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The meteorite impact was a big factor too
Popular Science is inside the U.N., where 150 heads of state are talking global warming. Will they put momentum behind an international treaty in 2015?
Put down the bologna: "Quality, not quantity" is just one strategy that could make meat available to all while protecting the environment.
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Many machines over the past 60 years have been billed as the one that will make the big breakthrough in fusion science, only to stumble. This one could be different.
The 'temperature-tolerant chocolate' stays solid at temperatures that would turn conventional chocolate into a gooey mess.
When it's 115 degrees in March, it might take a Hail Mary of a solution to help us
It won't be easy, but there are ways to make the food production math add up
Depending on who you ask, these long-ignored, widely-scattered elements are either a dealbreaker or no problem at all
Engineering the Earth's resources with remote-controlled clouds, artificially induced snow, and trained monkeys -- for sports' sake
Geoengineering could cause more problems than the global warming it aims to stop
Under-the-radar polluters, and the individuals doing their best to hold climate science back
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
* that's a big, fat "might"
Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed?
Can the humble tuber relieve some of the pressure on the strained worldwide grain market? The UN thinks so.
Arctic climatologist Konrad Steffen has spent 18 consecutive springs on the Greenland ice cap, personally building and installing the weather stations that help the world's scientists understand what's happening up there. And what's happening may be much worse than anyone thought possible
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
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
New designs and materials will make future skyscrapers sturdier, safer, and smarter.