In the global race to reduce carbon emissions, these eco-minded communities, from Kansas to the Maldives, lead the pack. Here's how they're making their carbon footprints disappear
How you contribute to global warming depends a lot on where you live.
Metaphors for understanding the mind
Telepathy, ouija boards, hypnosis, mythical monsters, and more subjects that probably shouldn't be classified as legitimate science
Wind, solar, tidal—all are battling for the renewable-energy crown, but what about the six billion highly efficient short-stroke engines in our midst? What about us?
The industry and the F.A.A. say the climate effects of flying civilians into space will be negligible, but some scientists fret about the accumulation of black carbon in the stratosphere.
Australia has always had the market cornered on enormous animals trying to kill you
See how PopSci staffers are staying green this Earth Day, and get the science behind the scenes
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
To green or not to green?
Dogs are the best bomb detectors we have. Can scientists do better?
How a mild-mannered children's celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
Looking around for methane in Gale Crater, Curiosity found a whole lot of nothing. But that doesn't dash hopes of finding evidence of life on Mars some day.
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
A new ice age, exploding stars, the hypothetical Doomsday Machine, and more scenarios that are almost certain to eradicate life on Earth
Will too many hot chili peppers kill you? Is the moon on the verge of erupting? PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
See the effects of global warming while contributing to them!
Tomorrow's historical astronomical event is not just a beautiful novelty
Abominable snowmen, sea serpents and dragons, oh my!
Our August 1991 cover story, in honor of Harry Kroto's passing