What's on the moon? Here are the "midget-sun hypothesis," lunar snow, and more wild speculations we made prior to the Apollo 11 mission in 1969
A "color trend timeline" breaks down 1984, Cat's Cradle, and more.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
A new ice age, exploding stars, the hypothetical Doomsday Machine, and more scenarios that are almost certain to eradicate life on Earth
The results are in from Information is Beautiful's first annual award ceremony
U.S. forces in Iraq are waging a pivotal campaign in modern warfare-combat on the first "networked" battlefield. One problem: the enemy has a few networks of its own
To maintain accuracy and realism, producers of the film sought out military and government officials to advise them.
We're two minutes to midnight. Again.
Who really stole the secret of the atom bomb? In this PopSci.com exclusive, the producer of the NOVA special tells us what it was like to be involved with this project.
A rocket torpedo that swims in an air bubble
Are you ready for the end of the world? View this survival checklist from 1951 Popular Science.
How Candida albicans tells our immune system to stand down
At McKinley Climate Lab, researchers create fearsome weather to test cars and planes.
The best way to prepare for catastrophe? Head to the place where they engineer it.
The five-year race to preserve every neuron in the brain has come to a successful close
Excerpt: Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet
Steuart Pittman, head of the U.S. fallout shelter program, died earlier this month at age 93. As a reminder of just how frightening the Cold War was, check out these old family-style bunkers from the pages of Popular Science.
It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?
Or, how the Grouse learned to quit blocking ads and embrace the new world order
Congress will scramble to address the isotope paucity this week