Did an eruption turn Icelandic vikings into Christians?
Our history is complicated. Our pre-history, even more so.
Axial Seamount could help us answer basic questions about how volcanoes work
Turrell, whose solo exhibit at the Guggenheim closes Wednesday, doesn't just play with the way our eyes work; he exploits how our mind processes images to reveal that at a fundamental level, everything we see is an illusion.
An anonymous commenter has pointed out four different problems in last week's breakthrough paper.
High-speed movie cameras can shoot up to 20 million frames in the blink of an eye. The world is a mighty interesting place in ultimate slo-mo.
Elevator riders tend to arrange themselves into mini social hierarchies.
New designs and materials will make future skyscrapers sturdier, safer, and smarter.
A little wearable parent to keep you upright
Popular Science joined hundreds of other magazines to show patriotism and national unity during World War II.
Climate scientists unite against Lamar Smith's "bullying tactics"
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Pan and zoom among 400 images from Curiosity's cameras.
Normally, videos of somebody's kid are boring. But when the dad works with Pixar? Way less boring.
Despite numerous challenges to the theory, it remains foundational
Ripples reveal the highly organized behavior of thousands of cells working together to digest their prey
Marine scientists have serious questions about a crowdfunded project to scoop up marine plastic debris.
Popular Science is inside the U.N., where 150 heads of state are talking global warming. Will they put momentum behind an international treaty in 2015?
Given evolution's trajectory, we will almost certainly transform into augmented versions of our current selves. The big question now is, can we survive long enough to become the next humans?