Around 40 percent of us may have a fictional recollection as our “first” memory.
"You gotta Crash and Learn."
On the weird interactions between sex, hygiene and immunity
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?
The caveman diet, barefoot running, co-sleeping: We spend an awful lot of time trying to live like our ancestors. Here's why that logic is wrong.
White parents are more likely to think their daughters don't need the vaccine.
Bill Andrews has spent two decades unlocking the molecular mechanisms of aging. His mission: to extend the human life span to 150 years--or die trying
Using nature as a guide, geneticists build plants with qualities evolution could never produce
Sticks and stones can break your bones but… names can make you commit crimes?
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
During a week of attempting to cloak every aspect of daily life, our correspondent found that in an information age, leaving no trace is nearly impossible
Will too many hot chili peppers kill you? Is the moon on the verge of erupting? PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Worms, planets, extra dimensions: just a few of the things that inspire the most creative young scientists of the year
A new understanding of brain chemistry could usher in an age of biologically enhanced humans
Awed at the pace of technological advances, a faction of geeky writers believes our world is about to change so radically that envisioning what comes next is nearly impossible.
Last July, 9-year-old Alex Everett received his first shot of synthetic human growth hormone--an injection he will get every night for eight years. Alex is not sick--he is short. Should we be treating stature as a medical condition?
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.