1.6 billion years of flora
We chat with Kevin Hand, an astrobiologist who consulted on the film, about realism in space thrillers, why actors are better than robots, and more.
Visions of the Universe exhibit showcases captivating cosmic images
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
Meanwhile, Nepal asks world to help measure the peak's exact height
The smallest exoplanets yet
The exoplanet census is doubled again
Not every student falls asleep at the thought of doing another lab. For a fortunate few, homework means setting off bombs, making lightning, crashing cars, and unleashing 100mph winds. Come meet the luckiest students in the country inside (with video)
An astronaut's view of the Pacific Ocean
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the universe, not a star complex was stirring, not even Cygnus X! Merry Christmas from Popular Science. We're taking off a couple days to go spend time with our families. Enjoy these festive space pics in the meantime. Miss you already.
All through the universe, not a star complex was stirring, not even Cygnus X! Merry Christmas from Popular Science.
Marcia McNutt talks about the power and importance of discovery
He'll happily study your bacteria
The meek inherited the Earth instead
76 years ago today, the Hindenburg crashed over New Jersey, killing 35 people and ending the era of the airship. From the Popular Science archive, what it would have been like to travel the world in a Zeppelin.
Tiny nanoparticles are a huge part of our lives, for better or for worse.
Take a bite out of that
The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 started it all. Happy birfday, NASA!
What a power trip!
A new study shows the way to prevent symptoms that make influenza our country's biggest killer
Armageddon is upon us, according to...a surprising number of people!
The biggest sheet of nanotubing holds promise, but is it strong enough to one day lift a space elevator?