Grocery stores may look a little different.
Leading scientists present their 2020 visions
PopSci's vision for making travel faster, greener, and more fun
Steven Chu, the new U.S. secretary of energy, is a Nobel-winning physicist and an unabashed advocate of fighting climate change. But can he negotiate the political realities of transforming the energy economy?
Conceptual shelters that will protect us all from the perils of our rapidly changing environment: rising waters, extreme heat, rampant pollution and overpopulation
Gates hopes to save 8 million children by 2020
In a year when the heroes of space were robotic explorers and plucky capitalists, the future of NASAâ€™s manned program seemed shakier than ever
Nautilus includes a centrifuge and inflatable parts
First stop: Laos
NASA already has an orbiter for 2013 and a lander for 2016; now it has another rover in the works, too.
Vermonters seem less averse to bioengineered food once it's identified.
Dangerous fumes from an African lake could be the fuel of tomorrow
Maybe we can all just agree on this one?
Massive space rocks hurtle past Earth with frightening regularity. Some scientists want to deflect them. Others want to drag one closer.
2011 is shaping up to be a great year for science. Here's what to look forward to
I'm ready for my Sputnik moment now