Protecting artifacts from entropy is no easy task.
Popular Science is inside the U.N., where 150 heads of state are talking global warming. Will they put momentum behind an international treaty in 2015?
Massive space rocks hurtle past Earth with frightening regularity. Some scientists want to deflect them. Others want to drag one closer.
Last December, Felisa Wolfe-Simon announced the discovery of a microbe that could change the way we understand life in the universe. Soon she found herself plunged into a maelstrom of bitter backlash and intemperate criticism. A dispatch from the frontiers of the new peer review
Forget lab coats and beakers: in this gallery of breathtaking images, we celebrate the visually pleasing side of scientific enquiry
Police sketches from eyewitness accounts are notoriously unreliable. The question is, Will "DNA sketches" be any better?
Behind the scenes in the race to develop a military vehicle that can drive itself.
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.
Shock Trauma photo gallery, by Popular Science staff photographer John B. Carnett
Including cellphones charged by fire, an airport under water, and more
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
For some, the eclipse looked a lot like Pac-Man
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
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.
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.
Ten amazing projects built by teens.
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
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
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's time to talk about informed consent.
A muscle-numbing magic wand protects cops and citizens, Jedi-style
It's not the best time to be a pangolin.