To Baldomero Olivera, venom is nature's drug industry.
When men were men and sodas were cocaine-laced nerve tonics.
We're two minutes to midnight. Again.
From the seven people who are running PopSci today.
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How a mild-mannered children's celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
The story of how one of the most polluted waterways in America came to be located in one of the country's most expensive neighborhoods. Also: dysentery, cancer, and arsenic poisoning.
Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?
Fractional freezing will concentrate any beer, provided you have a bit of patience and a very cold freezer.
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Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?
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
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
America is haunted by 100,000 missing persons and 40,000 unidentified sets of remains. Only one lab can truly connect the lost and the dead—and it's revealing the secrets of serial killers in the process
* that's a big, fat "might"
Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed?
Whatâ€™s the most accurate way to forecast the future? Simple: make predictions profitableâ€”just like on the PopSci Predictions Exchange
A former spy's excruciating death by radiation poisoning marks the beginning of an era of high-tech hit men who can kill from anywhere
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
The battle over genetically modified food is over: Supercrops won. Now crops designed to yield drugs and vaccines have come close to slipping into our food supply. No one knows if they're safe, and everyone involved seems to have something to hide.
In this intimate interview, hear insights about Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance voyage as only a devoted granddaughter can have them.