Geologists are analyzing ancient clues to tell our origin story.
The 20 ideas, trends, and breakthroughs that will shape our world in 2014
Researchers are teasing out the ways we perceive flavor, from our tongue to our nose to the genes that dictate how we taste food. In the process, they're uncovering exactly which flavors will transform a dish into an offer you can't refuse
A mixture of plain water, nanoparticles, and sunlight can convert water into steam without ever even bringing it to a boil
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
He just needs to get it to them
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Boiling blood and exploding skulls.
But it can totally explode in your face.
Several of Japan's nuclear power plants are experiencing serious damage from the earthquake and ensuing tsunami. Here's what you need to know to understand the news, as it happens
Six Generation III+ reactors set for the U.S.
Just follow the 6 train to Harlem
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
The jury's still out, but if there's a ghost of crustaceans past, it's definitely coming back to haunt us.
A change to heat-resistant glass has had explosive effects
Note to Fox News: it wasn't a cloud of toxic chlorine.
The annual Austin conference has announced the winners of its sustainable-startup competitions, and Popular Science was there.
From vanilla to GMOs, how science shaped the taste of the modern world
From fart sniffer to postdoc, the most torturous ways to make a living in science.
Science needs the fearless