We've been highlighting the down and dirty worst jobs in science for several years now, but 2010's selections, presented here, are especially grody (dung curator? oceanic snot diver?). It's lucky, then, that while reporting on the hardest, grossest and most dangerous, we also uncovered what might possibly be the best job in science.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.