Talking it out could make us less vulnerable.
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
We spoke to candidates with science backgrounds from across the political spectrum
Our history is complicated. Our pre-history, even more so.
Bring back scientific decision making
A cartoonist and a climate scientist teamed up on a new book.
Researchers are trying to determine the answer to a decade-old question
Researchers suggest tracking mammals may help deal with future outbreaks
Researchers reveal obstacles in the hunt for new vaccines
What does it take to become a citizen astronaut?
How do you know you're comparing apples to apples?
Last December, Felisa Wolfe-Simon announced the discovery of a microbe that could change the way we understand life in the universe. Soon she found herself plunged into a maelstrom of bitter backlash and intemperate criticism. A dispatch from the frontiers of the new peer review
Depending on who you ask, these long-ignored, widely-scattered elements are either a dealbreaker or no problem at all
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
The world's most prestigious universities have begun posting entire curricula on the Web—for free. Is there such a thing as a free higher-education lunch? I enrolled to find out
Last week was a busy one in Congress for climate legislation. But signals have been mixed
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Do all those little things we do for the environment—recycling, giving up bottled water, going vegan—really make a difference?
Sewage is more than just filth. It's evidence of our worst habits, everything from caffeine to cocaine, all ingested and flushed down the toilet. Now scientists are using wastewater to drug-test entire cities, and the results are sobering
Experts go head to head on the issue of nanotech safety
With the worldâ€™s wild fish stocks plummeting, experts say that something must be done to ensure our seafood supply. Are offshore fish farms the solution?