More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
PopSci discovers the elements, one by one
What's on the moon? Here are the "midget-sun hypothesis," lunar snow, and more wild speculations we made prior to the Apollo 11 mission in 1969
Although some of us feel like we've heard this story before
In the early 1900s, radioactive water was all the rage. Hard to believe smart people could fall for such twaddle--right?
Cuba's future was meant to lie in its scientists; did it work out that way?
In this intimate interview, hear insights about Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance voyage as only a devoted granddaughter can have them.
If you cheat on your spouse, you can't yet plead biochemistry in divorce court. But rodent-brain research sheds light on why some lovers stay, some stray.
A new understanding of brain chemistry could usher in an age of biologically enhanced humans
60 years ago this week, the modern solar cell came into being. Here's how.
A scientist tells how LIGO changed his life
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
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.
After the Higgs boson, what new discoveries will we make?
A critical failure in Kepler's alignment may spell the end for the storied planet hunter.
One man's noise is another man's long-sought signal
PopSci attempts to determine, once and for all, which is the superior gender
Fossils and molecular genetics are just some of the tools researchers have used to answer questions about the history of the human species
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.
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
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