Using innovative copyrights and a Web 2.0 platform, John Wilbanks may just transform how scientific discoveries are made
Armani developed sensors that are speeding scientific discovery across many fields.
From Mark Zuckerberg to Neil deGrasse Tyson
The annual Ig Nobel awards are a treasure.
To get an idea of the color or size of an object on Mars, it helps to have a point of reference.
The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention admits the agency's culture of safety needs improvement.
The unmanned probe will take off in 2015 from Russia's brand new launch site.
Some scientific debate heats up online.
New research suggests transsexualism is indeed a genetic trait. But how conclusive is the study?
Meet our closest neighbor. The planet closely orbits Alpha Centauri B, which is a little bit smaller than the sun.
In the latest issue of Nature, Dean Keith Simonton argues that modern science is just building on what's already known, rather than upending what we think we know.
To handle potential discomforting thoughts, people rationalize their thoughts and actions.
What a bunch of nerds.
Congress will scramble to address the isotope paucity this week
Well, that didn't take long...
The creations of this London bartender are among the tastiest marriages of art and science. In his new book, he reveals some secrets.
Guys, seriously, so dumb.
Plus, you can conduct your own searches for phrases spoken on TV and in movies over the last 80 years.
Let's talk about sex (in biomedical research).
A 400,000-year-old fossilized skull could provide a missing link
We're living in the age of the completely documented existence.
Who did more as a Senator to support scientific integrity?
Nerdy Mad Libs Fool the Experts
A recent study finds that only 21 percent of all retracted papers were due to legitimate error rather than scientific misconduct.
Check out some of the most important research in any field at a glance
New poll shows Tea Partiers in particular are anti-science.
We describe it briefly here
Hope Jahren's Lab Girl plants seeds
Structuralist analysis reveals why you think soft, floral patterns are so tacky. (Ugh, so tacky.)
Short answer: At least one in 50 scientists is doing something fishy
Absurd names for cameras and imagers, ranked
Get the science right, get a stamp from the Washington Academy of Sciences.
The claim needs to be verified by chemical authorities, but the team says it's the strongest evidence yet for the highly unstable element.
First-fill American oak bourbon barrels gives this single malt its distinctive character
Our eyes only see objects by processing light waves reflected off the object or absorbed by it.
Someone who was born blind experiences sounds, smells, and sensations while dreaming, but are their dreams visual?
The U.S. Geological Survey says human activities like wastewater disposal might be contributing to central Oklahoma's earthquake swarm.
The winding journeys of prairie chicken No. 112 make your Fitbit step count look like chump change.
The largest gains in life expectancy have come in developing countries.
This raging airmass seems likely to become the first cloud formation the World Meteorological Organization will recognize in more than 60 years.
Earth's biggest astronomy machine, inaugurated last week, will see farther into the past than ever before.
NASA tracks natural disasters in action
An evolutionary biologist's work with bats may provide a clue
Research fraud is as old as science itself. Over the years, suspicion of misconduct has swirled around some of science's leading lights.
Keep them shut. Researchers find a nap is the surest way to retain information
Considering eating silkworms, and wanting to eat seahorses
Emerging research on hoarding classifies it as its own distinctive disorder, separate from OCD.
Hint: the circles are not created by fairies.
The chemistry behind 'chemical-free'
Overthrow the establishment using empirically-derived strategies
Run for the hills; or better yet, live there already
Boaty McBoatface is in good company
That's a novemdecillion drugs
Yevgeny Salinder found an extraordinarily well-preserved fossil in northern Russia (complete with its 1.5-meter-long penis intact!).
Maybe it's fungus, maybe it's not
True river dolphins are amongst the rarest and most endangered animals.
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.
These are the 2017 winners of the Vizzies Challenge.
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.
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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.
Science's greatest weakness is also its greatest strength
One man's noise is another man's long-sought signal
Scientists have yet to agree on the scope of the disaster
Scientists deploy genetic forensics to protect overhunted animals
How better weather forecasts predict a more efficient future
Marcia McNutt talks about the power and importance of discovery
Head in the clouds? Then it's time to make yourself a useful citizen scientist.
It's almost easy to find mastodon bones in the United States
Although some of us feel like we've heard this story before
Popular Science spoke with Rick DeLano, whose movie The Principle shows the world's most famous cosmologists promoting the idea that the Earth is the center of the universe.
Visions of the Universe exhibit showcases captivating cosmic images
This week in New York, a media-infused science extravaganza
Kansas kids dig deep and discover a mystery about the fats in french fries.
Could the secret to breakthrough science be as simple as having fun?
A scientist stationed in Antarctica tells about the biggest scientific discovery of the year, and how to have fun at the Pole.
100 years ago, Popular Science marked the start of WWI with a collection of anti-war essays.
Machines of the abyss
The UN court said that the hunt was not for scientific purposes, as Japan had claimed.
That's really fast
Which makes it the most expensive letter ever sold at auction
Yet another review of the science answers: Yes.