Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring--and gathers clues to the planet's fate
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.
Mike Biddle could free the world from having to make new plastic. Forever.
Energy officials argue for a new breed of reactors that run on recycled radioactive fuel
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
PopSci's vision for making travel faster, greener, and more fun
Corporate responsibility looms large at this year's show, but protesters insist more companies need more proactive electronics recycling policies
More scientists need to recycle this noble gas.
Depending on who you ask, these long-ignored, widely-scattered elements are either a dealbreaker or no problem at all
The planet has limited resources of several important elements, many of which can do what no other element can. Here's what's left of the periodic table, and what would happen if we run out
Energy: Some say it's too big a job, but scientists would sure like to try.
Researchers are uncovering some pretty strange culprits behind the obesity epidemic—everything from air-conditioning to infectious love handles
The pressure to green-up the Olympics builds with each games, forcing the host cities to get creative. Like using beetle-chewed wood for your skating center's roof
By providing its citizens with a steady stream of personalized, real-time data, the ninth-largest city in Iowa is changing the world
An astronaut's view of the Pacific Ocean
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.