PopSci discovers the elements, one by one
On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring--and gathers clues to the planet's fate
Fossils and molecular genetics are just some of the tools researchers have used to answer questions about the history of the human species
The tale of the "plant hunters," farming whales, vegetable matter that rains from the sky and more
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.
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
For the first time since the 1970s, researchers are being allowed to study the potential medical properties of the most tightly controlled substances around. But it's not easy.
These are the 2017 winners of the Vizzies Challenge.
One man's noise is another man's long-sought signal
For example, why is the CDC planning to grow the virus instead of destroying it?
Science's greatest weakness is also its greatest strength
In the early 1900s, radioactive water was all the rage. Hard to believe smart people could fall for such twaddle--right?
Scientists have yet to agree on the scope of the disaster
To commemorate World Food Day, we look back on science's role in alleviating the hunger crisis. Whale breeding, desert sugar factories, and oyster soup capsules, yum
There are better ways to get science back into policy
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Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?
Researchers also finally figured out why Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings have so many of these pimples.
The country only recently pardoned him for criminal charges of homosexuality, for which he was chemically castrated.
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
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
Naturally occurring genes cannot be patented, but synthetic ones can.