To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Geologists are analyzing ancient clues to tell our origin story.
Tweaking texture could give us healthy versions of our favorite junk foods—and that's just the beginning
It's the first step to bringing the super grain to the masses
PopSci asked the hard questions and got answers. But you're not going to like them.
The science of fixing culinary disasters
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How a mild-mannered children's celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
How Clostridium, a nasty pathogen, makes an infectiously delicious confection
The latest assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released in full online today, details what we can and cannot predict about global warming.
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
With the release of the DSM-5 this month, psychotherapist Gary Greenberg questions whether psychiatry's diagnostic Bible can truly get at the nature of mental suffering.
Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he's become one
Last December, Felisa Wolfe-Simon announced the discovery of a microbe that could change the way we understand life in the universe. Soon she found herself plunged into a maelstrom of bitter backlash and intemperate criticism. A dispatch from the frontiers of the new peer review
Several of Japan's nuclear power plants are experiencing serious damage from the earthquake and ensuing tsunami. Here's what you need to know to understand the news, as it happens
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
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In his lab far from the scene of a crime, Skip Palenik forges unbreakable chains of evidence from dust & detritus. Let's watch the master at work.
The spouting horn is a remnant of activity that has occurred intermittently between 500,000 and 3.6 million years ago.
Will Marc Norman's secret ice recipe set speed skating records in Salt Lake City?
Not bad for a microbe