Are nuclear disasters the new normal?
Our contributing troubadour, Jonathan Coulton, talks to the movers and shakers of sci-tech. From the moon.
A primer to the next population-threatening pandemic
A dirty bomb produces no nuclear chain reaction, no mushroom cloud. Yet its aftereffects could be devastating
3:18 p.m.: 8.5 million homes are without power. That represents 7 percent of the U.S. population.
Area has a history of catastrophic quakes
The effects of Chernobyl are still being felt 28 years later
A rash of climate-related deaths adds fuel to the debate about global climate change.
The devastating earthquake originated close to the surface, thus producing intense shaking
Reports surface that a group of the animals acted strangely prior to the big quake
The reactor's makeshift tomb was only supposed to last until 2001
The transgenic animals are designed to help stamp out dengue fever in the Cayman Islands
Why there are fewer casualties than the weaker quake that just hit Italy
They just linger in a thick layer on the forest floor.
New methods to track and trace ivory's origins
But, as with many nuclear-disaster health studies, the findings, and what they mean, are controversial.
That's not what we meant by population growth...
Nearly 10 percent of U.S. bridges are considered structurally deficient.
After a week of swine flu hysteria, PopSci.com takes a look back at the history of pandemic flu