The annual Ig Nobel awards are a treasure.
What bad headlines call lazy is what early humans called survival.
Science museums aren't always entirely scientific.
A conversation with theoretical physicist Brian Greene
Our August 1991 cover story, in honor of Harry Kroto's passing
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
With the upcoming release of the major motion picture Europa Report, a couple of Jet Propulsion Lab scientists explain how science fiction has evolved in response to our growing understanding of space.
Out of the wild
Last December, Felisa Wolfe-Simon announced the discovery of a microbe that could change the way we understand life in the universe. Soon she found herself plunged into a maelstrom of bitter backlash and intemperate criticism. A dispatch from the frontiers of the new peer review
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
How we covered the Scopes Monkey Trial, the discovery of Java Man, the Piltdown Man hoax, and milestones in the history of evolutionary theory
The Ig Nobel Prize studies are not a joke, but that's not to say you won't laugh.
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
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
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.
Physics can't find the biggest thing in the known universe, so it's looking beyond our paltry three dimensions. Michael Moyer enters the zone of insanely hard mathematics, translates what he finds into plain English, and makes it back alive.
Producer Larry Klein takes us behind the scenes of the NOVA documentary "Why the Towers Fell", a scientific look at the American Society of Civil Engineers' report of why the World Trade Center collapsed.