Smoky, flame-kissed vegetables are perfect summer food.
They may be past their prime, but that doesn't make them useless.
Science can spike that stink.
Clean all the stains.
Sheet-pan salmon, two-minute meatloaf, and six other recipes.
Your appliances will thank you for it.
This single-serving dessert takes 60 seconds—and some science.
The perfect loaf starts with some bacterial friends.
Some unwrapping and assembling may be required. We're not animals.
Bath fizzies for all your holiday gift needs
Make the neighbors jealous—and a little scared of your skills
Defend yourself against stink bugs, mosquitoes, and fruit flies
Suzanne Anker grows greens like an astronaut to demo the future of healthy eating
The power of alkalinity
Pencil shavings make for cheap circuits
Keeping warm with chemistry
And a lemon, and some other stuff. But mostly pennies.
Half a dozen things you can do with a standard resealable jar
A collection of our favorite automated brewing and winemaking setups
The subtle science of brine and crunch (recipe included)
Turn sour old wine into a beautiful holiday gift -- thanks to science
Spice up your kitchen life with some cool doodads.
Excerpt: The Flavor of Wood
Researchers also finally figured out why Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings have so many of these pimples.
The science of stink.
From yeast and pig to bread and bacon.
Italian scientists analyzed the microbial colonization on a historic easel painting.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Three PopSci editors share the freakiest facts they could find.
Scientists can help them save their polymer-based collections.
An evidence-based guide to surviving your holiday bug.
An investigation into the internet's favorite home remedy.
Do you side with science on this important issue?
Join us for an experimental month cutting out red meat, and do the planet a solid.
Disinfectants aren't good for you, but they're also not the main cause of lung problems.
Even crops like rice and wheat might be grown in imperfect conditions.
Live (from our desks) coverage of Google's big developer's conference
In some cases, jellyfish sting care can be a matter of life and death
Our favorite six-second science bites from the discontinued video service
Our 10 favorite images of the week
You can, but here's a spoiler alert: a medical ethicist says you shouldn't
We took a close look at the ingredients
Junk food has a new meaning
Using bacteria to control mosquito populations may reduce the risk of infection
Everything you need to know before taking the whitening plunge
Because who isn't fed up with sticky ice cream fingers?
We asked a bunch of our favorite people about their holiday plans
Would you prefer antiseptic smoke to cedar wood?
Pass the dressing, please
A plague of links from around the web
How microbes make a universal trap for fruit flies almost impossible
Eggs, though part of the definition, are hardly essential to mayo
Sorry, but brewer's yeast did not evolve for you.
Master brewers fine-tune strains of yeast to craft the perfect beverage.
Following North Korea's semi-successful December space launch, South Korea one-ups its rival by launching a space rocket AND successfully placing a satellite in orbit.
You wouldn't want to bring out sherry or dried fruit tones in your giant box of chardonnay, would you?
Guess the species (either common or Linnaean) by tweeting at us--we're @PopSci--and get your name listed right here! Plus eternal glory, obviously. UPDATE: We have a winner!
Flavor scientist Arielle Johnson discusses the creative side of culinary chemistry
A private, non-governmental space cargo company
This beautiful little speaker packs a punch
Like a volcano, but with a garden hose
For the advanced kitchen chemist, or the merely curious-discover the high-tech appetizers, entres and desserts behind today's culinary revolution
The long tale of battery evolution, starring unsuspecting frogs, pink bunnies and doomed satellites.
Environmental management: An organic method of detoxing the Andes.
Do those wine-saver gadgets actually work?
What's it like to grow up with a mother who is a distinguished physicist and the sister of one of the most famous scientists of the 20th century? In the month of Mother's Day, Popular Science News Editor Charles Hirshberg remembers.