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.
You might even make a major discovery.
Bacteria and fungi are a menace to paintings, sculptures, and ancient artifacts.
It's time to go viral.
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?
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.
Rating may help drive efforts to save some of Earth's most critically endangered (and weirdest) birds.
The winding journeys of prairie chicken No. 112 make your Fitbit step count look like chump change.
A wolf--maybe--has bitten a teenaged camper in Minnesota, in what could be the first wolf attack ever recorded in the lower 48 states.
It's never too early to start planning your Fossil Fools Day party!
How do we decide how rare an animal is? How do we figure out how long before it goes extinct? And how do we stop that from happening?
The Fraser fir is an ideal Christmas tree, but it could always use improvement. One tree scientist is making them stronger and hardier.
Wyoming's anti-scientific laws have allowed the most famous wolf in Yellowstone to be shot. Shooting wolves isn't only senseless--it actively harms the environment.
To fight deadly white nose syndrome, The Nature Conservancy has built an artificial cave, which now awaits its first tenants.
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Scientists deploy genetic forensics to protect overhunted animals
Around the world, scientists are risking their lives to retrieve seeds destined for a massive vault near the North Pole. Their work just might save mankind
Industrial fishing practices are killing the oceans, endangering a key food source.
For over two centuries we have struggled to understand the scope of Afghanistan's mineral wealth. Now geologists, if they can determine what lies beneath the nation's ground, might also help bring stability to the surface
The world's water problem, and how to solve it
By providing its citizens with a steady stream of personalized, real-time data, the ninth-largest city in Iowa is changing the world
To commemorate World Food Day, we look back on science's role in alleviating the hunger crisis. Whale breeding, desert sugar factories, and oyster soup capsules, yum
Katharine Hayhoe, "Climate Change Evangelist," wins national science communicator award