In lieu of a written language, the Inca communicated through construction.
As climate change intensifies, architects, designers, and scientists are devising better ways to deal with almost anything nature throws our way.
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Only YOU can protect your home from a wildfire.
The smoke will likely impact a few fancier grapes.
Check your wildflower forecasts carefully
The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
How California is predicting and preparing for the inevitable.
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
As average temperatures continue to rise, wildfires in the West are projected to increase 650 percent annually
Using nature as a guide, geneticists build plants with qualities evolution could never produce
A century of agricultural innovation vastly increased the amount of food--but with it came an increased population, and now hunger is on the rise. Fixing it will require an unlikely alliance
PopSci learns, over the decades, that cocaine anesthesia, radioactive drinking water, and cryogenic cancer treatments are actually not good for your health
Alan Burns made a fortune in the oil business. But as oil wanes, he's convinced that clean energy will be—must be—the next big thing. And so this inventor has poured his fortune into a challenge far greater than finding new oil deposits: extracting energy from the ocean
We visit operating rooms, observatories, and islands full of slightly-less-than-rational monkeys to find the young geniuses who are shaping the future of science
The nation's satellites document environmental threats around the globe. So why is the future of earth observation in peril?
We'll get a vaccine for addiction, debate the future of nuclear power, use new tech to take on water shortages, and-just maybe-find an extra dimension or two. Happy New Year
Could sudden climate change wreak independence day-level havoc? The director of The Day After Tomorrow let us run his new disaster flick by the experts. Uh-oh.
Could sudden climate change wreak Independence Day-level havoc? The director of The Day After Tomorrow (out May 28) let us run his new disaster flick by the experts. Uh-oh.
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.
No, you're not getting taller.
Scientists say the dry spell that's costing the Golden State billions could be man-made.
Arizona and California are in the 15th year of the worst drought on record. But the next one could reach as far as Texas and last 35 years.
Plus, other environmental issues wreaking havoc on the best meal of the day.