A mysteriously healthy patch of coral reefs in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf might provide scientists with ways to protect the rest of the reefs
The quest to understand, explore, and protect the amazing animals
To track the effects of warming seas on coral reefs, a new survey project is launching an extensive database of panoramic underwater imagery.
Presenting the winners of the 2016 Vizzies
Our favorite science images of the week
Plus, a Lexus sedan made of cardboard
The sperm can be used to reseed the reef in the future.
Shock Trauma photo gallery, by Popular Science staff photographer John B. Carnett
Forget lab coats and beakers: in this gallery of breathtaking images, we celebrate the visually pleasing side of scientific enquiry
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.
Winners of the Nikon's annual Small World competition represent the best in through-the-microscope photography
The curious history of mankind's most vital resource. No, not oil.
A muscle-numbing magic wand protects cops and citizens, Jedi-style
So an industrial accident has blanketed your countryside in millions of cubic feet of caustic sludge. Now what?
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.
Cell biologists get observational omniscience
Real-time immune attack could pinpoint new interventions, thanks to a new procedure