How much are you willing to pay to become an astronaut?
From heavy-hitters to newcomers to the space tourism scene, here are the most recent commercial space programs that would love to take you out of this world—for a… [...]
And it doesn’t have to smell.
If you think composting is a dirty, unpleasant activity, that’s far from the truth. It can be really fun, like one big science experiment. Here’s how to get started:… [...]
Happy birthday to the best space telescope ever! Love, PopSci.
It’s pretty amazing even with low-tech binoculars or higher-tech telescopes. But to really appreciate the scale of the nebula, check out this new view of the nebula just… [...]
The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 45.
My job is to find cool stuff. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are ingenious or clever or ridiculously cheap. Often times, these… [...]
They're robotics wingmen for China's carrier pilots.
China is flying helicopter drones on its warships. The military plans to fly drones on carriers, pair drones with manned fighters, and export stealth attack drones. [...]
Welcome to the neighborhood, fire ants! Sure is hot out today!
“There’s always winners and losers, and it seems that some of the organisms that are doing well and may do well into the future are the venomous species,” says Isabelle… [...]
Without hurting yourself more than your opponent.
Understanding how to throw a punch—before you go all John Wayne on a bad guy—will prevent you from hurting yourself more than whatever you’re swinging at. [...]
Light pollution makes it hard for many people to appreciate the stars.
The Lyrids are one of the year’s most impressive displays of shooting stars, and though most Americans can stand outside and spot a few streaks, the vast majority won’t… [...]
Warmer isn't always better.
Want to see something incredible? Head to a spot in the ocean 155 miles west of Costa Rica. Get in a sub and descend 9,482 feet beneath the surface to a stretch of… [...]