Next year, a new tunnel under Lake Mead will begin delivering water to Las Vegas. The project is massive, expensive, politically fraught—and a harbinger of things to come.
A 400,000-year-old fossilized skull could provide a missing link
It's just like Jurassic Park, except for real, and also with several key practical differences!
Researchers at Penn State University announce they are close to cracking the entire DNA set for the now-extinct woolly mammoth
The first sequencing of a complex protein from an extinct species
The puzzling fossil is intermediate in size between two species
Yevgeny Salinder found an extraordinarily well-preserved fossil in northern Russia (complete with its 1.5-meter-long penis intact!).
It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?
New methods to track and trace ivory's origins
Sorting through microfossils at the LaBrea Tar Pits.
The now-extinct giant beaver once lived from Florida to Alaska.
From reviving extinct species to hunting for dark matter, can a single scientist transform biology--and our lives?
GE to develop "Biotic Man" to enable faster development of drugs
Bird-bone flute hints that Paleolithic humans banded together to the demise of Neanderthals
Scientists watch evolution at work
PopSci's look at the future of the environment continues, with projects that might soon spell disaster