Arsenic levels vary widely, but they are dangerously high in much of the country.
The story of how one of the most polluted waterways in America came to be located in one of the country's most expensive neighborhoods. Also: dysentery, cancer, and arsenic poisoning.
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
U.S. forces in Iraq are waging a pivotal campaign in modern warfare-combat on the first "networked" battlefield. One problem: the enemy has a few networks of its own
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.
Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he's become one
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?
So when is Portlandia going to do a skit about this?
Opposite-sex partners: can't live with 'em, can't evolve without 'em
Some evidence suggests a natural gas explosion triggered this morning's building collapses in New York City. Here's why we should all be worried.
The term may be bandied around a lot, but does the tech work?
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
Energy: Some say it's too big a job, but scientists would sure like to try.
Hot buttons, hard gels, and more
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
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
A rarely-discussed alternative energy could prove 200 times cheaper and far more effective than Clean Coal
The legendary urban planning game has a lot to say about the way our societies affect the environment. And the newest edition says one thing in particular.
Last October, Iceland's economy tanked. Its bailout? A two-mile geothermal well drilled into a volcano that could generate an endless supply of clean energy. Or, as Icelanders will calmly explain, it could all blow up in their faces
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
Last week was a busy one in Congress for climate legislation. But signals have been mixed