Science tackles the hard questions at last.
Excerpt: The Great Halifax Explosion
Welcome the Criegee biradical
A Silicon Valley school backed by NASA and Google unveils grand plans to help humanity
Engineers harness sound to simplify microfluidic devices (watch the music video!)
Subtle movements create current
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
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
A bold mandate from the European Union aims to make new electronics less toxic for everyone
While the medical marijuana debate rages on, drug companies race to leverage the power of pot
A new report on marine health could make you queasy.
A rocket torpedo that swims in an air bubble
No creatures make more sacrifices for science--albeit involuntarily--than the mice and rats of lab research. Some 30 million are used each year in the U.S. alone.
Here's hoping this month's release of the Hollywood sea-fighting epic Master and Commander will do justice to those magnificent men and their sailing machines. On these pages, the mightiest ships of then and now.
The FDA sidesteps human safety trials to clear a risky anti-nerve-gas pill.
If you cheat on your spouse, you can't yet plead biochemistry in divorce court. But rodent-brain research sheds light on why some lovers stay, some stray.
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.