Do you side with science on this important issue?
Tweaking texture could give us healthy versions of our favorite junk foods—and that's just the beginning
Finally, an answer.
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
These down-and-dirty labors are hard, dangerous, and outright gross—and people love them anyway
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.
Why we sometimes become paralyzed with fear.
Meet the extraordinary scientists whose innovations are bringing us robot cars, new cures and vaccines, the fastest-ever computer animations, and much, much more
From vanilla to GMOs, how science shaped the taste of the modern world
In her inaugural post the doctor explains why eating humans is bad; and eating margarine is barely any better
Yes, orgasms can happen to rape victims.
Will too many hot chili peppers kill you? Is the moon on the verge of erupting? PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
What makes each bear species stand out against the rest?
Food: inspiring and disgusting, all at once
Popular Science editor Bjorn Carey brings you the SciKu of the Week
Thinking of keeping a giant roach as a pet? Make sure it's infested with beneficial parasites first
Scientists say it's time to start appealing to our tastebuds rather than logic
100 years ago, Popular Science marked the start of WWI with a collection of anti-war essays.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
It's not just useless crap.
How ice cream can make us freeze
A lawsuit over the death of a 14-year-old girl raises new questions about how much caffeine is too much--and what other nefarious factors might come into play.
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