Featured in summer 2020
Surfers are riding a wave of new technologies to their Olympic debut
As the sport takes its place in the Olympic lineup, biometrics and other types of data tracking help carve its future.
Why does laughing feel so stinkin’ good?
The anatomy of a good chuckle, explained.
The best playground is one built by kids
Mariana Brussoni says we should let little imaginations run wild.
Ten-thousand hours of practice isn’t enough to make you a star
Some experts say rigorous training is key. Others say talent is more innate.
5 yard games for some real summer fun
Become a neighborhood legend.
The science behind sex, gender, and athletic competition is still pretty shaky
Joanna Harper’s work has catapulted her into a century-long debate about who gets to play women’s sports.
Meet the dads who can’t quit pinewood derby racing—even after their kids are over it
Adults are in a league of their own when it comes to hand-crafted cars that lead the pack.
PopSci’s Summer issue is available now—for everyone
Have a little fun in a time of fear.