Can Idaho’s newest cobalt mine dig responsibly?
After millions in environmental cleanup, Idaho’s cobalt hotspot is welcoming its first new mining outfit in 40 years. Can it dig up the essential metal without leaving a trace?
US farmers can help in the battle for climate resiliency. A massive bill highlights how.
Popular Farm Bill programs that invest in sustainable agriculture are struggling to meet demand.
Sex and gender binaries don’t tell the entire story of life
In 'Been There, Done That: A Rousing History of Sex,' PopSci executive editor Rachel Feltman shows why biology doesn't define us.
How to use candles and incense sustainably
From wax waste to essential oil sourcing, aromatherapy is fraught with sustainability questions.
Chien-Shiung Wu’s work defied the laws of physics
Now regarded as the 'first lady of physics,' the Manhattan Project scientist was often not treated as a peer among her collaborators.
From the archives: The discovery of electrons breaks open the subatomic era
In the August 1901 issue of Popular Science, physicist J. J. Thomson excitedly detailed his methods for discovering the electron.
Swappable batteries can help spur electric scooter use across the globe
One company is expanding to Italy, and another to Israel.
This wild salmon hybrid is raising concerns in Canada
A recent study looks at the potential consequences of the chinook-coho hybrid, first was noticed in 2019.
Why ‘rooftop wind’ simply can’t compete with rooftop solar
Our roofs may not be breezy enough to make a difference.
The souped-up Large Hadron Collider is back to take on its weightiest questions yet
What happens where the LHC's beams meet tells us how the universe works.