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.
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A medical revolution aims to stave off age-related disease and extend our lives — but what will it mean for society?
The caveman diet, barefoot running, co-sleeping: We spend an awful lot of time trying to live like our ancestors. Here's why that logic is wrong.
New research tries to measure the impact of streetscapes on our mental health.
PopSci thought experiment: If we were to make a famous building today, what would we do differently? Two architects and a civil engineer weigh in.
The best way to prepare for catastrophe? Head to the place where they engineer it.
Wind, solar, tidal—all are battling for the renewable-energy crown, but what about the six billion highly efficient short-stroke engines in our midst? What about us?
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Popular Science's fifth annual survey of just how bad it gets
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
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
Within 10 years, infantry soldiers will go into battle with autonomous robots close behind them. One day, they'll be fighting side-by-side
One preeminent scientist tackles the moral and ethical issues that come with the business of genetically enhancing our biology.
Minneapolis ranked first among U.S. cities in innovative transportation solutions, fourth in energy technology.
Los Alamos scientist Steen Rasmussen plans to one-up nature by cobbling together a brand-new creature that reproduces and evolves. Is he making a biotech marvel that will do our bidding, or a test-tube-size Frankenstein monster?
Geographic profiling pioneer Kim Rossmo has been likened to Sherlock Holmes; his Watson in the hunt for serial killers is a digital sidekick -- an algorithm he calls Rigel.
It would be easy to dismiss Mitchell Joachim's fantastical vision for ecological supercities, with their flocks of jetpacks and mass-transit blimps that look like flying monster jellyfish, as science fiction—if he wasn't actually building them
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.
Unless it's a secret tunnel, or a toll road
World-beating skyscraper engineering isn't dead. Across the Pacific, new technology is feverishly being deployed to set records.
Climate change will drive people to urban areas, and smarter cities will be needed to shelter them