The five-year race to preserve every neuron in the brain has come to a successful close
The man behind the world's most powerful camera confronts killer viruses, nude sunbathers and the San Diego Padres
A new report highlights the world's most acute needs
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
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
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.
Fossils and molecular genetics are just some of the tools researchers have used to answer questions about the history of the human species
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.
Is that rock brick-red, ochre or salmon-colored?
Tyson's book "Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier" is out today
As the Large Hadron Collider readies to be fired up in Geneva, Physicist Brian Cox explains what it might reveal about the workings of the Universe—and why the grandest scientific instrument ever built is well worth the $6 billion investment
Some of the greatest moments ever in figuring out how stuff works
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
Excerpt: Mendeleyev's Dream
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
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?
Physicists are praying that their 4-mile-long machine will detect a tiny bit of matter so elusive that some consider it practically divine.
The 2004 Popsci Design Competition
Uh, some islands 'n' stuff?