Next year, a new tunnel under Lake Mead will begin delivering water to Las Vegas. The project is massive, expensive, politically fraught—and a harbinger of things to come.
The best way to prepare for catastrophe? Head to the place where they engineer it.
John Hillman put a concrete arch inside a plastic case to build stronger, longer-lasting bridges
Wisconsin winters are no match for this plastic bridge
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
From the Popular Science archives. Happy Darwin Day!
Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.
Science of the Union.
This 10,000-rpm, no-pulse artificial heart doesn't resemble an organic heart--and might be all the better for it
The app's creators think of it as "lockout insurance."
Popular Science is inside the U.N., where 150 heads of state are talking global warming. Will they put momentum behind an international treaty in 2015?
Get gorgeous with the cutting edge of twentieth-century technology
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.
A response from Michael Halpern, Program Manager of the Union of Concerned Scientists' Center for Science and Democracy
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
These elite nuclear divers are risking their lives to help save a troubled industry.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. They averaged one every 10 minutes. And they weren't very scientific.
Physics can't find the biggest thing in the known universe, so it's looking beyond our paltry three dimensions. Michael Moyer enters the zone of insanely hard mathematics, translates what he finds into plain English, and makes it back alive.
In this intimate interview, hear insights about Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance voyage as only a devoted granddaughter can have them.
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