Excerpt: The Edumacation Book
Our August 1991 cover story, in honor of Harry Kroto's passing
The story of how one of the most polluted waterways in America came to be located in one of the country's most expensive neighborhoods. Also: dysentery, cancer, and arsenic poisoning.
Or, how to steal the Mona Lisa in a few easy steps.
Ghosts, poltergeists, and telepathy, oh my! Can these phenomena be explained by science? A group of researchers at the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory believed so and strove to explain the unexplainable. Plus, a PopSci Giveaway!
Metallic surface altered by laser can reflect any wavelength or cause water to defy gravity.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the memorabilia on display in the traveling Baseball Hall of Fame.
Are mysterious skin cells that never stop dividing a form of cancer, or the best hope yet for treating burn victims?
Is it how the cereal grain is â€œworkedâ€ that makes the resulting liquid a beer or a spirit?
Safeplugs are cheap and would go a long way toward saving money, energy and lives. So why aren't we all using them?
Why we sometimes become paralyzed with fear.
Every year, Nikon's Small World contest rounds up the best in microscopic images, taken by scientists and artists alike. Here are our 11 favorites from this year.
Thrills: On the new (2,400-hp!) world's fastest roller coaster.
She prefers gnarly math problems to the messiness of real life.
Technology may be ushering in a golden age of stalking, in which predators use GPS, cellphones and other devices to track and terrorize.
With introspective retrospection, we consider the effects of our trip on transportation in this country