habitual cannabis users have trouble synthesizing dopamine, according to a small study.
A creative new use of DNA testing
"Breathy-voiced long low back unrounded vowel with advanced tongue root?" Auggghhh.
The U.S. has been pouring millions of dollars into anti-drug campaigns since the 1980s. Has it done any good?
A government bioethics commission says yes, but only under certain circumstances.
The fleet will later 3-D print parts in space.
Fractional freezing will concentrate any beer, provided you have a bit of patience and a very cold freezer.
Reefer madness! Pot causes psychosis! Except maybe not.
The Fraser fir is an ideal Christmas tree, but it could always use improvement. One tree scientist is making them stronger and hardier.
Ten amazing projects built by teens.
One study found a threefold greater risk in young drivers compared with older drivers. Experts reveal why.
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
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
The organs were grown from the patients' own cells
Three ways that scientists are using the fifth sense
Tests in mice show potential for reversing the slowdown in learning that comes with puberty
The Big Question: How many people will it infect this year?
While their peers worry about zits, these rising young stars are designing lunar bioreactors and new cancer drugs. What did you accomplish before turning 18? Meet our eight future Edisons here
Move aside, frat boys
New research uncovers unusual benefits of vitamin D
A new digital project helps Kenyan teens learn healthy behaviors
Theory explains why younger siblings are oh-so-good at being bad
The findings may be no-brainers (yes, you do get sick in winter), but these studies uncover hidden truths in conventional wisdom
Scientists discover that babies fed with enriched formula developed higher IQs than their breastmilk-fed peers
What was it about the Boston incident that set off alarms?
Our tribute to the 20 all-time greatest on-screen geeks
Why antidepressants may exacerbate depression and anxiety in some kids and teens
Is flesh-eating bacteria really as scary as the new movie makes it seem? Popular Science investigates.
A prize-winning teen proves the mettle of an ancient herb.
Two teens launch a business, and it flaps.
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.
A hall of fame of past Sci-Tech Oscar winners
Something Fishy Going On
Rubbing your finger around the rim of the glass is much like taking a bow to a violin string.
The Germans consider DNA testing to match poop to pooch
Stress wrecks your head -- and, sometimes, the truth.
Does an announcement that no anthrax was found mean with certainty that none is there?
Medicine: Botox can also help the genuinely young.
Epidemiology: The government may let you have a smallpox injection, if you choose. Should you get one?
These high-performance machines will run you as much as $15,000. Here's why a custom-built racer is a bargain
A microbial scale paves the way for better toxin detectors.
We help America's first family of high-tech fireworks prepare for July 4th.
Spider-Man's robotic twin takes the hassle and expense out of building inspections
Birth of a new city star
Did SARS start in space?
Oceanography: Scientists get 'em close-up with CaveCam.
Books: Neither nature nor nurture, argues controversial author Paul Ehrlich.
A new rapid-fire gun could save lives rather than take them.
Book of the month: Ghosts of Vesuvius
Have chair, might survive
Scientists teleport atomic particles and push quantum computing closer to reality.
The key to good health is all in the wrist.
Oceanography: They came from the bottom of the sea.
Baseball: How ESPN's K-Zone technology gives fans a better view of home plate.
Thrills: On the new (2,400-hp!) world's fastest roller coaster.
Why do seemingly ordinary people become stalkers?
Medicine: Ultrasound waves are more than loud enough to rouse a sleeping fetus.
Astronomy: Timothy Ferris eyes the amateur asteroid-watchers.
The FDA sidesteps human safety trials to clear a risky anti-nerve-gas pill.
Sit back while The Matrix Reloaded boots up the next generation of virtual filmmaking.
With the right equipment, cows can be trained to milk themselves.
Can you tell birdsongs apart? Listen in.
The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
Overwhelming atmospheric evidence supports the reality of global warming--and humans' role in causing it
Precision is paramount when aiming missiles--more so than when driving to the mall--and $150,000 per system scores the primo parts.
It takes more than a village to keep a virus in business.
Chuck Cramer, consumer watchdog
The handheld "smart communicator" will have the memory and processing power of today's best desktop computers, and it'll display on any nearby screen. The virtual laptop is pocket-size.
Robert Ballard's latest initiative puts a remote-control ROV at your fingertips -- and America's little-seen underwater national parks in full view.