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Ten amazing projects built by teens.
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
It might seem silly to investigate whether people are happier on the weekend, but behind such truisms are revelations about our brains, our behavior and our environment. Here we round up the year's most outwardly obvious scientific studies
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
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It's time to talk about informed consent.
A muscle-numbing magic wand protects cops and citizens, Jedi-style
It's not the best time to be a pangolin.
Sure the candidates said the right things, but do their records match their rhetoric? As part of a two-week investigative series, Popular Science looks into the voting record of Senators McCain and Obama
Our editors are back with more bizarre facts for season two.
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Since 2000, the government has tried to help democracy go digital. But is it working?
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When David Hanson set out to build a robotic head, he saw no reason not to make it look just like a human. Then he stumbled into the Uncanny Valley.
Sarah Brown-Schmidt and Sid Horton published results damaging their earlier work. And their peers are praising them for it.