It's not the best time to be a pangolin.
A muscle-numbing magic wand protects cops and citizens, Jedi-style
Sarah Brown-Schmidt and Sid Horton published results damaging their earlier work. And their peers are praising them for it.
Cuts to the government agency's budget would impact a lot of science.
A shock absorber that generates energy and increases fuel efficiency
Fun for students, but tough luck for the crash-test dummy
Turning what into wine?
How a radical new implant that zaps patients back to life is upending our understanding of the brain
The prize, awarded jointly to three scientists, celebrates the discovery of the immune system's front-line responders--though one winner succumbed to cancer three days before
Crashing celestial bodies, without the collateral damage
The Doctor unveils the workings behind shock treatment
The study aimed to test whether Taser devices have caused heart-related problems or death in meth-addled suspects
Researchers Use Explosives To Break Up Biofilms And Reduce Antibiotic Resistance
Suchi Saria is one of the 10 most brilliant people of 2016
PopSci talks with the new reproductive technology watchdog.
What do the candidates' records say about their positions on genetic technology?
In our penultimate column, we explore whether one candidate has a record better indicating support for scientific research
How will the next American president keep the country at the center of the high-tech universe?
New rules allow for creation of new stem cell lines, and the use of older lines
The move comes after an injunction barring federal funding for stem cell research
Careers: Defense researcher, engineer
Is some research so dangerous it shouldn't be done at all?
Obama also called on the private sector to develop new gun-safety technology.
A report from the National Institutes of Health council recommends that the agency put out to pasture all but 50 of the chimpanzees it uses in research.
New designs make suffering through freezing desolation in the name of research actually look okay.
It's impressive researchers have managed to conduct even that many studies.
A piece in a prominent medical journal accuses the energy drink industry of using its financial power to sway research on the harms of using Red Bull as a mixer.
Scientific organizations worry that a movement to grant more rights to pets could spill over to mice and lab rats.
All DARPA's Paul Cohen needs to do is get past the problem of people
Edited embryos should not be used for pregnancy, they caution
The frog that laid the golden egg.
The perils of working on a fragile ice shelf.
Ten minutes, no rules, winner takes all
Emerging medicine: Scientists design gold "nanoshells" that seek and destroy tumors.
Armed with better batteries and stronger materials, new submersibles aim to go deeper than ever before and open up the whole of the unexplored ocean to human eyes
Batdrones, swarming UAVs, and better radar are in our future
Fires force lab to close, but officials say hazardous materials are secured
Two of the three judges are also scientists
Where students study the phenomenon, and get to play Zeus
Home base for some of tomorrow's great rocket scientists
Studies of "rampage violence" have only been around for about a decade, but researchers are still working hard to understand and prevent it. Here's the current state of the field.
A new study says that smartphones are feasible for use in psychological testing.
Isolation from wolves seems to be the crucial step to the evolution of the modern domesticated dog.
Which will better protect people and property?
Patenting viruses doesn't restrict research--it gives an incentive to do more research.
It's based on the suffering of 4,637 Norwegian men and women aged 20 to 90.
A new study examines the effects of standard lab temperatures on mice used in cancer studies.
Outside researchers haven't been able to reproduce the papers' results.
Applications are due in two weeks. Results are due in two months.
Pleasure cruises can be valuable scientific expeditions.
The justified attack on Green Coffee Extract
A sweet solution to help understand how cells repair and change
The annual BMJ Christmas Issue highlights offbeat research
A smaller amount of Zika virus funding means research into this disease must be prioritized. What should be the target?
But these eyedrops are a long way off
A documentary captures daily life at the bottom of the world
Chemical gardens show how life may have gotten its first spark
For some, the eclipse looked a lot like Pac-Man
An illuminating study on a very strange demise
Both the Atlantic and Pacific areas saw a record number and intensity of storms.
War. Disease. Disaster. Science played a key role in a good deal of the year's bad news. But the discoveries were astonishing, too.
Can concentrated PV plants beat solar thermal technology?
Selective research and skewed results
Imagine Science Films interviews Mayana Zatz, Director of the Human Genome Research Center in Brazil, about her research in treating genetic disorders.
Congress will scramble to address the isotope paucity this week
Because no one goes to college to learn.
Just add in a speaker and a uh, condom, and you're good to do some science
From stutters to shocks, this research is unlikely to be performed again.
Our editors are back with more bizarre facts for season two.
Recent tremors in California have brought up some common misconceptions.
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 time to talk about informed consent.
From harvesting energy to building networks, nature has been solving problems for billions of years longer than humans have
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
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
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