The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
Plus 3D-printed hair
Plus, Nichelle Nichols
Plus, a Jupiter-like planet
So much easier than counting on the ground
Plus, a few planets
How a mild-mannered children's celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
Firefighters work to bring a dozen blazes under control.
Or at least a little piece of it?
Twenty-five curious, mysterious, or otherwise beguiling destinations to satisfy your inner science-history geek
GeoEye celebrates 12 years of snapping images from outer space in one stunning 2013 calendar.
Converting millions of pressed plants into a vital digital archive
The EOL, a collaboration by the foremost authorities in biology, is a massive database that tracks every organism on Earth
A century of agricultural innovation vastly increased the amount of food--but with it came an increased population, and now hunger is on the rise. Fixing it will require an unlikely alliance
One of the biggest mysteries of physics could end with what scientists find 4,850 feet below the Black Hills of South Dakota
To commemorate World Food Day, we look back on science's role in alleviating the hunger crisis. Whale breeding, desert sugar factories, and oyster soup capsules, yum
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
See how PopSci staffers are staying green this Earth Day, and get the science behind the scenes
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
How robot-run factories will save the rainforest
Why just rebuild the Crescent City when we can reinvent it? Here, the complete plan for riding out a category-5 storm
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
The battle over genetically modified food is over: Supercrops won. Now crops designed to yield drugs and vaccines have come close to slipping into our food supply. No one knows if they're safe, and everyone involved seems to have something to hide.