Bold innovation or terrible idea? Your guide to the experiments that only sound scary—and the lab work you truly should lose sleep over
Shock Trauma photo gallery, by Popular Science staff photographer John B. Carnett
The curious history of mankind's most vital resource. No, not oil.
A muscle-numbing magic wand protects cops and citizens, Jedi-style
For some, the eclipse looked a lot like Pac-Man
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Everything you need to know about the hottest topic in
medicine, from big-league breakthroughs and new therapies to emerging health risks and the patients willing to take them
Tests in mice show potential for reversing the slowdown in learning that comes with puberty
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.
Our editors are back with more bizarre facts for season two.
Since 2000, the government has tried to help democracy go digital. But is it working?
It takes real proof to back up even the simplest theories--these 10 studies show that the obvious can have not-so-obvious implications
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
It's not the best time to be a pangolin.
Longest-lasting lightning bolt also measured
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
It's time to talk about informed consent.
Aliens, man. If we would only listen to them, the world would be a better place.
Our editors scrounged up some truly frightful facts.
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
A view into some of the rarer types of lightning