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Why is it so difficult to fall asleep when you are overtired?
It's possible to feel â€œtiredâ€ physically and still be unable to fall asleep.
FYI: Beer or Wine?
Is it how the cereal grain is â€œworkedâ€ that makes the resulting liquid a beer or a spirit?
Hockey: Just the Facts
Two angles on the world's most dangerous high-altitude, high-tech daredevil stunt.
Robots of the Deep Blue Yonder
Popular Science had a conversation with one of the most visionary developers of autonomous subs.
Who Discovered DNA?
Two biographies strive to clear the confusion.
The Gene Masters
The lively story of the race to sequence and control the human genome.
The 2002 Best of What’s New Readers’ Choice Poll
The results are in! Readers voted for their favorite 2002 Best of What's New award winners. Drum roll, please ...
New Science for the Murder Victim Search
A researcher is building a tool that will help police locate a body earlier -- and possibly tell when the victim died.
Is Science Right?
Politics: Outgoing Armey says liberals don't have sci-IQ.