Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?
Tis the season, after all.
Research on pig carcasses and a new body farm in Florida might offer some clues
Researchers have found a cell marker that may lead to terminal exhaustion
From reviving extinct species to hunting for dark matter, can a single scientist transform biology--and our lives?
Babies' genomes hold clues that can save their lives, but that same information could be used in far less noble ways. Where should we draw the line?
The best long-form stuff we read this year
The story of how one of the most polluted waterways in America came to be located in one of the country's most expensive neighborhoods. Also: dysentery, cancer, and arsenic poisoning.
An unusual "semi-natural" lab setup quantifies ill effects in mice drinking the equivalent of three sodas a day.
2312 is available on Amazon.
Out of the wild
And he's answering your questions on Reddit
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
A new ice age, exploding stars, the hypothetical Doomsday Machine, and more scenarios that are almost certain to eradicate life on Earth
If 5,000 birds die in a forest and no one is around to find them, does it still become a media sensation?
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
A 21st century electric-car revival is under way. But the first challenge—building a cheap, safe, powerful battery—is the hardest
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
Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie--it's today's scientists at their most daring
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?