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Running is in our DNA, but training for a marathon is a careful mix of muscle, mental, and technological strength.
It might be a pretty important question.
"You gotta Crash and Learn."
Researchers have found helminths and gut bacteria work together to prevent allergies
Courtesy of Tim Shaw, whose television show launches tonight
Here's how to fix it
New criteria for choosing NSF grants is the latest salvo from our anti-science government.
In the absence of solid evidence, statistics can help you decide for yourself.
The yeast S. cerevisiae is instrumental in brewing ale. But did you know that it's also instrumental in helping scientists better understand cells?
Tips for more restful slumber, decoding how we dream and just a dash of pseudoscience
These ten awe-inspiring science projects range from the world's largest undersea observatory to the "ultimate microscope" to a Jupiter orbiter on a suicide mission--but they're all massive, often in both size and scope
Telepathy, ouija boards, hypnosis, mythical monsters, and more subjects that probably shouldn't be classified as legitimate science
It might seem silly to investigate whether people are happier on the weekend, but behind such truisms are revelations about our brains, our behavior and our environment. Here we round up the year's most outwardly obvious scientific studies
Scanning your brain while you watch horror movies might hold the key to making them even more frightening. The findings could reshape the way scary movies—perhaps all movies—are filmed
Be grateful, dear reader, that someone else does the hard, dangerous and downright grody work involved in truly audacious science
Christopher Mims gets an exclusive preview of the documentary Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist, and interviews its co-creator
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
New research suggests transsexualism is indeed a genetic trait. But how conclusive is the study?
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
Will too many hot chili peppers kill you? Is the moon on the verge of erupting? PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Awed at the pace of technological advances, a faction of geeky writers believes our world is about to change so radically that envisioning what comes next is nearly impossible.
In a novel form of peer review, a biologist has given an colorfully fiery critique of a genome research consortium. Here's why.
On Friday we asked / For your best science haikus / The results were grand!