Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
For some, the eclipse looked a lot like Pac-Man
The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
Industrial fishing practices are killing the oceans, endangering a key food source.
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.
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Reporting from the Gulf, an offshore oil rig worker finds mundanity, a complacent obsession with safety, and the doom beneath it all
To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
Winners of the Nikon's annual Small World competition represent the best in through-the-microscope photography
Shock Trauma photo gallery, by Popular Science staff photographer John B. Carnett
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
The cold, hard facts
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
Science needs the fearless
The curious history of mankind's most vital resource. No, not oil.
Tests in mice show potential for reversing the slowdown in learning that comes with puberty
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
Our editors scrounged up some truly frightful facts.