The Popular Science archive answers those nagging questions about the July 1947 UFO crash in the desert outside of Roswell, N.M.
Fun for students, but tough luck for the crash-test dummy
Green light for synthetic biology
What's to protect you from a deadly side impact? This guy.
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Just implement a nice kill-switch, then everything'll be fine
And a U.K.-based team is building it
Picture biological 'engineering,' fun,' and 'homegrown' in the same sentence and you have the essence of this recent “mad science” contest.
Scientists call it 'the first self-replicating species we've had on the planet whose parent is a computer'
Biohacking kits help you modify genes in the comfort of home
Plus, twin red panda cubs
A synthetic biology method proves its chops.
From reviving extinct species to hunting for dark matter, can a single scientist transform biology--and our lives?
Brewing BioBeer for better health
Pushing synthetic biology to the next level
Obesity is booming, yet there are only two medications approved for long-term weight loss. Why is it so hard to make a diet pill that works? For one thing, evolution hates diets
Los Alamos scientist Steen Rasmussen plans to one-up nature by cobbling together a brand-new creature that reproduces and evolves. Is he making a biotech marvel that will do our bidding, or a test-tube-size Frankenstein monster?