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Scientists hit a new milestone for antihydrogen
Bacteria have bonded carbon and silicon for the first time. What can they teach us?
A new science book peers at the exciting secret lives of ingredients
Our August 1991 cover story, in honor of Harry Kroto's passing
Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.
Earth's biggest astronomy machine, inaugurated last week, will see farther into the past than ever before.
DNA evidence suggests at least one of two identical twins is guilty of rape in France. Is the science of DNA testing far enough along to help prosecutors nab the culprit?
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
After staring at the sun for hundreds of millennia, humans still have burning questions about it
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
The most powerful and complex science experiment in the history of the universe is finally—after 14 years and $10 billion—about to begin. There's no telling what it may find, and that's entirely the point
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
The web is crawling with jokes, hoaxes and more insidious fakes. Digital-image experts aim to develop foolproof detection tools, but until then, seeing is not believing
In the escalating arms race between battery power and consumption, The Cells are losing to The Gadgetsâ€”Big time. Question is, can the chemists catch up to the engineers?
The planet has limited resources of several important elements, many of which can do what no other element can. Here's what's left of the periodic table, and what would happen if we run out
Arsenic and old manuscripts.
Metabolic reconstruction offers insight into how microbes work together
In DIY science, eBay offers amazing access to gear, supplies, chemicals--a whole universe beyond Pez dispensers.
This week's Newsweek proclaims that "Heaven Is Real"--a neurologist concludes it after a near-death experience. But how much do we know about those experiences?
How scientists create superheavy atoms.
Brain areas that control movement have to learn new tricks.