A link between affinity for a drug and susceptibility to a condition
It's not just useless crap.
Deadly fake drugs are everywhere. Here's the new tech to bust them.
The author subjects himself to genetic tests, scans and other high-tech diagnostics to report on how the trend toward "personalized medicine" will affect us
In this piece from 1921, PopSci subjects the Sultan of Swat to a battery of scientific tests hoping to discover the secret behind his superhuman swing
Physics can't find the biggest thing in the known universe, so it's looking beyond our paltry three dimensions. Michael Moyer enters the zone of insanely hard mathematics, translates what he finds into plain English, and makes it back alive.
The ability to reprogram the immune system is one of the most sought-after goals in medicine. Now researchers are closer than ever to pulling it off in patients with Type 1 diabetes, one of whom happens to be our correspondent
Tips for more restful slumber, decoding how we dream and just a dash of pseudoscience
One preeminent scientist tackles the moral and ethical issues that come with the business of genetically enhancing our biology.
Are mysterious skin cells that never stop dividing a form of cancer, or the best hope yet for treating burn victims?
What makes investors do the wrong thing, all together, pretty much all the time?
The science of drug muling
Examining 8 promising methods of male contraception in development. Happy Father's Day!
Research on pig carcasses and a new body farm in Florida might offer some clues
Technology may be ushering in a golden age of stalking, in which predators use GPS, cellphones and other devices to track and terrorize.
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
High-tech security isn't just for the airport anymore. Advances now coming out of the labs will help protect what's dear to you, from your car to your kids, your dinner to your dinero
A lawsuit over the death of a 14-year-old girl raises new questions about how much caffeine is too much--and what other nefarious factors might come into play.
Seeing without sight
Fabien Cousteau and his team are setting out to break the record for living in an underwater habitat.