There's a lot of information out there and not all of it is good.
These 10 people have signed up to die on Mars, in order to live there.
Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?
How safe can a citizen expect to be in a post 9/11 city? What technology can a city use to make its citizens safe?
High-speed movie cameras can shoot up to 20 million frames in the blink of an eye. The world is a mighty interesting place in ultimate slo-mo.
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Technology may be ushering in a golden age of stalking, in which predators use GPS, cellphones and other devices to track and terrorize.
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?
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
Our dependence on big systems--big oil, big coal--steers us away from little ones, such as biofuel made from garbage, that are transforming communities in other countries
Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
Nearly a decade ago, NASA built an Earth-monitoring satellite that could have observed global warming in action. Then the agency stashed it in a warehouse in Maryland, where it remains to this day.
By discouraging a promising science project, Kickstarter could be encouraging corporate monopolies, enabling sloppy legislation, and keeping cool glow-in-the-dark plants out of our houses.
In the escalating arms race between battery power and consumption, The Cells are losing to The Gadgetsâ€”Big time. Question is, can the chemists catch up to the engineers?
Titanic honcho James Cameron has some advice for NASA on how to both seduce and educate a jaded public
Chemical burns, ruined clothes, 11 years, half a million dollars-it's not easy to improve the world's most popular toy. Yet the success of one inventor's quest to dye a simple soap bubble may change the way the world uses color
The web is crawling with jokes, hoaxes and more insidious fakes. Digital-image experts aim to develop foolproof detection tools, but until then, seeing is not believing
Popular Science spoke with Rick DeLano, whose movie The Principle shows the world's most famous cosmologists promoting the idea that the Earth is the center of the universe.
The world's most prestigious universities have begun posting entire curricula on the Web—for free. Is there such a thing as a free higher-education lunch? I enrolled to find out
Could radiation from the Higgs boson turn us all into monsters?? No, but watch this fun trailer, filmed on-site at the LHC by physics students.