The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
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
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
Shock Trauma photo gallery, by Popular Science staff photographer John B. Carnett
Plus, the back of my eye
Biological threats provide fertile plot material for books, movies and videogames
The study confirms "the existence of an offensive biological warfare research programme in Nazi Germany."
The curious history of mankind's most vital resource. No, not oil.
A muscle-numbing magic wand protects cops and citizens, Jedi-style
Winners of the Nikon's annual Small World competition represent the best in through-the-microscope photography
The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
An inventive alternative to antibiotics
GE to develop "Biotic Man" to enable faster development of drugs
For some, the eclipse looked a lot like Pac-Man
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.
Researchers Use Explosives To Break Up Biofilms And Reduce Antibiotic Resistance
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