A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
The effects of Chernobyl are still being felt 28 years later
But, as with many nuclear-disaster health studies, the findings, and what they mean, are controversial.
Are nuclear disasters the new normal?
These elite nuclear divers are risking their lives to help save a troubled industry.
As nations around the world rush to reconsider their nuclear plans, nuclear experts look toward a future of smaller, safer reactors designed to greatly reduce the likelihood of a Fukushima-sized catastrophe
Science needs the fearless
So an industrial accident has blanketed your countryside in millions of cubic feet of caustic sludge. Now what?
Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
Surprising facts about the real-life science of crime scene investigations
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
A former spy's excruciating death by radiation poisoning marks the beginning of an era of high-tech hit men who can kill from anywhere
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
Need to get away from it all? Popular Science presents an exclusive tour of CSS Skywalker, an orbital resort that's a lot closer to reality than you might think
A man-made, pure-white compound called Oxycyte carries oxygen 50 times as effectively as our own blood. Researchers are betting that itâ€™s the best way to treat Americaâ€™s leading cause of accidental death: traumatic brain injury
An estimated 50,000 gallons of crude oil are "missing."
We talked to the artist who created the car wreck survivalist, Graham
A new understanding of brain chemistry could usher in an age of biologically enhanced humans
This winter a new technology promises to keep ice off the pavement and rock salt off your car
Now that recreational marijuana is legal in two states, lawmakers and law enforcement have to grapple with how best to deal with cannabis-impaired drivers.
Forensic scientists in Switzerland are pioneering a whole new way to do autopsies. No scalpel required.