From auction houses to eBay, this is how people buy up Nobel Prizes and space rocks.
Productivity studies suggest you can boost your output with the right music.
Our planet makes a lot of sounds, and some of them are spooky.
The secret to both might lie in how our brains experience the world
There's more to it than smarter A.I.
A scientist tells how LIGO changed his life
Well, maybe not you. But, YOU, on the other hand. I love you.
A white noise machine is the simplest solution to blocking out noise.
Dogs are the best bomb detectors we have. Can scientists do better?
You might be surprised at the answer! Or you might not. I don't know your depth of knowledge of animal sensory organs.
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.
Brain damage has unleashed extraordinary talents in a small group of otherwise ordinary individuals. Will science find a way for everyone to tap their inner virtuoso?
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Researchers see a way to eavesdrop on our brains
PopSci learns, over the decades, that cocaine anesthesia, radioactive drinking water, and cryogenic cancer treatments are actually not good for your health
Understanding how the brain perceives the passage of time could lead to treatments for mental illnesses. Why does time seem to slow down during a life-threatening situation? Our reporter falls 15 stories to find out
Scientists cross mice that have normal hearing with prolific breeders to get the best of both worlds in a new super mouse
Steven Chu, the new U.S. secretary of energy, is a Nobel-winning physicist and an unabashed advocate of fighting climate change. But can he negotiate the political realities of transforming the energy economy?
Ghosts, poltergeists, and telepathy, oh my! Can these phenomena be explained by science? A group of researchers at the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory believed so and strove to explain the unexplainable. Plus, a PopSci Giveaway!
Arctic climatologist Konrad Steffen has spent 18 consecutive springs on the Greenland ice cap, personally building and installing the weather stations that help the world's scientists understand what's happening up there. And what's happening may be much worse than anyone thought possible
Ted Berger has spent the past decade engineering a brain implant that can re-create thoughts. The chip could remedy everything from Alzheimerâ€™s to absent-mindednessâ€”and reduce memory loss to nothing more than a computer glitch
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Residents of one of the Internet's most populous virtual worlds shop, attend class-even run businesses. Soon you may do the same.