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A Weirdest Thing holiday spectacular.
If the biggest 350,000 web sites on the internet were real places, this is what the map would look like
State-run media backs up the claim
An explosive past
South Korean government sites are also struck. Was North Korea to blame?
The gases help confirm it really was a nuclear test.
Cellphones, microchips, cars, even iPhones—there's virtually no high-tech Western product that China's cloners can't copy. Pretty soon, you might even prefer their work
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
These mysterious creatures exist today more or less unevolved from the forms they had hundreds of millions of years ago
Studying our natural internal bacteria could help doctors cure diseases that affect millions
Cuts to the government agency's budget would impact a lot of science.
On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring--and gathers clues to the planet's fate
America is haunted by 100,000 missing persons and 40,000 unidentified sets of remains. Only one lab can truly connect the lost and the dead—and it's revealing the secrets of serial killers in the process
It might not (just) be foul play.
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
How the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization keeps an ear to the ground
Did an eruption turn Icelandic vikings into Christians?
Both the Atlantic and Pacific areas saw a record number and intensity of storms.
I study the motion of the ocean through rocks.
The world's oldest lizard-like reptile, with roots dating back to the Triassic period, has been found breeding again for the first time in 200 years
Drug lords, millionaire wannabes and the North Korean government have perfected methods for knocking off our most valuable greenback. Now the scientists in charge of making the real dough are fighting back with an unfakeable (for now) $100 bill
It's the ultimate nightmare: a nuclear attack in the U.S. masterminded by terrorists. Here's how that could happen-- and how we can prevent it
Russia tests the "father of all bombs" but technical hurdles could defuse its lethal power
A debate last week provided strong opinions, but no final answer
It's all about enrichment
A new response posture also dictates nukes will not be used against other non-nuclear states in the event of a biological or chemical attack
With the worldâ€™s wild fish stocks plummeting, experts say that something must be done to ensure our seafood supply. Are offshore fish farms the solution?
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But Congress narrowly beats ebola, bullies and Lindsay Lohan.
The dark side of sushi's surge in popularity.
Boaty McBoatface is in good company
Kelvin Droegemeier could be an huge boon to the scientific community.
Full body, nearly real-time imaging is here.
Fascinating fecal science.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Researchers find promising antibacterial agents in marijuana
Coaxing T cells to combat genital herpes at the source is good. Talking them into blocking HIV is even better.
Plus: zoology's most wanted.
Finally, science solves that age-old question: How can I be more popular on the Internet?
This "immune anticipation" may be fairly common, researchers say.
We need new tools to squash superbugs
It was thought that the pathogen could only be spread via close contact.
You'll catch more bugs with honey
5 strategies for beating antibiotic resistance
Microsoft unveils Sun Microsystems' vision for 2004
Tweaking a single gene in female mice has been found to change their sexual preference
The following is an excerpt from Adam Alter's new book Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave, available on Amazon.
From Incheon, South Korea, to Osceola County, Florida
Can polygraphs expose anti-U.S. plots?
A major foreign breakthrough highlights the limits placed on U.S. stem-cell researchers
Astronomy: Timothy Ferris eyes the amateur asteroid-watchers.
Scientists hope to build an experimental fusion reactor
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
"Gravity has always been a major part of my life."
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
Researchers in northern Asia are looking for automated ways to deal with jellyfish blooms.
Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie--it's today's scientists at their most daring
Awesomely terrifying, or terrifyingly awesome?
It's science—on ice.
Para hockey has its own unique biomechanics.
In a wide-ranging interview with PopularScience.com, Aldrin talks about a mission to Mars, 34 years of sobriety and the future of American leadership in space.
Workaholics of the world, rejoice? We'll all be just as unhappy with a shorter work week.
To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”
Science of the Union.
Looking to cities around the world for inspiration
In a highlight of last week's conference, Gates calls for zero emissions and agrees with Obama: We need nukes
A commute so quick you could just die.
We're not built for this stuff.
How to build a subway in the Eternal City.
They may be slow, but they cover entire football fields if left to their own devices.
Time is subjective.
Playing with time.
But you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise.
Proof of a bioterror program is hard to come by. In the Iraq conflict, impatient politicians and media jumped to conclusions.
In the future, the great Pixel Wolves Of The Sky will look down below on the mutated fish. The wolves will be hungry but also weirded out.
A meteorite streaked through the sky Friday morning, exploding over central Russia. Plant your eyeballs here for the latest updates. 3:15 p.m. EST: Russia Today writes that the estimated cost of damage has been revised down from 1 billion rubles to 400 million rubles, or about $13 million.
We see no reason to doubt this.
We're two minutes to midnight. Again.