From auction houses to eBay, this is how people buy up Nobel Prizes and space rocks.
Internal and external pressure drive a rush toward prestige.
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
Air: It's one of the world's most important, least understood, and possibly life-saving substances
He just needs to get it to them
Mike Biddle could free the world from having to make new plastic. Forever.
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
Another "green" brick, this time made like sausage
Depending on who you ask, these long-ignored, widely-scattered elements are either a dealbreaker or no problem at all
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 National Mall was transformed into a futuristic commune for the past two weeks as 20 teams from four countries erected solar-powered homes
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
Forget lab coats and beakers: in this gallery of breathtaking images, we celebrate the visually pleasing side of scientific enquiry
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
Within 10 years, infantry soldiers will go into battle with autonomous robots close behind them. One day, they'll be fighting side-by-side
Chemical burns, ruined clothes, 11 years, half a million dollars-it's not easy to improve the world's most popular toy. Yet the success of one inventor's quest to dye a simple soap bubble may change the way the world uses color
A researcher is building a tool that will help police locate a body earlier -- and possibly tell when the victim died.
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.
New designs and materials will make future skyscrapers sturdier, safer, and smarter.