Balancing holiday magic with the cold, hard truth.
A response from Michael Halpern, Program Manager of the Union of Concerned Scientists' Center for Science and Democracy
Unraveling a mystery about a spider that makes spider-shaped decoys in its web.
All DARPA's Paul Cohen needs to do is get past the problem of people
Is laughter the best medicine?
An invisible world of microbes
Dark matter makes up much of the cosmos, yet no one knows exactly what it is. Soon, physicists may finally solve one of science's biggest mysteries.
We talked with judges from two of the world's most prestigious science fairs to get some tips on how to put together a great project and have an even better time.
Calling all teachers and students!
Misadventure though it was, the agency's Operation Acoustic Kitty was a visionary idea 50 years ahead of its time.
An open letter from PopSci to President Obama about science and the future
An MIT grad student found the coolest possible way to veer an asteroid off course.
Sure, the Large Hadron Collider has another two decades of cutting-edge science left in it, but physicists are already designing the high energy experiments of the future.
Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he's become one
Like a volcano, but with a garden hose
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
If fear really is all in our heads, Joseph LeDoux thinks he can eliminate it. The first step is to block out our memories
We visit operating rooms, observatories, and islands full of slightly-less-than-rational monkeys to find the young geniuses who are shaping the future of science
Why just rebuild the Crescent City when we can reinvent it? Here, the complete plan for riding out a category-5 storm
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
Police sketches from eyewitness accounts are notoriously unreliable. The question is, Will "DNA sketches" be any better?
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling