During a week of attempting to cloak every aspect of daily life, our correspondent found that in an information age, leaving no trace is nearly impossible
How ideas from biology-evolution, immune systems and forensics-will keep your PC safe from hackers
High-tech security isn't just for the airport anymore. Advances now coming out of the labs will help protect what's dear to you, from your car to your kids, your dinner to your dinero
A new online game enlists casual clickers in a research quest for a better understanding of protein folding
In the dark and chatty world of avatars and assumed identities, this cybercop is a virtual Sybil, trolling for creeps and thieves.
How to track cyber-villains and plan a space colony
Predictions for how we will live and work—on Earth or in space—in the decades and centuries to come
Put some people in front of a screen, and they won't always reveal the most truthful information.
On today's hottest shows, the stars wear lab coats instead of bathing suits. We look behind the scenes at Numb3rs to see how it gets the science right-and why it sometimes needs to get it wrong
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
Even without a DNA sample
Your DNA holds the secrets of your ancestry, and at least a dozen companies offer to crack the code. But there's more than a bit of hype here.
At this year's spare but surprisingly upbeat North American International Auto Show, talk of an electrified future filled Detroit's Cobo Hall
In our all-digital economy, only the computer knows
By turning its crime problem into a data problem, Santa Cruz is reinventing police work for the 21st century
Scarier than identity theft: the prospect of a stranger controlling your heart
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
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?
Science's greatest weakness is also its greatest strength
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