Running is in our DNA, but training for a marathon is a careful mix of muscle, mental, and technological strength.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
This 10,000-rpm, no-pulse artificial heart doesn't resemble an organic heart--and might be all the better for it
The best way to prepare for catastrophe? Head to the place where they engineer it.
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
See the top ten hurdles facing game designers today, and the cutting-edge tech that will soon make them relics of the past
Worms, planets, extra dimensions: just a few of the things that inspire the most creative young scientists of the year
The same techniques used by vets to speed horse rehab might work for humans, too
How new medical tech gets injured stars off the disabled list and onto the field
Elite basketball players benefit from having less stretch.
Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.
PopSci cracks open 10 amazing machines to give you an animated look at the extraordinary tech that makes them work
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New Military Channel program showcases the latest tech designed by the U.S. military.
The shorter your kayak, the smoother your ride.
Advances in medical science may well lead to more-than-human abilities
Salim Nasser's wheel design could dramatically reduce the repetitive-stress injuries that often plague manual wheelchair users.
And how to use physics principles to improve your skills.
Our reporters deliver the latest on autonomous vehicles.
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Here's hoping this month's release of the Hollywood sea-fighting epic Master and Commander will do justice to those magnificent men and their sailing machines. On these pages, the mightiest ships of then and now.
In DIY science, eBay offers amazing access to gear, supplies, chemicals--a whole universe beyond Pez dispensers.
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.
Why the hardest-working animals, plants, and microbes taste the best
Sometimes, early life was profoundly weird.
The host of Science Vs joins us for a round of some truly bizarre facts.
The science and the fiction of time travel are weird. But the science is weirder.
The world's first human-robot arm-wrestling match shows off the potential of a new material that someday could power machines--and even human limbs and organs
Raw food takes too long to digest and offers too few calories to grow a human brain. Cooking it is the key.
One preeminent scientist tackles the moral and ethical issues that come with the business of genetically enhancing our biology.
Cosmic explosion was not a typical gamma-ray burst
Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?
And it works kind of like a penis.
You can hone your corpse pose by hanging out with actual corpses.
Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie--it's today's scientists at their most daring
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
Earth a Grind? Work on the Moon!
Wind, solar, tidal—all are battling for the renewable-energy crown, but what about the six billion highly efficient short-stroke engines in our midst? What about us?
How ideas from biology-evolution, immune systems and forensics-will keep your PC safe from hackers
Batdrones, swarming UAVs, and better radar are in our future
Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.
A sweet solution to help understand how cells repair and change
Nanoscale spikes in cicada wings behave like a medieval torture device, ripping bacteria to shreds.
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.
The extreme possibilities of personalized medicine
Well, probably, but how can you tell?
It exploded from a tropical storm to a category five in just 27 hours.
In Self/less, a dying billionaire “sheds” his mind into a younger man
Chuck Cramer, consumer watchdog
How earographs, invisible ink detectors, and the famed "Stamp Detective" used science to catch unsuspecting crooks.
Ditch the extension cord. A new implant draws power from back muscles
This snake-like â€™bot detects damage to underground power cables so people donâ€™t
Are mysterious skin cells that never stop dividing a form of cancer, or the best hope yet for treating burn victims?
In a recent study, molars beat materials science
A 10-year effort has finally created pumped-up fish for commercial aquaculture
Taking the "what the frack" out of materials engineering
We visit operating rooms, observatories, and islands full of slightly-less-than-rational monkeys to find the young geniuses who are shaping the future of science
Not every student falls asleep at the thought of doing another lab. For a fortunate few, homework means setting off bombs, making lightning, crashing cars, and unleashing 100mph winds. Come meet the luckiest students in the country inside (with video)
Lawrence Berkeley Labs' biggest energy research resource knows that big science often happens at very small scales--and very high temperatures
Unlike the commonly deployed social smile, distressed expressions-anger, fear, sadness, and occasionally surprise-prove much more difficult to display on command.
2312 is available on Amazon.
The muscles also fluoresce when they contract.
Is laughter the best medicine?
Some neurosurgeon fans decided to investigate.
Scientists tell us it's technically possible. Here's a how-to guide for the ambitious tinkerer.
Scientists invent the Cyberhand, a brain-controlled robotoic hand with fingers that can actually feel
My brother and I have a bet: Would it be possible to blow up Mars?
Confident a co-worker has a tendency to retain water? Bet against him on the Tanita Innerscan BC-350's body water line (and then make sure he chugs his beverage at lunch)
Forget algebra homework: try building spaceships, operating a nuclear reactor or listening in to distant galaxies
It can stab in 60 different ways
One might change the way we treat cancer for good.
121 passengers found out recently when a Jet Airways flight crew forgot to pressurize the cabin.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. They averaged one every 10 minutes. And they weren't very scientific.
Or could it be that steroids have a lasting effect?
The next big thing in alternative energy: your body. Wasted energy from your movements may not be enough to power your house, but it will be charging your cellphone and more within the next decade
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. they averaged one every 10 minutes. And they werenâ€™t very scientific.