It's a big win for something called open access.
NASA is deliberately crashing the probes into a small mountain-like feature on the moon's north pole. Farewell, GRAIL!
On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring--and gathers clues to the planet's fate
Intricate, untested sky crane airdrop is better than airbags, according to NASA
Don't spend it all in one place
The biannual alignment of the earth and sun comes upon New York once more
After years of construction and months of hype, the world's largest particle accelerator goes online today
Check out the 'Future Of' Play!
Don't miss it! Coverage begins at 9 p.m.
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
Two solar flares have sent magnetic fields to our planet -- and scientists aren't sure how they're going to impact each other.
Here's where to watch the ISS fly over this massive storm
Forensic scientists in Switzerland are pioneering a whole new way to do autopsies. No scalpel required.
Our reporters deliver the latest on autonomous vehicles.
How to prevent more loan defaults
You can hone your corpse pose by hanging out with actual corpses.
How a mild-mannered children's celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
Scientists are not immune to superstitions -- they need lucky legumes
Earth-like exoplanets are really common, and that's pretty cool.
First proposed 10 years ago, the method recently helped scientists locate a super-hot gas giant 2,000 light-years away.
Take a stand!
A report from DARPA's Wait, What? conference
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
Expect to hear about clean energy, sci/tech education, and more
What's the most habitable planet?
The exoplanet census is doubled again
Worms, planets, extra dimensions: just a few of the things that inspire the most creative young scientists of the year
One man's noise is another man's long-sought signal
The smallest exoplanets yet
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
Tomorrow's historical astronomical event is not just a beautiful novelty
Courtesy of Tim Shaw, whose television show launches tonight
Life as we know it probably wouldn't exist.
It's a well-oiled machine.
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
Plus, inside: Maps of where on the East Coast the spacecraft will be visible
The latest, greatest data visualizations
Geologists are analyzing ancient clues to tell our origin story.
It's all about their chemistry.
Her intricate computer simulations re-create the birth of our moon, among other ancient dramas.
Behind the scenes in the race to develop a military vehicle that can drive itself.
Your August obituary of astronomer Thomas Gold implied that his oil-abundance theory is off-base, but hasn't recent research proved otherwise?
Exotic medical scanning technology is now available off the shelf. Is that healthy, or wise?
Every day we're exposed to thousands of man-made chemicals, some of which seep into our bodies and remain there for decades. What that means for our health, we don't fully understand--but I subjected myself to a battery of new tests in search of answers
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.
Obama calls it a proud moment for the space program and the country
Tune in for a chance to win "Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide."
Not where you'd think.
The challenge of synchronizing rovers on Mars with their drivers on Earth
You can call a star, a distant planet or a faraway galaxy anything you want, but it might not hold water with astronomers.
Both dense and complex.
Know your planet!
It's a new policy for the International Astronomical Union.
One of our 15 favorite recent data visualizations
And learn the science of what it takes to control that much helium
U.S. forces in Iraq are waging a pivotal campaign in modern warfare-combat on the first "networked" battlefield. One problem: the enemy has a few networks of its own
A new understanding of brain chemistry could usher in an age of biologically enhanced humans
Maybe that's why we can't seem to find them
One full week of keeping track of absolutely everything, to see if gamification can net you a win in the game of life
CHEOPS will be able to tell a planet's makeup, helping explain how supersized Earths form in other solar systems.
The protostar and its protoplanetary disk are still in the process of being born.
Spotting baby planets
These findings have changed the way we see our solar system.
A critical failure in Kepler's alignment may spell the end for the storied planet hunter.
A Soyuz rocket carrying members of the International Space Station's Expedition 37 crew takes off from Kazakhstan at 4:58 p.m. Eastern.
Onboard the Minotaur 1 rocket, there's a gaggle of CubeSats.
When a virologist and bestselling author's fictional plots start showing up in the real world, a dark side to her life steps out of the shadows.
Will the debate sway you?
Will science find us a new one?
Bogus canals on Mars, alien germs from Venus and the "truth" behind UFOs
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
If you don't need to be in a solar system to have liquid water, then why not take your planet for a spin around the galaxy?
And whether they'll look like E.T.
Yesterday's smallest-ever exoplanets held that record for just about 24 hours