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Popular Science spoke with Rick DeLano, whose movie The Principle shows the world's most famous cosmologists promoting the idea that the Earth is the center of the universe.
It's not the best time to be a pangolin.
Here's how to fix it
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
Parents were told the rice contained beta carotene, but weren't informed that it was thanks to genetic engineering.
Reporting from the Gulf, an offshore oil rig worker finds mundanity, a complacent obsession with safety, and the doom beneath it all
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
When light bulbs go on, questions come up. Here are some guidelines for those new to the inventor's bench
Since 2000, the government has tried to help democracy go digital. But is it working?
A muscle-numbing magic wand protects cops and citizens, Jedi-style
"If this stoppage is protracted, the start of the BRAIN project in 2014 will definitely be at risk."
In the event of an earthquake, contact... someone else.
It's a no-brainer: The government should be spending money on science that nobody else wants to fund.
A bureaucracy built for oil and gas leasing punishes the most efficient technology
What happens to science and technology when we shut it all down?
As the first potentially deadly hurricane of the season nears the Gulf Coast, government employees are working around the clock to monitor it and issue warnings. And they're doing it for free, because of the government shutdown.
We don't need a government! We just need all the things the government normally pays for!
Rationally speaking, it would be bad for people and bad for science
Holding the purse strings
South Korean government sites are also struck. Was North Korea to blame?