To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”
The annual Ig Nobel awards are a treasure.
My primary focus is searching for undiscovered species—mostly white, eyeless crustaceans.
That we know of, anyway
Opponents fear the research could trigger a lethal outbreak.
A decades-old hypothesis gets closer to solidity.
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.
Under the thawing Arctic ice lies bounty that could fill mouths, and pockets, around the world.
Could the secret to breakthrough science be as simple as having fun?
Out of the wild
Early appearances by Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Ernest Rutherford, and other notable 20th-century scientists
The story of Roger Babson, gravity's sworn enemy, and his Gravity Research Foundation
PopSci attempts to determine, once and for all, which is the superior gender
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Steven Chu, the new U.S. secretary of energy, is a Nobel-winning physicist and an unabashed advocate of fighting climate change. But can he negotiate the political realities of transforming the energy economy?
An interview with Peter J. Bentley, PhD, author of The Science of Why S*hit Happens
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Once upon a time, the mantra for scientific success was "Think big." Nowadays, it's all about the ongoing mission to make things really, really small. Here, a look at the latest in Lilliputian developments
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
We unearth the latest research that definitely, positively proves what you knew alreadyâ€”and tell you why it matters
Meet the extraordinary scientists whose innovations are bringing us robot cars, new cures and vaccines, the fastest-ever computer animations, and much, much more
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.
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.
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.