Whatâ€™s the most accurate way to forecast the future? Simple: make predictions profitableâ€”just like on the PopSci Predictions Exchange
Residents of one of the Internet's most populous virtual worlds shop, attend class-even run businesses. Soon you may do the same.
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?
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?
Unless the person you're shopping for has obsessive tendencies, fitness trackers won't help him or her get into shape.
In his lab far from the scene of a crime, Skip Palenik forges unbreakable chains of evidence from dust & detritus. Let's watch the master at work.
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
From auction houses to eBay, this is how people buy up Nobel Prizes and space rocks.
Tollbooths, ATMs, doctors' offices, online chat: You leave critical personal data behind wherever you go. Let's follow one American as he scatters his digital DNA.
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
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BeerSci's complete guide to the brew kits, books, and oak barrels needed to make tasty beer at home
A skin-care company builds a futuristic facility to stockpile human tissue. Should you donate?
9/11 fanned fears of more terror attacks by air. But our 95,000 miles of coast may be much more permeable. Here's the new defense strategy.
It's not all about the deals.
It dispenses one, ten and 250-gram bars, and it's built like a tank
New quid pro quo drama emerges in Wikileaked cable
The Doc plays private dick for a day and stumbles upon the secret of that deadly virus
Grocery-store produce behave differently in light and dark, study finds.
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
It might seem silly to investigate whether people are happier on the weekend, but behind such truisms are revelations about our brains, our behavior and our environment. Here we round up the year's most outwardly obvious scientific studies
Depending on who you ask, these long-ignored, widely-scattered elements are either a dealbreaker or no problem at all