Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
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
Scientists are building ultra-cold systems that mimic the most extreme edges of the universe. Can these analogues help solve the big bang's mysteries?
Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.
Scientists tell us it's technically possible. Here's a how-to guide for the ambitious tinkerer.
An astonishing look at some of the universe's most violent events: supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, collisions between galaxies and more
Using just a length of fiber optic cable, scientists hope to recreate one of black holes' most salient properties
Maybe that's why we can't seem to find them
Dark energy, gravitational waves, and black holes may be just the beginning
Good thing they are 330 million light-years away
Despite numerous challenges to the theory, it remains foundational
Meet the extraordinary scientists whose innovations are bringing us robot cars, new cures and vaccines, the fastest-ever computer animations, and much, much more
A scientist tells how LIGO changed his life
A brief history of the subject, in both science and fiction, with help from the TV and film experts of Comedy Central's Beat the Geeks, Paul Goebel and Marc Heuck.
The science and the fiction of time travel are weird. But the science is weirder.
From the April 1981 issue of Popular Science: "When scientists finally detect a form of energy they have never seen, they will open a new era in astronomy."
At least not yet
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure